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Gladue Writer (Hybrid – T-Bay)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 3, 2023
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Native Women’s Association
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Category Community Services
Client Ontario Native Women’s Association
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Gladue Writer (Hybrid – T-Bay)

**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 Gladue Writer will ensure accountability of the program operation and deliverables.  They will coordinate and develop the services of the Gladue Program internally and externally that support Indigenous woman.  The Gladue Writer will further provide ongoing awareness of the Gladue Program and provide written reports for Indigenous women that identify systemic or historical factors to assist Indigenous Women before the courts and assist in identifying ways to address these.


  • Minimum diploma/degree in Law or Social Sciences, coupled with a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years working experience in a writing role for Indigenous Peoples.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years working experience within the justice sector.
  • Working experience in supporting and advocating for Indigenous Women and their families.
  • Solid understanding of the systemic barriers and historical factors Indigenous Women face.
  • Working knowledge of local culturally grounded supports and services available for Indigenous women.
  • Successful working experience influencing, changing, affecting, impacting law as it relates to Indigenous Women.
  • Proven ability to bring creative and progressive ideas to the table in support of Indigenous Women impacted by current law.
  • Self-motivated and confident in making sound decisions.
  • Exceptional written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, project management and time management skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Positive, collaborative, and team-oriented attitude.
  • Able to manage and prioritize many conflicting priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong connection to social service providers within the community that relate to this position.
  • Candidate must be willing to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
  • Capacity to solve problems and to see different perspectives.
  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of Not-For Profit Organizations
  • Proficient working knowledge of MS Office Software, internet, and general office equipment.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Reliable vehicle, appropriate vehicle insurance coverage and valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license.
  • Current, valid vulnerable sector criminal records check.  Valid 1st Aid/CPR.
  • Cellular phone and internet access are required within this position.
  • Must be willing and able to work 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.
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.
  • ONWA is committed to 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.

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