Choose Life Training Coordinator

Nishnawbe Aski Nation



Gaps in mental health and social services are present throughout the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) territory which has resulted in tragic youth suicides. Through the Jordan’s Principle Child First Initiative, funding is made a priority through the Choose Life initiative for communities to develop their own solutions to address suicide and protect youth at risk of suicide. The responsibilities of the Choose Life Coordinator will be to assist NAN First Nation communities in navigating and accessing services through the Choose Life Specialization application process and to work collaboratively with the NAN First Nation communities and Health Canada in the engagement process.


  • To provide awareness and messaging on the Choose Life application process and reporting requirements to NAN communities;
  • Create and maintain contact life of NAN Community Choose Life Coordinators
  • To coordinate training events, arrange travel and accommodations for NAN Community Choose Life Coordinators;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with NAN First Nation communities;
  • Provide training that would include activities that increase trainees’ knowledge levels and improves their ability to support clients/participants such as workshops, conferences and professional development courses that lead to a formal credit, certificate or diploma related to Choose Life initiatives.
  • Complete and maintain training evaluations, including completing required documentation in a timely manner;
  • Research, analyze and document program requirements effectively; and
  • Other related duties as required.


The Choose Life Coordinator is under the day-to-day supervision of the Community Wellness Director with further accountability for overall performance to the Chief Administrative Officer.



  • Five (5) years’ experience in early intervention services/health related field.
  • A degree and/or diploma in the Social Services field, or health related diploma and/or degree and/or five years related education and practical experience.
  • Working experience with First Nations people and a demonstrated understanding regarding related issues and challenges.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel regularly to NAN First Nation communities.
  • Ability to speak a NAN First Nation language is an asset.

Preference will be given to Individuals who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.

NAN is committed to providing accommodations, on request throughout the interview and employment process, and if accommodation is required, we will work with the applicants to meet their needs.

Applicants and candidates are accountable for ensuring that information submitted throughout the recruitment and selection process is accurate and true to the best of their knowledge at the time of submission.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $48,794.00-$66,011.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • On-site gym
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 2023-01-03

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