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Cultural Resource Coordinator

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Author pmnationtalk
Date September 25, 2023
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Native Women’s Association
Location Remote, ON
Category Community Development
Client Ontario Native Women’s Association
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Cultural Resource Coordinator

**Indigenous Women are encouraged to apply. First preference will be given to all qualified Indigenous applicants.**

Why make ONWA your career choice?

Make a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples by supporting and advocating for positive change. ONWA prides itself on providing all employees with a total rewards package that is generous and supports our workforce and their family members:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous paid vacation time
  • Paid time off at Christmas above paid vacation time
  • Additional paid stat and civic holidays
  • 35-hour work week
  • Comprehensive benefits program including health, paramedical, dental, vision, and EAP. All premiums are covered by the employer.
  • Healthcare Spending Account and Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Competitive Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid cultural/personal wellness days
  • Flexible scheduling to support work-life balance
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • Possible reimbursement on a portion of cell phone and internet expenses


At the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), we celebrate and honor the safety and healing of Indigenous Women and Girls as they take up their leadership roles in the family, community, provincially, nationally, and internationally for generations to come.


The Cultural Resource Coordinator (Indigenous Cultural Knowledge keeper) role is a key component in the delivery of the ONWA Community Development Programs and ensures a range of wholistic services are provided.

This position is responsible for providing education and training on cultural practices, teachings, ceremonies and traditions to children, youth, families, community members, staff, and other community service providers. The Cultural Resource Coordinator will build relationships to share with knowledge keepers and elders across the province to build inclusivity of cultural services across Ontario.


  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in Social Sciences, Indigenous Studies, Women’s Studies, Recreation or Health Sciences with a minimum 3-5 years work experience or combination of work and lived experience related to the role.
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting traditional ceremonies including protocol around sweat lodge, pipe, drum, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous cultures, traditions, ceremony and connecting Community Members to cultural practices that can be used in supporting Community Members.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience working in and with a gender-based lens/perspective.
  • Awareness of the recent, historical, and intergenerational trauma that Indigenous women and their families may have experienced.
  • Understanding of cultural trauma-informed care and wise practices in providing trauma-informed care.
  • A willingness to work flexible hours as needed to provide ongoing support and services to Community Members.
  • Ability to travel when required.
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous Languages is considered an asset.
  • Must be physically fit and able to carry out land-based activities and ceremonies
  • Knowledge of Indigenous, Metis and Inuit cultural and practices.
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
  • Valid G Class Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle with 2 million liability insurance and a clean drivers abstract.
  • A working cellular phone and internet access is required within this position
  • 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.
  • Current, valid vulnerable sector criminal records check. Valid 1st Aid/CPR.
  • ONWA is committed on implementing measures to protect its community members, staff, and other stakeholders from COVID-19. As a result, ONWA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Exemptions will be made for those with a valid medical exemption; proof of the exemption will be required.

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

If you would like to learn more about the job, please send us an email at 

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