Employment Opportunities

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Director of Gender-Based Violence Prevention Programs

Full Time (40 hours/week)

Annual salary range: $65,000.00-$70,000

We are Community Leaders:

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a nonprofit, community based; Indigenous-led human-centered services organization that provides a broad range of Indigenous identified programs and services that focus on the wholeness, wellness that builds on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous Peoples.

The Opportunity:

The Director of Gender-Based Violence Prevention Programs is a key member of the Operational Team and will report to the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director. You will provide leadership in areas of planning, budgeting, implementation, delivery and evaluation of Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Gender-Based Violence Prevention initiatives. As a seasoned, dynamic, creative and self-motivated professional, you thrive on providing people and community-centered services and managing quality programs. You will foster and maintain multiple stakeholder relationships, serve as direct management for youth and education programming, and work in collaboration with the Operational team to provide leadership, coaching and resources.

What You Will Be Doing…

  • Program Administration: Responsible for all facets of program management and implementation, including planning, budgeting, evaluation and reporting;
  • Management of Program Staff: Provide appropriate training for program staff on program goals, objectives, activities and procedures;
  • Operational Team Participation: Responsible for active participation and leadership in organization management functions and decision-making processes;
  • Leadership: Prepare presentations, briefing notes, and progress reports for Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, Council, Advisory Committee and funding bodies as required; Prepare monthly, mid-term reports and annual reports or as required;
  • Program Planning and Service Coordination: Develop and implement operational directives and work plans; Identify and create programming opportunities pertaining to Indigenous community-centered care and to build the GBV prevention network;
  • Program Reporting and Licensing: Responsible for ensuring all licensing standards are met and compliance regulations are identified and maintained;
  • Human Resource Management: Participates in the recruitment, selection, maintenance and professional development of a competent staff team with clear delegation of responsibility and accountability;
  • Financial Management: Responsible for the development, management, and implementation of multiple program-based budgets from an approved financial plan; Develop a program-based budget which accurately reflects service priorities, program deliverables, and staffing requirements;
  • Community Liaison: Work collaboratively with government officials and related community service organizations to achieve organizational and program goals to build strong relations; Establish effective and robust working relationships with community partners directly involved in program delivery;

Who You Are:

As the Director of Gender-Based Violence Prevention Programs, You Are:

  • Innovative – Able to think outside the box in order to develop creative and new solutions and supports;
  • Accountable – Takes ownership of personal and employee workload, meets deadlines, excellent attendance, responsibility;
  • Proficient in Project and Resource Management – Able to execute goals and program deliverables, fiscally responsible, skilled in project budgets and timelines and work plans;
  • A Strategic Thinker – Analyzes, recommends and interprets strategic directions, vision, mandate, values, and overall organizational objectives;
  • A Great Coach – Identify employee strengths and areas of growth, provide clear direction and thoughtful guidance, and maintain structured performance management;
  • A Strong Collaborator – Foster, and maintain a culturally, psychologically and gender-inclusive safe space to share ideas, brainstorm, provide feedback, and ensure high engagement and strong, trusting relationships are built;
  • Self-Aware and Reflexive – Able to accurately assess yourself, including your strengths and weaknesses, remaining open to new information or ideas;

You Have:

  • Post-Secondary education in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 2-3 years of direct management or supervisory experience;
  • Experience in Gender Based Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs;
  • Ability to manage programs inclusive of planning, administration, staffing, and reporting;
  • Cultural proficiency;
  • Leadership and Management skills, including Crisis Management and Trauma Informed Care;
  • Case management experience;
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret detailed reports, budgets, funding agreements and prepare and/or review draft communications;
  • Superior computer skills with MS Office software, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and very conversant with social media platforms;
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including sound judgment and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;

What We Offer:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

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 • Wellness days

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. .

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 strongly encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage

Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8

Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Director of Youth and Education

Full-time (40 hours/week)

Annual salary range: $65,000 – $70,000

We are Community Leaders:

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a nonprofit, community based; Indigenous-led human-centered services organization that provides a broad range of Indigenous identified programs and services that focus on the wholeness, wellness that builds on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous Peoples.

