We are getting set up for phase 2 of workshops from Feb to June.-Life Skills Team

The program will žprepare clients who are transitioning to employment, education or training to receive the necessary assessments for job readiness, obtain the soft skills, job coaching and supports. ž

The program will be using the Employment Readiness Scale (ERS) to collect baseline data. Using the compiled data; the Life Skills Program will assist by equipping the clients with employment readiness skills and support services.

Delivery methods will include community based classroom instruction, independent studies, computer-assisted/internet programs and /or one-to-one programming.

Target group:

  • persons who are in receipt of Ontario Works
  • persons who are in receipt of ODSP
  • persons with disabilities
  • young adults who are in protective care and transitioning from care
  • parents working to get their children back
  • any persons who required additional supports to become job ready


Member First Nations and Organizations


Life Skills is currently offering a 10 workshops to be delivered according to the needs of the community.  Please contact the Life Skills team to discuss dates, times and locations.

  • Getting to know You
  • Positive thinking
  • Managing Emotions & Self-esteem
  • Decision Making
  • Respecting Self & Others
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Financial Management (Budgeting)
  • Balancing the Force!


The Life Skills Program Eligibility

The Intake form is to be used by our partners and member communities.

At this time we can only accept referrals from our member communities.

Please use this form to refer participants to the program.

Intake Form – Life Skills


Life Skills Team

The current Life Skills Team provides workshops and seminars to suit your community interests. If you are interested in applying to the Life Skills program or have questions feel free to contact the Life Skills Team.

Certified Life Skills Coaches:


Advisory Committee

One Representative from each member First Nation

One Representative from each participating organization

Third Party Evaluator – Dr. Dorothy Riddle,CMC


The Kenora Chiefs Advisory and supports community-driven projects that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty.The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) administered the fund on behalf of the Ontario Government.

Community lead Pilot Project; funded by the Local Poverty Reduction Fund (LPRF) under the Indigenous stream of funding.



The Kenora Chiefs Advisory will support and evaluate their poverty reduction initiatives, create partnerships and build a body of evidence of programs that work for our community members. Ontario aims to harness innovative ideas from local, community-based approaches and establish new ways of tackling these issues; rooted in evidence. For further information refer to https://www.ontario.ca/page/local-poverty-reduction-fund


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