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.
Through NWAC’s agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) we are able to provide supports such as tuition, living allowance, childcare, job starts and other resources that can help Indigenous women reach their employment and skills training goals.
Eligible clients are Indigenous women, trans-gender, two-spirited and gender diverse (First Nation, Inuit and Metis) who are 15 years of age or older. Individuals seeking funding must be unemployed, under-employed or able to demonstrate an immediate risk of being unemployed.
Applications can be submitted directly to the Regional ISET Coordinator in your Province or Territory for review.
Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council (YAWC) – Sue Christianson
Native Women’s Association of the NWT – Michelle LeMouel
British Columbia Native Women’s Association (BCNWA) – Crystle Phillips
Alberta – Savannah Labelle
Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation – SAWCC-ISET
Manitoba Moon Voice’s Inc. (MMVI) – Shannon Hoskie
Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group (TNWSG) – Samantha Batisse
Quebec Native Women’s Association (QNW) – Nathalie Bussière
Newfoundland Native Women’s Association (NNWA) – Jackie Wheeler
Indigenous Women’s Association of the Wabanaki Territories (IWWT) – Lorie Leon
Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association (NSNWA) – Justine Maloney
Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI (AWAPEI) – Samantha Lewis
Nunavut – Denise Robillard
Are you an employer looking for a strong reliable dedicated Indigenous women employee? If so, we can help by finding innovative solutions to support your HR requirements. NWAC can offer important resources to get a potential employee ready to be an important part of your team.
For more information please contact:
Native Women Association of Canada
85 Albert Street, 12th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Y9
Phone: (343)997-5974 Fax: (613)722-7687
NWAC has created partnerships with public and private sector employers who are committed to employing Indigenous women.
These partnerships provide Indigenous women with the appropriate education and training to secure meaningful employment in a demand driven skill sector.