The Income Assistance and Employment & Training initiative program provides community-based support programming and Home to to Work training and adult upgrading opportunities for low-income families.
There are three activity areas for the on-reserve assistance programming:
- Income Assistance
- Pre-Employment Support
- Employment & Training
The expected outcomes include a reduction in the effect of child poverty and decreased barriers for parents/guardians to become or remain attached to the workforce.
The intent and overall purpose of the Income Assistance – Social Assistance Employment and Training initiative is to assist low-income families on-reserve in transitioning from Income Assistance to paid employment while addressing the root causes of child poverty.
Additionally, this initiative seeks to reduce the Income Assistance dependency of families with children and single parent families. Targeted investments through the various activity areas of IA will support the advancement of low-income families to contributing members of the labour market.