The Opportunity:

The Director of Youth and Education programs is a key member of the Operational Team and will report to the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director.  You will provide leadership in areas of planning, budgeting, implementation, delivery and evaluation of Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Youth and Education initiatives.  As a seasoned, dynamic, creative and self-motivated professional, you thrive on providing people and community-centered services and managing quality programs.  You will foster and maintain multiple stakeholder relationships, serve as direct management for youth and education programming, and work in collaboration with the Operational team to provide leadership, coaching and resources.   

What You Will Be Doing…

  • Program Administration: Responsible for all facets of program management and implementation, including planning, budgeting, evaluation and reporting;
  • Management of Program Staff: Provide appropriate training for program staff on program goals, objectives, activities and procedures;
  • Operational Team Participation: Responsible for active participation and leadership in organization management functions and decision-making processes;
  • Leadership: Prepare presentations, briefing notes, and progress reports for Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, Council, Advisory Committee and funding bodies as required; Prepare monthly, mid-term reports and annual reports or as required;
  • Program Planning and Service Coordination: Develop and implement operational directives and work plans; Identify and create programming opportunities pertaining to Indigenous community-centered care and to build the GBV prevention network;
  • Program Reporting and Licensing: Responsible for ensuring all licensing standards are met and compliance regulations are identified and maintained;
  • Human Resource Management: Participates in the recruitment, selection, maintenance and professional development of a competent staff team with clear delegation of responsibility and accountability;
  • Financial Management: Responsible for the development, management, and implementation of multiple program-based budgets from an approved financial plan; Develop a program-based budget which accurately reflects service priorities, program deliverables, and staffing requirements;
  • Community Liaison: Work collaboratively with government officials and related community service organizations to achieve organizational and program goals to build strong relations; Establish effective and robust working relationships with community partners directly involved in program delivery;

Who You Are:

As the Director of Youth and Education Programs, You Are:

  • Innovative – Able to think outside the box in order to develop creative and new solutions and supports;
  • Accountable – Take ownership of personal and employee workload, meets deadlines, excellent attendance, responsibility;
  • Proficient in Project and Resource Management – Able to execute goals and program deliverables, fiscally responsible, skilled in project budgets and timelines and work plans;
  • A Strategic Thinker – Analyzes, recommends and interprets strategic directions, vision, mandate, values, and overall organizational objectives;
  • A Great Coach – Able to identify employee strengths and areas of growth, provide clear direction and thoughtful guidance, and maintain structured performance management;
  • A Strong Collaborator – Provide, foster, and maintain a culturally, psychologically and gender-inclusive safe space to share ideas, brainstorm, provide feedback, and ensure high engagement and strong, trusting relationships are built;
  • Self-Aware and Reflexive – Able to accurately assess yourself, including your strengths and weaknesses, remaining open to new information or ideas;

You Have: 

  • Post-Secondary education in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 2-3 years of direct management or supervisory experience;
  • Experience in Youth and Educational Programs;
  • Ability to manage programs inclusive of planning, administration, staffing, and reporting;
  • Cultural proficiency;
  • Leadership and Management skills, including Crisis Management and Trauma Informed Care;
  • Case management experience;
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret detailed reports, budgets, funding agreements and prepare and/or review draft communications;
  • Superior computer skills with MS Office software, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and very conversant with social media platforms;
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including sound judgment and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;

What We Offer:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

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 • Wellness days

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. Position will be posted until filled.

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 strongly encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage

Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8

Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Request For Proposal: Indigenous Sexual and Reproductive Consultant

The Mino Pimatisiwin Sexual Wellness Lodge is seeking proposals from qualified Indigenous Sexual and Reproductive Justice consultants with extensive experience working alongside Indigenous birth givers. Applicants will provide coordination and early implementation of a project model to address Syphilis/Congenital Syphilis rates in Indigenous communities. We invite qualified and experienced professionals to submit their proposals in response to this RFP.

Please send your letter of interest, CV, and a proposed project timeline to Ka Ni Kanichihk by March 15, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

Please send all submissions to hr@kanikanichihk.ca. Review the RFP through the download link below.

