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Description & Services
Public Comments Head office: Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation, P.O. Box 193, Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
Catchment area includes the following First Nations communities and reserves:  
  • Animbiigoo Zaagiigan Anishinaabek (Lake Nipigon Ojibway)  
  • Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Pic River) 
  • Kiashke Zaaging Anishinabek (Gull Bay First Nation)  
  • Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point) 
  • Michipicoten First Nation  
  • Pays Plat First Nation  
  • Pic Mobert First Nation  
  • Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation)  
  • Red Rock Indian Band
Description (Agency) A community organization that focuses on employment and training initiatives for Indigenous people to create a skilled Indigenous workforce
Agency Services
Description (Service) Delivers Human Resources Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) related programs and services to members of the participating communities 
  • Assists Indigenous people to pursue education and employment opportunities 
  • Offers financial support/wage subsidies and opportunity through a number of client-based and project-based programs which are listed on website 
  • Partners with Supercom Industries LP (a six-community First Nations owned enterprise involved with the transmission line route of the proposed East West Tie) and delivers various training initiatives posted on website  
  • Holds status under the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISET)
Job Seeker services include: 
  • Career Planning 
  • Continuing Education Assistance 
  • Elder In Residence Support 
  • Employment Advising 
  • Job Development Support 
  • Life Skills Support
Employer Services include: 
  • Free online job posting board and internal office job posting bulletin board for employers looking for prospective employees 
  • Collection of applications and related forms and packaging/forwarding for employers if required 
  • Hosting employer briefings/information videos in boardroom for job seekers 
  • Assistance with booking and/or hosting interviews with prospective workers 
  • Referrals of qualified candidates to job postings 
  • Circulation of applicable job postings to the applicable applicants employer is seeking 
  • Wage subsidies for First Nation citizens to overcome labour market barriers 
  • Training programs for prospective employees 
  • Tailored Personality Dimensions Training workshops for employers and Indigenous communities
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Computer Lab, Waverley Resource Library Mon-Thu 9:30 am-9 pm * Fri-Sat 9:30 am-5 pm 
Computer Lab, Brodie Resource Library Mon-Wed 10 am-8 pm * Thu-Sat 10 am-5 pm * Sun 12 noon-4 pm
Areas Served Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek First Nation ; Biigtigong Nishnaabeg ; Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation ; Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation ; Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation ; Michipicoten First Nation ; Pays Plat First Nation ; Pic Mobert First Nation ; Red Rock Indian Band ; Thunder Bay
  • On or off reserve First Nations members of the nine participating communities or individual based programs 
  • Must be unemployed, underemployed, or out of school for 12 months 
  • Program must not be eligible for Band Post Secondary funding 
  • Demonstrated need for assistance
  • Recommendations for referral to a First Nation's Review Committee are based on a successful completion of the Employment Counselling and Assessment Process 
  • Requests considered on a first come first served basis and reviewed pending availability of funding 
  • Process takes 2-4 weeks and approval must be confirmed prior to starting
Languages English ; Ojibway
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-346-0307
Toll Free Phone 1-866-870-2387
Fax 807-346-0310
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Genevieve Desmoulin, Administrative Assistant
Primary Executive John DeGiacomo, Executive Director; Email:
Site Location North Ward - Waverley Resource Library
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 285 Red River Rd, Lower Level
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A9
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Intersection Red River Rd and Waverley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Includes a fully-accessible gender-neutral washroom
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1997