The Akwesasne Area Management Board will serve the members or Probationary members of the Mohawks of Akwesasne and the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs (Akwesasne) as defined by their membership code regardless of their residency. Participants from other First Nations requesting services are required to make the necessary financial arrangements from their own Aboriginal Human Resource Development Agreement (ARHDA)/ Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) / or their Local Delivery Mechanism (LDM) prior to receiving services from the Akwesasne Area Management Board. In the event they are denied funding from their own AHRDA /ASETS/ or their LDM, they may be considered for funding from the Akwesasne Area Management Board.
In order to be considered for Akwesasne Area Management Board programming, a client must meet the following:
- Be a member (including probationary members) of the Mohawks of Akwesasne, or the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs (Akwesasne) as defined within their respective membership codes, regardless of residency;
- Hold a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number (must present card for verification purposes when submitting application);
- Not have participated in Akwesasne Area Management Board programs beyond the 156-week maximum time frame; (excluding SEED, Best Matches, START and Vocational Prep)
- Be unemployed / employed disadvantaged.
- Complete a Career Action Plan (CAP) that supports the recommended intervention.
Employed disadvantaged is defined as a person who faces multiple barriers to employment such as those who:
- Lack good work habits;
- Lack job experience;
- Lack education/training;
- Have physical or mental disability;
- Are social assistance recipients; and
- In the opinion of the Employment Officer or Career Development Officer, have an employment barrier that would be best served by AAMB referral.
In addition to the above, clients must demonstrate their eligibility according to the requirements of the specific program they are undertaking.
All participants must have on file a career action plan (cap) that supports the recommended intervention, and is signed by the client and Career Development Officer or Employment Officer.
At the completion of an career action plan (cap), clients must fulfill an active job search for a minimum of six months.
DURATION OF INDIVIDUAL ELIGIBILITY:
The maximum duration that an individual can participate in any combination of financial interventions/programs is a cumulative, not consecutive, 156-week period. ( excluding SEED, Best Matches, START and Vocational Prep)
The duration period begins on the first day of their first intervention/program, or the date of entry into the Akwesasne Area Management Board computerized database, whichever occurs first.
An eligible organization or business is defined as being in existence for six (6) months as demonstrated by:
- Registration with Revenue Canada; and
- Banking & Operations (payroll, administration, production, sales, etc).
To be eligible to apply for AAMB projects employers must also provide proof of insurance coverage (WSIB / CSST Comprehensive General Liability) for participating clients for the duration of the funded activity at a level appropriate to the activities to be undertaken. Where necessary AAMB contracts may include, or be amended to include, financial assistance for employers to secure such coverage.
An organization or business which cannot meet these guidelines as determined by the Akwesasne Area Management Board may be directed to other Akwesasne Area Management Board programs. Individuals not representing an eligible organization/business are not eligible to apply as employers.
THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS
A Third Party is any group, individual or employer that applies to the Akwesasne Area Management Board through any other eligible employer. Funding eligibility will be determined on the proposed project activities and the eligible employer submitting the application.
Third party funding levels:
- Not-for-profit organizations applying to implement projects / activities on behalf of not-for-profit organizations are eligible for funding levels established for not-for-profit organizations/activities.
- Not-for-profit organizations applying to implement projects / activities on behalf of for-profit organizations are eligible for funding levels established for for-profit organizations/businesses and activities.
- For-profit organizations/businesses applying to implement projects/activities on behalf of for-profit organizations are eligible for funding levels established for for-profit organizations/businesses and activities.
- For-profit organizations/businesses applying to implement projects / activities on behalf of not-for-profit organizations are eligible for funding levels established for not-for-profit organizations and activities.
MAXIMUM BOARD FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION – PER EMPLOYER
Although there is no limit established on the amount of funds that can be provided to any one employer, this factor is noted during the Assessment of an application, as the issue arises. Developmental factors taken into consideration include:
- Standards and policy development needs of the Board
- Review of historical experience – track record
- Improved employer and client reporting requirements
- The ratio of contributions to core and total funding
- Explain what would happen to client, community or need if project not funded
- Equitable distribution
- New and Innovative programs
- Success rates per year and per project
- New participants
- Self Sufficiency activities or requirements by individual and employer
For situations where applications are received from the same organization, for repeated projects, activities, or participants, the following guideline applies:
A three (3) contract limit will be applied to any one employer’s direct and third party projects/activities for the same or similar project/activity. With each application, the employer/organization is required to show progression with the project and the employment opportunities for the participants.
- Additional contracts can be considered based on the following considerations:
- Contribution to entry level skills;
- Skills developed continue to be utilized in the targeted fields;
- Ratio of repeat to new participants;
- Success rates; and
- Progression of training offered.