Mississauga First Nation

Site: Training and Employment Centre

Service: Niigaaniin Social Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Operates as the implementation of the Ontario Works (OW) legislation with culturally appropriate provisions for rates, eligibility and program parameters established by the OW program
 
Employment Assistance 
  • Helps individuals to obtain employment and financial independence 
  • Provides job readiness workshops, referrals to job counselling and training programs, access to education programs and use of office equipment such as telephone, fax machine and computer
 
Financial Support 
  • Basic Needs, such as food and clothing for individuals and their families 
  • Shelter costs, based on the size of the family including rent, heat, hydro, gas, water, sewage, and house insurance
 
Mino-Bimaadizidaa 
  • Provides life skills, cultural awareness and alternative ways to live a healthy lifestyle as well as to cope and adapt with life stressors 
  • Consists of four cycles of personal development steps culminating in either treatment programs, education upgrading, and job skills training or employment
 
Shpiming Nikeyaa Zhaawag (SNZ) 
  • Provides financial assistance, active measures and addiction services to Niigaaniin clients whose employment potential may be obstructed by substance abuse problems 
  • Offers case management and support services on an individual basis
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Thu 9 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Areas Served Mississauga First Nation
Eligibility Members of Mississauga First Nation (Mississauga #8) living on-reserve and in immediate financial need to help pay for food and housing costs
 
Amount of financial assistance provided is determined by various factors including:  
  • Assets  
  • Family size 
  • Housing costs  
  • Income including income for any dependent adults or co-applicants 
  • Mandatory participation in approved Employment Assistance activities
Application Contact Niigaaniin Intake Worker/Reception for initial assessment and to schedule appointment for Intake
 
The following documentation is required to complete application: 
  • Asset details such as vehicle insurance and registration 
  • Address and employment information for the past 12 months 
  • Bank account information 
  • Birth certificate 
  • Confirmation of school attendance if necessary 
  • Health card 
  • Income tax assessments 
  • Record of employment 
  • Shelter costs, which can include utility bills or a rental agreement 
  • Social insurance card/document 
  • Spousal or child support records 
  • Status card
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-356-1621
Toll Free Phone 1-877-356-1621
Fax 705-356-0728
E-Mail niigaaniin@mississaugi.com
Website www.mississaugi.com
Primary Contact Helen Arnott, Caseworker; Phone: 705-356-1621 ext 2215; Email: helen@mississaugi.com
Alternate Contact Robbie Morningstar, Employment Counsellor; Phone: 705-356-1621 ext 2237
Primary Executive Elizabeth Richier, Director of Services, Niigaaniin Main Office; Phone: 705-844-2340 ext 04700 * 705-692-9771 ext 1; Email: elizabeth@niigaaniin.com
Alternate Executive Darrell Jacques, Niigaaniin Manager; Phone: 705-356-1621 ext 2235; Email: darrell@mississaugi.com
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 on N shore of Lake Huron near town of Blind River, 130 km E of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Mississauga First Nation
Address 15 Sawmill Rd
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
 
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Intersection Sawmill Rd and Village Rd
Mailing Address c/o Niigaaniin-Ontario Works 
PO Box 1299 
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)