Grand River Employment and Training

Site: Brantford - Colborne St

Service: Aboriginal Employment and Training Centre

Record Details
Public Comments Construction taking place until October 2015. Centre is still open and will required walking to site.
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Brant County ; Brantford ; Haldimand County ; Norfolk County ; Six Nations of the Grand River
Eligibility Employment for Onkwehon: we of Grand River Territory regardless of residency. 
Notes: Please note that the office can sponsor all First Nations People, meaning Aboriginal with status, across the county, in province and out of province. Non-status meaning the individual(s) having 25% blood quantum but cannot get a status card
Application Call * application required * documentation required (certificates, SIN, identification)
Languages English ; Mohawk ; Cayuga; Ojibway; Cree
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Brantford
Address & Map
120 Colborne St, Suite 101 - store front
Brantford, ON N3T 2G6
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Intersection Colborne St and Queen St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description (Service) Provides employment and training services for employers and Urban Six Nations People.  
Programs offered: OFIFC-Apatisiwin is part of the Government of Canada's Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy (ASETS), designed to help Aboriginal people prepare for, obtain and keep jobs.  
Apprenticeship Skills Training: Career Experience/Job Shadowing - assists participants in assessing their skills and identifying a career goal; community-based Skills Maintenance - ensures that skills acquired by Six Nations members and all First Nations either through training programs or employment are maintained or enhanced between jobs; Community Capacity Building - designed to enable Six Nations members/ organizations/communities to build the capacity needed to achieve long-range human resource development.  
Disability Opportunity Initiative - the objective is to remove barriers to employment and training programs for people with disabilities; Employment Supports - designed to assist individuals to enter or re-enter the labour market. Funds are extremely limited; Income Support is offered in several different areas; Internship - provides recent university and college graduates with career-related skills enhancement and work experience.  
Local Partnerships (Fostering Employment in the Labour Market) - One of the objectives of this program is to support partnership activities to foster employment; Mobility Assistance - designed to provide access to jobs available in another area.  
On the Job Training - provide training and work experience for Six Nations of the Grand River Members by providing on-the-job training costs, wage subsidies and other specified costs to employers.  
Self-Employment Assistance - provides financial assistance, training, and technical assistance to individuals in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) who want to start their own business but will normally lose EI benefits as a result of this decision. 
Skills Enhancement - provides financial assistance to Six Nations employers for the training of Six Nations Band Members employees with a goal to enhance existing skills and/or maintain skills for the current technology in the workplace. 
Student Program - provides wage subsidies to employers to provide career-related jobs for students in Canada; Summer Challenge provides an opportunity for secondary students ages 16 - 17 years to develop skills through on the job training while providing local businesses/organizations with summer help. The program also encourages personal development through life skills and job readiness training while stressing the importance of staying in school. 
Youth community-based Projects - develops work opportunities for youth, Six Nations Band Members who face greater barriers to entering the labour market through participation in meaningful community service projects. 
Youth Information Initiative - provide youth with labour market information to help make decisions relating to education and career paths.
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-758-9210
Fax 519-758-9319
Primary Contact Viola Hayde, Program and Services Officer; Email:
Primary Executive Laurie Froman, Director - Employment and Training; Phone: 519-445-2222; Email:

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