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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 nokiiwin%23com|learning. 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 or their current newsletter at


Supercom Industries Training Initiative 

For members interested in training and employment related to the new East-West Tie Transmission line to be built from Thunder Bay to Wawa with construction planned to start for late 2018.

The 6 First Nation Communities along the line have created Supercom Industries ( to prepare for training, employment and contracts from the Transmission line project.

Supercom training and employment opportunities are also open to other area First Nations INCLUDING AZA!

They are planning to train 244 people through their training initiative and they know that they will not be able to fill all these spots with just the 6 communities so they will be relying on thier neighbour First Nations to participate.

Deadline to apply is December 15th with start of program for January 15, 2018.

To see the all of the programs available, go to

If you want to speak to us first, do hesitate to give Joe Donio or Mason Shawayahamish a call!


Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS) PSW Training

AETS is running another program to train members in Personal Support Worker (PSW) skills with opportunities available right after training with a number of partner organizations including St. Joseph's Care Group in Thunder Bay.

Applications are now being taken through AETS for the Personal Support Worker Training Program.

Deadline for applications is January 19, 2018 and the program begins February 20, 2018 in Thunder Bay.

For more information go to


Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS)

AETS is on the verge of announcing another huge training inititive to begin in early 2018 and we are super excitied!!

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!


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