Youth 15-17 survey
Human Resource/Skill Inventory Survey

Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Board (SLAAMB) was founded in November 1991 to address the employment and training needs in the geographical area for the 25 SLAAMB Communities. On April 1, 1999 SLAAMB became an Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreement Holder (AHRDAH), which became responsible for the delivery of the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy (AHRDS). Part of this responsibility included childcare in the Sioux Lookout Area.

SLAAMB area chiefs negotiated for a new agreement with Human Resource Development Canada called the "Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS)". The agreement started October 1, 2010 and ended March 31, 2015. ASETS is the federal government successor strategy to the Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy and is designed to help improve the employment opportunities for Indigenous people and enable them to fully participate in the Canadian economy based on a relationship of mutual trust, respect and openness. Since March 31, 2015 there were 2 extensions to the ASETS from Employment and Social Development Canada to sunset on March 31, 2017. In response to each announcement, SLAAMB made applications to have ASETS agreement extended. Applications were approved and activities continued in the First Nation communities.
At the ASETS quarterly meeting in Toronto, Ontario on September 21, 2016 there was a discussion on the possibility of another extension to sunset on March 31, 2018.

The SLAAMB board members are representatives from 5 of the First Nations Councils and one elder.
Windigo First Nation Council - Bearskin Lake, Cat Lake, North Caribou Lake, Koocheching, Sachigo Lake and Slate Falls.
Independent First Nation Alliance - Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Muskrat Dam and Pikangikum.
Shibogama First Nation Council - Kasabonika Lake, King Fisher Lake, Wapekeka, Wawakapewin and Wunnumin Lake.
Keewaytinook Okimakanak - Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Keewaywin, Mcdowell Lake, North Spirit Lake and poplar Hill.
Independent First Nation - Eagle Lake, Mishkeegogamang, Sandy Lake, Saugeen, Wabigoon Lake.
Inter-agency - Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, (Women's Group) Equay-Wuk, (Friendship Centre) Nishnawbe Gamik, Wawatay Native Communications Society and Tikinagan Child & Family Services.

Our mandate is to provide a cooperative working relationship with all Indigenous groups within the Sioux Lookout area. This working relationship will ensure that the employment, training and education needs of the Indigenous people are being addressed.
We are guided by the five pathway partnership principles:

1. Consultation process and local control of decision making
2. Delivery mechanism
3. Funding mechanism and institutional development capacity
4. Employment equity
5. Eligibility for programs and services

This survey is to help Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board (SLAAMB), better understand employment rates, decisions on funding allocation and help build resources and employment opportunities for our Indigenous population. Participation is voluntary, but is needed to serve all our community members. We are working hard to build programs and skill development for our growing population and the more information we have, the better we can serve each community.

The survey will cover an array of questions regarding your schooling, employment, training, skills and history. We encourage you to answer the questions to the best of your ability. This survey has no time limit and will be anonymous.

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