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Child First Initiative (CFI) Coordinator

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

May 18, 2021

Child First Initiative (CFI) Coordinator

Full-time, Term position until March 31st, 2023

Possibility of Extension

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit, and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development, and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

The Child First Initiative (CFI) ensures Inuit children have access to the essential government funded health, social and educational products, services and supports they need, when they need them.

The CFI Coordinator is responsible for the identification, acquisition, and coordination of services for children and families who require services in accordance with the Inuit specific Child First Initiative funded by the Department of Indigenous Services Canada.

TI is searching for a skilled and experienced candidate to be a part of a dedicated team that works to ensure culturally relevant, safe, and equitable access to services and to identify service gaps and mobilize resolutions, procurement, and communications.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

• Manage individual and group case files, data collection and reporting.

• Prepare and document the needs and services for children who are in need.

• Evaluate the services children are receiving.

• Assist families to complete and submit applications for funding.

• Ensure the program service model is implemented in a culturally safe way.

• Meet with service providers and other stakeholders to ensure children’s needs are met.

• Become knowledgeable with the Department of Indigenous Services Canada documentation related to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and Jordan’s Principle.

• Work collaboratively with TI staff and external agencies and other organizations to ensure that all financial claims related to CFI are processed and managed according to TI policy and procedures.

• Promote, support, and maintain effective working relations with the Inuit community of Ontario.

• Provide information sessions and community forums on CFI.

• Analyze and identify gaps related to children’s needs and services.

• Prepare program reports for Senior Management.


The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of Inuit culture, values, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and traditional practices, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and Jordan’s Principle, and the Inuit Child First Initiative, Inuit land claim organizations and governance structures, Ontario’s Child, Youth and Family Services Act and the supports and services available to children, youth, and families in Ontario.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, reporting skills, information and records management skills and organizational skills are necessary.

The ability to work within a highly structured process environment, use computers for word processing, publication, data collection, e-mail, and internet, maintain confidentiality and ensure client privacy, and work occasional evenings and weekends are all requirements of the position.

Degree or diploma in Social Work, Child Welfare, Human Services, or a related field is required; must have two years’ experience providing related coordination services, preferably to the Inuit community. Fluency in English is required and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut is an asset. First aid and CPR training are assets.

A combination of related education and experience may be accepted.

Salary and Benefits

  • TI offers a competitive total compensation package. Employees are provided an exceptional benefits plan which includes major medical and dental coverage for the employee and their dependents, and employee life insurance. TI also offers a Group RRSP benefit plan for eligible staff.

  • TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan.

  • Vacation (earn 3 weeks/year).

Deadline for applications is May 23rd, 2021.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to obtain a vulnerable sector check and a driver’s abstract with results that are acceptable to TI. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our programs and services.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request. Remote work is available for candidates living across Ontario.

TI’s CFI office is located at 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa ON which is conveniently located close to walking and biking trails, and all major transportation access points. It is close to major amenities including gyms, malls, and restaurants. Parking is free on the premise.

We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.

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