Internal/External posting
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Closes: October 15, 2021
Starting Salary range: $68,290 to $78,500, per year based on experience.

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, 15 days vacation to start, annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January, 15 paid public and employer holidays, early closures on long weekends, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).

The Role

The MNO Healing and Wellness Branch Manager of Mental Health and Addictions reports to the Director and plays a central role in ensuring the health, healing and wellness objectives are achieved. The branch sets out to strengthen, increase scope and expand access to MNO Healing and Wellness programs and services including mental health and addiction supports. It also leads Métis specific research, evaluation and knowledge translation and achieves results through relationship building and effective policy development.

The Manager of Mental Health and Addictions is responsible for all aspects of MNO’s Mental Health program, including developing and implementing annual work plan, reporting, and financial management functions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

All management staff are responsible for:
The expected output of their functional oversight
The health and safety of the workplace
The mitigation of risk to the organization
The integrity of the organization

The incumbent is responsible for the following items, as well as other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director of Healing and Wellness:

Program Management
Develop and implement all aspects of annual program/project work plans. There are three primary agreements:
MNO’s Mental Health program funded through AHWS;
MNO’s agreement with Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care regarding community engagement on Mental Health and Addictions; and
MNO’s agreements with Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services for mental health related training)
As a budget holder, manage program budgets and produce regular financial and activity reports to the Director and to funding partners.
Be the primary point of contact for MNO mental health partnerships.
Oversee the scheduling of all tele-mental health clinics and consultations.
Work closely with the MNO Healing and Wellness management team to:
develop plans and coordinate training for front-line community workers;
develop Métis culture-based program tools and resources; and
participate in evaluation, and other program related activities;
Monitor program services gathered through MNO’s Online Health Access Tracking System (O-HATS) and other reporting mechanisms.
Ongoing communication and liaison with MNO’s external partners.
Develop new collaborations and partnerships as required.
Oversee the work of external consultants as required.

Policy/Program Development
As part of the MNO’s management team, contribute to MNO’s inter-disciplinary policy and research initiatives
Participate in the work of the Urban Aboriginal Health Table (UAHT) established with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and, more specifically
Lead MNO’s policy development and community engagement for the purpose of informing Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.
Work with MNO’s partners in the UAHT – namely the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) and Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) on mental health and addictions issues.
Contribute to the development and implementation of MNO’s Mental Wellness Strategy
Prepare professional and other reports, briefing notes and presentations as required.
Prepare and present PowerPoint and other presentations, for different audiences

Research, Knowledge Translation and Evaluation
Work with the Director and senior management team to implement needs assessments and program evaluation activities
Provide advice and participate in MNO’s research initiatives, as these relate to mental health and wellness

Administrative/Operational Duties
Monitor and approve program expenses in a timely and accurate fashion
Prepare purchase orders and other forms for Director approval
Provide bi-weekly reports to Director and to the management team


• Strong desire to act in the service of Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
• Significant knowledge of Métis and/or Indigenous policy issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge
• A post-secondary degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in provision of the field of mental health and addictions.
• A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
• Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal
• Highly detail-oriented
• Elevated levels of problem-solving and analytical skills
• Exceptional project coordination, time management and organizational skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of self awareness
• Demonstrated ability to balance completion of own work with that of the team, superior organization skills and time/priority-management
• Demonstrated ability to motivate a team to accomplish objectives
• Demonstrated ability to solve conflicts and to manage challenging situations
• Basic understanding of applicable employment law legislation Demonstrated ability in program development and evaluation
• Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment
• 3-5 years experience in a similar/comparable role or 3-5 years experience in the Branch with demonstrated growth and potential to fulfill the role
• Clinical experience in the provision of direct or indirect MHA services.
• Experience in employee life cycle activities: recruitment, training, coaching for performance, discipline, and termination
• Experience in conflict management
• Experience designing and implementing project work plans

1. Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
2. Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification and background check
3. A reliable vehicle, driver’s licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record?
4. Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
5. Ability to occasionally travel within Ontario for limited periods of time
6. MNO Employees may be required to disclose their COVID 19 Vaccination Status

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.

At this time, all MNO employees are required to disclose their COVID vaccination status, and, if not fully vaccinated, undergo regular testing at their cost.

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