Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in exploring a career with Ka Ni Kanichihk.

Program Helper – Heart Medicine Lodge

About the Role

In this role, you will be responsible for the support and assisting with the coordination, delivery of the Heart Medicine Lodge program. Heart Medicine Lodge is an essential and unique Indigenous-led program that provides culturally-based support and advocacy services for Indigenous women, and those who identify as women, who have experienced sexual assault and/or sexual violence.

Our Ideal Candidate

Is someone who is culturally competent, and committed to the strengths and values of Indigenous knowledge, cultural reclamation, and traditional practices.  You are supportive of Ka Ni Kanichihk’s values and beliefs. We are seeking someone who can support and assist the program as we deliver culturally responsive education curricula for youth and adults on a variety of sexual and reproductive health and justice issues.  This person has a sound understanding of anti-oppressive frameworks, and deeply understands Indigenous economic, cultural, and political environments.

What You Bring              

  • You have to be comfortable working with issues around sexuality, reproductive justice, sexual violence, gender-based violence using a trauma informed lens.
  • You know how to create and promote an open and safe space.
  • You have education in a related field and one (1) years’ experience working in the Indigenous community, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • You have demonstrated success with supporting and assisting program delivery, including successfully managing time and deadlines.
  • You work well with others; you know when to lead, and when to serve.
  • You have successfully participated in group work, and have effective problem-solving, and team-building skills.
  • You are a great communicator and can present clear information verbally and written.
  • You have knowledge of advocacy services, and community resources.
  • You are comfortable working with Elders and have experience with arranging ceremonies.
  • You are computer literate in the most current and relevant software programs, including data entry and some administrative duties

Here’s a sample of the many benefits Ka Ni Kanichihk employees enjoy:

Comprehensive Benefits including Health and Dental • Long-Term Disability • Life Insurance • Employer Contributed RRSP • Employee and Family Assistance • Training and Development opportunities • Free on-site parking • Employee appreciation events • 

Candidates are required to provide a current Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and a driver’s abstract.

Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity; therefore, candidates are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.

To Apply:

A review of applications will begin immediately with a closing date of Friday, May 13, 2022.

Please send the following in on attachment:  Resume, Cover Letter, and three work-related references to:

Jessica McCaig

Human Resources Administrator

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

455 McDermot Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0B6

E-mail: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Velma House Program Coordinator

About the Role:

Velma’s House 24/7 Safe Space is a low-barrier, drop-in space for all women, including female identifying members of the 2SLGBTTQIA+ community who are unsheltered, or experiencing sexual exploitation and violence. It serves a place of comfort, connection, and safety, where women in Winnipeg have access to meaningful and relevant services and programming when they need it most. Services include referrals to additional supports and resources, shower, washroom, meals, laundry, hygiene items, harm reduction supplies, cultural supports and ceremony, emergency clothing and one-on-one one coaching and support. The staff team operates with compassion, utilizing am anti-oppressive and harm reduction lens, respecting the women’s choices and autonomy. The Program Coordinator plays a main role in establishing the atmosphere of the Safe Space, therefore they are required to lead the team in creating policies and practices that ensure the space is inclusive, warm and welcoming, calm and organized, as well as culturally safe for all who enter the building.

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Safe Space. The Program Coordinator is responsible for leading a team of full time and casual staff, providing ongoing supervision, coaching, direction and team building. Their day to day workload consists of a variety of program related tasks, including administrative (networking, attending meetings, managing the schedule and in-house budget, filing and paperwork, statistics tracking, etc.), coaching (team-building, supervisions and goals setting with staff, problem solving, conflict management, etc.), and front line (cleaning, meal preparation, shopping, responding to participant needs, etc.).

What You Bring

  • Education or lived experience in the areas of sexual exploitation, homelessness, substance use
  • Post-secondary education in the areas of Social Work, Indigenous Wellness or related fields
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in direct supervision role and experience in program coordination and development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills, high level of self-awareness
  • Ability to carry out appropriate record-keeping duties including case notes and data collection, etc.
  • Able to work calmly in crisis situations
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources and system navigation
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practices
  • Ability to work respectfully and in the spirit of teamwork
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues impacting the 2SLGBTQ+ community and commitment to equality and advocacy and knowledge of gender-based violence
  • Proven experience in using/applying an anti-oppressive framework
  • Strong understanding of harm reductions principles
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to vehicle

Here’s a sample of the many benefits Ka Ni Kanichihk employees enjoy:

Comprehensive Benefits including Health and Dental • Long-Term Disability • Life Insurance •  Employee and Family Assistance • Training and Development opportunities • Free on-site parking • Employee appreciation events • 

Candidates are required to provide a current Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.

Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity; therefore, applicants are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry. In addition, Velma’s House is committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive space for all women, therefore 2 Spirit, trans and non-binary women are encouraged to self-identify when applying for this position.

This posting will remain open until the positions are filled with an on-going review of applications. Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To Apply:

Please send a Resume and Cover Letter to:

Human Resources Administrator

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

455 McDermot Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0B6

E-mail: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Kistesimaw Program Coordinator

Job Discerption
Ka Ni Kanichihk requires a Coordinator for the Kistesimaw Program. The incumbent will manage, administer, and oversee delivery of the Program. The Kistesimaw Program works with children, providing support to young boys under the age of 12 in conflict with the law. The Coordinator will be responsible for further developing program delivery tools, as well as planning, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring of the program. The candidate will oversee the day-to-day management of the program and staff, as well as provide creative leadership, mentorship and support, facilitate recruitment, oversee work plans and budgets, and complete all program related reports as required. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that traditional knowledge is incorporated in the design, development and delivery of the programs, and may also be required to prepare and submit proposals.
Qualifications
 Relevant post-secondary education, or combination of education and experience
 Three (3) years’ experience working with Indigenous boys, ages 12 and under;
 Strong understanding of child development processes;
 Physically able to engage in physical activities with children;
 Experience in facilitating group activities;
 Experience with Case Management Model;
 Understanding of Wrap around Approach;
 Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to staff and participant privacy.
 Must be prepared to work 40 hours a week with flexible hours including weekends, evenings and split-shift work;
 Must provide a clear criminal record and child abuse registry check
 Commitment to cultural reclamation practice and traditional healing practices
 Must possess a valid Manitoba Driver’s License, clear drivers abstract and daily access to a vehicle;
Roles and Responsibilities
 Understand the male role influence when working with boys;
 Accompany boys and/or family to recreational/leisure, appointments, referrals, educational, cultural and other appropriate resources to ensure active and ongoing participation occurs;
 Conduct home visits;
 Record case notes and produce report documentation as per program requirements;
 Program planning, preparation and facilitation;
 Maintain regular contact with participants and families, and collaterals in their lives;
 Demonstrate and incorporate cultural knowledge competence;
Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity, therefore encourage applicants to self-declare in Cover letter if Indigenous (First Nation (includes Status, Treaty or Non-Status), Metis and Inuit).
Please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Jessica Macaig
Human Resource Administrator
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Fax # (204)953-5824
Email:hr@kanikanichihk.ca
Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Child Care Assistant – Medicine Children’s Lodge Day Care

Casual Employment Opportunity

About the Role
Working within the Medicine Children’s Lodge Daycare team, the Child Care Assistant is an energetic, culturally-competent individual who will incorporate Indigenous ways of being into all aspects of daily programming.
The Child Care Assistant is primarily responsible to engage with children, prepare food (snacks and lunch warm-up), light cleaning/laundry duties, and supporting the team as required. This includes play-based curriculum including music, art, literature, physical activity, personal hygiene, and healthy eating. The center is currently licensed for 16 spaces – 4 infant and 12 preschool aged children.
What You Bring
The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual who meets the following essential requirements:
• Experience working with children of various ages and abilities;
• Able to lift children up to 20 pounds;
• Current Food Handler’s Certificate (or willing to obtain);
• Experience working with children with supportive requirements is an asset;
• Ability to communicate effectively with adults and children in English; an Indigenous language is an asset;
• A recent (within the past 6 months) Child Abuse Registry Check and Criminal Record Check are required prior to beginning with the organization.
What We Offer
Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:
• Free on-site parking
• Employee training & development
• Casual dress and a great work environment
Wage: $11.90/hour
To Apply
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, detailing how you meet the requirements of this posting. Applications will be received up to April 29, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
Ka Ni Kanichihk remains committed to achieving employment equity; candidates are encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.
Please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Jessica Macaig
Human Resource Administrator Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Youth Hub Systems Navigator

