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Internal/External Posting Program Manager Thunder Bay, Ontario The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Program Manager in Thunder Bay. The Program Manager is responsible for the management of programs and staff, and applying to relevant request for proposals. QUALIFICATIONS • • •

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A post-secondary diploma and/or degree in Business, Indigenous Learning or Social Science with a minimum of five (5) year’s experience in a management role. Demonstrated administrative management with the ability to supervise. Excellent organizational and communication skills with demonstrated self-confidence and an ability to follow through on assigned duties independently within strict deadlines. Knowledge of Not-for-Profit organization program delivery. Ability to plan, organize and manage time effectively. Highly motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision. Capacity to solve problems and to see different perspectives. Ability to network with other community agencies, services and organizations. Demonstrated knowledge in preparing and writing proposals. Working knowledge of computers, specifically Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010, Excel and Outlook. Experience with budgets, overseeing and development of them Demonstrated experience providing services to Aboriginal families and/or communities. Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle with valid insurance and a safe driving record. Ability to travel. Ability to speak an Aboriginal Language is considered an asset. A cleared Criminal Reference check is a condition of the employment offer.


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Implementation, management and coordination of all ONWA programs, including program planning, establishing and maintaining a linkage with Aboriginal organizations and community partners. Oversee, evaluate, and manage assigned ONWA programs and related staff members to ensure effective and efficient program delivery. In conjunction with the Program Director, plan, administer and control all program budgets for contracts.

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Develop, implement and evaluate communications strategies for programs in order to inform clients, employees and the general public of initiatives and services provided by the Association. Conduct research to identify any potential need of services as it may relate to Aboriginal women. Deliver strategic planning sessions with all ONWA programs for effective service delivery. Prepare and oversee the preparation of program reports, briefing notes and presentations. Represent the Ontario Native Women's Association for the purpose of government liaison, media relations and service delivery. Participate in policy development by overseeing the preparation of reports and briefs in relation to Aboriginal Women’s Issues. Good knowledge of Aboriginal culture and traditions.

Anyone interested in applying for this position is asked to submit their resume, with three work references, no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 11, 2015, to the attention of: Hiring Committee Ontario Native Women’s Association PO Box 15 - 684 City Rd. FWFN Thunder Bay, On P7J 1K3 Fax: (807) 623-1104 Email:

Qualified Aboriginal Women are encouraged to apply. Only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted. A full job description available upon request.

Request for Tenders Anemki Mino Ziizibaakwad is currently seeking tenders for the construction of a sugar shack in the FWFN sugar bush. The sugar bush operation is a community-based project, focused on providing educational and cultural opportunities for those who belong with FWFN. As such, we seek tenders from construction professionals willing to lead a team of volunteers, with the purpose of teaching construction skills to those interested. Since our budget is limited, we can hire only a single person to lead this construction project. In your tender request, please clearly describe how you would lead a team of volunteers in this project. We expect the site to require a cement foundation, and for the shack structure to be conducive to boiling maple syrup. Please include a list of cost quotes for these elements. A date will be set for a site visit if interested. Tenders should be submitted to Ryan Saarinen ( by September 1st, 2015

JOB POSTING Position Title:

Chief Executive Officer – 5 year Contract

Position Description: Under the direction of the FWFN Band Council, plans, organizes,

directs and controls, the development and implementation of all FWFN programs, projects and services to ensure the effective and efficient delivery and operation.

Major Responsibilities: •

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Responsible for the overall supervision of all administrative staff and Project Administrators, with direct supervision provided to the Senior Managers. Directs and advises the Senior Managers delivering services and programs to the Membership, clientele and general public. Coordinates the evaluations of all Band staff via Senior Managers and performs direct evaluations of those staff under the CEO supervision. Establishes objectives for the departments and formulates policies and programs. Attends all Council meetings and provides information and resources for Band meetings and Band Council members. Supervises the preparation of the agendas, minutes and by-laws for Band Council, Committee and Community meetings. Prepares Band Council resolutions, contribution arrangements and other funding proposals to access funds for priorities as determined by the Band Council. Implements the decisions of the FWFN Band Council. Participates in the coordination of the annual audit of the FWFN financial records, reviews audit with Council, follows-up with recommendations and implements financial policies and procedures. Organizes funds to implement policies and programs; establishes financial and administrative controls and overall personnel planning. Ensures the security of all FWFN assets. Ensures that all departments have their annual budgets prepared and submitted prior to the beginning of the fiscal year. Maintains effective communication and liaisons with all levels of government and various organizations. Represents FWFN for the purpose of Government liaison and media relations. Assist FWFN Chief and Council in developing the long-term vision and strategic plan of FWFN and facilitate the implementation of that plan. Performs other related duties as may be assigned by FWFN.

