Cree Human Resources Development

Employment and Training in Eeyou Istchee

Cree Human Resources Development (CHRD) aims to empower the Cree of Eeyou Istchee in their search for employment. CHRD offers programs and services that are geared to successfully securing employment for Cree and non-Cree job seekers in their field of interest. Please contact your local CHRD office for more details.

Cree Human Resources Development works closely with communities, organizations and institutions to form partnerships and share resources that will provide training and employment in Eeyou Istchee. All our actions are based on integrity, fairness, trust and respect. We are committed to investing in the personal success of our people.

Mandate

Our mandate is threefold. First, we aim to provide skills development and professional training for Cree communities and throughout the territory.

By supporting the Cree People and making financial assistance accessible, we enable them to upgrade their job skills, gain work experience, access vocational education and even start their own business.

Another essential part of our mandate is to support employers by creating opportunities for Crees and non-Crees in the Cree communities and through the territory.

Mission

To empower individuals with the skills and knowledge to find meaningful and sustainable employment.

Vision

Our long-term vision is to build a qualified and professional Cree workforce capable of fulfilling all employment needs throughout Eeyou Istchee.

Programs and Services

FOUR PILLARS OF SUCCESS

1. LABOUR MARKET DEVELOPMENT

For Employers
Career promotion and awareness
Partnering with employers to hire Cree workers

For Job Seekers
Client profiles
Assistance for clients
Community profiling

2. EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

For Employers
Job creation
Apprenticeship
Capacity building

For Job Seekers
Employment services
Job placement
Apprenticeship
Certification on-the-job

3. SKILL DEVELOPMENT

For Employers
Vocational (DVS) training
Customized training programs

For Job Seekers
Test of workplace essential skills
Pre-training readiness
Individual training support

4. YOUTH INITIATIVE PROGRAM
Internship programs
Community service projects
Student summer employment

Cree Human Resources Team Member Positions

Coordinator of Programs & Services

Coordinator of Territorial Programs

Coordinator of CESDP

Sectoral Officer – Mining and Construction

Sectoral Officer – Telecom and Transportation

Sectoral Officer Forestry and Tourism

Program Officers

Cree Employment Officers

Career Counsellors

Youth Program Officers

Where

32 Amisk Street, Mistissini, QC, Canada

Where

2 Lakeshore Road Nemaska, Quebec J0Y 3B0

Where

Chisasibi, 457 Wolverine Road, Québec J0M 1E0, Canada

Where

599 Whapmagoostui, Quebec J0M 1G0

Where

1 Chief Louis Gull Cree Nation of Waswanipi, Waswanipi, Quebec J0Y 3C0

Where

207 Opemiska Meskino Ouje-Bougoumou, Quebec G0W 3C0

Where

QC J0M 1L0, Canada

Where

76 Nouchimi Eastmain, Quebec J0M 1W0

Where

32 Machishteweyaau Nemaska, Quebec J0Y 3B0

Where

609 Waskaganish, Quebec J0M 1R0

Where

141 Route 111 Ouest Amos, Quebec J9T 2Y1

Contact us

By phone

COORDINATION OFFICE
32 Amisk Street
Mistissini, Quebec G0W 1C0
Tel: 418-923-2525/3285

Louisa Saganash
Director of Cree Human Resources Development Ext. 324

Denise Brown
Coordinator of Programs and Services Ext. 328

Abel J. Trapper
Coordinator of Territorial Programs Ext. 322

Wesley Trappers
Sectoral Officer – Mining & Construction Ext.325

Stephane Petawabano
Sectoral Officer – Telecom & Transport Ext. 326

Benjamin Loon
Sectoral Officer – Forestry & Tourism Ext. 327

Anna Trapper
Financial Program Officer – TPI Ext. 321

Brenda L. House
Communications Officer Ext. 329

Daniel Bland
Coordinator of CESDP (418-748-5142)

Jennifer Longchap
General Secretary Ext. 243

Christiane Michaud

MISTISSINI INLAND OFFICE
32 Amisk Street
Mistissini, Quebec G0W 1C0
Tel: 418-923-2525
Fax: 418-923-3243

Deborah Loon
Program Officer Ext. 222

Bella Trapper
Financial Program Officer – CBP Ext. 225

Robyn Baxter
Youth Program Officer Ext. 229

Pauline Etapp
Career Councillor (Inland) Ext. 224

VACANT
Cree Employment Officer Ext. 226

Norman Blacksmith
Cree Employment Officer Ext. 223

Myriam Cheezo
Receptionist/Secretary Ext. 221

CREE NATION GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICE
2 Lakeshore Road
Nemaska, Quebec J0Y 3B0

Tel: 819-673-2600

Fax: 819-673-2266

Mabel Rabbitskin
Junior Accounting Clerk Ext. 228

Daisy Wiestchee
Payroll CHRD/E.I. & Allowance Payment Officer Ext. 264

CHISASIBI OFFICE
457 Wolverine Road
Chisasibi, Quebec J0M 1E0
Tel: 819-855-2675
Fax: 819-855-2683

Alice Nuktie
Program Officer (Coastal) Ext. 5801

Bernice Same
Cree Employment Officer Ext. 5803

Martha Matthew
Cree Employment Officer Ext. 5802

Thomas Blackned
Coordinator of Finance Ext. 5807

Annette Chiskamish
Receptionist/Secretary Ext. 5800

WHAPMAGOOSTUI OFFICE
414 Whapmakw Street
P.O. Box 599
Whapmagoostui, Quebec J0M 1G0
Tel: 819-929-3959
Fax: 819-929-3470

Maria Kawapit
Cree Employment Officer

WASWANIPI OFFICE
1 Chief Louis Gull
Cree Nation of Waswanipi,
Waswanipi, Quebec J0Y 3C0
Tel: 819-753-2025
Fax: 819-753-2026

Henry Dixon
Cree Employment Officer

OUJE-BOUGOUMOU OFFICE
207 Opemiska Meskino
Ouje-Bougoumou, Quebec G0W 3C0
Tel: 418-745-2070
Fax: 418-745-2071

Judy Capissisit
Cree Employment Officer

MAYAUPIU TRAINING INSTITUTE
Employment and Training Resource Centre
1 Mayupiu Road
Wemindji, Quebec J0M 1L0
Tel: 819-978-3131
Fax: 819-978-3126

Deanne Moore
Career Counsellor (Coastal)

Clarence Miniquaken
Cree Employment Officer

Angel Atsynia
Receptionist/Secretary

EASTMAIN OFFICE
76 Nouchimi
Eastmain, Quebec J0M 1W0
Tel: 819-977-2501
Fax: 819-977-2503

Demerise Mayappo
Cree Employment Officer

NEMASKA OFFICE
32 Machishteweyaau
Nemaska, Quebec J0Y 3B0
Tel: 819-673-2001
Fax: 819-673-2003

Sandra Lacroix
Cree Employment Officer

WASKAGANISH OFFICE
P.O. Box 609
Waskaganish, Quebec J0M 1R0
Tel: 819-895-8501
Fax: 819-895-8503

Virginia Blackned
Cree Employment Officer

WASHAW SIBI OFFICE
141 Route 111 Ouest
Amos, Quebec J9T 2Y1
Tel: 819-732-9409
Fax: 819-732-9635

Vivian Pouchachiche
Cree Employment


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