“Increase the number of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people working in the trades through improved access and opportunity to apprenticeship and long-term gainful employment.”


Improve the socio-economic well being of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people of Ontario through successful inclusion in the skilled trades.


Inclusion, Respect, Advocacy, Relevance, Awareness


Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) Holders, Workplace Partnerships, Training Institutes, Capacity Building, Governance.

Driving Force

To develop partnerships and tools that will facilitate, enhance and support the recruitment, retention and advancement of Aboriginal people in the skilled trades.


The purpose of the AABO is to ensure that the seven components of the Ontario-based Aboriginal Apprenticeship Strategy, as outlined below, are well articulated through a plan of action, which will have measurable and positive results throughout the province.