Location: Kenora, Ontario
Remote Work: Fixed (fully in-office role, no regular remote-work available)
Closes: November 7, 2022

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 program provides client services to those experiencing or at risk of family violence.  Those services include, referrals, advocacy, peer support and case management. The goal is to address and respond to existing and emerging healing and wellness concerns.  The Community Wellness Coordinator (CWC) provides participant based activities to address community health concerns and prevention and create awareness. CWC will also connect and share information with health and social service agencies.

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 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 Community Wellbeing Branch
  • All duties related to client case management
  • Providing participant base activities
  • Networking with community agencies


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Completed Post-Secondary education in the Social Services field is required
  • 2 years’ experience working in the social services field, is preferred

Mandatory qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge of Indigenous issues, specifically as it relates to Métis peoples is an asset
  • Bilingual an asset.
  • Proficiency with computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Zoom, Adobe) and other computer applications
  • Successful completion and maintenance of a Police Security Check for Vulnerable Persons
  • Willingness and ability to travel, at times extended stays in location other than place of residence
  • Strong working knowledge of MNO programs and services;
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate assertiveness, self-starter and being self-motivated;
  • Knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario governance, programs and services;
  • Effective communication and time management skills, ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deliverables within deadlines;
  • Successful completion and maintenance of a Police Security Check for Vulnerable Persons;
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain;
  • Ability to work extended hours or on weekends as required;
  • Willingness and ability to travel, at times extended stays in location other than place of residence;
  • Ability to lift 11.5 kg when required

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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