Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Worker
Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
Thunder Bay, ON

Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program Worker


The Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program Worker is responsible for designing, developing, coordinating, facilitating, monitoring and evaluating healthy lifestyle programs based on community needs and interests with the intent to improve health status through increased physical fitness, improved cardiovascular health, smoking reduction, and improved nutritional knowledge and practices. The primary target group is the urban Indigenous community with specialized programming for Indigenous children, youth, women and seniors.


  • Preferred education in a Sports and Recreation related Degree / Diploma and or equivalent experience and certification (ie. Fitness Instructors Specialist Certification, etc.)
  • Must have a passion for, and be willing to role model, healthy lifestyle behaviours.
  • Knowledge about healthy lifestyle behaviours; specifically nutrition, healthy weight, and the benefits of living smoke-free.
  • Experience in program planning, development, implementation, data collection and evaluation; strong facilitation skills and experience presenting educational workshops and working with groups.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and the social reality that Indigenous youth, women, and seniors experience in urban settings; knowledge of an Indigenous language(s) will be considered an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, including database applications.
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision in a team-oriented setting; ability to problem solve and take initiative.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills.
  • Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekends.
  • Current First Aid / CPR and Safe Food Handling Certification.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and the use of a vehicle.
  • A clear criminal reference check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance will be a condition of employment.

Deadline Date: Friday, August 2, 2019

Salary: $41,000 per annum

Please submit cover letter and resume with three (3) references to:

Attention: Hiring Committee

Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre

401 N Cumberland Street Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4P7

Fax: 807-344-8945

See our website for more information: www.tbifc.ca/get-involved/

The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre is an equal opportunity employer.

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

Meegwetch to all who apply, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $41,000.00 /year