Kagita Mika started as an Aboriginal Area Management Board in 1991 through the Pathways to Success Strategy.
The contribution agreements following the Pathways to Success Strategy were the Regional Bilateral Agreements, Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreements 1 & 2 and the current Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) which is transitioning into Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ISETS).
The ASETS presents an opportunity to make necessary adjustments to achieve better results and a higher standards of accountability. Using an integrated approach ASETS will link training needs to labour market demands.
The three pillars of ASETS are:
- Demand driven skills development;
- Accountability for improved results.
Today Kagita Mikam is known as a Local Delivery Mechanism (LDM) that extends employment & training services to all eligible Aboriginal peoples within our catchment area. The catchment area is west from Oshawa and east of Ottawa.
WHAT WE DO
Kagita Mikam is committed to ensuring that pro-active measures are taken to improve the recruitment, training and employment of Aboriginal people.
We help registered clients seeking training to meet their career goals by matching their training needs with qualified training organizations.
We help registered clients who seek employment opportunities by matching their employment goals with qualified employers.
The employment satellite offices have Employment Officers that help registered clients with employment and/or training goals.
Registered clients also have access to other services such as computers, employment opportunities, resume development assistance, employment referrals and a host of other services to aid in their journey to employment.
SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS
There are a number of different employment and training programs available for both employers and registered clients, (certain eligibility criteria may apply). A few of the programs are:
- Purchase of Training
- Mobility Assistance
- Targeted Wage Subsidy
- Labour Market Partnership
- Job Creation
- Self Employment Assistance
- On-the-Job Training
- Summer Youth Initiative
- Youth Work Experience
Individuals must first meet with one of our Employment Officers to become registered with Kagita Mikam in order to access services offered. Employers are encouraged to contact one of our Community Developers for further information.
OUR FUNDING CRITERIA
Programs and services are for Aboriginal clients residing in our catchment area. We also help clients in accessing funding sources from their home communities or organizations.
We serve the status members of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Wahta Mohawks. Registered clients may receive services from one of our satellite offices or at an urban office close to their place of residence.
OTHER FIRST NATION & NON-STATUS CLIENTS
There is funding available through our partnership with the Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) through the Apatisiwin program. This funding is available to help our registered clients that are not affiliated with our 5 First Nation member communities but reside within the Kagita Mikam catchment area. We also work with many other Local Delivery Mechanisms (LDMs) and agencies to secure funding for registered clients when appropriate and available.
Kagita Mikam has 8 satellite offices in our catchment area which includes 5 First Nations and 3 urban sites. The addresses and contact information are shown below.
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
1657A Mishomis Inamo. Golden Lake, ON KOJ IXO
Tel: (613) 625-2800 Ext. 249 • Fax: (613) 625-2332
Curve Lake First Nation
Government Services Bldg Curve Lake, ON KOL 1RO
Tel: (705) 657-8045 Ext. 218 • Fax: (705) 657-8708
Hiawatha First Nation
123 Paudash Street • Hiawatha, ON KIJ OE6
Tel: (705) 295-7110 • Fax: (705) 295-4424
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
24 Meadow Drive Tyendinaga Territory, ON KOK 1XO
Tel: (613) 396-3424 Ext. 101 • Fax: (613) 396-3627
P.O. Box 260 • Bala, ON POC 1AO
Tel: (705) 762-2354 • Fax: (705) 762-2376
993 Princess Street, Suite 116, Kingston, ON K7L 1H3
Tel: (613) 536-7054 • Fax (613) 536-7145
815 St. Laurent Blvd., Unit #231 • Ottawa, ON KIK 3A7
Tel: (613) 565-8333 • Fax: (613) 565-9997
421 Water St., Unit 5 Peterborough ON K9H 2S5
Tel: (705) 749-0101 • Fax: (705) 749-0179