About the Role
This position is to support the Youth Hub and its participants in advocacy and attendance of appointments. The incumbent will be the person who will collect information for the participants and Youth Hub, act as liaison between agencies, and coordinated care plan meetings with relevant services. As well as provide peer support, supervision of the space, programming support, scheduling of appointments for the participants, and provide presentations of the Youth Hub and Ka Ni Kanichihk services. The position will mostly include work in the community by meeting participants and their supports. The incumbent will work alongside other Youth Hub Staff, or Ka Ni Kanichihk staff. Along act in a supervisory role if Coordinator is unavailable.
The goals of this position are to foster relationships with the community and support the participants to meet their own personal goals. This position will work alongside the Coordinator when a participant with complex needs and many supports are identified.
What You Bring
The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual who meets the following essential requirements:
 Relevant post-secondary education, or combination of education and relevant experience
 Two (2) years’ experience working with Indigenous youth
 Experience working with high risk youth who have varied and complex needs, including crisis situations, substance use, exploitation, Justice involvement, homelessness, CFS involvement, gang affiliation and 2SLGBTQI+ youth facing systemic barriers
 In-depth knowledge base of traditional Indigenous culture, spirituality and traditions is required
 Demonstrated ability working in harm reduction, trauma informed, anti-racist, and decolonizing environments;
 Knowledge of local community resources
 Knowledge in community development and advocacy
 Ability to use Microsoft Suite, digital communication software, and ability to learn new record keeping programs
 A valid driver’s license; access to a vehicle considered an asset
To Apply
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, detailing how you meet the requirements of this posting, and your salary expectations. Applications will be received up to April 29, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
Candidates are required to provide a current (within the past 6 months) Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and a driver’s abstract prior to starting this position.
Ka Ni Kanichihk remains committed to achieving employment equity; candidates are encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.
Please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resource Administrator
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca
Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

STBBI Community Host

Start Date: When positions are filled
Hours of Work: Part-Time day time
Starting Salary Range: $20-$23hr
About the Role
This position is to support the “Mino Pimatisiwin STBBI Strategy” and its participants to receive STBBI health care services.
The Community Host will be the person who recruits and welcomes people into the space, provide information and resources that support people to make informed choices about STBBI testing as part of their sexual health, and contributes to a high quality, culturally safe testing experience. The team of Community Hosts will include people of diverse sexual and gender identities, with a commitment to sex positive approaches to sexual health. The Community Host will collect necessary information from the participants, facilitate the respondent driven sampling/ chain referral process, and provide peer support and education. In addition, Community Hosts will work as a team in supervision of the space, programming support, scheduling of sexual health related appointments for the participants, and provide presentations of Mino Pimatisiwin and Ka Ni Kanichihk services. The position will include work in the community and in the clinical space. The incumbent will work alongside other Community Hosts, or Ka Ni Kanichihk staff.
The goals of this position are to foster relationships with the community and support a sex positive approach to sexual health to support the participants in meeting their own personal health goals. This position will work alongside clinical and community leadership as well as Traditional Healers/ Knowledge Keepers.
What you bring
The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual who meets the following essential requirements:
 Relevant post-secondary education, or combination of education and relevant experience;
 Knowledge base of traditional Indigenous culture, spirituality and traditions is required;
 Demonstrated ability working in sex positive, harm reduction, trauma informed, anti-racist and decolonizing environments;
 Knowledge of local community resources
 Knowledge in community development and advocacy
 Ability to use Microsoft Office, digital communication software and ability to learn new record keeping programs;
 A valid driver’s license; access to a vehicle considered an asset
 Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
What We Offer
Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:
 Free on-site parking
 Casual dress
 Employee training & development
To Apply
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, detailing how you meet the requirements of this posting. Applications will be received up to April 29, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
Candidates are required to provide a current (within the past 6 months) Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and a driver’s abstract to prior to starting this position.
Ka Ni Kanichihk remains committed to achieving employment equity; candidates are encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry. We are building a team that includes people of diverse sexual and gender identities.
Please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Jessica Macaig
Human Resource Administrator
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Fax # (204) 953-5824
Email: hr@kanikanichihk.ca
Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.