Location: Kenora, Ontario
Remote Work: Fixed (fully in-office role, no regular remote-work available)
Closes: January 9, 2023

Starting Salary: $46,610 – $53,130, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $60,600 [2022 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 Community Wellness Worker program supports holistic approaches to promote healthy living, safe communities and the prevention of family violence. The CWW program delivers a variety of client participant based services to individuals, families and children with the primary focus to address their health, healing and wellness concerns. Programming for people of all ages, to ensure culturally vibrant and safe way of life is achievable for everyone. The CWW Coordinators assist individuals to identify concerns and develop action plans to address goals, barriers and resolution.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

This position reports directly to the Supervisor of Community Wellbeing.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Community Wellness Coordinator will:

  • Ensure that Community Wellness Worker program is delivered in the spirit and philosophy of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Statement of Prime Purpose
  • Facilitate client services such as home visiting, service support assessments, referrals, developing a wellness plan, and attend consultations with client.
  • Coordinate traditional based activities which involve the specific use or development of traditional Métis knowledge, practices, teachings or services to achieve the objectives of the activity or event.
  • Provide education/informing/learning through organized, facilitated or coordinated activities. Participant based activities are group rather than individual activities that are open to a targeted group of people within the community or the community at large.
  • Provide education/information related to health and well-being and activities to reduce isolation.
  • Determining courses of action for client-driven needs.
  • Record client services in the Online Health and Access Tracking System (OHATS).
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, and adhere to privacy legislation
  • Perform Administrative duties, and other duties as instructed by the Program Supervisor
  • Financial reporting specific to your program site and budget
  • Reflect Métis cultural approaches as a part of the activities and services
  • Participate in on-going professional development activities as time and financial resources permit
  • Attend training and meetings outside Métis Nation of Ontario working hours
  • Fulfill all other responsibilities as determined by management of Healing and Wellness Branch


Mandatory qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in social services
  • 1 or more years’ experience in client case management
  • 1 or more years’ experience hosting workshops or activities for community
  • Proficiency with computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint)


  • Knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario and programs offered
  • Knowledge of Indigenous programs and services
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Well-developed administrative, organizational and communication skills in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to lift 11.5kg when required
  • Bilingualism would be considered an asset

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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