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Regional Facilitator – Northern Superior Region




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

 Anishinaabe Bimaadziwin while advancing our goal of Nationhood.”

Employment Opportunity

Regional Facilitator – Northern Superior Region

LOCATION:  Negotiable. Preference for the successful candidate to work out of the Fort William Satellite Office

Full-Time Position with Benefits

(after successfully completing 3 months of employment)

Salary Range: $63,282 to $71,719

The Anishinabek Nation Social Development Department is looking to hire two Regional Facilitators to support Anishinabek communities with the implementation of the Anishinabek Nation Circle Process for child, youth, and family well-being. Applicants must have a passion for building capacity for Anishinabek First Nations and demonstrate experience in community development, particularly with regards to Indigenous children, and youth well-being. Applicants must also be familiar with the Anishinabek Nation, its strategic direction, and priorities. The Regional Facilitators will report to and receive direction from the Lead Facilitator.


Post-secondary diploma or university degree in social sciences, child and youth services or other related discipline(s) with a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience;
Must provide a Vulnerable Sector Check and CPIC for this position;
Knowledge and experience with negotiations, mediation, Indigenous circles or other Indigenous dispute resolution processes;
Knowledge of child welfare matters, and a general understanding of court processes regarding child welfare matters will be considered an asset;
Ability to understand and speak Anishinaabemowin or willingness to learn is an asset;
Experience working with children, youth, and families within the child welfare system will be considered an asset;
Valid Ontario driver’s license and be insurable; and
Strong knowledge and understanding of Anishinabek culture, practices, and communities.


Strong computer background in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;
Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize competing demands to ensure efficient coordination;
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team; and
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.


Attend the Circle Process training for facilitators;
Oversee the coordination of the Circle Process within their respective region(s);
Liaise with Anishinabek First Nation communities, particularly with Band/First Nation representatives, on request(s) for the Circle Process;
Gather and provide input into resources to support the Circle Process for Child and Youth Well-Being Facilitators and others who may be directly involved in implementing the Circle Process;
Share best practices for the Circle Process with support personnel and staff;
Submit regular reports and enter all Circles into the Master Schedule of Circles;
Provide weekly reviews and updates of Circles to the Lead Facilitator;
Respond to general program inquiries, and ensure appropriate and timely follow-up;
Prepare agendas, workshop/meeting kits, arrange and coordinate meeting facilities as required;
Conduct regular interviews and meetings with families as it relates to the pre-circle and post-circle processes;
Conduct follow-up sessions, with all appropriate participants as outlined in the policies of the Circle Process;
Conduct pre-circle sessions with all participants as outlined through training;
Work with the Lead Facilitator to ensure the organization, facilitation, and follow-up of all Circles follows established policies for the Circle Process;
Submit information to an electronic and central filing system of information related to the areas of responsibility;
Maintain knowledge of current social services policies and programs as it relates to the Anishinabek Nation, and attend relevant training opportunities;
Provide support and information to Anishinabek First Nations through written correspondence and reports as approved by the Lead Facilitator;
Keep thorough records of all activities to submit to Lead Facilitator in a timely manner; and
Other duties as assigned.


Cover letter;
Three (3) employment references;
Identify whether the applicant has been previously employed by the Anishinabek Nation (formerly Union of Ontario Indians); and the organization will conduct a reference check with the previous immediate supervisor;
Identify whether the applicant is a member of one of the 39 Anishinabek First Nations. Preference will be given to applicants who are a member of one of the 39 Anishinabek First Nations.
Qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry will be given preference in accordance with s. 16(1) of the “Canadian Human Rights Act

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, June 16, 2023.

Applications must be submitted to:

Glenda St. Amour

Director of Corporate Services

Fax: (705) 497-9135 | Email:

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact:

Vicky Laforge, Lead Facilitator to the Anishinabek Nation Circle Process


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


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