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After delivering cultural support services and facilitating work placements for a Winnipeg Construction Association Training Project, First Nations entrepreneurs E.J. Fontaine and Eva Wilson-Fontaine identified a void in the market. In 2006, E.J. and Eva founded AMIK, Canada’s Original Indigenous Job Board. AMIK immediately filled a niche within the market, simplifying work placement between the country’s fastest growing labour force and employers.  

AMIK has since grown to become Canada’s #1 Leader in Indigenous Workforce Engagement & Training services. Through innovative strategies and customized solutions, AMIK continues to develop strong partnerships across the country, building a stronger Indigenous future – Today!

 

MISSION

AMIK™ is dedicated to enhancing the socio-economic participation of Canada’s Indigenous demographic through respectful collaboration.

 

VALUES

The foundation of our business is based on the 7 Sacred Teachings, which will continue to guide us into the future. 

  • Love
  • Wisdom
  • Truth
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Humility
  • Courage

 

GOALS

  1. Helping Canada’s Indigenous demographic access employment OPPORTUNITIES
  2. Helping Canada’s EMPLOYERS recruit and retain an Indigenous workforce
  3. Providing customized INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS and training to promote Canada’s Indigenous workforce

 

TEAM

 

E.J. Fontaine (Sagkeeng First Nation)

In 2003, E.J. Fontaine founded Anishinabek Consultants Inc. dedicated to promoting Indigenous socio-economic development through Business Development and HR initiatives. In 2006, E.J. and his wife Eva co-founded Canada’s first Indigenous job board - AMIK™. It immediately filled a void within the market, bridging the gap between Indigenous job seekers and employers using innovative solutions. 

  • 2011 U of M Asper School of Business, Aboriginal Business Leadership Award
  • 2012 U of M Faculty of Agriculture & Food Sciences, Certificate of Merit – Recognition of contributions to Manitoba’s Agricultural community
  • Board Member of Food Matters Manitoba
  • Board Member of the Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Council for the City of Winnipeg.
  • Certified Master Facilitator - Smart Work Ethics curriculum

 

Eva Wilson-Fontaine (Peguis First Nation)

As the Team Leader for ANISH Corporation, Eva Wilson-Fontaine has a long professional career working with Indigenous communities in social services and human resources. ANISH Corp. has become a valuable resource to survivors of the Indian Residential School system through the delivery of cultural awareness sessions and workshops on the effects and impacts caused by these events.

  • 2011 U of M Asper School of Business, Aboriginal Business Leadership Award
  • Former Trustee of the Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation
  • Former Co-Chair for the Women as Career Mentor Gala Dinner Event
  • Former Board Member of Ikwe Widdjiitiwin Women’s Shelter
  • Member of the Manitoba First Nation Wellness Advisory Committee
  • Certified Master Facilitator – Smart Work Ethics curriculum

 

Christie Spencer (Norway House First Nation)

I am the HR/Recruitment Specialist for AMIK and a proud First Nations woman from Norway House Cree Nation. AMIK is a 100% Aboriginal owned company that is focused on recruitment, retention, cultural sensitivity training and bringing opportunities to the people. In my role I lead the recruitment and retention process by screening and coaching job seekers who want to connect with some of Canada’s top employers. I pride myself on creating lasting connections with the people I work with by celebrating their success and offering guidance and coaching during challenging times.

Before joining AMIK I worked in the Financial Services industry for a Big Bank and some local Credit Unions. Starting at the bottom and working my way into Management allowed me to really understand the needs of the business and how to grow and develop a strong team.

When I’m not at work you can find me at some sporting event. I’m a proud hockey mom and believe in giving back to my community, which is why my husband and I volunteer our time to our local hockey association. We’ve been married for 10 years and have two amazing children, so we are always running. When I do find some time for myself I enjoy movie marathons and relaxing with a good book.


I’m truly passionate about all of the work I’ve done but have found working for and with my people to be the most rewarding. I look forward to many years of continued success in helping Indigenous people realize their gift, talents, skill and abilities.

HR/Recruitment & Retention and Smart Work Ethics Specialist

 

Katherine Francis (Long Plain First Nation)

I am the Team Assistant for Amik.ca. I am a proud member of Long Plain First Nation. I will be a key member of the Amik.ca team; I am the first point of contact and responsible for AMIK.CA’s overall administrative duties, website management, as well as communicating with Amik.ca customers and providing administrative support.

I gained my exceptional interpersonal skills working with clients every day. I love building and maintaining relationships and I am very outgoing, companionate and strive to go above and beyond to meet the needs of Amik’s clients. I am extremely excited to be a part of the AMIK team.

 

 If you would like to know about AMIK.CA’s services and advertising packages, or just need help navigating our website, please give Katherine a call. 

AMIK Team Assistant 

 

Sherman Kong

Business Development & Industry Engagement Manager

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