Shooniyaa Wa Biitong

Site: Southern Area Office

Service: Employment and Training Administration

Description & Services
Public Comments Self Employment Coordinator is Judy Morrison at the Fort Frances office, Ext 203
Description (Agency) Acts as the mandated training and employment delivery agency for the Treaty #3 Area
Agency Services
Description (Service) Acts as the mandated training and employment delivery agency for the Treaty #3 Area 
  • Provides education and training skills for individuals who are unemployed 
  • Provides training in upgrading existing skills for employed individuals 
  • Provides new skills training for individuals in low paying jobs and seeking opportunities for advancement
Also provides the following services: 
  • Assists with recruitment and selection processes of training participants and trainers 
  • Assists with developing training plans 
  • Provides information on occupations and skill requirements 
  • Provides training and/or advice on training project implementation 
  • Provides assistance and support to youth seeking work experience, summer employment, training, job readiness strategies, career information or gaining community service skills 
  • Offers a Self Employment Program
Youth Programs 
  • Provides several bursaries for graduating students from high schools 
  • Offers career information workshops and conferences 
  • Provides a youth entrepreneurship program through a placement with a private sector business 
  • Oversees youth group projects that benefit the community
Administers programs and services through the following six sub-offices: 
  • Eastern Area First Nations 
  • Northern Area First Nations 
  • Southern Area First Nations  
  • Western Area First Nations 
  • Kenora Downtown Market Square 
  • Anokiiwin Job Connect
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation - Big Island ; Couchiching First Nation ; Dalles First Nation - Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining ; Grassy Narrows First Nation ; Kenora District ; Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation - Big Grassy River ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Northwest Angle 33 First Nation ; Northwest Angle 37 First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation - Sabaskong ; Rainy River District ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Shoal Lake 39 First Nation - Iskatewizaagegan #39 ; Shoal Lake 40 First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation - Mitaanjigamiing ; Wabauskang First Nation ; Washagamis Bay First Nation - Obashkaandagaang ; Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation - Rat Portage ; Whitedog First Nation - Wabaseemoong ; Whitefish Bay First Nation - Naotkamegwanning
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) - 65 year(s) 
  • Must be a member of a Treaty #3 First Nation under Agreement 
  • Contact local or head office to determine financial assistance eligibility
  • Can assist First Nations non Treaty #3 members to access funding from other First Nations or service providers 
  • Any Treaty #3 member living in Canada can request assistance for all programs except the Self Employment Program
Self Employment Program 
  • All Treaty #3 members as listed in Area Program records with the exception of Treaty #3 members living outside Treaty #3 territory in Canada
  • Intake assessment and completed application required for all programs 
  • Application available at office or on website  
  • Open to referrals from any source
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Office: 807-468-2030 
Self Employment Program: 807-274-0152
Toll Free Phone Office: 1-800-545-5113 
Self Employment Program: 1-866-278-8306
Fax 807-468-1813
Primary Executive Marie Seymour, Executive Director; Phone: 807-468-2030 ext 223; Email:
Alternate Executive Shirley Kelly, Program Supervisor; Phone: 807-468-2030 ext 226; Email:
Located In Community Kenora
Address 580 Lakeview Dr
Kenora, ON P9N 3X8
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Intersection Lakeview Dr and Colonization Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 2909 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1992
Funding Provincial ; Federal
Elections By appointment through constituent membership