Apatisiwin Employment Training Program

The Apatisiwin Employment and Training program provides community-based and one-to-one supports and resources and can assist urban Indigenous individuals to access a range of training, education and skills development opportunities. The Employment Counsellor will work to create new job opportunities, engage with small and medium-sized businesses, and community partners, and work to match potential employers with people looking for in-demand jobs and careers.

Whether it means going back to school, help to prepare résumés, cover letters, practicing for interviews, on-the-job training, or assistance with the costs of living while clients improve their skills toward a career path, the Apatisiwin Employment Counsellor will be happy to assist you.

Funded through Service Canada and the Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy, Apatisiwin resources can support Employment Insurance recipients, unemployed, underemployed and youth.


To provide strength, promote self-reliance, enhance the unity of our people, and improve opportunities for meaningful employment through self-determined activities and building employment and training capacity, now and seven generations into the future.

Employment Counselling

To help clients define career goals, identify skills/needs and develop employment/training plans.

Skills Development

To secure and monitor contracts with eligible clients/trainers/educational partners to assist clients in their skills development.


To develop and maintain links with potential employers/ trainers/ organizations & services to improve employment opportunities.


  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Self-declared First Nation, Metis and Inuit persons residing in an urban Ontario environment
  • Must have valid Social Insurance Number
  • Must complete all documentation prior to service

Funded Program Interventions 

  • Purchase of Training 
  • Employment Supports 
  • Training Supports 
  • Pre-Employment Training 
  • Stay-In-School Program 
  • Youth Internship 
  • Employment-related -Community-Based Projects 
  • On-The-Job Training 
  • Apprenticeship Skills 
  • Labour Market Partnership 
  • Self-Employment Training 

Employment and Training Services 

  • Employment Counselling 
  • Resume/Cover Letter Writing 
  • Job Search Assistance 
  • Referrals 
  • Application Processing 
  • Training/Action Plans 
  • Labour Market Information and Hidden Job Market 
  • Local Community Information Resources 

Realize Your Potential. Realize Your Dreams! 

Through a one-to-one intake and assessment process, we define barriers to employment and/ or education, then secure training or employment opportunities necessary to address them.

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

580 Cameron Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3Z5
(705) 775-0387
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Secondary Location

884 Ford St
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 5V3
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