“…to help improve the employment opportunities of Aboriginal peoples and enable them to fully participate in the Canadian economy in a relationship based on mutual trust, respect and openness.”
-ASETS Funding Agreement – October 1st, 2010
Four Winds coordinates the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS), formerly known as the Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy (AHRDA).
Four Winds was designed to provide an alternative learning environment with access to computers, Internet, community based training, skills development with employment support services such as referral, faxing telephone, photocopying, etc. The center is a hands-on learning center for all community members who are working at bettering their lives.
Aboriginal Agreement Holders design and deliver employment programs and services best suited to the unique needs of their clients. ASETS focuses on three priorities: supporting demand-driven skills development, fostering partnerships with the private sector and government, and placing emphasis on accountability and results.
ASETS is designed to help First Nations, Inuit and Metis people prepare for, find, and keep high-demand jobs now and in the long term. Programs and services include: job-finding skills and training, programs for urban members and people with disabilities, and finally access to child care at the community Day Care Centre under First Nations Inuit Child Care Initiative.
Four Winds provides full or partial support (depending on client eligibility) for a limited number of major interventions for clients who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to succeed.
Please visit our office to inquire about a full listing & description of services which may be available to assist you.
The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) is the successor program to the Aboriginal Human Resource and Development Strategy (AHRDS) which ceased to exist as of September 30th, 2010. ASETS will be in effect until March 31st, 2015.
The purpose of this policy is to align the delivery of programs and services of all the LDCC ASETA communities. This document is intended to reflect fair and equitable programming that meets the needs of the employable population (ages 15 and over). This policy was developed in consultation with Employment & Training and ASETA program staff.
Minimum levels of service are provided to all Aboriginal people who come into an Employment & Training office, including those who are not members of the First Nation.
Each First Nation’s Employment & Training program provides programs and services to all band members within their employable population (ages 15 and over) regardless of residency – on or off-reserve.
- Participants entitled to receive assistance under the programs and services delivered by the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation Employment & Training department must be members of the First Nation.
- On or off-reserve members may access the programs and services delivered by the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation Employment & Training department.
- Participants who are not from Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation will receive minimum levels of service and will be non-funded clients.
- All participants must have Social Insurance Numbers.
EI Eligible Participants:
To be eligible for these employment programs, you must meet the definition of an “insured participant” found in Section 58 of the Employment Insurance Act. When applying for assistance, you must be unemployed and legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident) and either:
- Have a current claim for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits; or
- Have a previous EI claim whose benefit period ended in the preceding 36 months (3years); or
- Have a previous benefit period that began in the preceding 60 months (5 years), during which the individual was paid maternity or parental benefits, after which they left the labour market to care for a newborn or newly adopted child and are now seeking to re-enter the labour market.
- Dianne Thomas – Director of Economic Development and Training
- Terese Bressette – Four Winds Manager
- Alice Shortt – Employment Consultant
- Julie Monkhouse – Resource & Information
- Josh Katt – Front Desk & Intake
|Days Open:||Monday – Friday | 8:30am to 4:30pm|
|Closed:||Lunch 12:00 to 1:00 | Statutory Holidays|
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|Mailing Address:||6247 Indian Lane, Kettle & Stony Point F.N., ON N0N 1J1 – C/o Chippewa’s of Kettle & Stony Point FN|
|Street Address:||9156-A Tecumseh Lane, Kettle & Stony Point F.N., ON N0N 1J1|