Community Employment Needs Assessments are being conducted in your community

As a part of their 5 year strategic plan, the Apatisiiwin Skills Development Department (formerly Cree Human Resources Development) will be surveying businesses and employers in all Cree communities throughout Eeyou Istchee to better understand employment needs.


The goal of this survey is to better understand what the existing employment needs are of our communities that can help to better align training to the needs of jobs within Eeyou Istchee. Over the upcoming months, interviewers will be calling businesses in each of the communities to conduct these surveys and ASD is asking employers to provide as much information as possible. 


This information will be consolidated in the upcoming 2019-2020 fiscal year to create a summary of existing employment needs. 


Furthermore, ASD and the Cree School Board’s Sabtuan Adult Education Services (SAES) have been working together to improve training offered in our Cree communities. Part of our goal is to deliver training that meets the needs of employers. Matching training with the needs can benefit your organization by ensuring you are recruiting Cree individuals that are well qualified for positions offered within your business/organization.


SAES will be collecting information from individual community members with the Adult Education Needs Assessment (ALNA). Furthermore, it will be added with the ALNA results to give an overall picture of employment needs in Eeyou Istchee.

Getting Involved

You can contact your local ASD Office or the Coordination Office in Mistissini to find more information of the Community Employment Needs Assessment. We would like to thank all employers and Cree communities for their cooperation and we look forward to building a more comprehensive picture of employment to guide future training and programs in Eeyou Istchee. 

Get in Touch

Ms. Denise Brown
Coordinator of Programs & Services
Cree Human Resources Development
Cree Nation Government

Cell: 418-770-1626