Manager, Workforce Development
Shkaabe Makwa is a Centre for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Wellness at CAMH that supports culturally relevant systems initiatives to achieve health equity and community wellness in collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and service providers across Ontario.
Shkaabe Makwa is seeking a Manager, Workforce Development to manage the Centre’s training and education activities and initiatives and to provide strategic and operational oversight. This position will provide leadership and support to Shkaabe Makwa to ensure that the goals, objectives, and deliverables of training, education and community support initiatives are met.
This position requires the incumbent to be First Nations, Inuit or Métis, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate on initiatives with Indigenous service providers, organizations and First Nations communities.
Some of What You’ll Be Doing:
Develop and implement the overall engagement, training, and evaluation plans for workforce development initiatives.
Liaise with Provincial Territorial Organizations, Provincial Indigenous Organizations, First Nation communities, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, and Indigenous services providers regarding training opportunities.
Support the internal team in developing courses, in-person and online events, and resources to respond to emerging needs.
Provide management, coordination and support to internal and external trainers, support staff, vendors, curriculum advisory circle members and other project partners.
Work with the Manager, Instructional Design and Learning Technologies, to oversee the development of a standardized and comprehensive online and blended learning training program.
Contribute to the ongoing development of expertise in adult education, curriculum development, e-learning, instructional design and learning technologies.
Draft project work plans and materials related to proposals, submissions and reporting.
Provide direct supervision and day-to-day oversight of direct reports.
Draft and manage the portfolio’s budgets.
Our Ideal Candidate:
Has a Master’s degree in education, social work, psychology, health promotion, or a related field from a recognized institution.
5+ years of relevant experience working in education and/or mental health and addiction services.
2+ years of experience with large-scale implementation efforts at agency and/or system levels.
Management experience providing direct supervisory support to staff.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Bilingualism (English/French) and/or the ability to speak an Indigenous language is an asset.
Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining relationships and advancing initiatives with government, community and system partners.
This full-time, permanent position is not part of any bargaining union.
Location: Remote Ontario (some travel, 2 to 4 times per year, to Toronto)
Defined Benefits Pension Plan (shared contribution)
Vacation entitlement (beginning with 4 weeks of vacation)
Employee health benefits (including health, dental, life insurance, AD&D)
The Wellness Centre (offers a gym with state-of-the-art fitness equipment; therapeutic rooms; instructor led group exercise classes and many other wellness programs)
Perks and Discounts (offering CAMH staff a variety of discounts and corporate rates for local foods, services, fitness and recreation)
CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities and support the hospital’s clinical work.
At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment free of discrimination and harassment.
CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).
We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.
To apply for this role, please submit your resume to Sue at Tulloch Consulting:
firstname.lastname@example.org and state in the subject line Manager, Workforce Development
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Sam on Sports: Abby Roque
By Sam Laskaris
WAHNAPITAE FIRST NATION – She’s not a household name like Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews.
But like those two National Hockey League superstars, Abby Roque is also one of the world’s top hockey players.
And chances are with the recent formation of the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL), a lot more people are going to find out about the talents of Roque, a member of Wahnapitae First Nation in northern Ontario.
Roque, who turns 26 on Sept. 25, is expected to be one of the stars of the newly created women’s pro league.
The PWHL will commence play in early January with six franchises.
While the cities that squads will play in during the league’s inaugural season have been announced, none of the clubs have yet to reveal their full names. Or which arenas they will be playing out of.
Whisperings are the Toronto franchise will call the Coca-Cola Coliseum home. The facility is also the home rink for the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, the top affiliate for the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.
The PWHL will also include two other Canadian franchises, one in Montreal and the other in the nation’s capital of Ottawa.
As for Roque, she’ll be suiting up for the yet-to-be named New York team. Boston and Minnesota clubs will also be participating in the circuit.
Pro women’s hockey in North America is nothing new. Other leagues have come and gone, including the recent Premier Hockey Federation, which ceased operations this past June.
Other pro leagues never had the opportunity to flourish, in part because they never really featured the majority of the top players in the world.
For example, Roque spent the 2020-21 and 2022-23 seasons touring with the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association, featuring a group of elite players showcasing their skills in various cities across North America while advocating for a viable circuit.
Though her First Nation is in Ontario, Roque has achieved the majority of her hockey success in the United States. She’s a dual citizen and represents the U.S. in international competitions.
Roque’s highlights include helping the Americans win the gold medal at the world women’s hockey championships earlier this year in Brampton.
