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ONWA is looking for passionate and committed individuals who have a keen interest in advocating and supporting Indigenous Women, combined with the necessary skills, experience and expertise needed to be successful in these roles. If you are interested please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence to onwa%23ca|hr to apply.

Qualified Indigenous Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted. A job description is available upon request. We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Family Home Visitor

Three (3) Full time positions in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Family Home Visitor (FHV) is a program provided to ensure that all Indigenous families and their children (prenatal to age 6) who need assistance with physical, emotional, mental, and social issues have access to effective consistent early intervention services. To provide the best opportunities for a healthy child development through home visiting, service coordination, parenting groups, cultural teaching, traditions and referrals.


Community Wellness Worker

Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy

Full time position in Kenora, Ontario

The primary responsibility of these community based workers are to develop, provide, facilitate and/or coordinate a variety of local programming relating to reducing or preventing family and community violence, including community based family violence awareness and prevention education campaigns or activities in local settings (i.e. schools) or at local community events (i.e. Pow-Wows and health fairs).  Implementing the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy at the local level in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles through culture based programming and healing.


Community Capacity Coordinator

(Thunder Bay Urban Aboriginal Advisory Committee)

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Under the direction of the Community Development Manager, the Community Capacity Co-ordinator will serve to facilitate open dialogue between the community of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay Urban Aboriginal Advisory Committee.  They will work collaboratively to implement the Thunder Bay UAAC Community Plan and the Strategic Plan for the community of Thunder Bay to address areas of need and interests related to Urban Indigenous issues. 

The Thunder Bay UAAC Community Capacity Coordinator will be responsible for providing co-ordination and overall support to the work of the Thunder Bay Urban Aboriginal Advisory Committee.


Community Development Manager

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Community Development Manager is responsible for the management of Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) programs and staff within the Community Development Department as assigned by the Director of Community Development and oversees the delivery of the assigned programs and services.

The Community Development Manager will lead, coach and support a group of employee’s within their program while ensuring ONWA’s vision, mandate, objectives and client deliverables are met.  This position will have an emphasis on human trafficking with a particular focus on Indigenous women.  The Community Development Manager will be required to build partnerships and work with a variety of people and communities in order to support and work with individuals impacted by human trafficking.  This program is provincial in scope and will require an individual who is innovative and motivated to develop partnerships with other key service organizations that have knowledge and experience working in the area of human trafficking for the successful delivery of this programming.  Strong communication and leadership skills are key to the success of this program.


Crisis Response Workers (3)

Aakodeewin (Courage for Change) Program

Three (3) Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Ontario Native Women’s Association is dedicated to ending violence against Indigenous Woman.

Under the direction of the Program Manager of Services, the Crisis Response Worker will provide 24/7 immediate response to women at risk of human trafficking or leaving a situation of trafficking, by providing immediate crisis response and stabilization with transportation to safe housing and access to supports as they require.  The Crisis Response Worker will liaise with police services and will ensure ongoing trauma informed, culturally based support are provided until the woman has safely transitioned to appropriate long term supports.

Crisis Response Workers will work one on one with at risk women and provide one on one counselling, cultural programming, referrals, advocacy and services.=


Human Resources Assistant

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager the Human Resources Assistant is responsible for supporting all portfolios throughout the ONWA.  The position acts as a liaison between the Human Resource Manager, Manager’s, Directors and employees ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of all queries. This role will also support our daily HR activities and assist with the day to day operations of the human resources functions and duties.   

The HR Assistant carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas including and not limited to recruitment and selection including the management of the ATS, departmental development, HRIS, employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organization development, employment, health and safety and executive administration.


Indigenous Victim and Family Liaison

Full time position in Kenora, Ontario

The goal of the Indigenous Victim and Family Liaison (AVFL) is to provide support and guidance to the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women. In addition, the AVFL will provide a full range of individual advocacy and support to Indigenous women who have been victimized and experienced various forms of abuse.


Marketing Coordinator

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Under the direction of the Communications Advisor, the Marketing Coordinator will work collaboratively, to develop, implement and maintain a provincial marketing, media and communication campaign. Campaigns may involve presentations, social media, print, mailing, or television advertisements and often, a combination of these.  The Marketing Co-ordinator will be the lead on ideas that align with the organization’s vision and make recommendations on how to bring these ideas to realization.

The Marketing Coordinator will develop relevant marketing strategies through data compilation to assist with bridging service gaps in all communities across the province. They will work with community partners to enhance the Talk4Healing program with the province by developing key marketing strategies and seek to educate the public on violence experienced by Indigenous Women at the forefront of these campaigns.


Nihdawin Family Support Worker

Contract position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Nihdawin Program advocates and supports Indigenous people 16 years of age or older who are or are at imminent risk of homelessness in the community of Thunder Bay.  Priority is given to Indigenous people who are at a greater risk of losing their children to the child welfare system and or who are at a greater risk of becoming in conflict with the law because of their homelessness.

The Nihdawin Program assists Indigenous people in these circumstances and supports their traditional roles within our culture. Nihdawin provides advocacy and support in the areas of housing; maintaining existing housing and finding affordable sustainable housing for Indigenous people, acting as advocates with Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, the court system, schools and medical services. Nihdawin recognizes the importance of providing wraparound supports and services to attend to the needs of Indigenous people as they strive for personal recovery, to maintain their families and live their best lives.


Youth in Transition Worker

Full time position in Sioux Lookout, Ontario

The goal of the Youth in Transition Worker (YITW) is to support youth in their successful transition out of the child welfare system into adulthood.  YITWs will help youth to develop and pursue their goals, and will support them to identify, access, and navigate adult service systems relevant to their specific needs.  The YITWs will also  support youth  to connect to existing supports and resources within their communities including, housing supports, education resources, employment services and training, life skills training (e.g. financial management, household management), health and mental health services, and legal services.




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