Kagita Mikam became embodied in 1991 as an Area Management Board, under the Pathways to Success Strategy. This partnership, for the provision of employment and training services to Aboriginal people, took place on a nationwide basis between Canada Employment and Immigration and Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The relationship has remained intact through transition years, and, in April 1999, the now named Human Resource Development Canada and the First Nations, Inuit and Metis people signed Protocol Accords. These accords are the stepping stones for the signing on a regional basis of Aboriginal Human Resource Development Agreements. These agreements are funded, as this partnership evolves, by Federal funds and the agreements are for five-year intervals. At present, Kagita Mikam extends employment and training services to all eligible Aboriginal peoples within our catchment area. The catchment area is west from Oshawa and east to Ottawa.