Four Winds Community Employment Services

Indigenous Skills & Employment Training Strategy:webfile4winds

POLICY STATEMENT

As an ISETS Agreement Holder, the LDCC ISETS staff will administer the program and funding to Sub-Agreement holders based on the following strategic priorities of the ISETS program:

1. Demand driven skills development;

2. Partnership with private sector and across the whole-of-government;

3. Accountability for improved results.

Four Winds staff will ensure eligible members receive services needed, including assessments during the intake process. Each client file must contain at minimum: SIN, name, address and 2 methods of contact; the date the intake was provided; a brief description of the expected outcome of the intervention; full intake package with required forms (program specific).

Client Interventions

An Intervention is defined as:

“An action plan activity, within a specific timeframe, developed by a client and a  case-manager/counsellor intended to assist a client to improve employability in order to prepare for, obtain, and/or maintain employment.”

– Interventions as Defined for the ISETS Documents

For clients who require more then the minimum levels of service, Four Winds staff member may begin with an initial client/needs assessment. Once this is completed Four Winds Management determines in which employability dimension to start the client intervention(s). All work is done in the context of an Employment Action Plan. Interventions may be multi- faceted depending on the employability dimension started with and additional support required. Interventions would start in one of the following employability dimensions:

Career Decisions

Skills Enhancement

Job Search

Employment Maintenance

LDCC ISETS programs designed to assist clients at various stages in the assessment model:

  1. Skills Training Program
  2. Job Creation Partnerships/Project Based Training
  3. Labour Force Promotion Program
  4. Summer Student Employment Program
  5. Aboriginal Business Incentive Program
  6. New Start Program
  7. Community Development Program

The client’s Employment Action Plan determines what training program is suitable. All training must be provided by an approved and eligible training/service provider. All files must be complete in order to define the request of the client and outline any approvals or turn-downs. All employers must be registered and have WSIB or Third Party Insurance.

Employment Ontario Programs:

Four Winds Community Employment Services (Formerly Employment Service Access) is committed to providing the highest quality of service to all Ontario residents. We provide various resources, information and services to all – we invite you to access the following free services provided by our friendly and knowledgeable staff:

SERVICES FOR CLIENTS:

  • Use of computers, internet, telephone and fax, printers, scanner, photocopier
  • Job boards, binder and newspapers
  • Assistance with resumes, cover letters & interview skills
  • Information on education/training opportunities including apprenticeships and the Ontario Self-Employment Program
  • Assistance with Second Career, including the application process
  • Assistance with referrals to programs, services and resources offered in and around the community

SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS:

  • Information and support to meet your staffing / human resource needs
  • Financial incentives
  • Free job posting services
  • Job matching services
  • Mentoring & coaching services through referrals to community partners
  • Monitoring of placements to support success & retention
  • Support for developing on-the-job training plans
  • Job trials ./ Volunteers

Programs Available:

Youth Job Link 

Employment Youth Talent Initiative

Canada Ontario Job Grant   Employment Service

Work Shops Available:

  • Service Excellence
  • Smart Serve
  • WHMIS
  • Career Cruising
  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • Interview Skills
  • Workers Health & Safety
  • Currency Fraud Detection

FAQ’s:

ELIGIBILITY

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.

Participant Eligibility:

  1. 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.
  2. On or off-reserve members may access the programs and services delivered by the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation Employment & Training department.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Personnel | Four Winds Business & Training

  • Dianne Thomas – Director of Economic Development and Training
  • Dianne.Thomas@kettlepoint.org
  • Terese Bressette – Four Winds Manager
  • Terese.Bressette@kettlepoint.org
  • Alice Shortt – Employment Consultant
  • Alice.Shortt@kettlepoint.org
  • Julie Monkhouse – Resource & Information
  • Julie.Monkhouse@kettlepoint.org
  • Josh Katt – Front Desk & Intake
  • Josh.Katt@kettlepoint.org

Contact | Four Winds Business & Training

Days Open: Monday – Friday | 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed: Statutory Holidays
Telephone: 519-786-6780 |
Fax: 519-786-3114
Email: By Request Only
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
Website: None
Additional: None