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Wii-ni n'guch-tood Local Delivery Mechanism

Mission Statement:

"The Wii-ni n'guch-tood LDM will enhance and supprt the interests of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve RBA through design, funding, monitoring, and evaluation of training initiative and employment programs. By promoting economic growth, all activity shall be determined by its benefit to the total membership, the environment, and with consideration to the uniqueness of the people of Wikwemikong."

The Wii-ni n'guch-tood LDM is the existing service delivery structure administering the current contribution agreement with Service Canada. Wii-ni n'guch-tood LDM is the employment training and funding source for Wikwemikong Band Members and employers. Their main role is to assist band members achieve their career goals through employment and training opportunities, and provide counselling and screening services for the Local Delivery Mechanism ensuring the case management of the Retun To Work Action plans are monitered and evaluated for successful outcomes.

The LDM is responsible for the entire project life cycle, including development, assessment, recommendation and approval of the project, and obtaining approval of funding from the Wii-ni n'guch-tood LDM Committee Members and Wikwemikong Development Commission Board of Directors. The life cycle of the projects include contracting, monitoring, closeout and follow-up of all eligible clientele. The WLDM is required to submit financial reports of commitments and expenditures fo the ASETS agreement on a quarterly basis to the Wikwemikong Development Commision and the compiling of consolidated reports to Service Canada. The WLDM will maintain the existing financial management service with WDC, and is responsible for general ledger, cheque processing, accounts payable of vendors. WLDM is resonsible for confirmation of client eligibility and will ensure that clients participating under this initiative meet Employment Insurance guidelines criteria.

Wii-ni n'guch-tood Local Delivery Mechanism human resources include AHRDA Coordinator, Adminstrative Assistant, Finance Officer, Compliance Intake Officer, Employment & Training Officer, Intake Worker, and Apprenticeship Coordinator. During peak periods, the LDM office will contract with individuals to meet the demands of the organization creating part-time/contract opportunities.

Aboriginal Skills Employment Training Strategy

The Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy will help its members to receive the training and skills they need, both now and for the long term over the next five years to focus on three strategic priorities, including supporting demand-driven skills development, fostering partnerships with the private sector and the provinces and territories, and will provide the emphasis for increased accountablility and results targets. Through the next five year Framework agreements we will be a strong and vibrant community developing the community's economic development projects moving towards a greener environment through various initiatives.