The North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre is now accepting letters of application and resumes for the position of the North Bay Aboriginal Community Justice Program Coordinator.

The North Bay Aboriginal Community Justice Program will be administered from the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre and will work with Aboriginal offenders charged with a variety of criminal offences in an effort to address the root cause of a person’s criminal behaviour. This program will utilize traditional concepts of justice and address the needs of victims and offenders in a holistic manner.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible with the on-going operation and maintenance of this program.


  • Graduation from, or extensive work related experience in, the following fields – Aboriginal Community Justice, Alternative Justice, Law, Criminology, Law and Justice, Law Enforcement, Social Work, Psychology, Community Services;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of computers and various applications (word processing, database programs, internet, email);
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal Community Justice Concepts and Alternative Justice Programs and concepts;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian justice system;
  • Knowledge of Legislation, Commissions, Inquiries and cases relevant to Aboriginal Justice issues and programs;
  • Ability to recruit, train and supervise volunteers/staff;
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal culture;
  • Knowledge of the issues affecting Aboriginal persons;
  • Knowledge of community resources;
  • Ability to conduct public speaking engagements;
  • Ability to work flexible hours;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Ability to meet deadlines; and
  • Ability to speak Ojibwe or Cree language an asset.

The incumbent will be responsible for but not limited to the following duties:

  •  To follow and maintain strict adherence to the Policies and Procedures of the NBIFC and Policies and Procedures and the Code of Ethics of the OFIFC;
  • To prepare and submit program activity reports, as required by the NBIFC on or before the deadline date, to the NBIFC;
  • To ensure that all program deliverables (based on the Annual Submission) are met;
  • To coordinate and facilitate the recruitment, training, retention and schedule of volunteer Steering Committee Members and Council Members;
  • To establish a collaborative working relationship with the local justice personnel (Judges, Justice of the Peace, Duty Counsel, Defence Lawyers and Crown Attorneys) in the advocacy of the diversion of clients to the North Bay Aboriginal Community Justice Program;
  • To maintain the statistical reports of program clients and operations;
  • To maintain on-going communication and contact with program supervisor;
  • To promote and educate about the North Bay Aboriginal Community Justice Program to community members, NBIFC colleagues, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal service providers, justice personnel and others as required;
  • Other duties as assigned and in accordance to the job position.

Deadline for is resumes is December 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Salary Range:  Dependent upon qualifications; Duration of position contingent on funding.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward to their cover letter and resume to Kathy Fortin, Executive Director, North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre in person or by mail (980 Cassells St., North Bay, ON, P1B 4A8), or by email ( A copy of the full job description is also available upon request.

We would like to thank all interested individuals; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, those of Indigenous descent will be given preference.