Our culturally sensitive, client-centred and holistic approach interaction focuses on identifying and finding solutions to employment and learning barriers. Nokee Kwe continues to expand to fill important gaps in the educational and training needs of both Native and Non Native men and women.

Nokee Kwe is managed by a community volunteer Board of Directors that is unique in its makeup in London, as the Board is fifty percent Native and fifty percent Non Native. The uniqueness of this structure allows the Board the luxury of drawing its membership from the distinct abilities of the First Nations Peoples while still ensuring representation from others that make up the larger community of Greater London.

Career Directions Program, provides personal and career management development to unemployed and underemployed individuals in a holistic and supportive environment. The Program is designed to provide participants with a renewed sense of control and confidence in their career search and in their personal lives.

Native Literacy Program provides Literacy Services to Native Learners in the London/Middlesex area. Through experience and an intensive and thorough overview and sense of the needs of Aboriginal Learners, the Native Literacy Program has come to understand how best to serve the literacy and numeracy need of Native Learners, especially those in an urban settings.


At NokeeKwe We are dedicated to creating, promoting and sustaining culturally sensitive environments, which encourage and support personal development and self-determination.


At NokeeKwe We want to be known as an organization that is a leader in the provision of holistic and comprehensive services to Indigenous and Non-Indigenous individuals, assisting them in making meaningful life choices.

Values & Beliefs

Our values and beliefs define how we act on a daily basis. They apply collectively and individually to our participants, volunteers and staff, and the way we relate to the community. Values and Beliefs at Nokee Kwe are based on the principles of nurturing the spirit, mind, emotion and body, manifested daily in our being.


Promoting respect and dignity for oneself, participants, volunteers and staff and the communities from which they come


The decisions, outcomes and results achieved by individuals and groups associated with Nokee Kwe are supported, led and directed by the community

Encouraging Choice

We support the exploration and discovery of options and self determination for all participants

Providing Quality Services

We foster and develop high standards to ensure that participants who are involved in programs at Nokee Kwe are receiving the best possible service by the recruitment and retention of the best employees in order to ensure an effective contribution to our mission

Outcome Focused

We care about the results of every action we take and try to ensure that individuals in all levels of the organization are meeting their personal needs as well as the organization’s goals

Board of Directors

Our family is growing . . .

Carmelita Tang


Adrean Angles

Vice President

Don McNabb


Andrew Ionata


Meghan Newman

Board Member

Quinn Read-Baxter

Board Member

Lori Kantymir

Board Member

Daniel Kennedy

Board Member

Lori Maddigan

Board Member

For more information on how to join our Board of Directors Click Here
If you’re interested in applying for the Board of Directors please download this pdf

Our Team

Get to know our team of career and education experts!!

Deborah Armstrong

Programs Director
Career Directions Program & Native Education Centre

Jake Martell

Literacy Coordinator

Paula Massiah

Job Developer
Career Directions Program

Crystal Boland

Employment Counsellor
Career Directions Program

Barb Powless

Finance Director
Career Directions Program
& Native Education Centre

Summer Thorp

Program Coordinator
+ Positive Voice

Tish Hihn

Volunteer Coordinator
Career Directions Program
& Native Education Centre

Jessica Papernick

Information Resource Co-ordinator
Career Directions Program

Please call Reception at 519-667-7088 to setup an Appointment with one of Our Team members, or to Volunteer call and ask for Tish Hihn.


To Our Sponsors
For Helping with Today

Smoke Signals
Caradoc Sands
TCI Marketing Firm
TriOS College
My Sister's Place
Sue's Solutions
Tippet Richardson
Westervelt College
Bud Gowan
Alliance Millwork
City of London
One Hour Signs
Express Employment Professionals
Family Karate Centres


Thank you to the many individuals and
companies who have helped us through the
years and are not mentioned here

First Nations Housing Co-op
     Samuel Left Hand
     B.Brian Bovan
     Oneida Employment and Training
John Howard Society of London and District
     Oneida Ontario Works
    Oneida Health Centre
     Ningwakwe Learning Press
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
     Brescia College
     Frontier College
     Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
LOVERS at Work
     Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre
     Oneida Nation of the Thames Human Services Department
Smoke Signals
Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians
     Quintin Warner
Rogers TV
     Duplicom Presentation Systems
     Delaware Electric
Ontario Works
     Rival Office Solutions Inc.
    Absolute Fire Protection of London
Fanshawe College
N'Amerind Friendship Centre
   University of Western Ontario
     Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities
North American Trade Schools
Southern First Nations Secretariat
     Southern Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Center
     WOTCH Community Mental Health Services
My Sister's Place
At^Lohsa Native Family Healing Services Inc.
     Brock University
Ontario Native Literacy Coalition
Four Winds Employment and Training Centre
Thames Valley District School Board
Literacy Link South Central
London Transit Commission
Better Business Bureau
Herb Snake
ReForest London
Link 2 Work