Registered Dietitian - Diabetes Education Program (Maternity Leave) - Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

May 23, 2021
Ottawa (Vanier), Ontario


Registered Dietician - Diabetes Education Program (Maternity Leave)

Are you a Registered Dietitian who embraces a holistic model of health that you want to share with the Indigenous community?

Do you thrive in a team environment and love to bring new ideas to life?

Do you focus on healthy living and are passionate about nutrition education?

Do you have a strong work ethic that you would like to use to create fun and engaging nutrition activities for the whole 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 Registered Dietitian is responsible for providing expert nutritional information to assist urban Indigenous people live their healthiest lives, with particular focus on support for those living with diabetes.

Some of the responsibilities of this position are:

  • Provide 1-1 specialist advice, group education sessions, and resources to Wabano clients living with diabetes and who are at risk of developing diabetes;
  • Lead nutrition education sessions with the foundation of traditional food knowledge and teachings, in collaboration with Elders and knowledge keepers;
  • Provide diabetes screening and culturally-appropriate nutrition education in outreach settings;
  • Recruit clients through outreach and social media marketing;
  • Provide specialist advice and resources to other agencies, such as schools, and local non-profit organizations;
  • Ensure that work is underpinned by both sound, up-to-date knowledge of dietetics;
  • Participate and assist in Wabano and community events.



  • University degree in Dietetics;
  • Registered member of the College of Dietitians in Ontario in good standing;
  • Knowledge of Traditional Indigenous food systems and teachings will be considered a strong asset;
  • Qualification as a Certified Diabetes Educator & knowledge of Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines will be considered a strong asset;
  • Knowledge, sensitivity, and awareness of the history, culture, and unique needs of the urban Indigenous population with minimum 2 years of experience working in the community;
  • Experience in program development, implementation, evaluation, and project management is an asset;
  • Excellent social marketing and public relations skills to effectively promote healthy lifestyles to target groups;
  • Advanced communication skills to persuasively communicate complex health messages;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends;



  • Successful applicants will be required to submit a criminal reference check to work with vulnerable populations.

First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority, please self-identify.

To pursue this opportunity, please submit a 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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