Apatisiwin - Employment and Training (APATISIWIN)
Overview of the Program
The Apatisiwin Program offers a variety of employment programs, education and services designed to provide opportunities for urban Aboriginal people of Ontario to better their economic lives through culturally based services in an employment focused partnership environment. The program is in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC).
- Administer program intervention dollars to Urban Aboriginal Employment Services Providers (UAESP) to fund eligible clients for employment and training programmes.
- Match eligible clients with employers, promoting a growing number of motivated job qualified individuals ready to start careers.
- Build relationships with community colleges/universities, private training institutes and businesses across the province to create training and employment opportunities for Ontario’s urban Aboriginal people.
- Provide employment and training opportunities to Aboriginal clients who are not eligible through First Nation, Inuit or Metis agreements.
There are interventions used to allow clients to prepare themselves to enter into career oriented employment. The criteria for these interventions will based on providing the means through which Apatisiwin clients can work towards entering an expanding job market with required skills and support necessary for long term success.
The Apatisiwin Interventions are designed to ensure that the strategic priorities of Aboriginal Skills and Employment Strategy (ASETS) are achieved.
- Demand Driven Skills Development
- Accountability for Improved Results