Restoring the Sacred – Facilitator

Full Time (40 hours/week)

About the Role
Restoring the Sacred (RTS) is a culturally-based after-school program that focuses on providing peer support for youth that have moved to Winnipeg to complete their schooling. The RTS team provides a variety of opportunities for the youth, such as meeting new friends, career exploration, learning and participating in culturally-based activities, and navigating the many resources that Winnipeg has to offer! RTS operates within a peer mentorship model to provide a positive, inclusive, and safe environment that builds a strong circle of support for the youth to ensure prevention of sexual and/or gang exploitation.

What We Need:
The selected candidate is responsible for curriculum facilitation such as instructing, planning, and organizing the program under the direction of the Coordinator. Learning modules include: Life Skills and Ways of Being, Circle of Courage Model and Reclaiming Our Sacredness Curriculum. The Facilitator is also responsible for monthly activity development, planning, and organizing of the mentoring component of the program. They will provide clear communication in areas of assistance such as goal setting and building life skills, and are able to motivate and inspire youth. The Facilitator will act as a resource and strive to help the participants achieve their educational goals and assist in their transition to Winnipeg and must be committed to cultural reclamation and traditional healing practices.

What You Bring:

  • Experience working in the Indigenous community or equivalent combination of education and relevant experiences (post-secondary education an asset);
  • 1-2 years experience working with youth and facilitating activities with groups;
  • Knowledgeable on community resources and agencies;
  • Successfully developed and delivered content within a group setting;
  • Experience in recruitment, assessment and selection of participants
  • Proficient organizational and time management skills;
  • Dedicated team player who demonstrates flexibility and adaptability;
  • Detail-orientated record keeping; including report writing, case notes and data collection;
  • Clear communicator and presenter; both written and oral;
  • Understanding of culturally-based trauma-informed practices alongside a commitment to staff and participant privacy;
  • Current First Aid/CPR certificate, Food Handler’s is considered an asset
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training and Applied Suicide Intervention Skill Training considered an asset
  • Must be prepared to work 40 hours a week with flexible hours including some weekends, and evenings (Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays program hours are 11:30am – 7:30 pm, while Tuesdays and Thursdays office hours are from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

What We Offer:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Employer contributed pension program
  • 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, and your salary expectations. Applications will be reviewed upon received.

Candidates are required to provide a current (must be within 6 months) Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check – please note a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required – alongside a clear driver’s abstract.

Ka Ni Kanichihk remains committed to achieving employment equity; candidates are strongly encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Specialist
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
101-1065 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8
Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Huddle – WSD Systems Navigator

Full Time (40 hours/week)

About the Role

Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Huddle site brings multiple health and community service partners together to provide easy-to-find, inclusive and welcoming wrap-around supports to Manitobans aged 12 to 29 and to their families. Huddle sites bridge Indigenous and Western models of health care, employment and mental health and addictions services to better serve diverse youth and their communities.

The WSD Systems Navigator offer WSD schools a direct link to the supports available at the Youth Huddle sites. They are a direct resource and contact for School Support Teams – including Elder, Principals, Vice Principals, School Counsellors, IERTs/ Resource Teachers, Clinicians, Community / Intercultural Support Workers, Indigenous Graduation Support Teachers, other support staff. They are also a direct support for our school community parents/ guardians and family members.

Our Ideal Candidate is able to:

  • Support school communities and caregivers to access supports in the areas of counselling, mental health / addictions, employment services and primary medical care, bridging school, community and home;
  • Directly link the Huddle services with Winnipeg School Division school support teams;
  • Ongoing communication and education to Winnipeg School Division Support teams on Huddle Services and part of the communication strategy (website, social media platforms, newsletters, staff meetings, meet the teacher) to ensure all WSD school communities and caregivers are aware of the Service Navigation Specialist and the Huddles;
  • Collaborate with all levels of Winnipeg School Division administration, departments and school communities to identify needs
  • Create satellite Huddle sites in Winnipeg School Division schools;
  • Identify and collaborate with previously established youth run school leadership groups (GSAs, Sources of Strength groups, cultural groups);
  • Work within families and community systems as required to consult and navigate supports;
  • Work with the Huddles and Winnipeg School Division to eliminate barriers to services; (including transportation, hours of operation);
  • Collect data on service navigation interventions, connecting with students, families and schools, and measure outcomes and impact from service delivery model.

