Healthy Choices Coordinator - Diabetes

Internal/External Job Posting
Indeterminate, Full-time
Location: anywhere in Ontario  
Closes: November 27,  2020 - 5 p.m.
Salary: $41,610.00- $44,520 per year based on experience

Branch-Specific Description:

The MNO Indigenous Diabetes Prevention Program proposes to improve our current response to the issue of diabetes support and prevention throughout its communities by adding to the current strategy. The new vision for MNO’s diabetes strategy will improve the implementation of both preventative and supportive activities.  This will increase the MNO’s ability to provide awareness and education across the province. The new provincial diabetes Coordinator will work collaboratively with other MNO stakeholders to develop a portable, easily accessible client-based program to address prevention of diabetes/healthy living and to help mitigate the effects of diabetes. A personal, wholistic, culturally relevant and pre-structured response program to diabetes will support a greater number of families to prevent the disease, understand the implications of diabetes in their families and to progress through the myriad levels of support more quickly and effectively.  This will create significant improvement to the quality of life for a greater number of Métis families affected by diabetes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with Manager of Program Development to create a client-driven diabetes program
  2. Support regional program coordinators to use the program
  3. Monitor outcomes of the program and report back 
  4. Meet regularly to determine gaps and develop efficiencies and resources to support MNO Healing and Wellness front line program employees to better provide diabetes support services
  5. Support MNO Healing and Wellness Management as required in the spending/reporting of discretionary funding
  6. Develop regional and provincial relationships to support and inform MNO to understand diabetes and improve response strategy ongoing
  7. Work with cultural stakeholders and knowledge holders to find culturally resonant approaches to promote awareness/prevention and provide direct support and symptom mitigation to people affected by diabetes
  8. Develop a streamlined referral network for diabetes related issues
  9. Work with Manager of Program Development and Diabetes Program Coordinators to engage youth in healthy living/diabetes prevention activities
  10. Engage in discussion with relevant expertise to support knowledge building on this topic
  11. Develop targeted messaging for article submissions for the Métis Voyageur
  12. Attend meetings in Ontario as needed/determined.
  13. Participation in MNO Healing and Wellness training as needed/determined
  14. Responsible for tracking daily/monthly purchases and completion of monthly financial purchase cards reports in accordance with internal processes. 
  15. Completion and submission of necessary MNO purchase orders to support work plan deliverables when required.

Branch-Specific Qualifications

Required formal education & training:

  1. Post-Secondary education in a Health promotion related field and/or  minimum of 2 yrs experience in providing programs and services in an Indigenous setting
  2.  Vulnerable Sector Check

Mandatory qualifications: 

  1. Relevant background in Métis focused and broader Indigenous health promotion, recreation and social programs
  2. Well-developed administrative, organizational and communication skills in order to meet deadlines
  3. Proficiency with computer programs
  4. Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision


  1. Knowledge of Métis focused and broader Indigenous programs and services
  2. Knowledge of chronic diseases and issues facing Indigenous populations
  3. Flexible work schedule with ability to work extended hours or week-ends as necessary
  4. Willingness and ability to travel

All positions at the MNO may require the following:

  1. Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
  2. Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  3. A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver’s licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
  4. Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  5. Ability to occasionally travel within Ontario for limited periods of time

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection. Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.