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Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre Annual Report 2012


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Table of Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................. 1 A Year in Review ...................................................................................................... 1 Meet the LMDC Team............................................................................................. 2 2010-2011 Activities................................................................................................ 3 Aboriginal Skills and Employment Strategy (ASETS) Results ......................... 3 FNHRDCQ Urban Strategy Results ...................................................................5 Skills and Partnership Fund (SPF) Results ....................................................... 7 Professional Training .................................................................................. 8 Academic Refresher .................................................................................... 8 General Development Test (GDT) Preparation .......................................... 8 First Nation Regional Adult Education Centre................................................. 8 Labour Market Information Implementation Strategy .................................... 9 LMI Steering Committee ............................................................................ 9 Final Evaluation Report ............................................................................. 10 LMI Analysis Results – Brain Storming Session ....................................... 10 Local Programming Step-by-Step Transition Program .................................................................... 11 Summer Student Employment ........................................................................ 11 Basic Entrepreneurship Workshops ................................................................ 12 How to be a Successful Student ....................................................................... 12 General Education Development (GED) ......................................................... 13 GED Graduation ........................................................................................ 13 LMDC Presentations LMI Presentation to FNHRDCQ General Assembly........................................ 13 Université Rural Québécois – Presentation and Tour..................................... 13 HR Restigouche Development Day ................................................................. 13 Professional Training Eastern Shores School Board........................................................................... 14 First AID/CPR ................................................................................................. 14 Construction Safety.......................................................................................... 14 CCQ Orientation .............................................................................................. 15 Other Services Documentation Centre..................................................................................... 15 Community Access Centre ............................................................................... 15 Funding Core Funding ................................................................................................... 16 Funding Partners ............................................................................................. 17 Conclusion ................................................... ........................................................ 19


Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre Annual Report 2012 The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre (LMDC) has been operating since the signing of the first agreement between Human Resources Development Canada and the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador in 1996. The Employment and Training agreements are managed by the First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec (FNHRDCQ), consisting of 22 Local First Nations Centres servicing 29 communities, as well as four Urban Service Centres located in Montreal, Quebec, Val d’Or and Sept-Iles.

Mi’gmaq Development Council (LMDCouncil). Its members are appointed by the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government and consist of two community members, two elected members of council, and three Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Staff members; 1 from Education, one from Social Assistance and one from Finance. The Chief serves as Chairperson. The LMDC is pleased to present its annual report for the fiscal period 2011-2012 to the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government and to the community of Listuguj, as approved by the LMDCouncil.

The LMDC is governed by a board of directors, referred to as the Listuguj

A Year in Review With the signing of the new Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) in October 2010, the 2011-2012 fiscal year represents the first full year of the agreement which ends March 31, 2015. The ASETS agreement has proven to be challenging to say the least. The three priorities of the agreement include: Supporting Demand-Driven Skills Development; Fostering Partnerships with Private Sector and Government; and Placing Emphasis on Accountability and Results. The impact of the emphasis placed on accountability and results has been

considerable. Staff have had retraining, to ensure the recording and monitoring of all services and interventions according to the increased demands outlined in the ASETS agreement. Additionally, the extensive financial reporting requirements have increased the workload of staff responsible for financial reporting. As part of staff retraining, consultant Josette Boudreau was contracted to deliver training to LMDC’s front line staff on career and employment counseling, and to review the Client intake process.

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Meet the LMDC Team The LMDC saw quite a few changes this past year with Career Counsellor Bella Moffat’s planned leave of absence. Myrna Isaac left her role as Support Counsellor to assume the Career Counsellor duties. In doing so the LMDC had a huge role to fill. Interviews were held and Anna Isaac was the successful candidate for Interim Support Counsellor. Client Services were improved through restructuring. In addition to Career Counselling and Client Support Services, aspects of employment counselling were centralized through the creation of the position of an Employment Counsellor. Jennifer LaBillois-Metallic was transferred to this position. Her role is to provide assistance, offer counselling and give information to Clients on all aspects of securing employment and job retention as administered by LMDC's programming, policies and procedures. She also provides information on LMDC's job creation programs to potential employers/sponsors and processes the funding applications. In addition, due to funding restraints, the position of Professional Training Coordinator was eliminated. The responsibilities of the Professional Training Coordinator were added to the position of Support Counsellor. The Team at the LMDC consists of nine full time staff members and one project based staff. The positions and team members are: Sheila Brisk – Data Entry/Research Clerk Christie Caplin-Isaac – Administrative Clerk David Caplin Jr. – Custodian Tina Girvan – Communications Technician/Instructor Jeanette Henry – Receptionist Anna Isaac – Interim Support Counsellor Myrna Isaac – Interim Career Counsellor Jennifer LaBillois-Metallic – Employment Counsellor Cathy Martin – Workshop/Course Facilitator/Instructor Lorna Sook – Director With the planned leave of absence of Cathy Martin, Don Patrick Martin, specialist in communications was contracted to complete the Step-by-Step Transition (Block 3) Workshops.

