Full-time/Term (1-year contract)
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
March 28, 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, contract employees benefit from:

  • Optional pension plan,
  • 4% vacation pay,
  • 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 Housing Consultation Specialist is a 1-year contract position that reports to the Manager of Housing Development & Initiatives in the Housing & Infrastructure Branch.

The Housing Consultation Specialist will be accountable for implementing the Housing & Infrastructure engagement plans related to the Branches Housing Strategic Plan. The Housing Consultation Specialist is a motivated and energetic individual who is able to lead consultation and engagement activities related to MNO’s Housing Strategy, Housing Census, Major Infrastructure, and program assessment studies. Able to speak about and translate complex housing & Infrastructure issues into everyday language. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of communication & outreach strategies, coordinating and leading public engagement sessions with a variety of Métis citizen groups, and, produce summary reports of engagement results. Must be comfortable with both online and in-person engagements. This position requires frequent travel.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Utilize best practices in engagement to consult with Métis citizens from across Ontario on issues pertaining to Housing, Homelessness and Infrastructure.
  2. Organize all engagement related material, communications, and logistics for the lifecycle of the engagement
  3. Liaise with community councils, regional representation and internal MNO branches to deliver on key engagement goals
  4. Conduct program and project evaluation, using a variety of research and evaluation tools
  5. Respond to needs of internal and external clients as required
  6. Research practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies, practices or positions
  7. Research and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations
  8. Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of issues
  9. Collect engagement process data, analyze and write summary reports with appropriate graphic and text
  10. Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes
  11. Deal with confidential and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact and discretion
  12. 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
  • Completion of post-secondary education in Social Science, a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in consultation, outreach and engagement
  • Experience in research and report writing
  • Strong facilitation and strategic communication
  • 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 organization 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 in policy and program development and evaluation
  • 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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