Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
Closes: February 5, 2024
Starting Salary: $53,260 – $60,710, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $69,260 [2023 Rates]

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary

Further, permanent employees benefit from:

  • Comprehensive employer-paid health benefits,
  • Pension plan,
  • 10 days’ vacation to start,
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
  • Early closures on long weekends,
  • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
  • Employee Assistance Plan, and
  • Telemedicine plan.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Advisor liaises and builds collaborative relationships with Metis Nation Ontario (MNO) Councils, child care providers and other external early learning and child care stakeholders to share MNO program information, cultural knowledge, provide professional development opportunities and develop relationships at a community level. The ELCC Advisor role requires a significant degree of independent decision making and judgement when applying standardized policies and processes. While there may be an administrative component to the role, it is limited to and focused on the supports needed to facilitate relationships and / or the completion of specialized work.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Act as a liaison on behalf of the MNO and the work of the MNO Education & Training Branch: early Learning and Child Care.
  • Plan and host sharing circles, promote MNO and ELCC program information, act as a liaison for ELCC, present culturally appropriate workshops.
  • Comply with and model MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct.
  • Manage relationships with key internal and external ELCC stakeholders to proactively and effectively share MNO information regarding Metis children and families, identify and solve issues, concerns and problems on a timely basis.
  • Complete administrative work that is limited to and focused on the supports needed to facilitate relationships and / or the completion of specialized work.
  • Deal with confidential and sensitive issues, with tact and discretion as required, elevating when necessary, and with awareness of the political landscape.
  • Prepare information and training materials for presentations and professional development.
  • Research practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies and processes.
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.

The incumbent is responsible for the following duties, as well as other duties as may be assigned by the Manager of ELCC:

  • complete assigned project tasks, monitor project progress and ensure deadlines are met
  • gather project statistics as directed, establish and maintain spreadsheets
  • provide input and oversight to the development of work plans and projects
  • professional and effective outreach and building of relationships with education stakeholders/partners
  • develop and deliver presentations and professional development at conferences, workshops and in communities to promote awareness of the Métis culture and education
  • plan and coordinate meetings and/or sharing circles with local MNO community councils, child care agencies and other ELCC stakeholders
  • help, assist and co-ordinate larger ELCC specific events, e.g. annual professional development conference
  • review early learning and child care initiatives and respond as needed to information requirements
  • prepare briefing notes, communications, presentations, and products to support managers
  • provide community MNO councils with ELCC specific guidance and support (i.e. Council Camp Funding and annual advisory meeting)
  • maintain an effective, confidential and accountable filing system
  • some travel throughout the province at times requiring stays at locations other than place of residence, and extended hours of work may be required


  • Knowledge of Metis Nation of Ontario governance structure, culture, history and way of life.
  • Knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years sector and current issues
  • A post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to effectively liaise with the ELCC team, MNO leadership, management, government and external child care organizations and agencies.
  • Strong project coordination, including the design and implementation of project work-plans
  • Superior organization skills and time/priority management
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and assess changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to assess situations and problem-solve independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; knowledge of MS SharePoint
  • Must be fully vaccinated (COVID-19) as per MNO vaccination policy and procedure
  • Previous 2 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role

All positions at the MNO may require the following:

  • Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
  • Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  • A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver’s licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
  • Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  • Ability to occasionally travel within Ontario for limited periods of time
  • Must meet vaccination requirements as set out in the MNO Vaccination Policy & Procedure


  • A post-secondary Diploma in early learning and child care, or related field
  • Registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators or accredited association in related field
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific policy and research, key challenges, and programs
  • Previous experience in a leadership role
  • Previous experience dealing with confidential information
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing relationships with a variety of internal / external stakeholders
  • Experience in writing high-quality reports, briefing notes and developing presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible when advising others in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced multi-issue environment, serving a wide range of varied internal and external interests.
  • Ability to deliver presentations on technical information in plain language to large and small groups with ease

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

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.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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