Internal/External Posting
Location: Midland
Closes: November 26, 2021
Starting Salary range: $43,350 to $49,870 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, 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 prime objective of the Project Coordinator is to work for the Métis Nation of Ontario to support the Métis Youth Culture Camp Program through assisting with the planning, coordinating and delivering of seasonal culture camps for Métis youth that will expand Métis youth understanding of traditional knowledge and languages, and to provide leadership skills training to help build resiliency. The programs will be delivered through land-based activities and provide culturally appropriate experiences to revitalize cultural knowledge and provide youth the tools to set them up for success, and be able to move forward on a path towards healing and reconciliation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
1. Effectively oversee the day-to-day project activities that support planning, coordinating and delivering Youth Cultural Camps
2. Complete assigned project tasks, monitor project progress and ensure milestones and deadlines are adhered to
3. Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and in communities related to Youth Cultural Camps when directed
4. Plan and coordinate logistics related to the delivery of Youth Cultural Camps (location, travel arrangements, etc.)
5. Conduct outreach and engage, develop and maintain relationships with Youth Cultural Camp partners and stakeholders as required
6. Develop camp programming that promotes Métis culture and way of life
7. Develop and deliver camp leadership programming that builds resiliency in Métis youth
8. Develop and maintain a tracking system for equipment and supplies
9. Assist with new proposal and project development, implementation, coordination and evaluation
10. Collaboratively work with MNO staff, MNO leadership, MNO Citizens, potential industry and government partners, and MNO contractors on Youth Cultural Camp project initiatives
11. Assist in the coordination and processing of financial administrative and operational procedures (i.e. purchase orders, expense claims, bill back submissions and purchase card reconciliation)
12. Assist with preparing project reports and submissions to funders as required
13. Report back on meetings and events attended (briefing notes)
14. Gather project statistics as directed, establish and maintain spreadsheets
15. Provide input and oversight to the development of work plans and projects
16. Assist with the development of outreach and marketing material for program delivery
17. Maintain an effective, confidential and accountable filing system
18. Fulfill all other responsibilities as directed
19. Valid driver’s license and availability to travel throughout the province.


  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field, and/or a minimum of three years of progressive, related experience in project coordination
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in program delivery and reporting, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic/experience requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of the history, culture, traditions and way of life of Metis in Ontario and throughout the Metis Homeland.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, development, implementation, delivery and management of innovative and engaging educational cultural workshops, activities, presentations, programs or other events that focus on Metis culture and way of life (i.e. harvesting, decorative arts, etc.)Experience working with Metis Youth, Elders, Senators and Knowledge Holders in the development and delivery of cultural and way of life programs.
  • Experience procuring the necessary supplies, equipment, and resources to facilitate cultural and way of life activities that are delivered through land based activities, workshops and presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of tact and discretion
    Strong knowledge and application of Microsoft Office, Excel, and various databases
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems and situations and take appropriate action
    Work effectively both independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to work flexible/varied or extended hours when required
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Availability to travel throughout the province


• Bilingualism
• Speaking or experience with the Michif Language

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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