In North Central Regina there are over 50 Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) working to provide the necessary supports to various clients from all walks of life. There is also an array of employment and training centres currently operating, some with a specific focus on dealing with an Aboriginal clientele base.
Given the existing market, there is no need to “re-invent the wheel” when it comes to programming and service delivery, though a distinct requirement for a new level of service does emerge. That is the requirement for Aboriginal Communities to be linked directly to those existing NGOs, CBOs and Employment and Training networks. This is precisely what the Wicehtowak Work Force Development Program does.
Our goal is to link our clientele base to every employment opportunity that becomes available and even to create those employment opportunities for them through new partnerships and arrangements. This will be achieved through strong relationships with government, industry and other labour market services providers.