Employment Opportunities

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

Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network – Facilitator 

Full Time: 40 hours/week

About the Role

This three-year project is focused on developing GBV prevention and tools to work within all sectors; education, health, justice, social service, private and public sector.  Priority to build connections with First Nation communities to address GBV issues and provide resources for GBV healing and recovery.

The Facilitator will assist in the development of networks that will receive orientation and training to increase internal capacity and advance GBV work within organizations and communities.  The Facilitator will assist in developing 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 Facilitator will assist in developing a GBV evaluation and risk framework tool to provide resources to partners and network members looking to evaluate their own GBV community work. The Facilitator will assist the Coordinator in piloting new GBV material created through capacity building sessions and help 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, Diploma, or Certificate in Human Resources, Education, Labour Studies, or a related Social Services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in a Facilitator role, and GBV related work experience.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in delivering training and presentations with groups virtually and in-person.
  • Understanding and demonstrated experience in sexual education, including programs to promote 2SLGBTQQAI+human rights and gender-based violence prevention.
  • Commitment to embedding Indigenous cultural reclamation and traditional healing practices throughout the project
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in Ojibway and Cree is considered a strong asset.
  • High level of proficiency in organizational and administrative tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse and broad audience, and have an understanding of 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the strengths and values of Indigenous knowledge, the rights of Indigenous people, cultural reclamation, and traditional practices

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 received and reviewed upon submission.

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 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

Heart Medicine Lodge – Program Helper

Full Time (40 hours/week)

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:

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

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.

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

Human Resources Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101 – 1065 Portage Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R8

E-mail: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Velma’s House Safe Space – Support Staff

Evenings, Overnights, Weekends, Full Time, Part Time, Casual

About the Role

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Support Staff are responsible for day-to-day interactions with participants of Velma’s House Safe Space. The safe space is a low barrier drop-in space for all women, including members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, who are experiencing sexual exploitation, violence, or homelessness. The staff team operates with compassion from a trauma informed and harm reduction lens, respecting the women’s choices and autonomy. Support staff provide services based on participants needs, plan and implement a variety of workshops and programming, and are responsible for meal preparation and ongoing maintenance and cleaning/sanitizing. Support staff assist participants in goal setting, system navigation and provide advocacy. Staff may be required to assist in reporting/statistics tracking, advertising and community connecting, as requested by the Program Coordinator.

What You Bring:

  • Education/training in the area of sexual exploitation, lived-experience or combination of both
  • Strong ability to form relationships with participants in short time frames
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
  • Knowledge of community resources and programs
  • Strong understanding of harm reduction principles
  • 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
  • Proven experience in using/applying an anti-oppressive framework
  • High level of self-awareness
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practices
  • 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
  • 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 • 

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.  Please describe what shift(s) you are looking for in your application (Evenings, Weekends, Overnights, Casual, PT or FT).

To Apply:

Please send a Resume and Cover Letter 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.