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2011-2012 Activities Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) Results With change came improvements to the Aboriginal Labour Market Adaptation Support System (ALMASS), allowing the LMDC to capture services provided for Client Support and Guidance interventions. It is important to note that recording of these interventions began in May 2012, representing approximately 92% of to total interventions and results. During the 2011-2012 fiscal year, 194 Clients participated in 331 measures: Training and Employment (Funded Measures) o Professional Training – 70 o Academic Upgrading – 80 o Employee Training – 12 o Job Creation – 18 o Self Employment Assistance – 2 Support and Guidance: o Labour Market Information – 5 o Professional Resources – 144 Results indicate that 140 Training and Employment measures were completed, eight were incomplete, one was cancelled and 33 were in progress at March 31st, 2012. Further results for Training and Employment indicate that, 41 Clients are employed, 84 are not employed, 17 returned to school, five are self-employed, one is unspecified and 1 is inactive.

Participation in Funded Measures Professional Training

Academic Upgrading

Employee Training

Job Creation

Self Employment Assistance 10%

1%

7% 38%

44%

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Results - Funded Measures Completed

Incomplete

In Progress

Cancelled

1% 18% 4%

77%

Results - Funded Measures cont'd Employed

Not Employed

Self-Employed

Other

Returned to School

3% 1% 12%

28%

56%

Additionally, results indicate that 143 Support and Guidance interventions were completed, one was cancelled and five were in progress at March 31, 2012. Further results for Support and Guidance indicate that, 12 Clients are employed, 45 are not employed, five returned to school and one is self-employed. Secondary results for 80 of the 143 completed interventions were not recorded.

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Support and Guidance Results Completed

In Progress

Cancelled

3%1%

96%

Support and Guidance Results cont'd Employed

Not Employed

Returned To School

Self-Employed

2% 8%

19%

71%

FNHRDCQ Urban Strategy Results As approved by the LMDCouncil, a total of 12 Listuguj Mi’gmaq were sponsored by the FNHRDCQ Urban Strategy, participating in 14 Employment and Training measures; Labour Market Information (1), Professional Resources (1), Professional Training (7), Academic Upgrading (2) and Job Creation (3).

Results indicate that seven were completed and seven were in progress. Further results indicate that one Client is not employed, three are employed, one returned to school, one result is missing and one not recorded.

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Participation in Measures - Urban Labour Market Information

Professional Resources

Professional Training

Academic Upgrading

Job Creation 7%

7%

22% 14% 50%

Results - Urban Completed

50%

In Progress

50%

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Results - Urban cont'd Not Employed

Employed

17%

Returned to School

Missing

16%

17%

50%

Skills and Partnership Fund (SPF) Results The Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat’s (MMS) proposal to HRSDC’s Skills and Partnership Fund for the Mi’gmaq Wind Power Partnership (MWP2) initiative was successful. It is through this initiative that the MMS/LMDC partnership agreement was established. The LMDC is responsible for administering the student support component of the project, including the allocation of allowances, student intake and follow-up, as well as results tracking. During the period from January to March 2012, 29 Clients participated in 30 interventions, which include 23 interventions in the areas of Labour Market Information and Professional Resources (Career/Employment Counselling). Professional Training accounts for seven, all of which were in progress as of March 31, 2012.

Participation in Measures - SPF Labour Market Information

Professional Resources

Professional Training

23%

20%

57%

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Additionally, three more Listuguj Mi’gmaq participated in Professional Training through the MWP2 initiative. Funding partners for these Clients included the Centre Locale d’Emploi (CLE) and Consortium for Aboriginal Training in Construction in Quebec (CATCQ).

