​For further information please contact:
Tamara Ashawasega, Economic Development/Employment Training
40 Sugarbush Road, Thessalon, Ontario P0R1L0
Phone: 705-842-2323
Fax: 705-842-2332
Email: tashawasega.tfn@vianet.ca

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Employment & Training

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The Employment & Training strategy is to encourage and promote education & occupational training to form a well-rounded skilled work force who can actively compete in both the Native and Non-native labor markets. The occupational skills training program provides employment assistance support (EAS) and is administrated by the Employment + Training Officer. It will be delivered in accordance with training and employment guidelines under the occupational skills component of the various funds available.


The Employment & Training Officer may provide training and employment assistance to First Nation Members both on and off reserve, in the following areas if the client is eligible: 


  • Skills Development (Purchase of Training)

  • Wage Investments/Subsidies

  • Community Development

  • Accommodations for the Disabled

  • Youth Initiatives 

  • Self-Employment Assistance

  • EAS Workshops/Counselling 

  • Mobility Assistance

  • Employment Supports/Start Ups


Other training and employment opportunities may exist within the fiscal year depending on funding, such as youth summer career and mentored work placements. 


LDM funds are committed through an approval process with the LDM board of directors, namely:

  • Mary Jane Wardell, Band Manager

  • Darlene Monette, Education Coordinator 

THESSALON FIRST NATION