Program details

What you will learn:

The Azhemiinigoziwin Program focuses on providing empowerment through five main components:

  1. Education (Gikino’amaadiwigamig)
  2. Culture (Anishinaabe bimaadiziwin)
  3. Language (Anishinaabemodaa)
  4. Wellness (Mino Ayaawin)
  5. Life Skills and Job Prep (Ozhiitaa’aa ji’anookit).

Those who haven’t completed high school will have the opportunity to work towards their OSSD, and those interested in pursuing college or university will have the opportunity to complete college prep courses.


Azhemiinigoziwin program graduates will graduate this program with a certificate of completion, First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, Mental Health First Aid, and other industry-recognized certificates.

Fort Frances Program

Start date: September 2022
Length: 9 months (Sept. to May)
Schedule: 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday
Cost: Free

Sioux Lookout Program

Start date: March 27, 2023
Length: 10-12 weeks
Schedule: 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday
Cost: Free

Who is eligible?

The Azhemiinigoziwin program is limited to 20 spots. Applicants must be Indigenous and 18 years of age or older to be eligible.

Learner supports

For learners that require assistance, SGEI may be able to provide extra support. Depending on your circumstances, SGEI may be able to provide paid learning opportunities, housing and/or childcare. Be sure to include your needs in your online application.

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If you are not selected for the Azhemiinigoziwin program, SGEI can provide you with referrals to other SGEI or community programming.

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