Professional Training The Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) for Linesmen started on October 24, 2011 and registered four participants, of which all are scheduled to graduate in April 2012.

The DVS for Heavy Equipment Operators started on January 23, 2012 and registered six and are expected to graduate in November.

Academic Refresher An academic refresher was held from February 22 to March 30, 2012. This included 3.5 weeks of mathematics with a focus on trigonometry for the construction

trades and two weeks of life skills training, which included First Aid/CPR certification for all attendees.

General Development Text (GDT) Preparation In order to meet the requirements for admission in the vocational training programs related to employment opportunities in wind power energy, a five day preparation session was delivered to ensure the success of those who were scheduled to write the GDT. A total of 10 clients participated in the sessions and all were successful.

First Nations Regional Adult Education Centre

In October 2006, at the First Nations Socioeconomic Forum in Mashteuiatsh, the Quebec Minister of Education announced its commitment for the creation of two Regional First Nations Adult Education Centers. In early October, the community of Listuguj submitted a tender to the First Nation Provisional School Council in Adult Education, in partnership with the community of Kahnawake. The official announcement of the chosen communities took place on November 2, 2011 in Montreal, during a meeting of the FNHRDCQ. Essentially, what the partnership means, is that there is one centre with two campuses. Listuguj and Kahnawake look forward to implementing new approaches and concepts that will help in the research, program development, and incorporation of First Nation history, culture 8|Page


and language components. The aim is also to provide quality student support services to assist members in achieving their goals. Additionally, the centers are regional, which means the doors will be open to all First Nations members in Quebec. What does this mean for Listuguj? First and foremost, it means quality education for our adult members. The Adult Education Centre is designed for First Nations. Students will not only have the opportunity to complete academic requirements, such as Math, English, Science, etc., but they will have available the opportunity to learn more about our culture, our history and our language. In addition to the teaching staff of the centre, resources will be made available to students for guidance and support, helping them along the way, ensuring their success, which in turn will offer them many more opportunities. On November 22, 2011, the LMDC held a community luncheon to announcement the opening of the Centre in September 2013. The community was assured that they would be kept up to date on this program. In attendance was also Chief Councilor Dean Vicaire who congratulated the LMDC team on the hard work accomplished in producing the tender document submission.

Labour Market Information (LMI) Implementation Strategy In the fall of 2009, the FNHRDCQ signed an agreement with the Government of Canada under the Aboriginal Skills & Training Strategic Investment Fund (ASTSIF) to establish the LMDC as the pilot site for the Labour LMI Implementation Strategy. The objectives were to develop and implement Labour Market Job placement services in Listuguj through partnerships with Service Canada, Emploi Quebec and the FNHRDCQ. The tools

developed from this project are implemented into the daily workings of the organization and shared amongst the 29 Local First Nation Centres in Quebec. The funding agreement ended March 31, 2011 having realized its goals in improving the quality of services to First Nation clientele. The LMI tools developed to assist front-line staff in their counselling of clients has been well received and implemented.

LMI Steering Committee One of the many activities realized in this project was the creation of an LMI Steering Committee with local and regional representatives. Creating partnerships with government agencies, regional bodies and local representatives has enabled the LMDC to learn about program and funding opportunities that are available outside of our community. The committee members were all 9 | Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre – Annual Report 2012


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very keen to assist our organization in realizing employment integration for our clients. It was made up of a diversity of cultures in our region working together to achieve a common goal.

Final Evaluation Report The purpose of the outcomes-based evaluation of the Labour Market Information Implementation Strategy was to assist the senior management of the LMDC in determining whether and how the program achieved results that address the objectives of the LMI Implementation Strategy.

While LMI has existed in many forms over the years, the above-noted group of stakeholders has only become aware of these tools and how they can benefit their respective roles/areas. Continued promotion of LMI will ensure this tool enters the common language and standard use of each stakeholder group.

The following are the recommendations that were outlined from the LMI Evaluation:

With respect to different elements of the LMI Implementation Strategy, recommendations are more issue-specific including: ALMASS/ACCESS database, training, sensitization and promotions, job placement, and ASTSIF Project Funding. Details on these recommendations can be found at www.lmdc.ca.

Maintenance of the promotion of the use and benefits of LMI is highly recommended. The three main stakeholders groups: clients; front-line workers and decision-makers will continue to benefit from continued training and promotion of LMI.

