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  • To assist First Nation’s people living on reserve and within the geographical area of Western Cree Tribal Council prepare for, find and maintain employment in a manner that communicates respect for the culture as well as the economic and community development of First Nations people.

  • To ensure Western Cree Tribal Council’s First Nation members overcome employment barriers and achieve their career goals.


  • Each of the three First Nations that make up the Western Cree Tribal Council provide and give assistance to members in achieving the training, education or employment maintenance services they need to meet requirements for employment.

  • WCTC works closely with each Nation to provide assistance, advice, technical support in any way that will assist the communities to reach their goals and objectives identified at local level.

  • WCTC ISET monitors, reports, evaluates to ensure that the allocated funding is used for the outlined intended pursuit.


Under the ISET Program all agreement holders must provide the minimum level of service to all Aboriginal clients (SLCN, HLFN, & DFN to members on reserve. WCTC urban office provides services to off Reserve clients).

  • Members can receive information on services available by telephone or walk in (in-person) Monday to Friday.

  • In the event that the First Nation ISET Coordinator is not available the client will be able to make an appointment

  • Clients will have computer access for job search, resume writing, cover letters, etc.


  • Our employment counselling services will be delivered in a manner that conveys:

    • Respect for the dignity of each client,

    • Sensitivity to all First Nation cultural values,

    • Acknowledgement of background issues, especially those underlying discrimination,

    • Advocacy for our clients, especially those who are disadvantaged.



If you live on reserve, please go to your ISET office as they do have Application Forms of their own. This Application is for the urban office clients. The Urban Office, in Grande Prairie, serves clients who live off-reserve and live within the geographical boundaries of WCTC. When applying for funding, please contact the urban office as additional documentation is required depending on the funding requested.



WCTC Small Urban Office:

Linda Belcourt – ISET Program Director

Joanne Gontar – ISET Program Coordinator

The small urban office is located in Grande Prairie @ #109, 9824 - 97 Avenue

Phone:  (780) 532-3009

Fax:  (780) 532-3339

Office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Monday to Friday

Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation:

            Jennifer Sunshine – Lead ISET Program Technician            

        Office located at ISET Building

  Phone: (780) 524-5901 

Fax: (780) 524-2391

Office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Monday to Friday


Horse Lake First Nation:

 Katherine Horseman - Lead ISET Program Technician

     ISET office located at Band Office

Phone: (780) 356-3013    

Fax: (780) 345-2587

Office hours:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Monday to Friday

Duncan First Nation:

Vacant – Lead ISET Program Technician

    ISET office located in the JTM building

Phone: (780) 597-2224    

Fax: (780) 597-2226

Office hours:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Monday to Friday

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