What You Bring:

  • Post-Secondary education in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience within the realm of social work, youth engagement, counselling, psychology, community development, mental health, or related social services training;
  • Knowledge of the education system and experience working with children, youth and families;
  • Work collaboratively in inclusive and diverse environments;
  • Knowledge of youth mental health and addictions;
  • Ability to work with families/ communities from a systems and/or human ecological approach;
  • Collaborating and liaising with diverse, multiple systems and collateral agencies including the education system;
  • Identifying, assessing and coordinating needs;
  • Project management, data collection, measuring impact of service delivery;
  • Strong understanding and experience working with diverse communities and from a Harm Reduction approach;
  • Effective and strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work in teams but also independently;
  • Commitment to reconciliation and decolonizing practices;
  • Working from a trauma informed, culturally safe lens;
  • Have knowledge in Indigenous traditions and Cultural beliefs;
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license; access to a reliable vehicle required;

What We Offer:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Employer contributed pension program
  • 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, and your salary expectations. Applications will be reviewed upon received.

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 Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage

Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8

Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Medicine Children’s Lodge – Daycare Director

Full Time (40 hours/week)

About the Role

Medicine Children’s Lodge Daycare is a non-profit organization which currently supports 16 daycare children (expanding to 48 by 2025), parents and various program opportunities for children. Daycare Supervisors and Assistant Directors are encouraged to apply!

We are Looking For

A leader and mentor to our Early Childcare Educators and Child Care Assistants by executing and developing an Indigenous Curriculum and following the requirements of the Manitoba Child Daycare Standards Act.  Must be able to provide and apply culturally safe, gender inclusive, and anti-oppressive practices in all aspects of communication, daily practices and management activities.  You will be experienced with frontline interactions with the children, providing positive behavioral reinforcements and redirections. The Daycare Director will lead traditional ceremonial practices such as smudging, drumming, and singing with the children.

The curriculum is Play Based, Emergent and Indigenous focused.  Each month a curriculum emphasis is on one of the Seven Sacred Teachings.  Our circle teachings include Cree & Ojibwe Intro to Language through song and drumming, the Child’s Relationship to Land; Metis Culture; Childs’s Relationship to Indigenous Ceremony & Self; Health & Wellness; & Safety in their Environment.  We also have a green space we use regularly beside our Centre.

What You Bring:

The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual who meets the following essential requirements:

  • Hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education III from a Provincial College; or an Undergraduate Degree from a University in Manitoba which meet the ECE III requirements under the Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Program;
  • Have 5 years of Supervisor or Daycare Director experience in daily administration, including but not limited to; daycare budgeting, staffing, attendance management, purchasing, menu planning, grant writing and expanding daycare operations;
  • Hold a current Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate;
  • Have experience providing front line daily care to children which includes toileting, feeding, napping and program planning;
  • Experience with rotation of Room Toy/Equipment, and Art /Craft implementation;
  • Value and promote ECE students in the workplace by supporting, mentoring, collaborating and evaluating students;
  • Create daily scheduled programming experiences, in addition to providing updates for families;
  • Customize activities that will motivate the development of the children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth;
  • Observe, document, plan, and incorporate Indigenous programming to make sure it is inclusive of children with supportive requirements;
  • Understand and implement Manitoba’s Best Practices for Early Learning and Child Care;
  • Thrive in a fast-paced Infant/Preschool daycare;
  • Contribute ideas to improve procedures and systems;
  • Add value to an environment that fosters growth, development and innovation and is comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback;
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with Humility, Honesty, Respect, Love, Truth, Wisdom and Courage with children, staff of Ka Ni Kanichihk Daycare and their families;
  • Physical ability to use low chairs and to lift, transfer, feed and toilet infant/preschool children;
  • Physically able to wash and disinfect toys and move small furniture and child care equipment as per monthly schedule;
  • Able to provide 2 work references, from a Supervisor or Director at current or past employee centre;

What We Offer:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Employer contributed pension program
  • 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, and your salary expectations.  Salary is commensurate on experience with a Provincially Licensed Non-Profit Centre at $27.15 – $29.23   

Candidates are required to provide a current (within the past 3 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.

