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Organization: Métis Nation of Ontario - Sunset Country Métis Council - Employment Training and Education Program  
Phone Numbers: 807-274-1386
Toll-Free: 1-888-793-3334
426 Victoria Ave
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 2C3
Intersection: Victoria Ave and Church St
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Brian Tucker - Associate Director of Education
807-274-1386 ext 5
Public Contacts: Dana O'Donnell - Regional Employment and Training Coordinator
807-274-1386 ext 1 *
Service Description: Offers educational services and employment related training programs to enhance the employability of Métis people
  • Encourages academic skills development
  • Provides training programs that enable individuals to attain their educational aspirations
  • Provides assistance in applying for the Métis post secondary education bursary (list of participating colleges/universites on website)
Employment and Training
Provides a range of culturally appropriate programs and services to enhance employability skills including:
  • Apprenticeship support
  • Career counselling
  • Employment readiness support
  • Financial support for education/training programs may be available as determined through intake and assessment
  • Self-employment coaching assistance such as business plan and accounting information and access to computers, photocopiers and other equipment
Offers financial support and opportunity through:
Métis Disabilities Support Program (MDSP)
  • Provides the necessary tools for persons with disabilities to complete training and/or to prepare for, secure and maintain employment
  • Provides supports necessary to complete training including but not limited to required equipment, special needs devices, tutoring and transportation
Métis Mobility Program (MMP)
  • Provides financial support with mobility issues (meals, transportation and overnight accommodations) for accessing employment in other regions
Métis Wage Subsidy (MWS) Program
  • Assists individuals to secure long-term employment
  • Provides on-the-job experience by paying employers part of an employees wages
  • Other wage subsidy programs may be available upon request

Fees: None
Application: Intake and assessment process required for all programs

Métis Disabilities Support Program
  • Requires recommendation from a qualified assessor for special supports such as voice activated computer and specialized furniture
  • Can be combined with other training programs

Métis Mobility Program
  • Only includes costs for meals, transportation and overnight accommodation while in transit
  • Must provide evidence of Offer of Employment
  • Cannot be accessed more than once per fiscal year

Métis Wage Subsidy Program
  • On-the-job training must relate directly to employment goals
  • Client must work a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Employer must provide a completed wage subsidy proposal
  • Client cannot replace permanent staff in any way (vacation, lay-off, labour dispute or other)
Eligibility / Target Population: Métis individuals

Métis Disabilities Support Program
  • Individuals with a disability
  • Maximum length of training is 52 weeks

Métis Mobility Program
  • Individuals who are unemployed, about to become unemployed or have few possibilities of local employment
  • Employment in other region must be full-time/permanent
  • Requires written confirmation of employment
  • Maximum amount of assistance is $2,000

Métis Wage Subsidy Program
  • Individuals who are unemployed, under-employed and/or employment is at-risk due to labour market changes, insufficient employment skills or certification
  • Maximum length of subsidy is 26 weeks
Languages: English
Area Served:
District of Kenora, District of Rainy River  
See Also: Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on March 9, 2016

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