Family Wellness Coordinator




March 26, 2021


Ottawa, ON, Canada




You have a story and connection to pregnancy, parenting and the Indigenous community.


You are experienced in working with clients and families and growing a healthy community. Consider joining Wabano!


Wabano is seeking positive, community-minded team members who are energized by challenge and motivated to serve our community.


The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic health services to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa – one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Indigenous communities in Canada. Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Indigenous values of balance, respect and community interdependence. Wabano is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.



Purpose of Position

The Family Wellness Coordinator is responsible for implementing a culturally appropriate pre and post natal program for urban Indigenous families.



Some of the responsibilities of this position are:

  • Implement culturally-appropriate child development programming for urban Indigenous parents/caregivers and their children (ages 0-6), including but not limited to: weekly pre and post-natal program, weekly traditional parenting program, nutritional support, advocacy and referrals;
  • Provide cultural drop-in sessions for parents/caregivers and their children to teach them traditional crafts, stories and teachings to share with their children;
  • Provide nutritional meals for families attending programming (could include cooking and/or preparing the meals yourself depending on the availability of the cook);
  • Collaborate with other departments to help run a weekly community kitchen program;
  • Provide support, advocacy and referrals to new and expecting parents;
  • Coordinate activities of the multi-disciplinary program team including Healthcare professionals, Elders, external partners and volunteers;
  • Plan, organize and implement community education sessions for parents and caregivers;
  • Work collaboratively with all staff to create and support Wabano events such as the Annual General Meeting, Gala, and community celebrations;
  • Ensure program objectives are met in a manner consistent with the quality of service and care for which Wabano is well known.




  • Post-secondary completion in a Healthcare program, Early Childhood Education or other relevant field of study;
  • Four years of experience working with Indigenous families;
  • Knowledge of social, economic and health issues relevant to the urban Indigenous community;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Evidence of excellent organizational skills and ability to write clear and effective reports;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.




  • First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority, please self-identify;
  • Successful applicants would be required to submit a criminal reference check to work with vulnerable population.



To pursue this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to by February 22, 2021.


We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Wabano is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.






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