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The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the self-government representative that promotes the political, social, cultural, and economic interests and rights of the Metis Nation’s Manitoba Metis Community. In addition, the MMF delivers programs and services to our community including: child and family services; justice; housing; youth; education; human resources; economic development and natural resources. The MMF Metis Survivor Family Wellness Program (MSFWP) seeks to fill one full-time 6 month term position located at the Winnipeg Home Office; remuneration is negotiable. 


Under the direction of the MSFWP Director, the Researcher will assist the Department Director to complete a research project that will capture the number of Metis women and youth involved in criminal activity, and determine if their involvement is a direct effect of the intergenerational impacts of residential schools, and identify the barriers that make it difficult to exit the justice system.  The researcher would be required to formulate a research methodology including survey development.  With the data collected, the Researcher will formulate a strategy to reconnect those involved in criminal activity with their families, communities, and available resources.  In addition, guide the development of programming to reconnect offenders with their families, community and other available resources to remove the identified barriers and to provide supports to those in need in order to exit the criminal justice system. 

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences is required, Masters preferred.
  • Research experience with the skill set to analyze, collect, and code data in the preparation of a final report
  • Previous research experience of compiling primary/secondary data, archival material, etc
  • Strong background working in or with the criminal justice system and its various components
  • Previous knowledge of Metis culture and the Metis Residential School Survivor Legacy
  • Knowledge of community resources for offenders within Winnipeg and northern Manitoba
  • Superior organizational, along with excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Liaison experience with a background in assisting clients and managing case files
  • Extensive experience with maintaining confidential records and files
  • An understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with culturally diverse groups and seeking culturally appropriate interventions/strategies
  • Ability to meet time deadlines, take direction, and provide effective lead direction is essential
  • Experienced with computer programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
  • Ability to travel within Manitoba 


The Manitoba Metis Federation is a growing organization that strives to help our Metis families, community and Nation. If you are seeking meaningful employment that will allow you to help make a difference - this is an excellent opportunity for you!   


Preference will be given to qualified Metis applicants.Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and self-identify on their resume.MMF appreciates the interest of all applicants; however, only the individuals considered for an interview will be contacted. 


We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. To pursue this career opportunity please forward covering letter and resume by August 16, 2009 to the MMF Human Resources Department, 300-150 Henry Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0J7, or fax to (204) 957-1092 or email 


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Company Name

Manitoba Metis Federation

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Tamara Johnson

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Post Date

July 29, 2009 (Long time ago)

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