Healing Streets Manager

Winnipeg, Manitoba
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HealingStreets applies Indigenous cultural ideas and norms and applies them to traffic engineering and community planning. Specifically, we heal the people by healing the land. Our concept combines traffic calming and trail building with traditional transportation methods, plantings, medicines, languages and other important teachings and tools for life. By doing so, we make our communities better prepared to travel in a good way.

In 2021, we intend to expand the HealingStreets program, building on the tangible on the ground success and media exposure accrued over the summer in 2020. Successful projects such as the Great Trail signage redesign, Rover Street traffic calming. Ellen Street redesign, School Streets program, Wellington Street redesign were all conceived in 2020.

You will be responsible for developing the work plan for 2020 and seeking approvals, managing a budget that will turn into a full-fledged Winnipeg Trails program.

Duties and responsibilities

Managing the 2020/2021 Healing Streets budget.
Developing the 2021/2022 HealingStreets budget.
Developing the 2021/2022 HealingStreets budget.
Ensuring the project is well documented and measured.
Applying for grants.
Interviewing seasonal workers.

Knowledge and skills

Project management and budgeting.
Writing, grant writing.
Media communications.
Slack, Trello, Email, WordPress, Google Workspace.
Knowledge of Indigenous culture and history.
Some Ojibwe, Cree, Michif or Dene, spoken and written.

Education required

Post-secondary communications, politics, architecture, planning.

Certification required


Eligibility criteria

Qualified interns are:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)

1Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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