OAC Indigenous Women’s Safety Table Coordinator

Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition

August 17, 2022

The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition

The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition is made up of Executive Directors from the Ottawa Indigenous service organizations in Ottawa. The Coalition meets monthly throughout the year to identify emerging issues and joint priorities based on their work in the community and provincial and national issues impacting urban Indigenous people. The Coalition works within a Relationship Framework that identifies the key relationships that are built and maintained to ensure that the needs of urban Indigenous people are addressed in Ottawa. The Coalition is engaged with the broader Ottawa Indigenous community, Elders and non-Indigenous partners to build a strong Ottawa which is a place of belonging for all Indigenous people.


Job Summary

The OAC Indigenous Women’s Safety Table (IWST) Coordinator will work closely with the OAC Facilitator to support the Indigenous Women’s Safety table and the four working groups. The IWST was developed to respond to the Calls for Justice out of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and to apply them to the Ottawa community. The table has focused on specific systems that need to change in order to increase their capacity to be a safe place for Indigenous women. The current working groups are police, health care, residential services and housing and homelessness.


The IWST Coordinator will work with the full OAC team as we work as a collaborative team. The focus of the work is to ensure coordination, relationship building and administrative supports are in place to support the work of the IWST.


Duties/Responsibilities:


1. Organize the IWST meetings (main table and the four working groups):

  • Scheduling of Members and Guests.

  • Logistics (location, food, conference call details) or zoom set up

  • Providing agenda and support documents to participants (working with the OAC facilitator and the co-chairs)

  • Minute-taking and preparation of meeting report.

  • Follow up on meeting decisions.

  • Provide monthly updates to the OAC Team.

2. Relationship Management

  • Connect with people who would be appropriate for the IWST work

  • Respond to the needs of the members of the Table and the Working Groups in order to support their participation and the work.

  • Facilitate meetings at times

3. Project Management:

  • Maintain all records related to the IWST in a timely and efficient manner

  • Maintain a google drive for the IWST including for each

4. Respond to enquiries regarding the work of the IWST

  • First contact for outside inquiries.

  • Track and Coordinate requests received and bring forward to the OAC facilitator or chairs of committeesforward to the OAC Team.

5. Research

  • Prepare research and briefing note on key parts of the work that a table is doing.

  • Participate in Environmental scan work and needs assessment including doing follow up calls, surveydistribution and research.

Working with the OAC Team


6. Community Engagement:

  • Focus Groups and community engagements – overall coordination and logistical preparations and manage the attendee database. Ensuring there is the facilitators, supports and Elders as required.

  • Develop and distribute promotional materials for events

7. Communications

  • Develop marketing and communication materials as required for IWST

  • Ensure that the OAC website has up to date information about the IWST

8. Reports

  • Draft the reports for the funders on the IWST project

9. Collective responsibilities

  • Respect and reflect the leadership role of the OAC.

  • Promote capacity building in Indigenous community and people.

10. Other related duties as deemed essential.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Five years of experience in working with urban Indigenous people and specific experience in working with Indigenous women

  • Knowledge of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the National Action Plan

  • Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and awareness of the history, culture, and unique needs of urban Indigenous people

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Strong Administration skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of community partners and communitymembers

  • Proven experience in creating and communicating processes (including written procedures).

  • Experience and comfort with public speaking

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to candidates of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify in your application).


This position requires that the person is able to work either from the office in downtown Ottawa and/or from their home office. The person is required to be able to travel throughout Ottawa to attend meetings, within COVID restrictions.


To apply:Please submit your resume: admincoordinator@ottawaaboriginalcoalition.ca Include a covering letter and a resume.Thank you for considering this opportunity.