Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services is a not-for-profit child and family services agency offering services in a holistic manner to strengthen children and families in their own communities in the context of their unique cultural heritage.


POSITION:                        CULTURAL COORDINATOR (Union Position)

COMPETITION:                21-96R

LOCATION:                       All Districts – with regular and frequent travel throughout the district

STATUS:                             Full Time – 35 hours per week

SALARY:                            $41,795 – $55,000 per annum

CLOSING DATE:                January 14 2022, at 4:30pm

JOB SUMMARY:  Reporting to the Prevention Supervisor, the Cultural Lead is responsible for providing a variety of services focused on ensuring the programs and services provided by Kunuwanimano are delivered with cultural relevancy and integrity. In addition, this position shall act as a primary cultural resource to agency staff in order to facilitate enhanced knowledge and awareness with respect to cultural values, beliefs, traditions and perspectives relative to the communities served by Kunuwanimano


  • Must have a Social Services Diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working within a social services context, preferably with Indigenous families;
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of cultural acuity and sensibility working within a social services context, preferably with Indigenous families.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to speak a Native language will be considered a major asset.
  • Must possess a valid “G” Ontario Driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and $2million rider liability insurance
  • Must produce clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening and Driver’s Abstract
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule as position may include some evenings and Saturday’s


  • Provides fair, equitable, respectful and culturally relevant service to First Nations children, youth and families, consistent with the vision, mission and values of Kunuwanimano;
  • Forms collaborative working relationships with Prevention and Protection staff in servicing high risk families. Attend case conferences as required to ensure the needs of the families are identified;
  • Promotes the cultural integrity and self-determination relative to the eleven (11) First Nations communities served by Kunuwanimano;
  • Promotes language and culturally relevant approaches throughout all programs and service delivery at Kunuwanimano;
  • Delivers traditional medicines education to agency staff and partner agencies, as needed;
  • Acquire, maintain, and care for cultural resources (e.g. language, traditional, and sacred items);
  • Create, develop, and implement cultural programming that addresses the needs of the families, as identified through case conferencing;
  • Connect with Elders and/or traditional resource people to conduct ceremonies as relative to the eleven (11) First Nations serviced by Kunuwanimano;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member and willing to assume duties as may be required or directed.

We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package and opportunities for professional development.

Please refer to our website:   www.kunuwanimano.com/employment.htm, for posting details.A detailed job description is available upon request.Please quote the Competition No. in your cover letter and resume, and submit by email to HR@kunuwanimano.com, by fax to 705 266-9122 or by mail to:

Human Resources,

Kunuwanimano Child & Family Services

401 Cedar Street South

Timmins, Ontario, P4N 2H7

Please note that preference will be given to qualified First Nations and Aboriginal applicants. Please self-identify. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodation is available on request from candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Job Category: Cultural Coordinator
Job Type: Full Time— 35 hours per week
Job Location: All Districts
Salary: $ 41 795 - $ 55 000
Closing Date: January 14 2022 @ 4:30pm
Competition #: 21-96R
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