LMI Analysis Results – Brain Storming Session On January 19, 2012, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre, in responding to recommendations from an analysis of the Listuguj labour force, held a one day brainstorming session with community resources and relevant stakeholders to share their ideas, suggestions and comments. Stakeholders included former clients, front-line workers, staff, decision makers, Chief and Council, Board of Directors and external stakeholders. From this session, a report was completed by Tanya Barnaby and Victoria LaBillois-

Mitchell. The report compiled and analyzed the brainstorming attendees’ input into recommendations on how future LMDC programming should be customized on how to best address the specific needs of the Listuguj labour force. Full details of the report can be found at www.lmdc.ca. The LMDC is currently working on identifying the necessary funds for continued consultation with focus groups, as well as the development and implementation of a program specific to the target groups identified in the LMI Analysis Report.

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Local Programming Step-by-Step Transitions Program The Step-by-Step Program registered 14 Clients in the fall of 2010. Of those registered nine successfully completed the program in June 2011, three withdrew (one to attend college), one was required to withdraw and one ended by mutual agreement. Of the nine who completed the program, five returned to school, one was employed and three were not employed. The graduates of the SBS Program were Cass Barnaby, Leha Jacques, Chantal Gideon, Gaetane Larocque, Nicholas Jay Martin, Tawnie Martin, Miranda Mitchell-Caggiano and James Sloan. On June 28, 2011, the inaugural Step-byStep Sponsorship Appreciation Luncheon was held at LMDC as a means of giving thanks to the many sponsors that made the program possible. “Thank you” gifts were distributed and the program participants served a meal that they prepared at the Listuguj Elder’s Lodge under the supervision of Eli Isaac, a professional chef. Sponsors included the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat, CHRQ Radio, Building Blocks Day Care, Restigouche Family Services, Yves Poirier Enterprises, GMRC, Wal-Mart, the Listuguj Police Department, Tim Hortons, the Used Book Store and Zellers. In the fall of 2011, five Clients registered for the Step-by-Step Program.

Summer Student Employment Each year the LMDC submits proposals to Canada Summer Jobs to access monies to hire student workers. For the summer 2011, the LMDC was successful in attaining sponsorship for one position. Travis Wysote was hired by the LMDC as a Summer Student Job Coach. His duties were to set up a “Job Services Office” that would assist high school student job seekers. Travis participated in training courses with the front-line staff on job search techniques and LMI. He reached out to the students by promoting his services at the local high school. He developed promotions that were posted in and around the community and created announcements for the local radio station. Finally, he offered workshops to the students on resume writing, interview skills and the use of online support programs. 11 | Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre – Annual Report 2012


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Through the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government’s Summer Student Employment Program, Felicia Caggiano-Mitchell was offered a work placement with the LMDC to assist with researching small business workshops for high school students. Both workers were great assets to the LMDC team and to Listuguj youth that sought out their services.

Basic Entrepreneurship Workshops The Basic Entrepreneur Workshops consist of two days of presentations and exercises to help participants gain a better understanding of the basic requirements for starting up a business. The workshop, held at LMDC, covers fundamental business concepts and provides a solid foundation for the development of entrepreneurial traits and skills. Topics included: characteristics of an entrepreneur, types of

businesses, marketing, pricing, basic banking, overview of a business plan and available sources for funding. Upon completion of the workshop, participants were awarded certificates, thus having met the criteria for future LMDC funding in that domain. Additionally the SBS students of 2010 each participated in the program and obtained certificates.

How to Be a Successful Student The “How to Be a Successful Student Workshop” is designed to equip those who wish to pursue post-secondary education with the soft skills needed to be successful. It incorporates strategies for living away from home, including budgeting, financial wellness, report writing, stress

management, study skills, learning styles assessments, time management, job prospects and labour market information. Personality exploration and getting along with others was also explored. A session was held from August 8 to 12, 2011 with 11 students in attendance.

General Education Development (GED) Academic upgrading was offered during the spring of 2011. Eight participants attended a twoweek refresher to prepare to write or re-write their GED tests. This refresher was offered despite the phasing out of GED support funding.

