• Full Time
  • Birch Island
  • July 26, 2024

Website Whitefish River First Nation

For future planning, the following employment opportunities are open for applications:


TERM: Full-time Hours: 35 hours a week

The Family Well-Being Team, a unique early intervention team, is committed to providing essential support to families. Their primary focus is reducing the identified risk of involvement in child welfare, de-escalating protection concerns and aiding the reunification of families with children in out-of-home placements. This team’s work is pivotal in helping families achieve sustainable outcomes by delivering culturally appropriate support and interventions. These efforts assist families in developing effective skills and strategies for independence, resiliency and crisis diversion. The Family Well-Being Team’s work is deeply ingrained in traditional Anishinabek values, which are evident in all program deliverables, underscoring the significance and impact of their work.


The Cultural Coordinator, a pivotal role, will provide mentorship, personal consultation and an Indigenous perspective to the children and the families they serve.

They will play a crucial part in connecting children-in-care with their traditions, ceremonies, kin networks and land through land-based teachings and gatherings. At WRFN, we are dedicated to ensuring that all services provided to our children and youth are culturally appropriate and foster their identity and belonging. To this end, the Cultural Coordinator will provide mentorship, personal consultation and an Indigenous perspective to the Family Well-Being staff, the children and the families they serve, profoundly impacting their well-being and cultural connection.


  • Diploma in Social work or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • At least two years of work experience working with families, youth and children.
  • Experience in group and process facilitation, community development and presentation with above-average verbal and written communication.
  • A deep respect for and sensitivity toward Anishinabek culture, traditions, the Seven
  • Grandfather Teachings and a commitment to living by these teachings are not just a
    requirement but a valued aspect of this role. We recognize the importance of your cultural
    background and its contribution to the well-being of our community.
  • Effective interpersonal skills include working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal and external resources.
  • Knowledge of traditional practices, ceremonies and teachings.
  • Awareness of First Nations culture and issues affecting First Nations families.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification.
  • A valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle are required.

Applications must be submitted by July 26, 2024 at 12 p.m.

Interested applicants must submit a current resumé, cover letter, two (2) personal references and one (1) character reference (with contact information) to:

CONFIDENTIAL: Cultural Coordinator

Whitefish River First Nation c/o Human Resources

17-A Rainbow Ridge Road, P.O. Box 188, Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0

Email: jobapplications@whitefishriver.ca   Fax: (705) 285-4532

All positions must submit a Police Vulnerable Sector Check upon hire.

Miigwetch to all who apply; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to jobapplications@whitefishriver.ca