Website Metis Nation of Ontario

105 Main Street West, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada

Date Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Closing date: June 12, 2024

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 Metis 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 Metis 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

About the role

The prime objective of the Environment Advisor in the Lands, Resources and Consultations (LRC) Branch of the Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is to provide support to the Managers in the LRC Branch and, where required, to the Director the Branch. Under the direction of the Managers in LRC Branch, the Environmental Advisor will assist in the development and running of environmental initiatives and projects benefiting the citizens of the MNO.

What you will be doing

  • Provide technical support in relation to environmental initiatives. Duties include, but are not limited to, research, liaising and reporting on the above-mentioned items and development of projects and initiatives.
  • Support the assessment of data collected from the MNO’s citizen science programs including statistical analysis.
  • Support the process of assessing data for possible academic publications.
  • Support the MNO carrying out its statement of prime purpose including “to protect and preserve the land and waters within our homelands for future generations.” This will include the development of new environmental programming and the running and maintenance of existing environmental programs.
  • Plan and execute engagement activities with MNO communities, such as engagement meetings, site tours and community information sessions etc. Duties include, but are not limited to, scheduling, confirming budgets, booking venues/catering, preparation of expense forms, purchase orders, agendas, briefings, briefing notes and leading meetings with RCCs, proponents, government officials, and MNO communities.
  • Travel to communities to participate in, and present at, meetings. This may require overnight stay in communities, long-distance driving, air travel and a varied work schedule including work week-ends and evenings.
  • Visit sites of ecological/conservation interest to the MNO including areas that are poorly accessible. This could include walking on uneven ground, being exposed to inclement weather and using equipment such as a handheld GPS. Wildlife and/or bear awareness and First Aid training are assets.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with proponents, government departments, and other entities, on projects, relevant issues and initiatives affecting and impacting communities in the MNO.
  • Maintain a thorough record of all activities and engagements associated with projects, relevant issues and initiatives.
  • Use software such as ArcGIS, R, MATLAB and project management packages to support project outcomes.
  • Develop communications for MNO communities regarding relevant topics, issues and initiatives, as well as for specific projects. Communications tools may include, but are not limited to, letters, invitations, Metis Voyageur advertisements, brochures, research briefings and webpage postings etc.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff of the LRC Branch, including the MNO Community Relations Unit and the MNO Way of Life Unit and the MNO Education and Training Branch on assigned projects, initiatives and issues. Collaboratives work to improve processes and standards within the LRC Branch is expected.
  • Support all tasks listed with strong research and writing skills.


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Metis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Completion of post-secondary education in fields of environmental studies, ecology, environmental sciences, earth sciences, environmental engineering, resource development, or a related area, or equivalent experience.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in the environmental sector. Experience with citizen science programs and publication in peer reviewed journals is an asset.
  • An understanding of the intersection between indigenous and environmental issues.
  • Broad knowledge of environmental issues including climate change and natural climate solutions, water chemistry, bio magnification of contaminants through ecosystems, biodiversity loss, conservation and ecology

AODA Statement

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

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