MMIWG Commemorative Project Coordinator ID: 67152

Deadline Date: 2021/10/31

Location:  Thunder Bay

 The MMIWG Commemorative project coordinator will provide support to family and loved ones participating in the commemorative project and work to increase public awareness that honours the lives and legacies of MMIWG2S across the province.  This project will utilize Art Therapy techniques and principles to support the families and loved ones in this healing journey.

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
Start Date:
 $51-64K DOE
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion


  1. Coordinate, co-facilitate and report on all engagements related to MMIWG2S families and survivors this may include elder supports.
  2. Develop a project work plan that identifies all project activities; including budget, key deliverable dates, and regularly review to ensure timely completion.
  3. Carry out administrative activities associated with the position.
  4. Complete all deliverables identified in the contribution agreement.
  5. Draft correspondence and briefing notes related to the project as required.
  6. Develop and maintain an internal system of documentation for the project.
  7. Provide and connect families to trauma informed services in their communities including traditional services as needed
  8. Report to and collaborate with the ONWA Management team to successfully implement the program.
  9. Coordinate and share information with multiple stakeholders.
  10. Assist with set up and build capacity in site offices.
  11. Collect, compile, and analyze program and client data and prepare and submit reports, quarterly and as required.
  12. Work within a designated budget.
  13. Network and promote ONWA and the programs and adhere to professionalism at all times.
  14. Support, promote and encourage ONWA’s and the programs mandates and purposes.
  15. A willingness to learn about Indigenous culture and traditions.
  16. All other related tasks and duties as assigned.



  1. Culture – take personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness, and implementation of ONWA’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.
  2. Support and work towards the overall aims and objectives of the ONWA.
  3. Adhere to all policies and procedures. Carry out other tasks which may be necessary from time to time as required.



  1. Complete monthly reports (mileage, client list and monthly workplan) and submit to the Community Development Manager on or before due date.
  2. Complete quarterly reports on or before the requested due date.
  3. Complete reports to funders as required.
  4. Maintain accurate up to date client listing, case notes and client files.



  1. Representation on committees as required for the enhancement and benefit of ONWA’s programs.
  2. Network and promote ONWA and all ONWAs related programs.
  3. Adhere to professionalism at all times and maintain good communications.
  4. Maintain professionalism at all times.


  1. Post-secondary diploma/degree in Social Sciences, Indigenous Studies, Women’s Studies with a minimum three (3) years’ work experience in community service delivery in a project coordination role.
  2. Education and/or experience in art therapy or counselling would be considered an asset.
  3. Trained in Trauma Informed care and/or Grief & Loss or a combination of both.
  4. Excellent group facilitation skills
  5. A strong understanding of MMIWG2S, including knowledge about the MMIWG National Inquiry, the Calls for Justice and Violence Against Indigenous Women sectors.
  6. Understanding and knowledge on the importance of Elder protocols.
  7. Knowledge of Indigenous Culture, Traditions, and Indigenous Community
  8. Experience coordinating workshops, engagements and/or conferences
  9. Demonstrated administrative management and project management experiences.
  10. Excellent organizational and communication skills with demonstrated self-confidence and an ability to follow through on assigned duties independently within strict deadlines.
  11. Knowledge of Not-for-Profit organization program delivery.
  12. Solution oriented with proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  13. Knowledge of and relationships with other service agencies, ability to network and create/maintain these relationships.
  14. Experience with resource development and implementation.
  15. Strong time management skills with an ability to plan ahead to meet objectives in a timely manner.
  16. Working knowledge of MS Office Software, internet, and general office equipment.
  17. Valid G Class Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance.
  18. Valid current vulnerable sector criminal records check and, First Aid/CPR.
  19. A cellular phone and internet access is required.
  20. Must be willing and able to work a flexible working from home arrangement if required. This may include a combination of virtual remote work in your home and in office arrangements. This will be based on operational needs and will be determined by the ONWA.
  21. Ability/willingness to travel and to work flexible hours when and if required.
  22. Ability to speak an Indigenous language an asset.



  • Intercultural Competency Informed – Understands to incorporate a personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness, and implementation of ONWA’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.
  • Indigenous Gender-Based Analysis Informed – Understands to incorporate an intersectional approach to gender, race and discrimination and subsequent intergenerational impacts affecting Indigenous women and their families.
  • Trauma-Based Practice Informed – Understands to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to recognize and respond to all forms of trauma and the necessity of supporting Indigenous women in a culture of tradition and safety in her healing journey.
  • She is Wise Leadership Informed – Understands to incorporate the Four Agreements within daily responsibilities and combined with ONWA’s cultural teachings contribute to the empowerment and leadership of Indigenous women within their communities.

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not-for-profit organization that empowers and supports Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario.

ONWA encourages the participation of Indigenous women in the development of Federal, Provincial, Municipal/Local government policies that impact their lives and ensure issues affecting Indigenous women and their families are heard at key government tables.



ONWA is committed to providing services that strengthen communities and guarantees the preservation of Indigenous culture, identity, art, language, and heritage.  Ending violence against Indigenous women and their families and ensuring equal access to justice, education, health, environmental stewardship, and economic development, sits at the cornerstone of the organization.  ONWA insists on social and cultural well-being for all Indigenous women and their families, so that all women, regardless of tribal heritage may live their best lives.



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Indigenous Women are particularly encouraged to apply. 

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

As Indigenous leaders, ONWA is continuing full operations including hiring, while working from home, as supporting our community members is a priority.  ONWA is scheduling all interviews, providing all training, onboarding and orientation for new employees, through the use of virtual tools.  We will continue to accommodate remote and home based work arrangements in an effort to keep our ONWA employees healthy and safe.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Northwest Employment Works
Position Title:
 Employment Programs
Company Name:
 Confederation College
 1450 Nakina Drive
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
 P7C 4W1
 (807) 473-3829
Web Address:

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