Our Culture

Why choose ONWA?

 

ONWA prides itself on representing the community members in which we serve.  We give first priority and look to hire Indigenous Women who can fulfill our roles and responsibilities successfully and carry our vision forward.  We are an inclusive work environment and an equal opportunity employer.  We are proud to say over 75% of our workforce are Indigenous Women.

Our work environment is a family and we offer many positions ranging from administrative, front line services, middle management and senior management roles.  We work with employees who have the desire to succeed and grow with the organization and we promote internal advancement.

We work hard to ensure all of our recruitment processes reflect our values while guiding us to decisions that best fit the roles we are hiring to. We look for and want people who have a passion for what they do, and who genuinely care to support Indigenous Women and their families.

What can you expect?

  1. We use an applicant tracking system that ensures transparency and keeps our interested candidates informed throughout the entire recruitment process.  As an interested candidate, you will use this from the moment you apply.

  2. We review all applicants to ensure we are choosing the best fit possible and we keep you informed along the way.

  3. We set up interviews with a selected panel that supports the role (s) we are hiring to.  We want to ensure a good fit for both us as well as you. 

  4. We speak with references to help us make an informed decision on choosing the right person for the role.

  5. We ask for a vulnerable sector search to ensure the ongoing safety of our community members and program delivery.

 

What do we offer?

 

ONWA prides itself on providing all employees’ a total rewards package that is generous and supports our workforce and their family members.  ONWA recognizes the importance of family, therefore we offer:

 

  • A thirty five (35) hour work week

  • Flexible scheduling to support work life balance as we know, how precious time with your family is.

  • Ongoing professional development so you can give the best version of yourself to our community members.  ONWA truly supports and invests in the development of all employee’s for succession planning.

  • Cultural/Personal Wellness time so you can look after you and be your best self.  Self- care is vital to ensure we provide the best services possible to all community members.

  • Generous vacation packages to take time to enjoy with yourself and/or your loved ones.

  • Paid sick time for those times when you are not feeling well or need to take a family member to an appointment.

  • Paid time to celebrate holidays including National Aboriginal Day.

  • A comprehensive benefits program that includes health care, dental care, vision care, an employee assistance program, long term disability for you and your immediate family members that is covered for by the ONWA.

  • A pension plan to support you and your future retirement goals

  • Competitive salaries which we consistently review to ensure current market value in an effort to attract and retain our workforce

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