Matawa First Nations Management

Site: Thunder Bay - 28 Cumberland St N - Ste 300

Service: Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services

Description & Services
Public Comments ASAP (Aboriginal Skills Advancement Program) Coordinator: Carolyn Zadnik (
Description (Service)
  • Offers various employment and training services to Matawa First Nation members 
  • Funds training initiatives from various sponsors or for clients who require additional training to secure employment 
  • Provides adult high school education  
  • Offers practical career, employment, and individual counselling
Programs and services include:
Community Initiatives 
  • Supports the community development of Matawa First Nations by providing training and employment opportunities that will improve infrastructures, businesses and human resources at the community level
Individual Initiatives 
  • Assists First Nations individuals to improve their personal employment skills and career potential via job training, placements, and counselling services
Regional Initiatives 
  • Provides opportunities for multiple communities to participate in regional employment
Youth Initiatives 
  • Assists First Nations Youth between the ages of 16 and 30 years to gain meaningful employment skills and experience
Apprenticeship Programs 
  • Increases First Nations participation in Apprenticeship Trades training with regional employers
Income Support Policy 
  • Assists applicants who may be eligible for income support during their training programs
Employment Assistance Services (EAS) 
  • Provides guidance and support to unemployed Aboriginal people living in the city of Thunder Bay 
  • Offers a fully equipped Resource Centre with free access to computers, job boards, fax and photocopier
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Aroland First Nation ; Constance Lake First Nation ; Eabametoong First Nation - Fort Hope First Nation ; Ginoogaming First Nation ; Marten Falls First Nation ; Neskantaga First Nation ; Nibinamik First Nation ; Thunder Bay ; Thunder Bay District ; Webequie First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations
  • Available at office or on website 
  • Referrals through Ontario Works, Canada Employment Centres and/or other Native organizations
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-768-4470
Toll Free Phone 1-888-688-4652
Fax 807-768-4471
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Edee Edwards, Receptionist, KKETS; Phone: 807-768-4470 ext 4470; Email:
Alternate Contact Melissa Gagnon, Intake and Referral Officer, KKETS; Phone: 807-768-4470 ext 4485; Email:
Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 28 Cumberland St N, Suite 300, 3rd Fl
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4K9
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Intersection Cumberland St N and Van Norman St
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Service Canada