GED Graduation On June 9, 2011 the LMDC celebrated the success of the GED graduates with their friends and families. Graduates were Talbert Condo, Thomas Germain, Rodney Isaac, Tamara Jacques and Roland Vicaire Jr.

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LMDC Presentations LMI Presentation to FNHRDCQ General Assembly In June of 2011, a final report presentation was provided to the 29 representatives of the FNHRDCQ during the quarterly general assembly. Also in attendance were Service Canada representatives. Rico Levesque of R2 Management and LMDC’s Jennifer LaBillois-Metallic provided a Power Point presentation on all the topics realized by the LMI Implementation project. Additionally, each member was provided with all the material realized for LMI.

Université Rural Québécois – LMDC presentation and Tour Since 1997, the Rural University of Quebec (URQ) has contributed to the development and promotion of activities and projects that are accomplished in rural areas of Quebec. The bi-annual event is open to 350 development workers, policy makers, researchers and elected officials in rural areas of Quebec and other countries, eager to contribute their thoughts and knowledge on sustainable development strategy in rural communities. For 2011, the URQ was held in the Chaleur Bay region from September 12 to 16, 2011. The LMDC and the Listuguj-Pointe-à-la

Croix Harmony Project were selected to present their programming to the attendees. The LMDC provided an overview of the LMDC’s history and a review of the programs and services realized over the past 15 years. Afterwards, a tour of the training centre was provided. Over 50 resource people attended the presentation and the tour. Attendees commented that they were not aware programs like this existed, but were very glad to have been there to learn about the great work that we are accomplishing.

HR Restigouche Development Day On October 17, 2011, the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick and Enterprise Restigouche presented the first HR Professional Development Day entitled “Leading Your Organizational Future”. The LMDC was invited to speak at this event to the 100-plus attendees from New Brunswick and the Gaspé Peninsula. LMDC’s Employment Counsellor Jennifer LaBillois-Metallic and entrepreneur Victoria LaBillois-Mitchell presented “Aboriginal Inclusion” as a means to grow new markets and improve relations with employers and customers. They also shared how the LMDC can help their businesses master Aboriginal diversity and its business case to take full advantage of the Mi’gmaq labour pool. 13 | Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre – Annual Report 2012


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Professional Training Eastern Shores School Board The LMDC assisted in the coordination of the Carpentry, Health Assistant and Nursing, and Home Care Assistance Programs delivered by the Eastern Shores School Board.

The Health Assistance and Nursing Program started on September 7, 2010 and registered 19 students, of which nine are expected to graduate in April, 2012. Of those, three are Listuguj Mi’gmaq. The Carpentry program started on January 24, 2011 and registered 14 students of which three quit, four were dismissed and seven are expected to graduate in April 2012. Of the seven potential graduates, four are Listuguj Mi’gmaq. The Home Care Assistance Program started on January 5, 2011 and registered 14 students of which five quit, two were dismissed and seven graduated on March 1, 2012. Of the seven graduates, two are Listuguj Mi’gmaq.

First Aid/CPR Several First Aid/CPR courses were held over the year. The two day training sessions, which are designed to comply with both federal and provincial occupational health and safety legislation, covered a variety of topics, including cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, prevention of disease transmission and CPR level A. The session held on June 27 & 28, 2011 registered 12 students, of which 11 completed the training. The second session held on September 22 & 23, 2011 registered 11 students and all completed the training.

Construction Safety The ASP Construction Safety Course is held periodically at LMDC, depending upon demand and funding availability. It is a 30-hour course that is mandatory for employment in the 14 | P a g e


construction industry with all employers who are registered with the CCQ in Quebec. It is designed to provide participants with the technical knowledge that is required to identify the risks and hazards in the workplace and take the appropriate steps to avoid and/or eliminate them. The course consists of 20 modules and covers the regulatory requirements of the Safety Code for Construction. One session was held from July 18-21, 2011, in which 23 students both registered and completed the training.

Commission de la Construction du Québec (CCQ) Orientation A one day CCQ information sessions were held on November 10, 2011 for qualified workers who have out-of-province work hours in their respective trade. Gail Whalen from CCQ was on hand to explain and assist with the process of obtaining recognition of these hours.

Other Services Documentation Centre The Documentation Centre is a collection of reference material on post secondary institutes, personal & professional development materials and business management information. The Documentation Centre is accessible to community members.