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Submits reports and briefs on all Department activities, financial and administrative matters to the FWFN Council and other agencies.

Conditions of Employment: We appreciate all applications. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Valid Ontario Drivers License and use of personal vehicle. Must be able to travel. Criminal Records Check. Subject to a drug test as a pre-condition of employment.

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A university degree or college diploma in Band Management, Business Administration, Finance or other related field and several years of experience as senior manager in a related organization or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Sound analytical and problem solving skills, stress management and time management skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be computer proficient in Microsoft Office and familiar with accounting software programs. Understanding of the Fort William First Nation traditions/heritage/cultural lifeways are a definite asset.


To be announced.

Job Posting Closing Date:

Applications, consisting of a cover letter & resume with three (3) references, must be received by 4pm on Friday, August 28th, 2015. Please direct your application to the attention of: Michael Pelletier Human Resources Manager P: 807-623-9543 ext. 239 F: 807-623-5190 Email: When hand delivering; ensure that your application is date stamped and a copy provided to you.

We appreciate all applications. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

JOB POSTING Position Title:

Administrative Support Worker Permanent Position

Position Description:

The Administrative Support Worker will be required to perform an array of administrative duties including secretarial and receptionist duties. Additional responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Directors, taking minutes during meetings and aiding in scheduling. This position will also primarily be responsible for maintaining, updating and verifying the First Nation Register and Band List for Fort William First Nation.

Major Responsibilities: • Provide administrative and organizational support to the Directors and senior management team • Word processing, presentation development, briefing notes, speaking notes, spreadsheet building, telephone communications and screening, calendar management, travel arrangements, expense reports and filing system management • Coordinate all external communications with tact and diplomacy • Synchronize multiple projects • Assist individuals through the application process for Indian Status and will participate in the determination of an individual's eligibility for Indian Status. • Communicates decisions made by the Registrar and issues Status Cards to those that are deemed eligible. • Other duties as required Qualifications: • Minimum of 5 years' experience in administrative or communications' experience • Bachelor's degree desirable • Subject to drug testing. Salary:

To be negotiated.

Closing Date:

Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume with three (3) references, must be received by 4pm on Friday, August 28th, 2015. Please direct your application to the attention of: Michael Pelletier Jr. Human Resources Manager Ph: 807-623-9543 ext. 239, F: 807-623-5190 Email: When hand delivering; ensure that your application is date stamped and a copy provided to you.

We appreciate all applications. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Funded by the Ontario Government

Operator-in-Training Preparation Program 10 Week Program Program Information Currently there is a demand in northwestern Ontario for certified Water/Wastewater Operators. The process for training water/wastewater operators consists of in-class and hands-on training. The program aims to provide interested individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 with the knowledge and skills to successfully complete the Operator-in-Training Certification exam. Program Overview The proposed youth training-to-employment project for the water/wastewater industry will provide youth with a unique, in-demand set of skills and knowledge for employment. The skills learned in this program will assist graduates to attain employment in a wide range of settings. Modules include: •

Academic Preparation

Safety Certifications

Operator-in-Training (OIT) Preparation

Employability Skills

Admission Requirements • All potential students must have a minimum of Grade 12 and complete a Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES). •

The project will target youth aged 18–29.

All potential students must fill out the appropriate application forms and assessments prior to training.

Course Information This course will run daily from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday for 10 weeks. Evaluation Appropriate testing will be administered throughout the program. The instructor will provide an opportunity for improvement based on this feedback. Arrangements will be made for all eligible students to write the OIT exam. Credentials At the successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Confederation College “Recognition of Achievement” credential. Students successfully completing the OIT exam will receive the Operator-in-Training Certification through the Ontario Water Wastewater Certification Office (OWWCO) through the Ministry of the Environment. For information, please contact: Jason Ozbolt (807) 475-6222

