Indian Residential School Health Support

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Under the guidance and direction of the GCT#3 IRS Cultural Coordinator, the IRS program works to implement and further the mandate to support the Indian Residential School Survivors and their families referred to as Intergenerational survivors of the twenty-eight communities of Treaty #3. The IRS program provides support and services to ensure they have access to mental health counselling, emotional support and traditional ceremonies. The IRS program addresses a broad spectrum of mental and emotional issues related to the disclosure of the Residential School abuses. This is an excellent opportunity for a result orientated team player with proven organization and time management skills.


  • Provide mental health referrals.
  • Responsible for conducting intake and providing information on resources available.
  • Provide emotional support to former students at Hearings, events and gatherings; provide support at various healing training sessions and at ceremonies.
  • Lead complex policy development; analyze statistical data, evaluate policy; prepare briefings, reports, position papers; develop action plans and make presentations;
  • Facilitate workshops, training and information sessions and organize meetings.
  • Liaise with First Nation members, communities and other stakeholders.
  • Other related duties assigned by supervisor


Post-secondary diploma in the area of Native Studies with experience in sharing Native culture, tradition, and practices and be aware of mainstream services in the area.

OR Life learning experiences and practice of sharing Native culture, tradition and practices

  • Must have good verbal, listening and written skills
  • Must possess good skills in leadership and teamwork;
  • Must be dedicated, responsible and be able to follow and provide instructions
  • Must be able to take initiative and maintain confidentiality
  • Must be strong minded and non-judgmental
  • Must be familiar with computers, including the use of software, word processing, internet and email
  • Must have knowledge of traditional and mainstream healing services in the area
  • Fluency in Anishinaabemowin  


Please submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
Oluyinka Leigh, Human Resources Manager
Grand Council Treaty #3
PO Box 1720
Kenora, ON P9N 3X7
Fax: 807-548-5041


The Grand Council Treaty #3’s dedication to excellence is completed by its profound commitment to building and sustaining a self-dependent Nation for Grand Council Treaty #3.  Individuals from the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 are encouraged to apply.

We thank all those who apply.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  Submission of criminal record check required prior to offer of employment.


PDF – IRS Health Support Job Ad


Job Features

Job CategoryIndian Residential School (IRS)
LocationKenora, ON
Hourly WageNegotiable
Duration1-year contract with possible extension
Closing DateMarch 29, 2019

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