The Sioux Lookout area of Canada is an incredibly remote region, with 400 kilometers of breathtaking landscape separating it from Thunder Bay and 95 kilometers separating it from Dryden. It’s not a location often talked about, but that’s exactly why SLAAMB is so important.
SLAAMB, an Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreement Holder (AHRDAH), serves 25 Indigenous Nations in the area. With 20 communities air-access only and five others accessible by road, the organization’s commitment to providing services to the area’s Aboriginal population is unparalleled. It was formed in 1991 and given the official designation as an AHRDAH in 1999 and has been living out their mission ever since.
Under their current agreement with Human Resources Skills Development Canada/Service Canada through the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS), SLAAMB is working towards a five-year term from October 1, 2010 to March 31, 2019. They have implemented a diverse board of representation for the region, which includes representatives from the five Aboriginal organizations, the local Native Women’s Group, the Local Indian Friendship Centre, and an elder. Together, they oversee a region of over 200,000 square kilometers and are making a positive impact on the surrounding communities.
SLAAMB understands how difficult it can be for people to access education and employment opportunities in such a remote area. However, they recognize the importance of ensuring that these resources are available. They are doing everything they can to bring meaningful opportunities to their communities and are determined to create positive change in their region.
SLAAMB is making a valuable contribution to the region, and they are helping to ensure that the area’s Aboriginal populations have access to the resources they need to succeed. Their dedication to breaking down the barriers to education and employment is making a real difference in the lives of those living in the Sioux Lookout area of Canada.