Applications will be reviewed upon received  Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage.

Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8

Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Medicine Bear Counselling and Elder Services – Family Support Worker

Full Time (40 hours/week)

About the Role

The Family Support Worker provides culturally safe and trauma informed resources and therapeutic approaches to restore a sense of justice, balance, and well-being for families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two- Spirited Beings within the Medicine Bear Counselling and Elder Services program. The successful candidate will utilize the teachings of Courage, Care Giver, Protector and Medicine Spirit to enable families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirited Beings to heal from complicated grief and trauma within a culturally safe, inclusive, and friendly environment. The Family Support Worker is responsible for implementation and monitoring of the project, including report writing, data collection, budget maintenance and quality assurance.

What You Bring:

·University Degree in a related field and three (3) years’ experience working in the Indigenous community; or equivalent combination of education and experiences with successful program or program coordination;

· Supportive of Ka Ni Kanichihk’s values and beliefs;

· Detail oriented, highly organized, and self-motivated individual;

· Stellar facilitation and presentation skills;

· Able to effectively communicate with many different stakeholders including Indigenous community members, provincial and federal governments, and collateral agencies;

· Ability to create and edit project documents, materials, and presentations;

· Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing;

· Highly effective project management, prioritization, multi-tasking, and time management skills to meet deadlines;

· Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills;

· Proven team player who demonstrates flexibility and adaptability;

· Proven expertise in applying an anti-oppressive framework, and demonstrated cultural competence;

· Commitment to cultural reclamation practice is essential;

· Experience facilitating sharing/healing circles and knowledge of traditional healing practices;

· Intimate knowledge of the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirited Beings within Canada;

· An understanding of the Indigenous economic, cultural and political environments;

· Food Handler’s Certificate is an asset;

What We Offer:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Employer contributed pension program
  • Free on-site parking
  • Casual dress
  • Employee training & development

To Apply:

Candidates are required to provide a current Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Self-Check, valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and a clear driver’s abstract. Please submit three references.

Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity, therefore encourage Indigenous persons to apply and self-declare within their cover letter. Applications will be reviewed upon received.

Please send the following in: resume, cover letter, and three work-related references to:

Human Resources Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R8

E-mail: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network – Coordinator 

Full Time 40 hours/week

About the Role

This three-year project is focused on developing gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and intervention tools to work within all sectors; education, health, justice, social service, private and public sector.  The project connects First Nation communities with support on how to address GBV issues and join a network that is experienced working with GBV healing and recovery.

The Coordinator will lead and oversee the development of networks and provide orientation and training to increase internal capacity and advance GBV work within organizations and communities.  The Coordinator will develop existing Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) educational material and create a new Manitoba based Indigenous Toolkit which will be available to participating partners that are working in or seeking to work within the GBV field.  The Coordinator will create a new GBV evaluation and risk framework tool to assist partners and network members to evaluate their GBV community work. The Coordinator will pilot the material created through capacity building sessions and evaluate these sessions based on the new GBV evaluation framework created.  The project will host both in-person and virtual sessions to ensure participation throughout Manitoba.  Marketing and promotional material will be translated in both Ojibway and Cree to reduce language barriers. The project’s goal to provide information on how to collaborate and end violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQAI+ people.

What You Bring:

The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual who meets the following essential requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in Human Resources, Education, Labour Studies, or a related Social Services field.
  • 3 -5 years’ experience in Coordination and GBV related work experience.
  • 3 -5 years’ experience in delivering training, and group presentations both virtually and in-person.
  • Strong analytical framework and demonstrated experience in sex positive education, including programs to promote 2SLGBTQQAI+ human rights and gender-based violence prevention in an educational context.
  • Commitment to embedding Indigenous cultural reclamation and traditional healing practices throughout the project
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data
  • 3 – 5 years of experience of compiling funder reports.
  • Experience managing or supporting multi-stakeholder programs.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
  • Fluency in Ojibway and Cree is considered a strong asset
  • Experience managing or supporting multi-stakeholder programs.
  • High level of proficiency in organizational and administrative tasks.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and collaboratively with staff and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse and broad audience, and an understanding on how to meet diverse and unique needs of community
  • Commitment to and knowledge of anti-oppression, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, and current on issues related to 2SLGBTQQAI+ rights in Canada.

