Nokee Kwe is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that delivers Employment, Training, Literacy and Transitional Services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adults and youth in the greater London area. Our mandate is to serve individuals experiencing unemployment, underemployment, employment maintenance challenges, or difficulties with career and life transitions. The suite of services offered has been designed to efficiently and effectively assist clients to identify and document their skills and career targets as well as set measurable goals which are both appropriate and attainable. The growth of the organization, to some extent, can be attributed to the staff’s ability to assess, motivate, guide, direct and support their clients throughout the assessment and learning cycle. A culturally sensitive, client-centered and holistic approach to client/staff interaction focuses on identifying and assisting to implement solutions to employment barriers.
Our Career Directions program serves job seekers through: personalized vocational assessments; career planning; labour market research; resume, cover letter and interview preparation; workshops to support job search and employability; access to employers; apprenticeship support; and Second Career application support. Employers are supported through: pre-screened candidates; job placements; access to apprenticeship incentives; and access to government training allowances.
Our Native Education Centre supports adult learners through: personalized educational assessments and training plans; the Literacy and Basic Skills Program; GED preparation and exam assistance; high school credits (OSSD); assistance with Aboriginal post-secondary educational planning and funding; and culturally relevant Aboriginal programming and cultural activities.
+Positive Voice is an innovative, award-winning program that supports the development of +positive narratives and +positive community connections by urban Indigenous women, 18 years and older, who are experiencing a transition to employment or education.
Program participants learn more about social and digital media, photography and writing positive narratives through hands-on experience and through interacting with guest speakers and artists. In addition, we hosted government representatives from the city, provincial and national levels.The content created by our participants is shared through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The entire process is participant driven and overseen by an advisory committee of Aboriginal women and community practitioners.
What People Are Saying
"Several London politicians have visited Positive Voice, and London New Democrat MP Irene Mathyssen has vowed to talk to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett about Positive Voice....“What it did for these folks I think is very important,” she said."
— London New Democrat MP Irene Mathyssen-London Free Press, Read More
"[Positive Voice] is a very positive program,” Jamieson says. “If it were to continue across North America, it would benefit a lot of women, not just by allowing them to share stories of struggles overcome, but also by helping them change the image of indigenous women in the media."
— Colleen Jamieson-Western Gazette, Read More
"It’s a really great exhibit. It’s very moving,” he said. “It’s an extremely intelligent and exciting way of presenting the world from these women’s points of view and people are really moved by the photographs and other materials they’ve produced."
— Sociology professor Jerry White-Western News, Read More