Saskatchewan Resources

These resources apply ONLY to Saskatchewan.

For more resources that apply to ALL of Canada, including Saskatchewan, see: Canada Resources

Contact Info

Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) (website)

The GDI Apprenticeship program is open to all Indigenous, Status, Non-Status Métis, & Inuit in SK.

Métis candidates are eligible for additional ISET education & scholarship opportunities.

GDI wants candidates that are residents of Saskatchewan.

GDI Apprenticeship Program Scope

GDI ISET & Scholarship Program Scope

The GDI ISET & scholarship program is open only to Métis candidates.

May also cover high school upgrade GED.

GDI Contacts (office list)

CityContactPhoneEmail
BeauvalMarina Morin306-288-2304 marina.morin@gdite.gdins.org
La LocheAmanda Tobin306-822-2812 amanda.tobin@gdite.gdins.org
Ile-a-la-CrosseAmy Desjarlais306-833-2760 amy.desjarlais@gdite.gdins.org
Meadow LakeBrenda Klassen306-234-2370 brenda.klassen@gdite.gdins.org
NipawinJohn Klyne306-862-5045 john.klyne@gdite.gdins.org
North BattlefordMichelle Larose306-445-5081 michelle.larose@gdite.gdins.org
Prince AlbertDenise D'Amour306-922-6466 denise.damour@gdite.gdins.org
ReginaJacquelene Halliday306 352-5620 jacquelene.halliday@gdite.gdins.org
SaskatoonDwayne Docken306-242-6070 dwayne.docken@gdite.gdins.org
YorktonTrisha Hume306-782-5266 trisha.hume@gdite.gdins.org

Saskatoon Tribal Council (SKTC) (website)

SKTC is focused on Status Indians, but will also provide guidance to Non-Status Indians, Métis & Inuit.

SKTC Program Scope

SKTC Saskatoon Contact

Saskatoon Employment contact: Leonard Manitoken, 306-659-2500, lmanitoken@sktc.sk.ca

Saskatchewan ISET Agreement Holders

Saskatchewan ISET Program Scope

Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISET), previously known as ASETS, funding typically pays for:

  1. six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. nursing
  3. last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. may also cover high school upgrade GED

List of Saskatchewan ISET Agreement Holders

In Saskatchewan, the 2 ISET agreement holders are Saskatchewan Indian Training Assessment Group (SITAG) and Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI).

SITAG provides ISET funding to the Tribal Councils shown below.

CityGroupContactPhoneEmail
BattlefordBattlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs,
Atoskewin Success Center
Leslie Ann Wuttunee306-446-8230atoskewin@batc.ca
BattlefordBattlefords Tribal Council,
Northwest Professional Services Corp
Brenda Stone306-445-1383bstone@btribalc.ca
Fort Qu'Appelle File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council Marilyn Keepness306-332-8200marilyn.keepness@fhqtc.com
Meadow LakeMeadow Lake Tribal Council Joelle Norman306-236-5654joelle.norman@mltc.net
MelfortKinistin Saulteaux Nation Roberta Nippi306-878-8188rnippi2011@gmail.com
Prince AlbertPrince Albert Grand Council Melissa Ahenekew306-765-5300mahenekew@pagc.net
PunnichyTouchwood Agency Tribal Council
Touchwood Labor Force Development
D'nita Kahnapace-Bird306-835-2972d_kbird@yahoo.ca
SaskatoonSaskatoon Tribal Council Leonard Manitoken306-659-2500lmanitoken@sktc.sk.ca
SpiritwoodAgency Chiefs Tribal Council Maria Ahenakew306-841-7224maria.ahenakew@agencychiefs.com
YorktonYorkton Tribal Council Cote Bryant306-542-8615cotebryant@gmail.com
10 CitiesGabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) Métis list

Native Womens Association of Canada (NWAC)

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) has ISET funding to pay for skills training, similar to CAP.

The key difference is that NWAC is FOR WOMEN ONLY, all affiliations, Status, Non-Status, Métis & Inuit.

NWAC ISET (previously known as ASETS) Program Scope

NWAC ISET funding typically pays for:

  1. six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. nursing
  3. pays for the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. may also cover high school upgrade GED

NWAC Saskatchewan Affiliate: Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women's Circle Corporation (SAWCC) (website)

Yorkton contacts

Saskatchewan Non-Status Indian Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Saskatchewan Non-Status Indians.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Saskatchewan Métis Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Saskatchewan Métis.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Saskatchewan Inuit Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Saskatchewan Inuit.

ITK has an education training program for all Inuit, see: ITK Amaujaq

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Saskatchewan Provincial Training Allowance (PTA) (website)

You must be a Saskatchewan resident to be eligible, e.g. registered with Ministry of Health.

PTA Benefits - Allowances, from Page 5 of (SK PTA)

Saskatchewan Friendship Centers (Map)

Friendship Centers may have some funding from other government programs, usually not ISET.

They may be able to help with some tuition costs, but often rely on other program grants, loans and scholarships to pay for training.

List of Saskatchewan Friendship Centers

CityFriendship CenterContactPhoneEmail
BattlefordBattlefords Indian & Métis Friendship Center Jackie Kennedy306-445-8216nbimfc@sasktel.net
Buffalo NarrowsBuffalo Narrows Friendship Center Brenda306-235-4633bnfc@sasktel.net
Fort Qu'AppelleQu'Appelle Valley Friendship Center Leahette Zerff306-332-5616lzerff@saskabilities.ca
Ile-a-la-CrosseIle-a-la-Crosse Friendship Center Sheena306-833-2313pren01@sasktel.net
La LocheLa Loche Friendship Center Leonard Montgrand306-822-2606leonardmontgrand@yahoo.ca
La RongeKikinahk Friendship Center Ron Woytowich306-425-2051kikinahk@kikinahk.com
LloydminsterLloydminster Native Friendship Center Bonnie Start306-825-6558execdirector@lnfc.org
Meadow LakeNorth West Friendship Center Gladys Joseph306-236-3766gladysmarlene.joseph@gmail.com
Prince AlbertIndian and Métis Friendship Center
of Prince Albert
Georgette Arcand306-764-3431paimfc.programs@sasktel.net
ReginaNewo Yotina Friendship Center Michael Parker306-525-5042michael@newoyotina.ca
SaskatoonSaskatoon Indian Métis Friendship Center Melanie StJust306-244-0174executiveassistant@simfc.ca
YorktonYorkton Friendship Center Darlene Langan306-782-2822ryderanton@hotmail.com

Quint Development Corporation (website)

Quint Program

Quint Saskatoon Contact

Saskatoon contact: Kristen Toms, 306-978-4041 X229, kristen@quintsaskatoon.ca

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Updated: 2019/06/29