What We Offer

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Employer contributed pension program
  • 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, and your salary expectations. Applications will be reviewed upon received..

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 strongly encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage 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.

Velma’s House Safe Space – Program Helper

Full Time (40 hours per week)

About the Role:

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Program Helper provides ongoing support and assistance to the needs of participants and employees of Velma’s House 24/7 Safe Space.

The safe space is a low barrier drop-in space for all women, including members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, who are unsheltered and experiencing sexual exploitation or violence. The staff team operates with compassion, from a trauma-informed and harm-reduction lens, respecting participants’ choices and autonomy. A wide variety of services are provided, from basic needs and everyday items, to cultural programming and ongoing support.

The Program Helper will work with the staff team to ensure the drop in runs effectively; preparing and serving meals, cleaning, providing participants with the items they need for the day, getting groceries and other supplies as needed. The Program Helper shift supports both the Day and Evening Support Workers and must work as a team to ensure both shifts have supplies, food, and that the Safe Space is cleaned effectively for shift change

What You Bring

  • Understanding of issues related to mental health, addictions, homelessness, sexual exploitation and violence; lived experience or training, or combination
  • Completion of a post-Secondary education in Community Development, Family Studies, Women and Gender Studies or related fields
  • Understanding of systems and resources in Winnipeg
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practices
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
  • Understanding of harm reduction principles
  • Proven experience in applying an anti-oppressive framework
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues impacting the 2SLGBTQ+ community and commitment to equality and advocacy
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work calmly in stressful or crisis situations
  • Ability to work respectfully and in the spirit of teamwork
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate, Mental Health First Aid, ASIST all considered an asset
  • Food Handlers
  • Driver’s License and access to a reliable 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. 

To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:

Human Resources Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0B6

E-mail: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Velma’s House Safe Space – Direct Care Worker

Full Time (40 hours per week)

About the Role:

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Direct Care Worker provides one-to-one case management services to participants of Velma’s House 24/7 Safe Space, while also acting as a support worker to participants who are accessing the space on a drop in basis.

The safe space is a low barrier drop-in space for all women, including members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, who are unsheltered and experiencing sexual exploitation or violence. The staff team operates with compassion, from a trauma-informed and harm-reduction lens, respecting participants’ choices and autonomy. A wide variety of services are provided, from basic needs and everyday items, to cultural programming and ongoing support.

The Direct Care Worker role combines the responsibilities of Support/Outreach staff, with more intensive, one to one support for participants who request it. More specifically, the Direct Care Worker works with the staff team to ensure the drop in runs effectively; preparing and serving meals, cleaning, providing participants with the items they need for the day, while setting aside blocks of time to work with participants on their goals, connect to needed resources, book appointments and follow up. This may be done via appointments or drop in, depending on the needs of the individual. The Direct Care Worker works closely with EIA, Manitoba Housing, Justice, community resources and other systems to ensure the participant can overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

What You Bring

  • Strong understanding of issues related to mental health, addictions, homelessness, sexual exploitation and violence; lived experience or training, or combination
  • Post-Secondary education in the area of Social Work, Community Development, Family Studies, Women and Gender Studies or related fields
  • Exceptional understanding of systems and resources in Winnipeg
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practices
  • Strong ability to form relationships with participants in short time frames
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
  • Strong understanding of harm reduction principles
  • Proven experience in applying an anti-oppressive framework
  • High level of self-awareness
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues impacting the 2SLGBTQ+ community and commitment to equality and advocacy
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work calmly in stressful or crisis situations
  • Ability to carry out appropriate record-keeping duties including case notes and data collection, etc.
  • Ability to work respectfully and in the spirit of teamwork
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate, Mental Health First Aid, ASIST all considered an asset

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. 

To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to:

Human Resources Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0B6

E-mail: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted