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ISET PROGRAM

ISET PROGRAM (Indigenous Skills and Employment Training)

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC), provides employment and training support services to Indigenous Women through the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISET).

The NWAC ISET program helps Indigenous women and gender-diverse individuals to fully participate in economic opportunities. NWAC believes that education can help Indigenous women achieve economic success. Empowered Indigenous women are the foundation for strong families and communities.

The Program is delivered throughout Canada in partnership with the Provincial Territorial Membership Associations (PTMAs), who provide the program at the regional levels


WHAT CAN ISET DO FOR YOU?
Through NWAC’s agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), we can provide support such as:

  • Tuition, living allowance, childcare, job starts, and other resources that can help Indigenous women reach their employment and skills training goals.
  • Costs associated with employment could also include hard hats, safety boots, safety glasses, work apparel, test fees, criminal record check, bus passes for commuters going to training (provided it is a clearly demonstrated necessity for employment).
  • Upgrading and short-term training that directly relates to employment (examples may include First Aid and CPR training, WHIMIS, Food Safety courses)

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Post-secondary funding for certificate or diploma programs up to 2 years or in the last two years of a degree program;
  • Indigenous women, trans-gender, two-spirited and gender diverse;
  • Must be at least 15 years of age or older;
  • Must be unemployed, under-employed or able to demonstrate an immediate risk of being unemployed.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • PIF (Participant Information Form) application:
  • Proof of Indigenous Ancestry (both sides of Status card, Metis card and/or Inuit card);
  • Copy of Identification (driver's license, health card and/or birth certificate);
  • Confirmation of enrollment from training institute;
  • Training institute information and estimated fees provided by institute;
  • Funding denial letter from other sources (band, organization, student loan etc...)
  • Letter addressed to the selection committee (approx: 250-500 words) why you should be funded, what opportunities will this open for you, why this institute, expected outcome of this training, etc...

 

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HOW TO APPLY

OPTION 1
You are always welcome to pick up a ISET NEW CLIENT PACKAGE in person at our office at: 312 Sweetgrass Trail, Lennox Island, PEI. This package will include everything you need to submit your PIF application with our ISET Program Coordinator.

OPTION 2
NEW ONLINE SERVICE
You can very easily...
[APPLY ONLINE]

OPTION 3
Download the PIF (Participant Information Form) below:
[DOWNLOAD: PIF (Participant Information Form)]


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Please follow these steps when sending your downloaded PIF Application and required documents:

  • Print download: PIF Application.
  • Complete each area (Any area not completed can delay processing).
  • Sign and date your application.
  • When completed, use a phone app to scan PIF forms to PDF along with other required documents.
Submit to: iset@awapei.org with Subject: ISET PIF Application
Your letter addressing the selection committee can be in the body of your email. A confirmation that your application has been recieved will follow once printed for processing.

 

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BURSARIES AVAILABLE THROUGH NWAC
ALL APPLICANTS/CLIENTS/MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THESE BURSARY AWARDS THAT ARE PROVIDED THROUGH NWAC.
All applications for these bursary/awards will be submitted directly to NWAC.

 

CLICK HERE for the Helen Bassett Commemorative Award

CLICK HERE for the Michael Melancon-Koffend Student Award

CLICK HERE for the Nellie Makokis Carlson Commemorative Student Award

 

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huge congratulations to one of our members Ashley Jadis on being awarded for NWAC's Michael Melancon-Koffend Student Award!
On behalf of AWAPEI staff, we are all so proud of your current accomplishments. You are a huge role model among our women in reaching your goals!

 

 

NWAC'S ISET PROGRAM
SUCCESS STORIES(CANADA WIDE)
https://www.nwac.ca/iset/iset-success-stories/

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE YOUR ISET SUCCESS STORY
EMAIL: iset@awapei.org

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

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