Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
April 21, 2022
Starting Salary: $52,220 – $63,160, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $67,900 [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 Justice Community Support Specialist will be responsible for the provision of case management support for Indigenous persons involved in the criminal justice system, creating client-based healing plans, providing appropriate client referrals, meeting with relevant stakeholders to orient them to MNO’s services supports to the Métis community, providing relevant data about the current needs of Métis persons in the justice system.  One core element of work will be to assist Indigenous clients with follow-through for Gladue Reports and action plans.  This position reports to the Mental Wellness and Advocacy Manager.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide access to justice to Indigenous people by way of referral, service navigation and advocacy;
  • Create client-based healing plans;
  • Build awareness around Métis specific Gladue needs;
  • Attend weekly justice meetings and provide verbal updates on client files;
  • Provide case and file management by assisting Indigenous clients in following through with recommendations of their Gladue Report or Action Plan;
  • Respond to general enquiries about the Gladue Aftercare Program’s purpose, processes and procedures and/or any other information being requested;
  • Keep apprised of relevant legislation or policy changes in relation to the judicial and social services fields;
  • Collaboratively work with other members of the MNO Justice Services team to ensure holistic programming;
  • Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes;
  • Conduct outreach by liaising with external agencies as necessary, attending meetings, hosting presentations, public information sessions and events;
  • Maintain accurate records and reports on the client’s progress on restoration plans in accordance to PHIPPA standards as well as adherence to records management of youth involved in the Criminal Justice System (YJS Protocols); and
  • 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 Legal Studies, Social Work or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in providing direct justice services to clients in an Indigenous setting,
  • Knowledge of the legal system, programs, community supports and services available to the Indigenous communities throughout Ontario
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment including Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe and other software;
  • Knowledge of FIPPA, PHIPPA and PIPEDA legislation;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Superior organization skills and time/priority management;
  • Ability to work extended hours or on weekends as required;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license; and
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Ontario;
  • Demonstrated experience in a related 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
  • Experience and knowledge of Indigenous issues, specifically as it pertains to Métis people and the current legal system;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience in report writing;
  • 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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