Internal Only
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
January 23, 2023
Starting Salary: $46,610 – $53,130, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $60,600 [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.

The Role

The prime objective of the Early Learning Education Support Advocate (ELCC ESA) is to support Ontario Métis children 0-6 and Métis community families by providing advocacy and navigation services for families seeking supports within the child care and education systems. The incumbents must be strong empathetic advocates to facilitate planning and help coordinate resource support for so they may reach their full potential and overcome barriers.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocate on behalf of Métis families in order to ensure access to the appropriate services for children so they may reach their full potential
  • Assist Métis families with navigating child care, Kindergarten and transition to Grade 1 within the service area
  • Assist with the promotion, outreach, networking and marketing of newly established services within the service area
  • Coordinate with the MNO Healing and Wellness staff, including MNO’s “fee for service” child and youth clinical team to provide optimum services
  • Coordinate and ensure services are delivered
  • Foster team work and co-operation among the ELCC ESA team and Healing and Wellness staff
  • Plan and coordinate logistics for meetings, training, and events (location, travel arrangements, etc.)
  • Prepare briefing notes to report on meetings and events attended
  • Maintain spreadsheets in order to provide statistics when needed
  • Use office software and hardware to communicate and collaborate with Métis Citizens, MNO staff, and other services as needed


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture.
  • R.E.C.E Designation
  • Good Standing in the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario organization and programs
  • Knowledge and ability to network and liaise with other Indigenous programs and services
  • Relevant experience in an advocacy role
  • Passionate about early years advocacy in a child care or education setting within an Indigenous lens
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program administration, budgeting/financial management, program planning, and coordinating
  • Strong case management skills and strong writing skills
  • Proficiency in keyboarding and computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint) and various databases
  • Experience with standard office equipment
  • Available to work flexible hours or weekends to coordinate with program requirements
  • A valid driver’s license (Full class “G”), access to a reliable vehicle and $2,000,000 liability insurance coverage
  • Successful completion and maintenance of a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check

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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