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Apatisiiwin Skills Development

Apatisiiwin Skills Development exists to support the people of Eeyou Istchee; to aid individuals in their job search by preparing them through skills development, job readiness programs, training, and special projects to ensure the success of our clients. Our greatest asset is the community we serve, and their success stories are ASD’s success stories.

Funding & Support Initiatives

OUR Programs


We understand that the youth of Eeyou Istchee are the future. Because of this, we aim to support youth through innovative programs designed to help them develop the life skills and work experience necessary to enter the labour market.

Capacity Building

Our Capacity Building Programs have one goal in mind – to help you develop the skills you need to follow your dreams! These programs help our clients by providing support to our Post-Secondary Students, as well as employed individuals looking to increase their capacity through training programs.

Workforce Development

A strong economy relies on a healthy workforce. Our Workforce Development Programs are designed to allow our clients to create employment opportunities and develop new and innovative approaches to building a stronger private sector in Eeyou Istchee.

Deadline for program applications: June 3, 2024

This is the deadline to apply during the current program period. The next deadline will occur on August 5th, 2024.  

Please note that the Cree Bursary Program is subject to different application periods.

Latest News & Events


Success Stories: Cree Bursary

Apatisiiwin Skills Development is committed to breaking down barriers to education for JBNQA beneficiaries by providing crucial financial assistance through the Cree Bursary program.  This program awards a ...

Updated Program Forms

We are pleased to announce the release of our NEW Programs Forms! As part of our continuing effort to reduce our paper usage, we have ...

Program Application Deadlines

Although we accept applications for most programs throughout the entire year, there are some important dates our clients and partners need to know. ASDAC Meetings:The ...