Change Your Life Through Learning

Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic We are now accepting new clients to our clinic! Who is eligible? Registered Indians of all ages are welcome to receive Dental Hygiene (DH) services. All that is required is the participants registered status number by which your DH can access his/her Non-Insured Health Benefits. Services available: Oral Examination & Assessment Scaling (cleaning) Stain removal/Polishing Pit and Fissure Sealants Desensitization Fluoride Application Oral Hygiene Instruction Where to go, Dental Hygiene services can be accessed at Fort William First Nation’s Health Centre within the Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic. To schedule an appointment please call Desiree Morriseau-Shields R.D.H. @ 807-622-8802 Ext. 807

for 4 hours per day

JOIN OUR TEAM For more information please contact: Michael Pelletier Jr. 807.623.9543 ext 239


FULL MOON CEREMONY Thimbleberry Moon Datkaagmini-Giizis (August)

A time for women to come together to honour Grandmother Moon and ourselves; to pray for renewed strength, guidance, and direction in our lives; to pray for all of our families, our communities, and whatever we may be having difficulty with, in our lives.

When: Saturday, August 29, 2015 Where: 892 Squaw Bay Rd. Time: 6:30 p.m. What to bring: tobacco, skirt, your drum, rattles, warm clothes for outside ď Š


Hope to see all you beautiful ladies out at the Full Moon Ceremony!!!

HYDRO ONE PROVINCIAL LINES/ POWER WORKERS’ UNION HIRING HALL APPRENTICESHIP The Hydro One/Power Workers’ Union (PWU) Joint Lines Training Committee (JLTC) is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the Lineperson Apprenticeship Training Program as provided in Appendix "A" between Hydro One and the PWU. The JLTC currently requires Lineperson Apprentices to be hired at the start of 2016. The apprentices will be hired in Kleinburg and remain there for approximately three weeks after which they will be transferred throughout the province. The jointly organized program is an 8,000-hour apprenticeship that, when successfully concluded, provides Power Line Technician status. Applicants require their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) including Grade 12 Mathematics and English to qualify for the position. All applicants must apply through the electronic application system available through links on Hydro One (, the Power Workers’ Union ( or the Trade Up for Success ( websites. Only applications received prior to September 30, 2015 will be considered for positions available in 2016. ___________________________________________ * Qualified Aboriginal candidates should send a copy of their cover letter and resume to and indicate they have applied online as required.* Frequently Asked Questions: ___________________________________________

Or Contact Ginger Randle, Employment and Training Coordinator (807)622-6931

September 2015 Events September 3rd – ½ price night – all regular books are ½ price September 18th – Draw Night - $1000.00 in prizes will be given away!

September 30th - Second Chance Jackpot - Every player will be given a free two strip to be played with the final jackpot game. This strip is to be played for a full card only! - The free two strip will be different color from the regular paper sold. One full card must be on regular paper paying $2000.00 and one on the free paper paying $1000.00.

Thank you for supporting FWFN and playing at Mountain Bingo!!!!!


(807)622-5914 HOTLINE

September 2015 Sunday


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St. Anne's - 22nd Sunday - August 30, 2015 1st Reading: Deut. 4:1-2, 6-8. Moses once again urges the people to be faithful to God's law. It is not a burden to be endured, but a source of life and wisdom. 2nd Reading: James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27. St. James says that it is not enough to listen to the word of God. We must put it into practice. He gives some concrete examples of what he means. Gospel Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. This passage contains a clash between Christ and the Pharisees. Christ tells them they have substituted their own law for the law of God, with the result that their worship of God has become mere lip-service.

PASTOR'S LOG - LAST WEEK AUGUST 23 - 30: - The secretary Faye is away on holidays this week. NEXT WEEK, AUG. 31 - SEPT. 6

- Sept. 4 - First Friday Devotions - 11 am - Adoration 12:10 pm - Mass, followed by luncheon in the hall.

SALMON - PICKEREL PARISH DINNER - Sat., Sept. 12, 5:30 pm - St. Anne's Parish Hall. Proceeds this year - in support of the St. Vincent de Paul of Kateri Church and the cost of 3 new beaded stoles for the native deacon candidates who will be ordained on Sept. 20 at St. Pat's Cathedral. Your support is appreciated. - $15 per serving. WEEKEND PARISH MINISTRY SCHEDULE Sept 8, Sat., Reader - Louis Pelletier;

Leanne Augus; Kwan-Sui Crowe; Sept 9., Sun., - Readers -1. Gail Roussin 2. Donna Pelletier Hosts - Pat Pervais; Cup - Lucy Day

August 28-September 3  
August 28-September 3