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Program Development Coordinator




“To give a voice to the vision of the Anishinabek Nation and to preserve

 Anishinaabe Bimaadziwin while advancing our goal of Nationhood.” 



Program Development Coordinator

LOCATION: Nipissing First Nation Head Office or AEI Munsee Delaware Nation Satellite Office

Full Time Position with Benefits

(after successfully completing 3 months of employment)

Salary Range: $60,032 to $68,036

The Program Development Coordinator (PDC) oversees the development of programming curriculum ensuring compliance with education standards.  Development includes the planning, designing, review and mapping of approved programs proposals. The PDC will oversee each area of program and curriculum development and maintenance. The position works within the administrative policies and procedures of the Union of Ontario Indians and the Operational Guidelines of the Anishinabek Educational Institute.


Bachelor of Education, or related field; relevant experience in field may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis;
A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience with adult learner instruction or curriculum development experience at the postsecondary level is required;
Experience in designing, developing and evaluating curriculum and assessments and skilled in writing learning outcomes;
Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office; and
Valid Ontario driver’s license and be insurable.


Ability to understand and speak Anishinaabemowin or willingness to learn is an asset;
Excellent time management skills;
Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks;
Attention to detail
Understanding of Anishinabek Nation communities and culture;
Ability to work as a team and independently;
Excellent interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills; and
Excellent professional (ethical/moral) conduct.


Program Development:

Exploring and expanding program delivery options and capacity through various delivery models options;
Researching trends in education, employment and community development to potentially develop new program offerings;
Conducting benchmark research for new programs and preparing feasibility studies for developing new programs; and
Implementing and coordinating a Program Development Advisory Committee(s) (PDAC), vetting qualified committee members, for programs approved by AEI management for development.

Program Maintenance:

Reviewing all program curriculum layout and format. This includes ensuring any modified semester delivery formats meet the criteria for full-time qualifications; providing recommendations for modifications as applicable;
Ensuring that program curriculum revisions meet the policy, process and curriculum standards requirements set by the various applicable accrediting bodies, which may include, but may not be limited to: Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council, World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium, Ministry of Colleges and Universities and any partnering college/university, as applicable. This includes ensuring that all course and curriculum concerns and/or problem areas are fixed or minimized; and
Completing annual program reviews of program mapping and identifying any areas requiring potential modifications. In collaboration with applicable Education Development Officers, reviewing mapping analysis and conducting program review(s) to update and maintain program curriculum layout. This includes the endorsement of course outlines, program design and evaluation methods by the applicable Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

Quality Programming Support:

Supporting excellence in instruction by training contracted instructional staff to plan, develop, implement delivery plans and assessment tools in the various delivery models;
Utilizing instructor course and outline evaluations, student course evaluations, KPI survey results, and any other related tools available to ensure programs are updated on a regular basis and updates are completed by identified deadlines; and
When applicable updating program descriptions, course learning objectives, course assessment descriptions, and any other elements of course outlines while remaining within allowable measure for revisions.

General Administration:

Attending and participating in internal or external meetings, advisory councils, committees, retreats, and conferences as directed.


Cover letter; resume; and 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 Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Human Resources Department

Fax: (705) 497-9135 | Email:

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact:

Jennifer Fletcher, Nipissing Campus Manager


Miigwech to all applicants for their interest, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

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Mikinakoos Children’s Fund launches $15,000 fundraiser for GivingTuesday




Mikinakoos Children’s Fund aims to raise $15,000 to provide vital winter clothing to 18 First Nations, collaborating with the KO First Nations, Keewaytinook Internet Highschools, and Fort Hope First Nation on GivingTuesday on November 28, 2023. – Photo supplied

THUNDER BAY (November 22, 2023) — Mikinakoos Children’s Fund, an Indigenous children’s charity providing essentials to youth in remote First Nations in Northwestern Ontario, is announcing the launch of a special fundraiser in recognition of GivingTuesday.

In alignment with the global GivingTuesday movement, Mikinakoos Children’s Fund aims to raise $15,000 to provide vital winter clothing to 18 First Nations, collaborating with the KO First Nations, Keewaytinook Internet Highschools, and Fort Hope First Nation. The initiative seeks to purchase over 1,500 coats for children in these regions, ensuring they are equipped to brave the harsh winter months.

“The winter season can be particularly challenging in the remote areas we serve, where many children lack access to proper winter gear,” said Mikinakoos Executive Director Emily Shandruk. “Mikinakoos Children’s Fund believes that every child deserves the warmth of hope during the colder months. With this in mind, we’re launching this crucial campaign to make a positive impact.”

Recent support from TD Canada Trust’s Ready Commitment Funding, a $50,000 grant over two years, is boosting Mikinakoos Children’s Fund’s Warm Clothing initiatives, of which this initiative is a part. With growing requests from various communities and organizations, Mikinakoos’ GivingTuesday funding alone wouldn’t have sufficed. Thanks to the extra support, the charity can now ensure that no child is left without essential resources.

GivingTuesday, which falls on November 28, marks the opening day of the giving season—a global movement encouraging people to come together for a day of generosity and positive change. Mikinakoos invites individuals and organizations alike to join in the effort to make a difference.

Here’s how you can contribute:

Donate: Your contribution, regardless of size, will bring Mikinakoos Children’s Fund closer to its $15,000 goal. Every dollar counts. GivingTuesday falls on November 28; however, this fundraiser will run until December 31.
Spread the Word: Share our campaign on social media, with friends, family, and colleagues. Together, we can make a wider impact.

“The remoteness of the communities we serve presents challenges in shipping and distributing necessities, such as food, sporting equipment, and winter gear, especially with the absence of permanent roads,” said Shandruk. “Climate change has further exacerbated the inconsistency of ice road conditions, making the delivery of essential items even more difficult.”

Please consider contributing to Mikinakoos Children’s Fund’s GivingTuesday campaign through this link or by texting “WARMCOATS” to 807-500-1522. Interviews with spokespeople from Mikinakoos Children’s Fund are available upon request.

About Mikinakoos Children’s Fund

Mikinakoos Children’s Fund is a charity created to address poverty by providing basic amenities, such as food, clothing, and shelter to First Nations children residing in remote communities. Join us on this journey to create positive change and secure the safety and wellbeing First Nations children. Engage with Mikinakoos Children’s Fund on social through #FirstNationKidsFirst.


Victoria Belton
Senior Consultant
Media Profile
Tel: 416-992-5179

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