Roque also led the U.S. to silver medals at the 2021 and ’22 world tournaments. Plus, she was on the American squad that captured the silver medal at 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Before suiting up for the U.S. senior women’s club, Roque was one of the top American collegiate players, toiling with the University of Wisconsin. Her accolades include helping her school win the NCAA championship in 2019.
Not surprisingly, Roque inked a contract with the PWHL’s New York squad earlier this month.
No doubt the high-scoring forward would be a valuable asset to any franchise in the new pro loop.
All six participating clubs were allowed to sign three players before the PWHL draft, held on Monday this week in Toronto.
Roque will in all likelihood be one of the go-to players for the New York squad. And if league organizers are correct with their thoughts that the PWHL is indeed the real deal for women’s hockey, expect many more people to know who Roque is in the coming months.
“To give a voice to the vision of the Anishinabek Nation and to preserve
Anishinaabe Bimaadziwin while advancing our goal of Nationhood.”
LOCATION: Anishinabek Nation Head Office, Nipissing First Nation OR Munsee-Delaware Nation Satellite Office OR Curve Lake First Nation Satellite Office OR Fort William First Nation Satellite Office OR Thunder Bay Satellite Office OR Garden River First Nation Satellite Office OR Sudbury Satellite Office
Full Time Position with Benefits
(after successfully completing 3 months of employment)
Salary Range: $60,032 to $68,036
In this rewarding position, the Anishinaabemowin Coordinator will work with the Anishinaabemowin Manager, Anishinaabemowin Commissioner, and Enkiitmajig Wii-aabiziitoong Anishinaabemowin Committee in the delivery of its work plan and strategic goals to support Anishinaabemowin for the Anishinabek Nation in accordance with its resolution mandate. The Anishinaabemowin Coordinator will report directly to the Anishinaabemowin Manager.
Minimum two (2) years of experience in an administrative role and/or business office setting;
Diploma or Degree in Anishinaabemowin, Administration, Business, Office Administration, Public Administration, or other applicable scope of study;
Working knowledge of Indigenous language stabilization and revitalization;
Ability to understand and speak Anishinaabemowin and/or a willingness to learn;
Exceptional computer skills and ability to work with different platforms (i.e. Microsoft Office, Zoom, Social Media); and
Valid Ontario driver’s license and be insurable.
Passion and keen interest in acquisition, retention, revitalization and stabilization of Anishinaabemowin;
Strong work ethic and commitment to preserving First Nation culture, language and heritage;
Comprehensive research skills;
Excellent coordination skills and experience in arranging travel, accommodations, booking of meeting spaces/board rooms and organizing online meetings with Zoom platform;
Familiarity with setting up files (hard copies and e-files) and storage of key program documents;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Excellent networking skills;
Outstanding interpersonal and problem-solving skills;
Good understanding of the Anishinabek Nation, its goals and objectives; and
Exhibit professional attitudes and behavior.
Provide administrative support to the Anishinaabemowin Manager in the development of the Anishinaabemowin Department for the Anishinabek Nation;
Schedule and coordinate meetings as requested including identifying and confirming meeting spaces, coordinating travel plans for participants, processing purchase orders and cheque requisitions for payments, preparing meeting agenda, taking notes, drafting reports, etc.;
Assist with the implementation of the Committee’s strategic plan and record any adjustments as required as part of the yearly review;
Support Anishinaabemowin teacher in delivery of weekly Anishinaabemowin classes;
Create contact lists and compile directory of key contacts with government agencies and First Nations in response to the Indigenous Languages Act for project funding and program development;
Order/store and file Anishinaabemowin products, and help to develop a clearing house to share information with First Nations and staff;
Book translation services as required;
Support the collaboration efforts between the Anishinabek Nation, the Anishinabek Educational Institute, and the Education Secretariat for academic program development and accreditation;
Attend meetings with the Anishinaabemowin Manager as required;
Arrange for meetings with Nation Building Advisory Committee members, Getzidjig and other language keepers for language development as required; and
Adhere to all established Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians) policies and procedures.
APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Three employment references;
Identify whether the applicant has been previously employed by the Anishinabek Nation (formerly Union of Ontario Indians). Note that the organization will conduct a reference check with the previous employee’s immediate supervisor;
Identify whether the applicant is a member of one of the 39 Anishinabek First Nations; and
The Anishinabek Nation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.
Applications must be received no later than 4:30pm on Friday October 6, 2023.
Applications are to be submitted to:
Human Resources Department
Fax: (705) 497-9135 | Email: email@example.com
For inquiries regarding this position, please contact:
Ali Darnay, Anishinaabemowin Manager
Miigwech to all applicants for their interest, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.
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