Post-secondary training is only available far from our communities and does not accommodate Indigenous learning styles.
Partner with Ontario colleges to adapt and deliver courses on reserve or via Skype. Focus on skilled trades, healthcare and information technology.
Many community members are afraid to leave the relative safety of social assistance to enter the workforce. They worry that physical or mental health issues will cause them to lose a job, leaving them with nothing.
Train employment coaches to provide on-the-job supports and life skills and employment readiness training to enable people to avoid common pitfalls and gain confidence in their abilities.