Indigenous liaison position (PM-03 Indeterminate) 

Are you passionate about being part of Canada’s reconciliation journey?

Parks Canada is seeking a skilled Indigenous facilitator and communicator, adept in current research methods and knowledgeable in the traditions of Ontario First Nations and Métis. If you're interested in helping build bridges and being part of guiding reconciliation in action, then please consider applying.

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If you want to know more:

On Thursday May 27, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, the park superintendent, Camille Girard-Ruel, is available to speak one-on-one with you by telephone or video conference. Please book your appointment by email and indicate a time you prefer. You will receive a confirmation by email.

How to apply:
  • If this opportunity speaks to you, please start a conversation by telling us how you would like to build cultural connections and meet the core duties listed below by email by May 31, 2021.
  • Please indicate how you self-identify as an Indigenous person.
  • Indicate if you are located within 100km of Midland, Ontario.
OUR VISION at Georgian Bay Islands National Park and Beausoleil Island National Historic Site

Shaped by wind and water, our vision is to be a peaceful gathering place deeply rooted in memory and in connection to nature.

Georgian Bay Islands National Park and Beausoleil Island National Historic Site, along with their trusted partners, are proud ambassadors of the world’s largest freshwater archipelago along southeastern Georgian Bay. Together, they lead the way in conservation, experiential learning, and engagement with Indigenous peoples, leaving visitors transformed and inspired. The islands are a refuge for biological diversity

Core duties:
  • Advance policy and programs to strengthen and advance Indigenous conservation at the national park and historic site.
  • Advise management on matters of Indigenous Knowledge and tangible and intangible cultural heritage values.
  • Assess the barriers that exist locally for Indigenous peoples and advise management on ways to break down these barriers within the context of the national park’s mandate and vision.
  • Coordinate and support the park’s Cultural Advisory Circle, an important Indigenous group that helps support Indigenous leadership, understanding of history and stewardship.
  • Make connections with Indigenous partners and advising on community relationship-building. Develop agreements, programs and propose solutions to strengthen complex community relationships.
  • Working with a dedicated team, influence decision-making and management actions at the park and the national historic site. You will be stimulating conversation and understanding as well as supporting Indigenous hiring within all teams at the park.
  • Work with visitor experience teams and resource conservation teams to support the integration of Indigenous culture and foster a culture of understanding, conservation and reconciliation.
What we offer:
  • An engaging and stimulating work environment with mentorship, coaching and training opportunities. We are committed to developing and supporting Indigenous leaders within Parks Canada.
  • Competitive Salary ($65,747 to $70,841), Retirement Pension and health benefits.
  • A flexible and virtual work environment where the individual can work from home and the park based on operational needs. It is possible to live and work from your own community.

Georgian Bay Islands National Park is located close to several First Nation and Métis communities, and is also within an area of traditional interest to others. These include Beausoleil First Nation, the Georgian Bay Métis Council, the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Huron-Wendat Nation, Potawatomie of Moose Deer Point First Nation, Shawanaga First Nation, Wahta Mohawks, and Wasauksing First Nation. Many of these communities are represented on the park’s Cultural Advisory Circle which has provided guidance and brought an Indigenous perspective to park management, cultural resources, languages, and programming for the past 20 years.

Across Canada, the Parks Canada Agency works with more than 300 First Nations, Inuit, Métis groups, and are partners in presenting examples of natural and cultural heritage in Canada. Incorporating Indigenous perspectives is valued at the Agency to ensure that the unique rights and interests of Indigenous peoples are better acknowledged and reflected across Parks Canada. Parks Canada is committed to promoting and supporting Indigenous recruitment, retention and career development, while fostering an inclusive workplace.

Our hearts and minds are open.
Miigwetch. Thank you. Merci