Canadian Pre/Post Natal Nutrition Program Coordinator
Métis Nation of Ontario
Thunder Bay, ON

Internal/External Job Posting
Location: Thunder Bay
Indeterminate, Full-time Position
Closes January 22, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Posting: 012219-CPNP-TBAY

Applications must be submitted through the Métis Nation of Ontario Job Bo

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Healing & Wellness (H&W) Branch seeks a strong team player committed to quality service to provide a range of services as the Canadian Pre/Post Natal Nutrition Program (CPNP) Co-ordinator. This indeterminate, full-time position is based at the Thunder Bay office, with some travel throughout the region. Upon successful completion of the three-month probationary period, the successful candidate will be enrolled in the MNO Registered Retirement Plan and group benefits program.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Canadian Pre/Post Natal Nutrition Program Coordinator will:

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
  • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
  • Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
  • Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
  • The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative provisions governing the employment relationship between MNO and the employee
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements (CA)
  • Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
  • Attend the Annual General Assembly (MNO Policy 2.120)

Reporting to the Manager of Programs and Services, the duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assume the responsibilities of the day-to-day operations of the Thunder Bay CPNP site program and services
  • Understand “at risk” identifiers and assist prenatal mothers and children aged 0-6 months to provide them with healthy lifestyle goals
  • Offer appropriate support through advocacy, programming and resources to clients, as requested
  • Maintain client files for pertinent data collection while maintaining client confidentiality at all times
  • Develop and implement client and community based programming, as required
  • Maintain community relationships through networking
  • Participate in community-based and provincial-based committees as assigned by the H&W Branch Supervisor or Manager
  • Keep apprised of current events of the MNO
  • Participate in local committees pertinent to the program and approved by the program Supervisor
  • Develop network of clients, volunteers, Elders and Senators and co-ordinate their activities in accordance with a work plan
  • Perform administrative duties; use of standard office equipment
  • Participate in on-going professional development/training activities as resources permit (training typically takes place 3 or 4 times per year at various locations throughout the province)

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Complete Post-Secondary education in a related field and/or minimum 2 years’ experience in social support services to clients in an Aboriginal setting
  • Relevant background in Aboriginal health promotion, specifically Aboriginal Children’s Nutrition, Recreation and Social programs
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing community-based programs or projects
  • Experience working with volunteers and other stakeholders in a non-profit environment
  • Proficiency with computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint)
  • Successful candidate will provide and maintain a clean Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license


  • Knowledge of Métis Nation of Ontario culture, history and way of life
  • Knowledge of Métis Nation of Ontario programs and services
  • Well-developed administrative, organizational and communication skills in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work extended hours or on weekends as required
  • Availability and Ability to travel overnight, for periods up to 5 nights
  • Ability to lift 11.5 kg when required
  • Bilingualism would be considered an asset

The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $39,015.57 /year