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Education Officer

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

February 8, 2022

t 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.

TI’s Education Program serves to educate stakeholders at Provincial Learning Ministries towards a more knowledgeable approach to the design and framework for Inuit Education in Ontario.

TI is searching for an Education Officer who will play a key role in ensuring Ontario education objectives are met and will promote education equity, system access, and accountability to Inuit living in Ontario. The incumbent will promote Inuit culture within the school environment, assist with educator awareness and understanding of urban Inuit and culture, and help review Inuit-specific curriculum revisions. The incumbent will also collaborate with the Ministry of Education and Ontario Public School Boards and share information about issues and activities in the elementary/secondary education system related to Inuit education.

Additional key responsibilities include:

  • Clarifying, interpreting, and promoting Ministry’s business plan, Inuit vision of education, education programs and initiatives, Ministry legislation and policies, TI’s education objectives, and provincial standards and curriculum;

  • Monitoring school systems to ensure school boards are accountable to the standards of education and to the Inuit community;

  • Coordinating information sessions for parents and/or Inuit community groups to support TI’s initiatives;

  • Working with school boards to address their school needs and ensuring their school environments are culturally safe and respectful of Inuit;

  • Monitoring progress of schools towards the effective implementation of Inuit related education policies and programs;

  • Developing and implementing a plan for the cyclical review of school effectiveness;

  • Supporting efforts to build the knowledge and awareness of Inuit histories, cultures, perspectives, and contributions within school boards at every level;

  • Participating on district committees and task forces to review, develop, and validate education policy and curriculum;

  • Working closely with Aboriginal Education Advisory Committees/Councils to assist in developing Board Action Plans; and

  • Collaborating and liaising with local Inuit communities, organizations, students, and families.


The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the socio-economic issues impacting Inuit education in the province, knowledge of Inuit traditional teachings (IQ), and carry themselves according to those teachings. They will also have familiarity of education agencies, programs, curriculum development and supports for the Inuit community.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, presentation skills, relationship building skills and organizational skills are necessary.

The ability to coordinate and participate in the delivery of presentations and other engagement activities, work independently, and use computers (Microsoft Office, e-mail, and Internet) is required.

Post-secondary education in a relevant field and a minimum of two years’ experience in education, community development or another related area is required. 

Fluency in English is required and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut is an asset.

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 February 20th, 2022.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to  Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our programs and services.

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 with results that are acceptable to TI.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

TI’s main office is located at 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa, which is conveniently located close to Britannia Bay, 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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