Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
January 3, 2022
Starting Salary: $54,410 – $66,680, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $70,750 [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.

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.

The Role

The Senior Policy Analyst – Justice –will be responsible for leading proposal writing teams, coordinating and leading program design, making recommendations that guide how inter-Branch or organization-wide programs and services are structured, delivered and measured. Manages the most complex policy issues, dealing with abstract concepts and operationalizing them to secure funding, develop programming, or address political, economic, environmental, cultural, social or demographic needs and opportunities. One core element of work will include research and development to support and inform the development of MNO’s “Access to Justice” Strategy.  This will include review of historical materials, literature review, and other information gathering activities related to Métis people and justice.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development of positions, policies, proposals and programs based on political, economic, environmental, cultural, social, or demographic research and analysis and/or the evaluation of pilot projects
  • Utilize specialized knowledge to meet organizational demands, including the process of collection and analysis of data for annual reports, policies, procedures, systems design, and other data useful to identify needs and opportunities
  • Manage collaboration between policy analysts and others to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a position, policy or program
  • Collaborate with employees to facilitate successful implementation of new policies and programs
  • Manage projects that have a strategic impact and/or long-term timeline
  • Oversee the promotion, tracking, and measuring of compliance with policy or program changes
  • Proactively deal with highly political, confidential and sensitive issues, with tact and discretion
  • 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 a graduate level degree in a Public Policy Analysis, Humanities, Political Science, Public Administration, Mental Health and Addictions, or related field.
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous policy and research, key challenges, and programs
  • 3-5 years of experience in a policy analyst (or comparable) position
  • 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
  • 5-7 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Demonstrated ability to manage project budgets and project deliverables using project management software or other processes


Positions at the MNO may require the following:

  1. Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
  2. Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  3. A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver’s license, $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

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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