13 Moons Harm Reduction is Hiring

Are you passionate about harm reduction? Do you want to support culture based programming for people who use drugs? Come join our team! We are currently hiring for the following positions:

We want to give a big shout out to Kani Kanichihk for all their help in hosting the employees in 13 Moons and for the partnership with White Wolf Speaking for the FT Coordinator position! A big thank you to the Executive Circle & Peer Advisory Team for helping with the hiring process. Deadline to apply is July 30th @ 4:30pm

  • Youth Harm Reduction Worker: Marcia Anderson, Co-chair, Executive Circle, manderson5@wrha.mb.ca
  • Harm Reduction Coordinators: Fiorina Pasquarelli, Human Resource Administrator, Ka Ni Kanichihk mail, HR@kanikanichihk.ca

AYO (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities) is a youth movement from Winnipeg’s North End that is committed to breaking stereotypes and creating an opportunity for urban Indigenous young people. AYO develops relationships with organizations, media, government, and businesses in order to empower each other. This group is led by young people volunteering and sharing their gifts with others. We are currently hiring Indigenous youth to work with our 13 Moons Harm Reduction initiative, a culture based program to reduce harms for people who use drugs.

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a non-profit, community based; Indigenous led human services organization that provides a range of Indigenous identified programs and services that focus on wholeness and wellness and that builds on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous Peoples.

Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity; therefore candidates are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.

Youth Harm Reduction Outreach Worker
Part-Time (20-40 hours per week)

Term: ASAP to March 31, 2019, with potential renewal
Hourly Rate: $18.50

About the Role

AYO is the lead on implementing the 13 Moons Project, which is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Ka Ni Kanichihk is providing organizational support and financial management and is part of the Executive Circle along with Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Population Public Health and Manitoba Harm Reduction Network. Employees of the project report to the Executive Circle.

AYO requires two (2) experienced, knowledgeable, and motivated Outreach Workers to connect with people aged 11-35 who are currently using drugs.

Using a harm reduction, healing centered, anti-racist, and culturally grounded approach, the successful candidate will:

● Support the project’s People Who Use Drugs Advisory Council:
o Maintain and support communications with members
o Support training and capacity building opportunities for members
o Ensure activities support the deliverables outlined in the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) work plan
● Responsible for carrying out day to day operations according to the work plan
o Identifying opportunities to connect with people who use drugs
o Independently carry out overall day to day activities in alignment with the work plan
o Delivering a 13-week program on healthy sexuality and harm reduction
o Coordinating social media presence
o Contribute to necessary documents for the Executive Circle
o Responsible for ensuring that necessary materials & equipment for activities are in stock
o Identify, develop, and/or participate in appropriate networks and coalitions
o Assist with event planning, including conferences
o Completing reports and tracking data on outreach activities
● Participate in evaluation activities according towork plan
● Follow all policies and procedures of the employing and funding organizations
● Other duties as delegated by the Executive Circle

What You Bring
• A high school diploma, or an acceptable equivalent.
• 2-3 years of experience working in their community on community events, campaigns, coalition building, etc.
• Strong community connections, in particular with communities that are affected by harmful substance use and those not traditionally well served by systems.
• Lived experience with substance use.
• Previous roles, volunteer or employment, with inner-city organizations.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to organize and coordinate meetings.
• Works using a decolonizing and anti-racist approach.
• A commitment to working from a harm reduction oriented, healing centered, and culturally grounded perspective.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Indigenous people.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Must be able to work flexible hours according to the activities required of the job position.
• Comfortable working as part of a team and independently.
• Experienced in software programs for data management, word processing and basic design (eg. Office, social media).

To Apply

Applications for this position will be received up to July 30, 2019, at 4:30pm. Please write APPLICATIONS in the subject line.
Please send the following in on attachment: Resume, Cover Letter, and three work-related references to:

Marcia Anderson
Co-Chair Executive Circle

***Thanks to all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.***

Harm Reduction Coordinator
Full-time Position (40 hours per week)

Term: ASAP to March 31, 2019, with potential renewal
Hourly Rate: to be determined

About the Role
We are seeking a Harm Reduction Coordinator that will be responsible for the White Wolf Speaking program which offers Indigenous-led and culturally-based workshops on sexual health and reproductive justice.
The Coordinator’s responsibilities include the development, implementation, and facilitation of culturally-based educational sessions for the Indigenous community, service providers, and partner agencies with the purpose of promoting and enhancing access to information, services, and supports on sexuality and reproductive health and justice. The Coordinator will also play an integral role in supervising the Peer Outreach workers of the 13 Moons Harm Reduction Project, ensuring deliverables are being met and reporting on the project outcomes.

13 Moons Harm Reduction is an Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO) initiative that is a culturally grounded, peer to peer harm reduction model supporting Urban Indigenous youth (age 11-35) living in Winnipeg who use drugs, or who have used drugs and are facing obstacles.

What You Bring
• You are supportive of Ka Ni Kanichihk’s values and beliefs;
• University Degree in a related field and three (3) years’ experience working in the Indigenous community, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
• Experience in program development, delivery, and evaluation;
• Knowledge of sexuality and reproductive justice issues;
• Knowledge and understanding of anti-oppressive frameworks;
• Excellent group facilitation, problem-solving, and team-building skills;
• Computer literacy in current/relevant software;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Highly effective prioritization, multi-tasking, and time management skills;
• Knowledge of community resources;
• Demonstrated cultural competence and commitment to cultural reclamation;
• Knowledge of adult and youth education principles an asset;
• Experience working in the field of community health and/or social services;
• Demonstrated ability working in harm reduction, trauma-informed, anti-racist, and
• decolonizing environments;
• Experience in the provision and maintenance of budgets and financial management;
• Demonstrated ability to lead, train, and supervise team members.
Candidates are required to provide a current Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Self-Check, valid driver’s license, a driver’s abstract, have access to a vehicle.

Cover Letter and Resume for this position will be received up to Wednesday, July 30, 2019 at 4pm.

Please forward to:
Fiorina Pasquarelli
Human Resource Administrator
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Fax # (204)953-5824
Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

***Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.***