Community Access Centre In the fall of 2001, LMDC became part of the Community Access Program which is a Government of Canada initiative, administered by Industry Canada. The Listuguj Community Access Centre aims to provide access to the Internet and skills needed to use it effectively, giving the community access to the electronic information highway. Madison Vicaire was employed by CIPA, from September 6, 2011 to March 30, 2012 and Lloyd Sailor Jacques was employed by SADC Baie-Des-Chareurs from January 9 to March 10, 2012, to assist community members in using the Internet, email and related software applications. The Access Centre is located in the documentation centre which allows for use of the computers during regular business hours.

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Funding Core Funding Listuguj was allocated a total of $723,269 by the FHNRDCQ through agreements signed with HRSDC and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Additionally $30,105 was carried over from the 2010/2011 fiscal year and $977 was earned in interest for a total of $754,351. These funds were allocated as follows: Administration of Measures Professional Resources Professional Training General Academic Upgrading Employee Training Job Creation Initiatives Self Employment Assistance Total

105,579 397,228 133,970 29,174 20,752 59,288 8,360 754,351

Distribution of Funds Administration of Measures

Professional Resources

Professional Training

General Academic Upgrading

Employee Training

Job Creation Initiatives

Self Employment Assistance 4%

3%

1% 8%

14%

18% 52%

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Funding Partners The LMDC has been fortunate to have several funding partners, which is necessary to realize programs such as Step-by-Step, Apprenticeship Assistance and MWP2 Training Initiatives. Major funding partners include the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, CATCQ and MMS. Other funding partners include Réseau des SADC du Quebec, Centre Local d’Emploi, FNHRDCQ Urban Strategy and Service Canada. The LMDC also generates revenue from classroom rentals, which is used for building maintenance. Other revenue and expenditures were as follows: Revenues 2010-2011 Carry Over CATCQ Centre Local d'Emploi Classroom Rental FNHRDCQ Urban Strategy Listuguj Mi'mag Government Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat Other Réseau des SADC du Quebec Service Canada TD Bank - Interest

Expenditures Administration Building Operations & Maintenance GED Preparation Program Apprenticeship Assistance MWP2 Training Initiatives Step-by-Step Programs Summer Student Program Deferred to 2012-2013

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33,741 36,786 9,000 78,274 16,235 81,938 24,577 1,377 4,546 2,912 457 289,843

1,403 52,643 9,892 34,882 24,577 73,631 2,912 89,903 289,843


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Other/Interest/ SC/SADC 3%

Other Revenue 2010-2011 Carry Over 12%

Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat 8%

CATCQ 13%

Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government 28%

Centre Local d'Emploi 3% Classroom Rental 27%

FNHRDCQ Urban Strategy 6%

Distribution of Other Revenue Administration 1%

Deferred to 2012-2013 31%

Apprenticeship Assistance 12% Building Operations & Maintenance 18% GED Preparation Program 3%

Summer Student Employment 1% Step-by-Step Programs 25%

MWP2 Training Initiatives 9%

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Conclusion Excerpt from the FNHRDCQ 2011-2012 Annual Report: “When one considers the number of reports required by HRSDC and Service Canada during the year, the amount of new and precise information to be provided, the number of modifications to be brought to the documents provided, the number of actions, and decisions to be explained and justified, in short, the continuous increase in workload related to accountability; one has to wonder if there is any limit to what the federal government will demand in return for the funds granted under the ASETS. But even worse: the Department’s latitude in interpreting the requirements of the agreement along the way, also seems to be unlimited. It is like an ever-changing bottomless pit. It must be stated that the mission of the Front-line workers is to promote personal fulfillment through work, and does not consist of applying themselves to endless bureaucratic exercises. The impact of the new accountability measures is particularly severe in the local and urban service points, where the lack of human resources continues to lead to the difficult, if not, impossible choice of either providing quality services or fulfilling administrative obligations. The irony is that the better you become at being accountable, the harder it becomes to obtain good results.” With the support and encouragement from the LMDCouncil Board of Directors, LMG Chief and Council and the community of Listuguj, the LMDCentre Team continues to persevere despite Canada’s unjustified demands. Through hard work and dedication to Listuguj community members, the Team at LMDC has been relentless at adhering to the demands of the ASETS requirements, all the while maintaining and improving quality services provided to Listugujewaq for Building Mi’gmaq Resources.

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