HealingTrails Indigenous-led Program Manager

WINNIPEG TRAILS ASSOCIATION INC Published: November 19, 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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HealingTrails applies Indigenous cultural ideas and norms and applies them to civil engineering, transportation planning. Specifically, we heal the people by healing the land. Our concept combines traditional transportation methods, plantings, medicines, languages and other important teachings and applies them to civil engineering, sustainable development and natural resource management. By doing so, we make our communities better prepared to travel in a good way.

We require someone familiar with modern mapping techniques, engineering and ecosystem protection.

We run a crew of young people every summer who work in natural areas and bring lessons from those natural areas to the urban environment, in a crossover between traditional land management and city planning. Our focus is on returning Indigenous knowledge, names and languages to the forefront and includes a vigorous training program that delves into history, plant identification. language training and more.

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. The candidate will be responsible for developing the work plan for 2020 and seeking approvals, was well as managing specific projects.

Duties and responsibilities

Main duties:
Managing the 2020/2021 Healing Trails budget.
Assisting in mapping projects and policy documents.
Developing project charters.
Ensuring the project is well documented and measured.

Knowledge and skills

Project management and budgeting.
Writing, grant writing.
Data collection.
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

We are interested in multi-disciplinary skillsets. Post-Secondary experience is preferred.

For example, the right candidate might have a post-secondary degree or training in communications, politics, architecture, planning with an interest in Indigenous history. natural resource management, or environmental science.

Conversely, the right person may be focused on environmental science, but interested in human behaviour and our relationship to the landscape.

Certification required


Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • 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)

*Refugee 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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