Healthy Choices Coordinator- Diabetes

Internal/External job posting
Indeterminate, Full-time position
Location: TBD 

Closes:     September 28, 2020 
Job Band: 3 

Salary: $38,700

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.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Healthy Choices Coordinator will at all times:

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
  • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at
  • Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct
  • Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information
  • The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative provisions governing the employment relationship between MNO and the employee
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements (CA)
  • Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
  • Attend the Annual General Assembly (MNO Policy 2.120)


Reporting to the Manager of Program Development, the duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Support the development of the project work plan.
  2. Engage in discussions with the Metis Nation communities to gather information to help develop impactful interventions/workshops that will be used to deliver and train Healing and Wellness front line employees.
  3. Engage in discussion with project partners (Health Canada and other organizations with relevant expertise such as Aboriginal Cancer Control Unit) to support knowledge building on this topic.
  4. Deliver targeted cannabis focused information sharing and healthy living workshops training to Healing and Wellness front line employees.
  5. Support front line employees delivering healthy living workshops in communities.
  6. Develop targeted messaging for article submissions for the Métis Voyageur.
  7. Attend meetings in Ontario as needed/determined.
  8. Participation in MNO Healing and Wellness training as needed/determined.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary education in a health promotion related field and/or minimum of 2 years’ experience in providing programs and services in an Indigenous setting
  • Relevant background in Métis focused and broader Indigenous social programs, health promotion, and recreation
  • Experience in organizing and implementing community based workshops, activities, and community events
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and delivering community-based programs or projects
  • Proficiency with computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Available to work flexible hours with ability to work extended hours or weekends when required
  • Available and willing to travel which may require overnight stays away from place of residence
  • Successful candidate will provide Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to obtain


  • Knowledge of Métis focused and broader Indigenous programs and services
  • Knowledge of chronic diseases and issues facing Indigenous populations
  • Well-developed administrative, organizational and communication skills in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift 11.5kg when required
  • Bilingualism would be considered an asset

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 and stay at remote locations 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.