From February 2013 when the Aboriginal Women in Mining program (AWIM) was established to today the Temiskaming Native Women’s Support group far exceeded all of its targets. As of March 31, 2020, the AWIM program served 478 Indigenous women from across Northeastern Ontario and of those, 364 women gained employment. Under the current SPF agreement slated to end March 31, 2021, AWIM has already exceeded its outreach target of 189 Indigenous women, providing training and employment opportunities to 196 program participants. Of those, 98 secured employment leaving us 32 participants short in reaching our target of 130 women by the end of the next fiscal year.
AWIM was established to support the economic independence of First Nations and Métis women living in Northeastern Ontario. This program engages First Nations and Métis women in exploring non-traditional jobs within mining-related industries. It is designed to reduce systemic challenges and offers individualized assessments and targeted support that address barriers to employment. The program involves both classroom and practical skills training with job placements at partner mines. If this program would benefit you or someone you know, contact us.
To apply to our program please fill out the AWIM Application below