Indigenous Diabetes Program Coordinator - Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

May 17, 2021
Ottawa (Vanier), Ontario

Indigenous Diabetes Program Coordinator


Are you interested in healthy living with a passion for helping others make healthy lifestyle choices?

Are you friendly and outgoing?

Are you highly organized and enjoy bringing projects to life?

Do you work well independently and on a team?  If so, this opportunity is for you!


The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic primary health care 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.

As a Program Coordinator with a post-secondary degree in Health Promotion or a social services field and two years experience in program coordination, you will want to consider this exceptional opportunity.



The Program Coordinator will assume a hands-on role in the development, implementation and evaluation of a culturally-based Diabetes Health Promotion and Education program. This program will support urban Indigenous adults at risk of developing diabetes or living with Diabetes through:

  • The development of culturally-appropriate strategies for promoting health at local level;
  • The development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally-based diabetes prevention activities including in-person and virtual support groups, group fitness, nutrition programs, community gardens, community kitchens, fitness camps, etc.
  • Connecting with and inviting traditional knowledge keepers and mainstream health providers to facilitate group sessions;
  • Ensuring that work is underpinned by both sound, up-to-date knowledge of health promotion theory, diabetes prevention, and traditional Indigenous teachings;
  • The development of sustainable partnerships internally and in the community;
  • The development of educational and health promotion materials for the community that meet program objectives and community needs;
  • Collection, maintenance of statistics, and reporting required by the funder.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: 

  • A post-secondary degree in Health Promotion or a social services field combined with 2 years related experience in program development, implementation, evaluation, and project management;
  • Knowledge, sensitivity and awareness of the history, culture, and unique needs of the urban Indigenous population;
  • Experience with working with the Indigenous community;
  • Ability to engage various small/medium sized audiences of different ages;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with a diverse clientele;
  • Excellent social marketing and public relations skills to effectively promote healthy lifestyles to target groups;
  • Creativity to develop innovative programming and to communicate complex health messages in fun and easy to understand ways;
  • Strong digital media and technological skills to coordinate and facilitate virtual programming using Zoom;
  • Self starter with ability to be a team player;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (some evenings and occasional weekend work).



  • Successful applicants will be required to submit a clear criminal reference check;
  • Priority will be given to those of First Nations, Inuit or Métis descent – please self-identify.


To pursue this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to 

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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