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Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin

The Dryden Native Friendship Centre is currently accepting resumes for the position of Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin Coordinator. Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin is a wholistic program that supports healthy relationships and Indigenous identities through the provision of programming, supports, education, leadership, and capacity building.


Regular full-time hours. Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, 35 hours per week. Some flexibility to meet program needs.

This position is a regular full-time employment opportunity and is eligible for group retirement, extended benefits, and paid time off.

Job Duties:

  • Provide peer counselling/support for a variety of situations and facilitate group sessions

  • Provide culture-based programming emphasizing the end of violence, personal growth, community involvement, and similar topics

  • Provide aid and support for clients who are involved with Child and Family Service agencies as well as navigating terms of probation and parole

  • Facilitate safe spaces for male community members

  • Offer prevention-based programing to male community members

  • Track information as per the DNFC reporting requirements and submit appropriate reports as required

  • Case management and maintain individual case files for clients

  • Implement participant-based activities such as: workshops, presentations, support groups, and traditional activities

  • Build and maintain relationships with traditional Elders and cultural teachers to enhance the program and provide access to traditional knowledge and teachings for clients

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, social work, court justice, and/or combination of an equivalent and relevant education. Lived experience may be considered equivalent.

  • 3 years of related work experience within an Indigenous organization or community.

  • Possess current First-Aid/CPR certification or willing to be certified.

  • An acceptable Criminal Reference Check, Vulnerable Sector, will be a condition of the employment offer.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license; a good Driver’s Abstract will be required.

  • Must have excellent computer skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office and data entry.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with emphasis on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma, Indigenous youth engagement and community outreach.

  • Knowledge and experience working with urban Indigenous men and male youth in a healing and reconciliation capacity.

  • Experience in facilitation, program planning, development, implementation, data collection and evaluation.

  • Must possess good written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to speak Ojibway or Oji-Cree is an asset.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Lived experience as an Indigenous male may be considered an asset but is not required. All individuals are welcome to apply.

Work Conditions & Remuneration

  • Working in a shared office environment

  • $25-27.50 per hour


Hiring Committee; Dryden Native Friendship Centre

74 Queen Street, Dryden ON P8N 1A4

Fax: (807) 223-6275 | Email:

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

DNFC is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome and encourage all persons to apply. Anyone needing accommodations at any time during the hiring process, please inform Human Resources and every reasonable attempt to accommodate you will be made.

***** Only those deemed qualified will be contacted for an interview *****

Kizhaay Job Posting 2024
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