Date de publication: 18 jun 2019
Date limite: 8 jul 2019
Our Kids Network
Job Posting # 17-19
Indigenous Lead
 One (1) Temporary, Full Time Position
 For a period of up to one (1) year with the possibility
 of extension. Funding for this project may be approved
 for a period up to 36 months.
 Non Union
 Our Kids Network
 Please submit your resume, accompanied with a brief cover
 letter highlighting your suitability for the
 position. Applications should be directed to by July 8, 2019 at 4:30pm.
Our Kids Network (OKN) is a Halton-wide partnership of agencies and organizations serving children, youth and their families that embraces the vision “All Children Thrive”. Since 1996, OKN has been at the forefront of putting research into action through partnership and collaboration within Halton Region. Our mission is to work together to promote the healthy development, security, and safety of all children, youth, and families through collective action.
 Main duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Reporting to an advisory committee of Our Kids Network (OKN), the Indigenous Lead will support the development of an Urban Indigenous Framework for agencies serving children and youth in Halton Region that reflects the recommendations of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report at the local level. The Framework will provide a systematic approach to support increased awareness for staff in agencies in Halton and support the inclusion of Indigenous children and families in our community through Indigenous-led cultural activities and increased awareness for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and families in Halton. The Indigenous Lead will have an in-depth knowledge of the history, policies, culture and demographics of Halton’s urban Indigenous community. The Lead will build relationships with local Indigenous leaders, engage service providers, facilitate conversations with community groups, attend key events, leverage collaborative opportunities and ensure the strategic integration of deliverables within broader national Indigenous strategies and the new Halton Region and Our Kids Network Strategic Plans.
 Qualifications and Requirements Include:
  • Post-secondary education in social sciences, public policy, human services or a related discipline with equivalent combination of education and work experience in government, non-profit, private or community service agencies.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Indigenous community, culture, etiquette, events, service agencies, community networks and strategies.
  • Experience in project management, policy analysis and program development, including proven research and program evaluation skills.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills. Ability to develop and deliver reports and presentations on project status, milestones, achievements, risks and mitigation controls.
  • Extensive and demonstrated leadership experience working with diverse stakeholders, including not-for profit social organizations, community groups, businesses, education, health and other community stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated political acuity, diplomacy and ability to work with elected and senior government officials.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capacity related to the complexities of working with multiple stakeholders and the ability to relate well to a culturally diverse population.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills including the ability to work with tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable motor vehicle with appropriate liability insurance is required
Note: First Nations, Inuit and Metis people are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Our Kids Network is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public are respected. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.
We thank all applicants for their interest in the Our Kids Network, we will only contact those selected for an interview. All interviewed candidates will be asked to provide a minimum of two supervisory references.
We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at 905-635-0575. Human Resources will work with the applicant and the interview committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.