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9 Apr 2019

Contract EPIC Project Assistant

expositor Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, Ontario, Canada

Job Description


Engaging Providers with Indigenous Communities to enhance Dementia Care

One (1) Year Contract (Options for Renewal)

Position Summary

We are seeking a full-time Project Assistant to assist with an Indigenous community-based health project. The Project Assistant will work closely with staff from the Health Sciences North Research Institute, a Project Coordinator, and a group of community members and Elders. The Project Assistant provides community leadership communications and administrative/logistical support.  The Project Assistant will report jointly to the HSNRI EPIC Project Coordinator and the Health & Wellness Manager. The individual will have a functional reporting relationship with the community Health Directors (or designates). The incumbent will work with a committee of community members and Elders involved with the community-based projects in the participating communities.

Health Sciences North and Noojmowin Teg Health Centre are inclusive employers.  Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time to time, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage or cedar, may occur within the work setting.


  • Develop positive working relationships with participating First Nation communities;
  • Assist in the designing and administration of community discussion guides;
  • Collaborate with community partners to plan and deliver sharing circle sessions, educational sessions, presentations, and other opportunities as identified by the First Nation community;
  • Lead project logistics i.e. document meetings, take meeting minutes;
  • Involved in academic literature searches;
  • Support resource development;
  • Support project implementation;
  • Support community discussions: facilitate, coordinate, document etc. (i.e. one-on-one discussions, sharing circles in FN communities, kitchen table discussions etc.)
  • Prepares presentations, reports and other project related documents;
  • Assists in other project-related duties as assigned;


Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree or courses in Indigenous Studies or Indigenous Health Studies, social sciences, or kinesiology/health

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Candidates must have lived experience in Indigenous communities, be organized, have excellent oral and written communication skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office and library databases. In addition, candidates should, or will:
  • Understand the history of colonization in Canada.
  • Have previous project assistance experience.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel), and internet/intranet.
  • Be able to travel.
  • Have the ability to speak a First Nations language, is an asset.
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Professional demeanour, people skills and the ability to interact, communicate with all levels of team and supports.

Submission Pre-requisites

Please submit a covering letter, resume, three (3) work-related letters of reference, a current criminal police check, vulnerable sector check, a copy of valid driver’s license and driver’s abstract.  Please mark correspondence as “Confidential.” Submissions will be accepted by mail, facsimile, or email.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12 noon

Attn: Human Resources T: (705) 368-2182 ext. 235

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre F: (705) 368-2229

Postal Bag 2002, Hwy. 540 E:

Little Current, ON P0P 1K0 W:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Categories: Healthcare. Job Types: Contract.

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