Maamawi, minonakiiwin ga zhitoomin ji shkewziyaang wii Ogimaakangeying, nakeying enenjgewaat edbendaagzijig.

Promoting Self-Sufficiency Among Our Members
Serving our First Nation communities since 1990.

Provide direction, guidance and support to member First Nations Chiefs, Councils, staff and community members in community based business projects; Provide analysis of government (First Nation, federal and provincial) legislation, regulations and policies that affect OTC member First Nations.

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Program Guidelines

· Training Purchases
· Wage Subsidies
· Summer Student Employment
· Workshops for Youth
· Employment Counselling
· Self Employment Assistance
· Referrals to other Employment or Education Programs
· Career Decision Making
· Labour Market Information
· Resume Writing
· Job Finding Skills
· Apprenticeship Support
· On-the-job Training


 

Programs

Otter Program

Ogemawahj Tribal Training & Economic Resources

  • To assist OTC First Nation members who are long term unemployed, eligible for EI or on social assistance with in-school training, on-the-job training, work experience or a combination of both
  • To provide skills enhancement opportunities for OTC First Nation members
  • To provide Summer Employment Experience to OTC First Nation Secondary and Post Secondary students that have just completed a full academic program and will be entering another full academic program

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Application Forms

Please complete, print and bring the following forms to your first appointment.

Client Eligibility

To qualify for an ISETS program, a person must:

  • Be a member of an OTC First Nation
  • Resident in Ontario
  • Be unemployed, on social assistance or EI
  • Consideration will be given to clients who are underemployed and/or clients whose employment is at risk due to changes in the labour market, insufficient employment skills or certification.

Training Eligibility

  • Training to provide employable and/or transferable skills
  • Applicant will have a high probability of achieving employment when these skills are acquired
  • Training should lead to the Applicant’s self-sufficiency and career aspirations
  • To be eligible for training allowances, there must be the ability to monitor attendance and progress by OTTER staff

Eligible Training

  • Adult Basic Education/Upgrading is eligible. Upgrading to meet post secondary entrance requirements may be considered.
  • Industry Training (i.e. renewable training/short term tickets) may be considered on a one-time basis, provided other eligibility requirements are met
  • Apprenticeships (client must re-apply for each year of the apprenticeship)

Eligible Training Providers

  • Recognized and accredited training delivered by private, post-secondary and industry institutions
  • Delivery agents recognized by industry
  • Non-profit organization, business or unions may be eligible under each program’s specific criteria

Program Overview

  • Organizational Requests to Train Community Members
  • Individual Client Requests for In-Class and/or On-The-Job Work Experience · Training
  • Job Creation Program
  • Targeted Wage Subsidy Program
  • Youth at Risk Program
  • Youth Development Program
  • Summer Career Placement Program

Process To Apply

  • All applicants must complete the OTTER intake and assessment process
  • Applicants must complete a Participant Information Form (PIF) and 
  • Consent Form
  • Funding depends on budget availability
  • OTTER has an appeals process in place

Eligible Costs

  • Tuition and Books/Supplies
  • Living Allowances
  • Travel/Parking
  • Wages/MERC
  • Disability related supports
  • Upgrading
  • Other costs may be considered depending on program requirements

Job Board

Internal Positions

There are no internal positions available at this time.

Project Evaluation Specialist

The Ogemawahj Tribal Council is currently accepting proposals for a qualified project evaluation specialist to work with us on an exciting pilot project this school year. Your role is to evaluate an Indigenous language project involving First Nation Anishinaabemowin teachers, a partner school board, and education publisher, Nelson testing and evaluating Anishinaabemowin lesson plans, student engagement and digital platform fit.... Read More

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Energy Analyst Intern

The Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), consisting of the Chippewas of Beausoleil, Chippewas of Georgina Island, Chippewas of Rama, Mississaugas of Alderville, Mississaugas of Scugog Island and the Pottawatomi of Moose Deer Point First Nations, supports the overall goals and objectives of all of its member First Nations in the development and facilitation of a superior service delivery organization. In keeping with this mandate, a self-starting, highly motivated individual is required to assume the responsibilities of Energy Analyst Intern.... Read More

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External Positions

Economic Development Officer (EDO)

Under the direct supervision of the First Nation Administrator, the EDO will be responsible for performing a variety of duties related, but not limited to, the promotion and development of community and business development initiatives, and employment and training activities within the First Nation.... Read More

Under the direction of the First Nation Council, the EDO will develop the proposals, applications, business plans, etc., required to acquire funding for identified projects.

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Community Aboriginal Recreation Activator (CARA)

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Community Aboriginal Recreation Activator (CARA) - 1-Year Contract.... Read More

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Land Code Coordinator

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Land Code Coordinator (NEW Position) - 2 year contract with potential extension.... Read More

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Health and Social Services Manager

Under the Direction of the First Nation Manager, the Health & Social Services Manager (HSSM) will be responsible for coaching the Health & Resource Centre team to plan, organize, implement and control health, social, cultural, and educational programming and services.... Read More

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Operations & Maintenance Worker

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Operations & Maintenance Worker for a 2-year contact with potential extension.... Read More

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Operations Manager

Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations, programs and staff related to Construction, Housing, Water/Wastewater and Building and Grounds Maintenance departments (including emergency after-hours services), including all related facilities and equipment.... Read More

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Community Support Services Worker

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Community Support Services Worker (seasonal contract).... Read More

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Project Manager

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, this position will oversee and manage all construction and other projects from feasibility to design and construction and provide related technical and management support (including consultation on NNLP construction projects as approved by Council, as time allows), while ensuring projects are completed on time and within budgets.... Read More

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Community Garden Coordinator

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Community Garden Coordinator (NEW Position) - seasonal contract.... Read More

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Water/Wastewater Manager (ORO)

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Water/Wastewater Manager will be the Overall Responsible Operator (ORO) and is responsible for the management and implementation of the work and the achievement of the objectives for the Water and Wastewater operations at MSIFN...... Read More

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Water/Wastewater Supervisor (OIC)

Under the direction of the Water/Wastewater Manager, the Water/Wastewater Supervisor will be the Operator in Charge (OIC) supporting the management and implementation of the work and the achievement of the objectives for the Water and Wastewater operations at MSIFN...... Read More

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First Nation Child Welfare Representative (FNCWR)

6 Month Contract with Possibility of Renewal. Under the direction of the Health & Social Services Manager, the First Nation Child Welfare Representative (FNCWR) is a highly motivated individual with exceptional advocacy skills and possesses critical knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act.... Read More

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There are no external positions available at this time.

Principal, Christian Island Elementary School (CIES)

The Beausoliel First Nation is looking for a Principal with experience supervising and evaluating teachers and support staff, working in a First Nation schools, teaching, and in creating a cohesive, stimulating and enriching learning environment for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.... Read More

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Funding and Accounting Specialist

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is a strong, vibrant, and progressive Indigenous community that is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the heart of Toronto. Located nearby to the rural community of Port Perry, MSIFN has the benefits of small town life while having a close proximity to urban areas. As part of the Anishinabek Nation and signatories to the Williams Treaties and other pre confederation treaties, MSIFN is extremely proud of our Indigenous culture and long history of protecting our Aboriginal and Treaty rights.... Read More

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Home and Community Care Coordinator

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Home and Community Care Coordinator.... Read More

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National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program Coordinator (NNADAP)

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program Coordinator (NNADAP).... Read More

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Student Services Coordinator

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Student Services Coordinator.... Read More

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Water Treatment Operator

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Water Treatment Operator.... Read More

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Regional Education Council Coordinator

The REC Coordinator works together with the PFNs to identify regional needs and priorities. This includes but is not limited to identifying resources to support education service and delivery, developing work plans, reviewing priorities, and working collaboratively with Ontario District School Boards.... Read More

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Department Contact

Andrea Edgar

Employment and Training Coordinator

[email protected]
Office: 705-329-2511 ext. 211
Cell: 705-345-9365

Andrea Edgar is a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation.  Andrea has a two-year certificate in Business Administration/Accounting from Georgian College in Barrie. Additionally Andrea is a recent graduate of the  Public Administration and Governance through First Nations Technical Institute and Ryerson University.  

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Andrea’s career began after the completion of her certificate course at Georgian when she accepted an Office Manager position with a metal stamping company located in the former Industrial mall in Rama. She moved onto working for the Finance team at Casino Rama when it was still undergoing construction and not so long after was offered and accepted a position within the Governance offices at Rama. Andrea spent fifteen years working for the First Nation in the capacities of the Accounts Receivable Clerk, the Housing Loan Collateral Fund Officer and finally the Housing Officer providing a variety of property management services to community members.

During downtime Andrea likes to spend time researching travel of all sorts for clients of her home based travel business.

Andrea is the Employment and Training Coordinator with Ogemawahj Tribal Council. Her work includes providing OTTER program delivery services to the five OTC member First Nations carrying out duties as described in the ten year ESDC ISET Agreement.

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