Urban Indigenous Healthy Living Program Worker

  • CompanyCan-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor
  • Required ExperienceKnowledge of social, cultural, and recreational needs and interests of the urban Indigenous community
  • Education / CredentialsPost-secondary degree or diploma in Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Health Studies, Child and Youth Work
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline02/18/2024

Job Description

Organization: Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor

Job Title: Urban Indigenous Healthy Living Program Worker

Particulars: 32 Hours per week, Temporary Position – 12 Month Contract

Location: 2929 Howard Ave., Windsor, ON N8X 4W4

Job Purpose:

The Urban Indigenous Healthy Living Program (UIHLP) promotes healthy lifestyle choices and activities among the Urban Indigenous community of Windsor-Essex. UIHLP has a specific focus on land-based and culturally grounded activities. Program delivery and activities are culturally appropriate and facilitate the outcomes targeted within this program’s mandate. The Program purpose is to design and implement healthy lifestyle programs and supports for urban Indigenous programming with the intent to improve the health status through increased physical fitness, improved cardiovascular health, smoking cessation, improved nutritional knowledge and practices, and fostering youth leadership.


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Health Studies, Child and Youth Worker or combination of education and relevant work experience.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of social, cultural, and recreational needs and interests of urban Indigenous community.
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with emphasis on the impacts of trauma, family violence, Indigenous youth engagement and community outreach.
  • Demonstrated and related work experience within an Indigenous organization or community.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize competing work demands to ensure effective and efficient application of resources and services.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plan, organize, supervise, assess and facilitate nutrition and nutritional education programs; access to healthy foods through programming; implement programs that support healthy eating for families; implement recreation activities that incorporate traditional activities; and increase children and youth physical activities through access to recreation facilities, education and activity programs;
  • To develop, maintain positive working relationships with other Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre programs and program coordinators.
  • To create working relationships with liaise with Indigenous and non-Indigenous community partnerships with local community sports, fitness and recreational agencies/organizations, schools and other relevant organizations/services
  • Ensure all programs and activities are facilitated to meet health and safety standards, addressing injury prevention
  • Participate in professional development as directed and required ensure certification is up-to-date specifically First Aid, CPR and Injury Prevention
  • To maintain and manage program activity records and up-to-date confidential client records
  • Provide one-on-one peer support as needed
  • Participate with program initiatives, and ensure reporting requirements are accurate, complete and submitted in a timely manner, by the program management policy
  • Perform other such duties as may be assigned from time to time, for example, coordinating and planning community events and attending staff meetings
  • Must have a valid Ontario Driver’s License, access to an insured vehicle for client transportation and able to travel

SALARY: $41,000

DEADLINE: open until filled


Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor

2929 Howard Ave., Windsor, ON N8X 4W4


or EMAIL APPLICATION TO: exec.director@caifc.ca

We thank all applicants, however only those that pass the initial screening process will be contacted for an interview. Successful candidate must provide Vulnerable Sector Check prior to employment.

CAIFC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; however, hiring preferences will be given to qualified Indigenous applications. CAIFC is dedicated to providing employment accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please let us know, if you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate.