Program Information

The Mino-niigaanendmowin Initiative has started in your community. This program is focussed on finding out what your needs are and working with you to meet them. We offer:

Education: Work towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a live teacher

Life Skills: Improve your teamwork, goal-setting, or whatever life skills you need to work on

Work Placement: Explore a career option and continue to develop your skills through a 15-week paid work placement



Recognized Diplomas: This program allows you to work towards a real high school diploma (if that is something you need).

In Your Community: We are offering this program in Fort William First Nation, Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek, Binjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, Pic Mobert First Nation, Beardmore, and Thunder Bay. You don’t need to move.

In-House Teachers: Work at your own pace, and get support from a real teacher working at your site. This isn’t an online program.

A Client-Centred Approach: We will work with you to build a plan around your needs and desires.

Supports: For part of the time while you are in the program, you may be eligible for financial support around income, childcare, and transportation.


Who is this for?

This is for you if you are:

  • Between 18-30 years old
  • Not currently employed or going to school
  • Wanting to improve your education and/or life skills

If you’re not sure if this is the right program for you, come and talk to the site facilitator for your area. They will work with you to find the best fit.

Over 30? People over 30 can participate in the education portion of the program and work toward their high school diploma. Talk to your site facilitator.