SFNS is excited to announce the formal launch of the SFNS Economic Toolkit. This free online toolkit contains a series of tools to strengthen our regional First Nation economy, including a skills and job bank to support hiring locally, a business directory to support buying local, a business viability tool to support local business development and more!
Youth Asset Mappers
In 2015, SFNS member First Nations expressed interest in collaborating on an economic development project to strengthen the regional First Nations’ economy. In response, since 2016, SFNS has worked with the consulting support of SISCO to manage this project. We have taken a community-based partnership approach collaborating with a working committee of representatives of member First Nations’ leadership and administration (working in economic development), as well as Elders and Youth Community Research Assistants. Through these collaborative efforts, the SFNS Economic Toolkit was developed.
Who can use the SET?
The SFNS Economic Toolkit was designed and targeted for use by SFNS’ six member First Nations*. The Skills and Job Bank, Business Directory and Capacity Development tools are accessible by job seekers, Indigenous and non-Indigenous employers, and business owners. The Business Viability Tool, Community Asset Maps and Group Purchasing Tools are accessible by a representative at your SFNS member First Nation. Please reach out to your Economic Development department to learn more. In the future we expect to open our publicly accessible tools to surrounding Indigenous communities for registration. Please check this website regularly for any updates!
How can the SET benefit you?
Skills & Job Bank
The SFNS Skills & Job Bank is designed to support “hiring local”. The tool allows community members of SFNS member First Nations to register as candidates for job and apprenticeship positions with employers, by completing a brief profile of their skills, experience, and qualifications. Community members can also search the Skills & Job Bank for job opportunities.
This video explores how SET is beneficial to employers.
Capacity Development Tool
We are pleased to share that SFNS is currently working on developing a Capacity Development Tool, which will be added to the SFNS Economic Toolkit! The purpose of the Capacity Development Tool is to support members of SFNS First Nations who are looking to upgrade skills, knowledge, and credentials by matching users' skills, interests, and availability, as well as preferred program features with education programs offered by SFNS PSE Collaborative member institutions.
The tools below are accessible through your local Economic Development department. For more information contact your Ec Dev Representative or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.sfnsgetset.com to get started!
*Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point, Chippewas of the Thames, Eelŭnaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Delaware Nation), Oneida Nation of the Thames and Munsee-Delaware Nation.