Apatisiiwin Skills Development

Employment and Training in Eeyou Istchee

Apatisiiwin Skills Development (ASD) aims to empower the Cree of Eeyou Istchee in their search for employment. ASD 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 ASD office for more details.

Apatisiiwin Skills 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

Upcoming events

17oct(oct 17)9:00 am18(oct 18)5:00 pm11th Regional Career FairYouth are the Hope of our Future 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (18) Waskaganish, QC View event page

Where

Rue Amisk, Mistissini, QC G0W, Canada

Where

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

Where

224 Chemin Nunavik, Kuujjuarapik, QC J0M, Canada

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

Voie, Eastmain, QC J0M 1W0, Canada

Where

Route de Némaska, Québec J0M, Canada

Where

70 Route de Waskaganish, Québec J0M 1R0, Canada

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 Apatisiiwin Skills Development Ext. 324

Denise Brown
Coordinator of Services Ext. 328

Abel J. Trapper
Coordinator of Programs Ext. 322

Wesley Trappers
Program Officer Ext.325

Stephane Petawabano
Program Officer Ext. 326

Benjamin Loon
Program Officer Ext. 327

Anna Trapper
Financial Program Officer Ext. 321

Vacant
Communications Officer Ext. 329

Vacant
Labour Market Information Analyst

Daniel Bland
Coordinator CESP (418-748-5146)

Victoria Petawabano
Job Coach (418-748-5172)

Philip Piercey
Job Coach (418-748-5422)

Darlene MacLeod
Job Coach (418-770-9706)

Jennifer Longchap
General Secretary Ext. 243

Christiane Michaud
Administrative Technician Ext. 323

MISTISSINI 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 Ext. 225

Robyn Baxter
Youth Program Officer Ext. 226

Vacant
Senior Employment Counsellor

Peggy Petawabano
Employment Counsellor Ext. 224

Norman Blacksmith
Employment Counsellor 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

Jason Hester
Payroll Officer – EEPF/ASD Ext. 264

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

Alice Nuktie
Program Officer Ext. 5801

Bernice Same
Employment Counsellor Ext. 5803

Martha Matthew
Employment Counsellor 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
Employment Counsellor

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

Viviane Poucachiche
Interim Employment Counsellor

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

Vacant
Employment Counsellor

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

Vacant
Senior Employment Counsellor

Chester Swallow
Employment Counsellor Ext. 5618

Angel Atsynia
Receptionist/Secretary Ext. 5601

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

Demerise Mayappo
Employment Counsellor

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

Rosalina Jolly
Interim Employment Counsellor

WASKAGANISH TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CENTER
6 Chief Isaiah Salt Road
Waskaganish, Quebec J0M 1R0
Tel: 819-895-2223
Fax: 819-895-2422

Virginia Blackned
Employment Counsellor Ext. 2003

Cathy Hester
Interim Receptionist/Secretary Ext. 2000

WASHAW SIBI OFFICE
141 Route 111 Ouest
Amos, Quebec J9T 2Y1
Tel: 819-732-4994
Fax: 819-732-9635

Bianca Mapachee
Employment Counsellor

CSB PSSS OFFICE
200 Montcam, Suite R9
Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 3B5
Tel: 819-776-1685
Fax: 819-776-6108

Joseph J. Georgekish
Employment Integration Counsellor


By email

Contact - Cree Human Resources Development