Algonquin Nation - HRSD
6 Kateri Street, Timiskaming First Nation
Notre Dame du Nord, QC. J0Z 3B0



       
First Nations and Inuit
Labour Market Advisory Committee
Background                  
The Kativik Regional Government, Cree Regional Authority (CRA), the First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec (FNHRDCQ) and the Algonquin Nation Human Resource Development and Sustainable Development Corporation (AN-HRSD) jointly submitted a request to the Commission des Partenaires du Marché du Travail (CPMT) in September 2009 to establish a First Nation and Inuit Labour Market Advisory Committee. The CPMT approved the creation of the FNILMAC in February 2010.

This Advisory Committee is comprised of the four permanent members specified above who are agreement holders within the First Nation and Inuit Labour Market and of organizations invited to sit as associate members, including governmental and paragovernmental agencies who sit as observers.

These associate and observer members are invited by the permanent members of the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreement holders (AHRDA) to contribute to the Committee’s action plan.

The present associate members are: the Institut Tshakapesh (previously the Institut Culturel et Éducatif Montagnais – ICEM), the Steelworkers union affiliated with the FTQ, the Regroupement des Centres d’Amitié Autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ), Quebec Native Women’s Association (QNWA), the Association des employés du nord-québécois (AENQ teachers and support staff, members of the CSQ), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC), Comité sectoriel de main d’œuvre Économie Sociale Action Communautaire (CSMOESAC).

The present observer members are: the Ministère de l’Éducation des Sports et des Loisirs (MELS), Service Canada and the Secrétariat des Affaires Autochtones (SAA). The Commission des Partenaires du Marché du Travail (CPMT) also sits as an ex-officio observer member and manager of the Committee.

Basically, the four First Nation and Inuit agreement holders provide labour market programs and services to all First Nation and Inuit communities. Additionally, Quebec urban natives receive these same programs through the federal government’s Urban Strategies program which is the responsibility of the FNHRDCQ. The First Nation and Inuit communities also provide additional funding to serve their urban clients.