Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
May 1, 2023
Starting Salary: $52,220 – $59,520, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $67,900 [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 Commercial Tobacco Cessation Health Promotion Specialist will be responsible for the delivery of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Commercial Tobacco Cessation Program. The Health Promotion Specialist will report to the MNO’s Manager of Mental Health and Addictions. The role will include strategically planning, delivering, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Commercial Tobacco Cessation Program. Further, the position will collaborate and/or engage with programs or cultural experts in the development of cessation resources. Finally, the position will collaborate with and support the manager with programs/services design, budget formation, policy, and operating guidelines, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Utilize specialized knowledge to meet program, Branch, and organizational needs
  2. The Tobacco Cessation Specialist will use research-based and best practices information to develop health promotion material.
  3. Develop programs, policies, and proposals based on demographic, social, and economic research and analysis
  4. The Health Promotion Specialist is responsible for providing individual and group support for adult and youth audiences for tobacco cessation.
  5. Develop and deliver tobacco-related presentations to community members, stakeholders, and internal programs.
  6. Facilitate tobacco-related training, including cessation and electronic cigarettes to front-line workers and staff.
  7. Attend community events (i.e. health fairs) with program booth displays and offer educational resources and information.
  8. Oversee coordination and evaluation of educational events
  9. Oversee research, development, and design of educational materials and presentations using current research and statistical data.
  10. Liaise with local, community-based, and regional programs, agencies, and organizations to strengthen communications, and programming and to build new partnerships.
  11. Oversee the program’s communications strategy, which includes dissemination of program and tobacco-related news and education through the MNO’s website and social media platform via Facebook.
  12. Develop and maintain the annual work plan and program budget and review it on a quarterly basis. Prepare reports for funder(s) and liaise with referring sources when required.
  13. Keep current on new initiatives, and research in the related area of tobacco, and ensure all ages, community members, staff, etc., are aware.
  14. Maintain and ensure confidentiality at all times.
  15. Act within the guidelines of associated professional designations/standards
  16. Conduct program and project evaluation, using a variety of research and evaluation tools
  17. Respond to the needs of internal and external clients as required
  18. Research practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies, practices, or positions
  19. Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of issues
  20. Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes
  21. Deal with confidential and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact and discretion
  22. Other reasonable duties as may be assigned


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health related discipline
  • TEACH (Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health) certification
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Experience utilizing Motivational Interviewing techniques or equivalent coaching experience
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong project coordination, including the design and implementation of project work-plans
  • Superior organizational skills
  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience in a related field


  • Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous policy and research, key challenges, and programs
  • Previous 2 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality evidence and data-based reports and professional presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Previous experience dealing with confidential information

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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