MMIWG Outreach Awareness Coordinator

Full-Time Position available in Winnipeg

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Under the supervision of the MMIWG Liaison Unit Director, the Outreach Awareness Coordinator will design and deliver culturally responsive and dignified trauma informed community outreach and public awareness events to individuals who have been impacted by the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people (MMIWG2S+). This includes providing support to survivors of gender-based violence, families of MMIWG and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals, and communities who have been impacted by MMIWG2S+.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and develop public awareness events & campaigns which promote the MMIWG Liaison Unit’s services and education on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
  • Coordinate and plan empowerment and advocacy workshops for First Nations women, girls, and LGBTQ2S+ people in Manitoba
  • Must be willing to participate in Indigenous cultural practices and protocols related to land-based healing and wellness activities.
  • Develop awareness campaigns and workshops which focus on the MMIWG Liaison Unit’s activities and the issue of MMIWG2S+.
  • With the assistance of other MMIWG Liaison Unit team members, plan and coordinate educational activities for individuals and communities requesting the support of the MMIWG Liaison Unit.
  • Utilize a strength based, dignified and trauma informed approach when facilitating workshops and discussions while working impacted families, survivors of gender-based violence, LGBTQQIA+ people.
  • Develop content for project-related documents, including workshop materials, presentations, guides, letters, and other correspondence related to the awareness and outreach activities.
  • Track, analyze, and organize feedback and data gathered during workshops and facilitated discussions for the purposes of developing a Final Report.
  • Document all contact with program participants and staff from allied agencies, noting: purpose of interaction, information provided, next steps, etc.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date budgets, cash flows, and records of expenses as required by project
  • Assist with project reporting to funders as required, including final
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships and partnerships with agencies and individuals involved in the following key areas related to the project: safety and security of Indigenous women, girls, and LGBTQ2S people; anti-racism; employment; justice; and social participation for the purpose of project participation and information
  • Network with community resources to maintain positive inter-agency relationship while gaining understanding of their service mandates to better inform how to address the immediate, medium-term and long-term safety and security, anti-racism, employment, justice and social participation for Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ2S individuals in Manitoba.
  • Work with and foster relationships among First Nation Grandmothers, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers and First Nations women, girls, and LGBTQ2S people to expand their understanding of the significance of Indigenous women, girls, and LGBTQ2S people in community and society
  • Attend inter-agency meetings as
  • Attend community events/training as
  • Provide intermittent written and verbal reports to the MMIWG Liaison Unit Director on the status of community activities and awareness campaigns.
  • Commit to continuous learning on the issue of MMIWG, violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, and exploitation and human trafficking, including best practices in supporting impacted families and survivors.
  • Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary approach within the team and
  • Maintain appropriate documentation while ensuring the secure handling and storage of confidential
  • Perform various office administration duties as
  • Travel to other communities throughout Manitoba to facilitate workshops associated with the
  • Maintain strict confidentiality as outlined under The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
  • Engage in educational and training opportunities as
  • Participate as an effective team member with all staff in scheduled supervision and staff meetings, remain up to date with current knowledge and skills in pertinent areas, and complete assigned projects and tasks on time.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum completion of a Bachelor’s degree in the Human Services with 5 years’ experience in social services program delivery; a relevant combination of education and work experience will be considered.
  • Understanding of the historical context of Indigenous peoples in Canada and how it contributes to the widespread impact of trauma, recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma, understands considerations needed to contribute to wellness, integrates knowledge about trauma into communications and settings, and understands how to implement into daily practice.
  • Experience working within a harm reduction and dignified trauma informed care organizational structure that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma, including intergenerational trauma and the impacts of colonization.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to perform research, and interpret, assess, and synthesize information in a logical manner and use in practice.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships and work with a variety of people, groups, and organizations.
  • Excellent facilitation skills, with the ability to engage groups in a respectful manner that maximizes
  • Understanding of, or commitment to learning, First Nations traditional healing practices and models of
  • Excellent written communication skills for the purposes of developing background information, presentations, workshops and training materials, report writing, and other related materials.
  • Must be highly organized with an ability to work independently while managing multiple projects and priorities on strict deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and Internet research
  • Ability to comply with all MKO policies and
  • Must posses a valid Class 5F Driver’s Licence and be willing to
  • Must be able to obtain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), a satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check and a satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check upon hiring.

Salary is dependant upon qualifications and experience

Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter identifying the position applying for and resume, along with 3 professional reference listings (include a most recent employer reference) by 4:00 p.m. on June 14, 2024 to: Human Resources at

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Preference will be given to qualified First Nations applicants; applicants are encouraged to self-declare in their resume or cover letter.

No phone calls will be accepted.

Incorporated in 1981 as the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). MKO is a non-profit, political advocacy organization that provides a collective voice on issues of inherent, Treaty, Indigenous, and human rights for citizens of the 26 sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6, and 10.

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