Partnership Opportunities

 A partnership is a relationship where two or more parties, having compatible goals, form an agreement to share the work, share the risk and share the results or proceeds.

 Types of Partnerships:

1) Community-based partnerships

2) Rural, northern and urban partnerships

3) Government partnerships

4) Regional or national partnerships

Partnerships are primarily designed to answer labour market needs and enhance client employability. They can be initiated by AETS or by a third party to address a need identified through labour market analysis, with an interest in seeing First Nations Citizens trained for a particular trade, occupation or labour skill.

Contact the Operations Manager Kathleen Maletta (
) for more information and/or consider forwarding your respective Training Program Idea(s).


Sample of some past or current partners:

-Assembly of First Nations
-Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources (BEAHR) Project
-Confederation College
-Employers:  Barrick-Hemlo, BOT Construction, Lac des Iles Mine, etc...
-Lakehead Adult Education Centre
-Leadership Thunder Bay
-Margaret Anderson Foundation
-Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)
-Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF)
-Nokiiwin Tribal Council
-Northstar Training Centre (Construction and Allied Workers Local Union 607)
-Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre
-YES Employment

Collaborations with government:
-Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada
-City of Thunder Bay
-Human Resources & Skills Development Canada
-Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
-Ontario Ministry of Economic, Development, Trade and Employment
-Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities