Shooniyaa Wa Biitong

Site: Southern Area Office

Service: Employment and Training Centre

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Offers employment counselling 
  • Provides support, information and publications on career planning 
  • Maintains local labour market information and trends for the area 
  • Facilitates community presentations and workshops related to employment 
  • Assists with the development of work action plans 
  • Teaches job search techniques and strategies 
  • Offers computer lab areas, access to a photocopier, facsimile and telephones for job search activities 
  • Accommodates individuals with disabilities who have been accepted into training programs
 
Financial Assistance
 
Individuals enrolled in programming may be eligible for: 
  • Training wages while receiving on-the-job training 
  • Training allowance while attending training 
  • Supplementary allowance for child care, commuting or accommodations and related expenses if living away from home during training
 
Projects may be eligible for financial assistance to off-set costs related to: 
  • Hiring of training instructors 
  • Purchase of training supplies and materials 
  • Overhead costs to cover actual expenses 
  • Costs for purchase or lease of training equipment 
  • Special costs to accommodate persons with disabilities
 
Self Employment Program 
  • Provides financial support for people who are on, or who have been on Employment Insurance and are starting own business 
  • Provides coaching tailored to needs and may include subjects such as business plan development, accounting, marketing 
  • Provides ongoing technical advice and the use of computers
 
Training Programs offered are: 
  • Occupational Skills development acquired through classroom training or on the job experience combined with classroom training 
  • Job Readiness Training 
  • Academic Upgrading 
  • Staff Development 
  • Employment Maintenance skills
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation - Big Island ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation - Big Grassy River ; Nestor Falls ; Northwest Angle 33 First Nation ; Northwest Angle 37 First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation - Sabaskong ; Rainy River ; Sioux Narrows ; Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation
Boundaries Also serves all Treaty #3 members living outside Treaty #3 territory in Canada
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) - 65 year(s) 
 
  • Must be a member of a Treaty #3 First Nation 
  • Contact local or head office to determine financial assistance eligibility
 
NOTE: Can assist non Treaty #3 members to access funding from other First Nations or service providers
Application
  • Intake assessment and completed application required  
  • Application available at office or on website  
  • Open to referrals from any source
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Office: 807-468-2030 
Self Employment Program: 807-274-0152
Toll Free Phone Office: 1-800-545-5113 
Self Employment Program: 1-866-278-8306
Fax Office: 807-468-1813 
Self Employment Program: 1-866-278-8306
E-Mail exedirector@shooniyaa.org
Website www.shooniyaa.org
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Primary Contact Candace Tucker, Southern Area Program Officer; Email: southernpo@shooniyaa.org
Primary Executive Marie Seymour, Executive Director; Phone: 807-468-2030 ext 223; Fax: 807-468-1813; Email: exedirector@shooniyaa.org
Located In Community Kenora
Address 580 Lakeview Dr
Kenora, ON P9N 3X8
 
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Intersection Lakeview Dr and Colonization Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 2909 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1992
Funding Provincial ; Federal