Strategic Partnership Program (SPP)


  • To enhance labour market partnership development activity
  • To support skills development of employment projects
  • To address labour market shortages and emerging employment sectors
  • To address conferences and workshops focusing on employment and training.

Eligible Clients

  • Métis clients whether unemployed, under-employed and/or clients whose employment is at risk due to labour market changes, insufficient employment skills or certification.

Eligible Delivery Agents

  • Métis Community Councils wanting to develop capacity while enhancing employment opportunity, skills knowledge and partnership for Métis people
  • Business, organizations (non-profit/profit), public health, public organizations, educational institutions, located in Ontario.
  • Organizations and/or businesses, either profit or not-for-profit, that will hire MNO clients upon successful completion of a specific training program.
  • Organizations and/or business, either profit or not for profit partnering to implement specific employment and training to raise the employability of MNO clients.
  • Organizations and/or businesses coordinating the development of partnerships leading to increased employment opportunities for MNOET clients.
  • Organizations and/or businesses developing workshops specific to employment and training needs for eligible clients.
  • Organizations and/or businesses developing conferences specific to employment and training needs for eligible clients.


  • Training must relate directly to employment goals and must meet the needs of the client and the labour market demands of the industry.
  • Sponsor/Employer must submit a project proposal and budget indentifying all costs and work plan.
  • Clients must access training through the MNO intake and assessment process.
  • Training costs will correspond to funding availability and must demonstrate cost effectiveness. This may include tuition, textbooks and related supplies, special equipment where necessary, lab/exam and certification fees, transportation and childcare expenses, and allowances according to the negotiated financial assistance policies.
  • Project may be eligible for coordination and oversight staffing costs (wages, MERC, rent, etc.).
  • Capital assets may be eligible expenses.


  • Maximum length of training is 1 year (52 weeks)


  • CRF

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