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AZA Employment & Training




Are you interested in Upgrading your Education? 

AZA is working with Nokiiwin on an exciting NEW initiative called Mino-niigaanendmowin.

We have heard from our communities that there is a gap in education for young adults without a high school diploma to obtain their basic education and get equipped to join the workforce. Responding to this issue, Nokiiwin is starting the Mino-niigaanendmowin Initiative and this program will allow participants to work on things like their high school diploma, getting life skills training, and reaching their education and employment goals. Mino-niigaanendmowin means “thinking ahead in a good way” and we feel this captures the goals and spirit of the project.

This program is based off the successful pilot project run by the Margaret Anderson Foundation in Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek and we will be operating out of four sites throughout the region including Thunder Bay, Binjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek/Beardmore, Pic Mobert and Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek. Sites will be opening very soon and will run until March 2020. 

The Mino-niigaanendmowin program is designed to help members who haven’t been able to succeed or participate in other training programs. There are supports around income and childcare. We are taking a holistic, balanced approached to education and job readiness. We encourage everyone who might be interested to visit your community hub when it opens and see if the program would be a good fit for you.

Thanks to Scott Baker for writing up this program description above! Scott Baker is Nokiiwin's Mino-niigaanendmowin Coordinator at he can be reached at the Nokiiwin office or at Scott asks that you watch for community information sessions to be held soon.

Also, for more updates from Nokiiwin, you can check out their website at  


Greenstone Gold Mines

AZA, Aroland and Ginoogaming are working together to develop a training program to ensure as many members of the 3 First Nations can become ready to be employed with the upcoming Greenstone Gold Mines project.

More information will be made available as soon as details are ready.


Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS)

AETS has announced another huge training inititive to begin in early 2019 and we are super excitied!!

Current Notice

Please keep an eye out for our newsletters and check back here regularly and we will share the infomration as soon as its ready for release!

Sawmiller Worker Program

Mechanized Harvesting Equipment Operator Training

Drivers’ License Program (G1, G2 and G Licence) is currently open for applications -

Call Bonnie Cordone at AETS to register!  -  807-346-0307 -  866-870-2387


Ongoing Employment and Training programs and opportunities

These oppotunities are open to all Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek members and spouses.

Please send updated resumes to our office. If we become aware of any opportunities that arise, we can contact you or send in your resume to the companies that we are working with.

Send Resumes to:

Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek

Attn: Employment and Training Opportunities
P.O. Box 120
Beardmore, ON
P0T 1G0
Phone (807) 875 – 2785
Fax (807) 875 – 2786


If you are interested in other any training courses or opportunities please contact the office with any information that you may have. We work closely with AETS and actively support members in their training and employment goals!



For additional information on our Employment and Training programs and opportunities, please contact our Development Manager Joe Donio.

Useful Links


Anishinabek Employment and Training Services

Service Canada

Second Career Ontario Funding

Canada Busines Network

Employment and Social Development