Expired on: Feb 16, 2024

Ogimaawabiitong is dedicated and committed to “Excellence in all that we do”.  The ethics, along with the Seven Teachings, speak to how the organization operates: in relation to interaction amongst clients, staff, members and other stake holders.  The Ogimaawabiitong code of ethics and teachings reflect in both decision-making and service delivery.

Do you want to work for a health care organization that changes people’s lives? One that not only cares deeply about clients, but also values that its employees are its greatest Gifts!

Examples of Support

  • Unique health services organization
  • Supportive management team and collaborative work environment
  • Family Culture
  • Innovative environment
  • Enriched job fulfilment
  • We offer a competitive compensation package, and exceptional opportunities for career growth
  • HOOPP Pension Plan with company contributions

Reporting to the Child and Youth Developmental Services Programme Manager, the Family Programming Facilitator will work with current NBSD and community-based staff to identify group programming that will meet the needs of the families served by NBDS. The delivery of programming will be done in partnership with community organizations to ensure it is culturally safe and done in consultation with community Elders and Knowledge Keepers. The delivery of family-focused programming will empower families of children and youth to support the work that is being done by NBDS staff

Position Title:                  Family Programming Facilitator

Department:                   Child and Youth “Niigaanning Bimaadiziwin” Developmental Services

Salary:                              Per Annum, after successful probationary period

Term:                                Full time

Location:                          Kenora—Firefly Location

Reports to:                      Child and Youth Developmental Services Programme Manager

Summary of Duties

  • Consult with 13 First Nation communities to identify needs for family-focused programming
  • Collaborate with community-based service providers to deliver programming that meets the needs of families
  • Promote services access where culture is reflected in care and where First Nations people are treated with respect, compassion, and cultural understanding
  • Assist to build cultural competency within the region and broader health, social, education, and other systems
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with KCA and Firefly staff
  • Build professional helping relationships with children, youth, and their families where appropriate in order to support them on a path of wellness
  • Facilitate access to Anishinaabe knowledge, traditions and cultural beliefs in the healing process when appropriate
  • Directly support youth and families to connect with traditional Knowledge Keepers, Healers and Elders for the purposes of accessing ceremony and any other cultural engagements
  • Network and develop partnerships with community resources both in KCA member First Nations and local urban centers such as Kenora
  • Ensure that all children and youth are connected to the right services based on their preferences and needs


  • Proven experience providing both individual and group support to children, youth, and families
  • Experience working with, coaching, engaging and/or supporting children and youth, with an emphasis on a strengths-based approach
  • Identify as a positive role model and committed to a lifestyle of wellness
  • Excellent skills in the following areas: interpersonal, computer, organization, networking, presentation and communication (written and oral)
  • Knowledge of the Anishinaabe culture and language and experience working with First Nations communities considered an asset


  • University degree or College diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (Psychology, Social Work/Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker) or the equivalent combination of lived and/or proven work experience
  • Eligible for membership in professional organization related to field of study, if applicable

Additional Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Must be willing to travel when required
  • Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Search

We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for our clients and within KCA.  Discover What’s Possible!

Please forward resume cover letter and 3 references by Friday February 16, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. to:

Human Resource Department

Kenora Chiefs Advisory

P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor

Kenora ON P9N 3X4

Fax: 807-467-2656

Email:  resume@kenorachiefs.org

*We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

** Traditional practices involve burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting

***In accordance with company policy, it is mandatory for all employees to either provide proof of their Covid vaccination or undergo Covid testing twice a week

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