Aboriginal Employment Assistance Support Measure

Programs
Aboriginal Employment Assistance Support Measure Objective To help local community organizations to provide employment services to unemployed persons. Eligible Coordinators Businesses, organizations, public health and educational institutions, municipal governments and band councils.
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Aboriginal Purchase of Training – Small Business

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Aboriginal Purchase of Training – Small Business Objective To assist private business owners who require assistance to increase their skills through training courses with qualified trainers; in order to further develop their business potential.  Eligible Participants Private, for-profit, Aboriginal business owners who can demonstrate a necessity to develop skills to enhance or expand their business operations, as well as demonstrate the need for financial assistance, as determined by Huronia.
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Alter-Abled Initiative

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Alter-Abled Initiative Objective To reduce reliance on income support programs. To promote access of the alter-abled to employment and training programs. To increase availability of work related supports. To encourage employers to make appropriate job/workplace accommodations. To promote employment and self-employment opportunities for alter-abled Aboriginal peoples. Eligible Participants Aboriginal persons, who self-identify as having a disability, are in need of assistance to prepare for, find and maintain employment and self-employment. Eligible Employers/Training Providers Businesses, educational institutions, health facilities, community based organizations, band councils. Duration To be negotiated, based on a per client need.  
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Community Youth Forum

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Community Youth Forum Objective To provide community youth groups with financial assistance that will promote discussion and planning around employment and career goals. The sponsor/youth group will host/plan career fairs, lectures, employment workshops or other related activities. This program is designed to promote information sharing between the participants, between employers, educators and elders. It is expected they will form relationships with other organizations that will build a foundation fostering the needs of the communities’ youth. Eligible Participants Aboriginal youth between the ages of 15-30. Eligible Sponsors Aboriginal community based not-for-profit organizations.  Duration To be negotiated.  Requirements for the measure The sponsor/youth group will be responsible for providing the LDM with an outline of the workshop(s) including an agenda, the names of the participants attending, the topic or theme of the…
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Direct Course Purchase

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Direct Course Purchase  Objective: The skills development program is designed to reinforce the concept that individual participants can take control of their future. Skills development supports the concept that clients who plan their own future, commit to an action plan and contribute to the implementation of the plan, are most likely to succeed. Through skills development, selected individuals, who are also insured participants, negotiate a level of financial assistance to take the training needed to become employed. The skills development program provides a mechanism that allows insured participants to make an appropriate financial contribution and reinforces support for their future. The skills development program is intended to support individuals whose Return to Work Action Plan identifies a lack of marketable skills as an employment barrier and demonstrates that training is…
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Incarcerated Transitions Program

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Incarcerated Transitions Program Objective This program allows the individual to work towards implementing a positive post release plan of action. Eligible Participants This program is designed for access to those serving sentences in a federal or provincial correction system. Duration Three months prior to release. Requirements The participant will undergo a detailed assessment with an Employment Counsellor to determine the suitability and desire of the participant to achieve the end goal. A short and long term action plan will be developed and post release program interventions will be negotiated with the LDM of client origin.
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Job Creation Partnerships

Programs
Job Creation Partnerships Objective To provide opportunities for unemployed workers to maintain and develop skills in order to enter or re-enter the labour market.   Eligible Coordinators Businesses, organizations, public health and educational institutions, municipal and provincial governments and band councils.   Eligible Participants Unemployed workers. Experienced with no job expectation.
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Local Labour Market Partnerships

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Local Labour Market Partnerships Objective To encourage communities to take responsibility for their own employment and training related needs by building on the capabilities and strengths of organization and relationships that already exist in the community. Other Objectives Enhance community networking Enhance decision making Reduce or eliminate duplication and overlap Better utilization of financial and human resources Increase available local labour market information
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Mobility Assistance

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Mobility Assistance Objective To assist individuals with jobs available in other localities.   Eligible Participants Mobile individuals who are unemployed or about to become unemployed and who have few or no possibilities of employment locally. Guaranteed employment verified. Training programs do not qualify, must be employment.
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Self Employment Assistance

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Self Employment Assistance Objective: To assist unemployed persons to become self employed by starting a viable business. Key Elements of SE The key elements of SE which focus on the needs of the individual eligible participant are: Client orientation sessions to enable the eligible participants to assess risk and opportunities of self-employment and personal suitability; Support and workshops to enable potential eligible participants to develop business concepts; Mechanism for review of the viability of proposed business plans; Agreement to support approved eligible participants with the development and implementation of their business plans, based on participant eligibility and viability of their business plans; Provision of income support for eligible participants in the SE program; Business development support, including workshops, coaching and access to specific business implementation training; and On-site monitoring of…
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