• Addition of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake to the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) agreement
Feb 15, 2018

The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) is pleased to announce that on January 2, 2018, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake were integrated into the comprehensive agreement signed in 2010 by the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) as part of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS). This addition brings to 28 the number of communities that are party to the agreement.


May we remind you that the ASETS has two components: Employability administered by the First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec (FHHRDCQ) and the First Nations and Inuit Child Care Initiative (FNICCI) administered by the FNQLHSSC.


Rest assured that this change will have no impact on funding earmarked for the holders of sub-agreements (band councils and designated organizations) before March 31, 2018, since funds have already been granted to the Algonquins of Barriere Lake for the completion of activities foreseen during fiscal year 2017-2018.


Additional information


The purpose of the ASETS is to increase Aboriginal participation in the Canadian job market and ensure that First Nations, the Inuit and the Métis secure lasting and diversified employment. The FNICCI provides access to quality childcare services for the parents of Inuit and First Nations children who are entering the job market or following a training program.


For more information on the FNICCI, consult the Government of Canada website, or contact Nadine Rousselot, Early Childhood Services Manager at the FNQLHSSC, at 418-842-1540, ext. 2601.