The Niigaaniin Program is an active social assistance program with an emphasis on providing support to First Nations communities and their citizens.
Our program is the implementation of the Ontario Works legislation with culturally appropriate provisions. Rates, eligibility and program parameters are established by the Ontario Works program.
Our primary services include Financial Support, Employment Assistance and Addictions Services.
The Niigaaniin program is based on community specific needs, and programs are delivered through a client case management model within the seven North Shore First Nations.
HOW CAN NIIGAANIIN HELP?
The Niigaaniin program provides Financial Support for the purpose of providing basic needs and shelter.
Eligibility for assistance is based on the following:
The goal of Niigaaniin's Employment Assistance Program is to help you become job ready, find employment and stay employed.
The Niigaaniin staff will work with you to determine what your employment needs are, and then help you develop a plan based on your skills, experience and circumstances.
Here are some examples of the services we provide to help you find a job:
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Niigaaniin Director oversees the Caseworker, Employment Counsellor and Niigaaniin Reception.
To provide counselling to Mississauga First Nation members in the areas of employment and training to assist them in their career goals. The position will also develop and facilitate workshops to provide information and to enhance skills of clients to improve their chances of success to reach their career goals.
Under the direction of the Niigaanin Director the Caseworker is responsible for intake and the delivery of financial assistance services and for participation in the development of program participant opportunities that are aimed at helping eligible members become self-supporting through employment or self-employment while ensuring that they can meet their basic/shelter needs and for assisting with the planning and evaluation of these services.
The Niigaaniin Receptionist is responsible for welcoming and assisting visitors to the department both in person and over the telephone. The receptionist also provides clerical support and maintains the reception area.
The Labour Market Initiative Survey Coordinator conducts interviews and collects data for the survey, using computer-assisted modules or paper guides.
Anishnawbek Ehnkiijik Employment Counsellor/Job Developer
The Anishinawbek Ehnkiijik Employment Counsellor/Job Developer reports directly to Regional Niigaaniin.
D. Jacques, Niigaaniin Director
R. Morningstar, Employment Counsellor/ISETS
H. Arnott, Niigaaniin Caseworker
S. Armstrong, Receptionist
Kristen Jackpine, LMI Coordinator
Employment Counsellor/Job Developer