What is Enhanced Service Delivery?
Enhanced Service Delivery (ESD) is a new program within the Lac La Ronge Indian Band that consists of a continuum of services and programming aimed at increasing an Income Assistance client’s employability by addressing barriers to employment. ESD provides client supports specific to the individual client, within a service delivery case management model, to 18-24 year old Income Assistance clients living on reserve to prepare them for the workforce. ESD is delivered in conjunction with the First Nation Job Fund (FNJF) administered by Saskatchewan Indian Training Assessment Group (SITAG). Clients who are ready may transition to the FNJF for skills specific training or directly to employment.
ESD Personal Development Coaches provide individualized assessments and develop Mandatory Action Plans that will identify how a client plans to remove barriers to employment and develop the necessary skills and enter educational programs that lead to training and employment. (AANDC, 2014)
What other incentives does the Enhanced Service Delivery offer?
ESD will pay for childcare while attending training or workshops. A training allowance may be provided on top of the Income Assistance already received. ESD will be offering job readiness programming. ESD Supports The following are some possible services and programming that ESD may offer in order to increase their clients’ employability:
Literacy Courses • Budgeting • Work Skills Training • Safety Ticket Training • Driver’s Education • GED/ABE • Obtaining Identification Cards
Staff Contact Information:
La Ronge ESD Caseworker
Jackie McKenzie 306-425-2183 ext 248
GMB and Sucker River ESD Caseworker
Mary McKenzie 306-425-1750 ext 286
Stanley Mission ESD Caseworker
Nancy Mirasty 306-635-4686
Hall Lake and Little Red ESD Caseworker
Bill Dupre 306-982-2499