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009 - Intern, Youth Outreach

Thunder Bay, 226 May Street South, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Req #80
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Closing date: July 10, 2024

1 year contract

Hybrid position

MNO’s culture is at our core
The MNO workplace culture is full of potential ready to be unlocked. As our Self-Governance agreement materializes, we are building a workplace culture of action, responsibility, and most importantly a desire to serve the Métis community. When defining what MNO culture is, it’s difficult, because of our diverse leadership styles, and the different programs and services offered. What that really means is there is a place for almost everyone under the MNO employer umbrella. We recognize people are different, and that is our source of strength. We bring opinions together, welcome healthy conflict, and look to always find answers, not problems.

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What We Can Offer You
  • 4% Vacation pay
  • Pension plan
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December 
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays
  • 15 paid health & wellness days 
  • Challenging, multi-disciplinary work environment that fosters learning and professional development 
  • Substantial educational incentive to promote personal and professional growth 
  • An opportunity to make a direct or indirect impact on the lives of the Métis Peoples across the Province
  • Other perks
    • Employee Assistance Plan
    • Telemedicine plan
    • Goodlife corporate membership discount
    • Bell Mobility's exclusive partner program
    • Staple's corporate discount
    • Dell member purchase program
    • Mark's corporate discount 

The Métis Internship Program (MIP) invests in committed, talented graduates seeking a great opportunity to start and accelerate their careers. It's a paid, fiscal-year developmental opportunity to grow top talent while delivering important public services to the Métis people of Ontario. Individuals who have graduated or will graduate with a recognized degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma within the last 6 months may apply.

About the role

Front-line, client-facing roles have responsibility for direct client case management and direct service delivery. These roles directly deliver the services of various Branch programs to clients in communities across Ontario. They are responsible for maintaining standards of client service delivery that align with established processes and guidelines, and are responsible for documenting accurate and timely case notes. They are required make independent decisions that reflect good judgement, maturity and ethical behaviour while maintaining appropriate boundaries

What you will be doing

  • Delivery of associated program goals including delivery of services, maintaining and supporting clients within a pre-defined geographic area
  • Delivery of outreach supports to homeless youth (18-34 years), and or youth at risk of becoming homeless or street involved.
  • To support the reconnection to home community and family if appropriate  
  • Maintain caseload of clients and provide housing-based case management as required
  • Plan and execute on a client service plan, including referral to internal programs and other agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, mental health and addiction services, medical treatment and other services as required
  • Develop and deliver educational materials on tenant rights and responsibilities, how to promote a successful tenancy, basic life skills and other rental related matters to assist clients in developing skills to deal with and resolve identified challenges specific to maintaining stable housing
  • Maintain client files including case notes for pertinent data collection, ensuring client confidentiality at all times
  • Perform administrative duties related to case management and service delivery
  • Ensure program delivery is consistent with funding agreements, including community engagement and system navigation support
  • Program promotion
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of service and program delivery
  • Organize and facilitate community events to enhance client and community knowledge and improved client access
  • Other reasonable duties as may be assigned


To meet funding parameters, candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of the MNO (Métis Nation of Ontario)
  • Have graduated within the last year
  • Have an education in the field of study relevant to the Internship

Role qualifications:

  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold Métis rights and culture
  • Completion of or currently enrolled in post-secondary education in a related field, such as Social Service Worker, Youth Worker, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduated in the last year is required.
  • Knowledge of homelessness issues and barriers to accessing housing, especially within Métis and other Indigenous populations Advanced communications skills
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, driver’s licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record.
  • Organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, demonstrate good judgement, and make decisions independently within set processes and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
  • One year or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Experience in the delivery of homelessness related programs
  • Experience in youth service, homelessness, street outreach.
  • Demonstrated social services/community supports experience
  • Experience dealing with confidential information
  • Experience working in coordinating and delivering community-based programs or projects


  • Knowledge of indigenous (preferably Métis) culture, issues, and current activities
  • Client service experience
  • Experience in developing and facilitating presentations

All positions at the MNO may require the following:

  • Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
  • Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  • A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver’s licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
  • Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  • Ability to occasionally travel within Ontario for limited periods of time
AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email human resources if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.
Special Services Organization

The Métis Nation of Ontario is a special services organization. All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference may be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

The Métis Nation of Ontario uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help in the screening and assessing of applicants within our Applicant Tracking System (ATS).  

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $48,490.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $55,270.00
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  • Thunder Bay, 226 May Street South, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada