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Youth Life Promotion Coordinator

Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI)

March 22, 2023

Youth Life Promotion Coordinator

Full-time, Term until March 31st, 2024

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to broadly 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 Youth Life Promotion project is a community-based child and youth program that promotes the health and wellness of children and youth. The program goals include gaining access to support, nurture,and sustain mental well-being; accessing to new ways of knowing, understanding, problem-solving, and decision making; being immersed in Indigenous knowledge and gaining access to ceremonies, languages, teachings, and traditional foods; and gaining access to water and land-based skills and cultural practices.

The Youth Life Promotion Coordinator will deliver program facilitation and coordinate activities for children and youth in both individual and group formats. They will coordinate the delivery of various outings and workshops to engage with Inuit children and youth.

Other key responsibilities of the position will include:

• Operationalizing annual objectives and work plans in keeping with Inuit culture, language, and tradition;

• Empowering youth to identify social challenges in their communities, developing strategies for change, and encouraging their peers to get involved in implementing their strategies;

• Providing accessible, community-based and culturally focused activities for Inuit children andyouth to improve health literacy;

• Working with youth with mental health complexities, including youth with suicidal ideation andgender dysmorphia;

• Engaging Inuit youth to strengthen their sense of identity, and leadership abilities and to nurturetheir cultural, social, and personal talents through cultural teachings;

• Performing outreach activities to recruit Inuit children and youth to participate in the program;

• Facilitating a plan of care and if required case management approach to service delivery;

• Planning and implementation of programming workshops;

• Fostering youth leadership opportunities and co-development of programming;

• Systems navigation for external resources – providing referrals for professional bodies for culturallysafe training when dealing with Inuit clientele;

• Mitigating culturally safe practices for art projects, research, and other professional institutions;

• Case management including counselling, coordinating community connection to cultural events, referrals, and direct support such as attending court, medical appointments, and social outings;

• Developing and maintaining accurate, secure, and up-to-date client files in the appropriate electronic system (Penelope), including timely case notes; and

• Completing administration requirements such as program reports and statistics, attendance andparticipant forms, and the proper maintenance of client files.


The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Inuit culture, values, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and traditional practices, familiarity with issues facing Inuit families, and familiarity with the socio-economic landscapeas it pertains to Inuit in Ontario.

Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational and time management skills, communication (oral and written) and group facilitation skills, computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office), and leadership skills are necessary.

The ability to create and maintain positive working relationships, work effectively in a team environmentand independently, function effectively in a busy environment and in stressful situations, and develop and deliver programming is required.

Post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, humanities, or social sciences and at least one year of practical and relevant experience, preferably in a coordination/facilitator role is preferred. Experience coordinating and facilitating meetings, events, and other community engagement activities is required. Experience working with the Inuit community and Inuit organizations is an asset. The ability to communicate in Inuktitut is an asset.

An acceptable combination of related education and work experience may be considered.

Salary and Benefits

▪ TI offers a competitive total compensation package.

▪ 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 April 2nd, 2023.

To apply, please submit your resume 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 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.

TI’s Family and Well-Being 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. Parking is free on the premise.

We thank all interested applicants in advance for their interest. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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