NWMO Liaison

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Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) is the historic government of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3, which includes 28 First Nations and Covers 55,000 Sq. Miles in north western Ontario and eastern Manitoba. At the direction of the GCT3 leadership, GCT3 protects, preserves and enhances Treaty and Aboriginal rights for the benefit and protection of its citizens.

With the above mandate in mind, GCT3 is looking for a skilled communicator with demonstrated experience building effective working relationships with Aboriginal communities. The primary responsibilities of the NWMO Liaison is to manage the planning, delivery, and follow-up of activities related to GCT3’s engagement activities with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) on a proposed deep geological repository for nuclear waste (the “Project”) in the Treaty #3 Territory.


  • Facilitate and manage the implementation of an agreement between GCT3 and NWMO by developing an engagement framework and decision-making processes, establishing working relationships with the GCT3 communities, organizing information-sharing sessions, and providing program specific professional advice;
  • Facilitate and/or participate in engagement activities to provide regular project updates in cooperation with NWMO representatives, to inform GCT3 communities of proposed decisions related to the Project, and to request information about interests and/or concerns related to the Project.
  • Respond to issues relating to GCT3 communities’ social, health, cultural, and/or lands and resource management interests by preparing technical reports and providing recommendations;
  • Prepare briefing notes, presentations, and technical reports on complex issues related to the Project and develop options to assist GCT3 leadership, senior management, and the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 with decision-making;
  • Review and evaluate information on Project-related activities and make recommendations and/or approvals;
  • Act as a liaison and point of contact on behalf of GCT3 for Project- related enquiries;
  • Serve as a liaison between GCT3 and the NWMO engagement lead and/or other NWMO representatives as required; &
  • Other duties as assigned by GCT3 leadership or immediate supervisor.


  • A diploma in related field (e.g. environmental science, engineering, natural resources) and five years experience working in a similar capacity, or a bachelor’s degree with three years related experience;
  • Significant experience working with First Nations communities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all phases of project management such as initiating a project and executing a project plan;
  • Experience facilitating meetings and large engagement sessions;
  • Knowledge of federal regulators of nuclear energy and applicable laws;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proven ability to prepare and defend comprehensive technical reports; &
  • Strong interpersonal, mediation, and negotiation skills.


GCT3 is open to candidates that have a relevant combination of knowledge and experience in lieu of formal education. Preference is giving to candidates who are beneficiaries to Treaty #3. Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to the attention of:

Sjoerd van der Wielen, TPU Director
Grand Council Treaty #3
P.O Box 1720
Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7
Fax:  807.548.5041
Email: tpu.director@treaty3.ca


We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position. However only those being considered will be contacted.

~Late applications will not be considered~


PDF – NWMO Liaison Job Posting


Job Features

Job CategoryTerritorial Planning Unit
LocationKenora, ON
Closing DateApril 26, 2019

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