Internal/External Posting
Anywhere in Ontario
August 17, 2021
Starting Salary:
$43,350-$49,870, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $56,370 [2021 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, comprehensive employer-paid health benefits, a 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, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).

The Role

The MNO Indigenous Diabetes Prevention Program aims to improve our current response to the issue of diabetes support and prevention throughout its communities by adding to the current strategy. This will increase the MNO’s ability to provide awareness, prevention, direct support and education across the province. The Diabetes Support Coach will work collaboratively with other MNO stakeholders to develop tools, provide client-based activities and engage is education/awareness activities to support better Diabetes outcomes for families. A personal, holistic, 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 increase the opportunity for people to mitigate the impacts of Diabetes in their lives and will create significant improvement to the quality of life for a greater number of Métis families affected by the disease.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the Diabetes program is delivered in the spirit and philosophy of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Statement of Prime Purpose
  • Create and implement a cultural, family-oriented client Diabetes Planning Program to support clients to better understand their needs and to develop and act on healthy choices
  • Work with cultural stakeholders and knowledge holders to find culturally resonant approaches to promote awareness/prevention and provide direct support and symptom mitigation to people affected by diabetes
  • Establish a referral network with expert Diabetes service providers in communities throughout the Province
  • Work with Healing and Wellness Managers to support opportunities to engage Métis people in healthy living/diabetes prevention activities and in activities to support them to plan to mitigate the symptoms of diabetes in their lives
  • Engage with clients to improve their ability to navigate and interact with the healthy care system independently
  • Support the Diabetes program to engage in literature reviews and research as directed by Healing and Wellness Managers
  • Develop a streamlined referral network for diabetes related issues
  • Support MNO Healing and Wellness Management as required in the spending/reporting of discretionary funding
  • Monitor outcomes of the program through reporting requirements
  • Participation in MNO Healing and Wellness training as needed/determined.
  • 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
  • Financial reporting specific to your program site and budget
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, and adhere to privacy legislation


  • Experience working with volunteers in a non-profit environment
  • 1 or more years’ experience in program development
  • Proficiency with computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Degree or diploma in social services preferred
  • Experience working directly with clients
  • Knowledge of the impacts of Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes
  • 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; 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.

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