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Job description

Native Women's Association of Canada is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. They were founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.


NWAC is looking for highly motivated individuals to join their committed group of volunteers in various departments of the organization. This would give the selected candidates to gain valuable knowledge and experience in various office functions in one of Canada's leading not-for-profit organizations, while learning more about the noble causes NWAC stands for.

Opportunities currently exist in the following areas. Most of these functions can be performed remotely, while the Events and Warehouse Support positions require your physical presence onsite, at least for a few hours a week:

  • General administrative functions
  • Proposal writer to write proposals on general topics
  • Individuals with some events background to help organize international events, while gaining valuable experience
  • Individuals with communications background to assist the International Social Media team
  • Writer/editor to help develop or review publications before they are printed
  • Assisting the General Policy team
  • Warehouse - to help organize and help prepare kits

Please mention your area(s) of expertise/interest while submitting your resume for consideration.

Personal Attributes

The employee must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties. The employee must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Time management and punctuality;
  • Respect for and understanding of Indigenous women’s issues in Canada;
  • Dependable and understanding of the importance of meeting deadlines;
  • Honest, sincere, considerate and truthful;
  • Understanding of the importance of quality work;
  • Approachable, articulate and determined;
  • Resilient, proactive and positive; and,
  • Coachable and adaptable.


NWAC strives to be an employer that properly resources and supports all employees and volunteers. To that end NWAC, endeavors to provide a clean, safe and secure workplace with various support mechanisms and operational flexibility. The following list describes assumptions about working conditions:

  • Lifting, carrying and managing of equipment and supplies may be required;
  • Some volunteers may be expected to work odd or long hours on occasion; and,
  • Volunteers may be expected to multi-task with possible interruptions from colleagues and management.


  • Company events
  • Disability insurance
  • Store discount
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

Preference will be given to First Nations, Metis, Inuit and women and gender diverse of Indigenous ancestry, please self-identify.

Interviews may be held in person or by video conference.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.

Please submit resume and covering letter to: apply@nwac.ca

Posting Details

Company NWAC
Location Gatineau, QC
Term Internship / Co-op
Posted Feb 27, 2023