Women’s Leadership Coordinator

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Women’s Leadership Coordinator

The Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a regional resource to 31 First Nations Communities. The Approaches to Community Wellbeing provides expertise, support, services, and programming in public health to the region. The program also supports communities in the development, implementation, and monitoring of their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing. The Raising our Children section of the model includes Family Health, Youth Development, and Building Healthy Relationships. The Iikwew Mashkowziiwin project (Women’s Strength) aims to restore Indigenous women to leadership roles, strengthen Indigenous women’s capacity through training programs designed to promote awareness of oppressive practices, restore family balance, reduce family violence, educate on gender-based violence, colonial violence, and lateral violence, and promote healthy relationships.

The Women’s Leadership Coordinator will work with the Building Healthy Relationships team of Raising our Children to provide expertise around engaging women, developing women’s leadership programming, and building community capacity around leadership.

The Women’s Leadership Coordinator is directly accountable to the Raising our Children Manager.

This is a term position until March 31, 2024.

This position will be based in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

The annual salary range for this position is $57,869 to $70,454 based upon 1,820 hours/year.

Who can apply:
Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1) CHRA)


  • Diploma in social work or health related field, or a combination of education and work experience suitable to the employer
  • Two years work experience and/or education in a health/mental health area in Indigenous communities
  • Experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in Indigenous health issues and issues facing women and gender diverse people, including understanding of appropriate engagement methods
  • Must have knowledge of, and sensitivity to, traditions, culture, and government health policies and regulations as they apply to First Nations
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, i.e. Listening, oral and written English skills, public speaking, making, and delivering presentations
  • Ability to apply adult learning principles to effectively educate
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work well independently and within a team
  • Must have excellent keyboarding skills, able to perform word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and use of other office equipment
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Ability to speak fluently in one of the Sioux Lookout Zone First Nations dialects is an asset.
  • Applicants should note that proof of COVID-19 immunizations is a condition of employment within SLFNHA.


  • Provide support in engaging women to the Raising our Children team and to community health care and social service providers
  • Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and quarterly reporting of the Raising our Children work plan
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of education materials related to the Iikwew Mashkowziiwin project
  • Provide support to health promotion activities for Raising our Children
  • Provide orientation on the SLFNHA’s Approaches to Community Wellbeing and Raising our Children Team to community health care and social service providers to develop program awareness, and facilitate continued learning opportunities for community workers around promoting and supporting women’s leadership
  • Establish and maintain a close working relationships with community health and social services staff to inform program development, support community goals around women’s leadership, and build leadership capacity
  • Conduct environmental scan to determine community needs and existing programs related to women’s leadership
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate women’s leadership programs and community based initiatives
  • Develop and deliver an education program designed to increase the understanding of traditional and contemporary women’s leadership
  • Build leadership capacity of women and community workers through:
    • Developing and providing resources on the promotion of women’s leadership
    • Acting as a mentor for women in leadership and those aspiring to leadership roles
    • Providing training
    • Conducting workshops
    • Facilitating the development of a network of women in leadership and those aspiring to leadership roles
  • Advocate for clients and communities to enhance health determinants specific to women
  • Actively participate on committees and other working groups as a representative for SLFNHA
  • Perform other duties for the SLFNHA as directed

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To apply for this job email your details to human.resources@slfnha.com

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