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Indigenous Relations Intern

Indigenous Relations Intern

Website Halton Region

Municipality of Halton Region

Indigenous Relations Intern
At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process.


Looking for an exciting job opportunity that will launch your career? Halton Region’s internship program provides a paid one-year professional opportunity that allows you to gain valuable experience and build the skill set you need to build a successful career.


Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.


We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an intern at Halton, you will gain professional growth and development working alongside your mentors. You will be part of a progressive, service-focused and award winning employer.

Posting ID: 279
Department: CAO’s Office
Division: Strategic Policy & Government Relations
Pay Range: $46,236
Job Type: Intern
Contract Duration: June 6, 2022- June 2, 2023
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Work Location: Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
Employee Group: OCT
Posting Date: February 15, 2022
Application Deadline: March 7, 2022



To be eligible to apply for an intern position, you must meet the following criteria:

Legally entitled to work in Canada.
In possession of a Social Insurance Number at time of hire.
You have graduated or will graduate with a recognized post-secondary degree or diploma, post-graduate certificate or diploma between January 2021 and June 2022.
Job Summary

As part of the Strategic Policy & Government Relations team and working closely with the Indigenous Advisor, this role will support the Region’s Indigenous Relationship Building Initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities
Conduct research and analyze various local, Regional, Provincial, Federal and Indigenous advocacy and priority issues.
Support the Indigenous Relationship Initiative and Work Plan through research, environmental scans, support training and awareness raising.
Provide assistance to Indigenous Advisor on relationship building initiatives with the First Nations, Inuit, Métis communities and the Region through meetings and liaising with contacts in the communities.
Gather and synthesize data and information.
Review and summarize relevant Indigenous research and reports.
Prepare briefing notes and resource material as required.
Respond to research requests.
Other duties as required.

Skills & Qualifications


Self-identify as an Indigenous person such as First Nations/Inuit/Métis and will have lived experience as part of an Indigenous community.
In effort to support the Region’s relationship building initiatives, they will have a deep knowledge of Indigenous culture and an understanding of Halton’s local Indigenous communities.
Applicants are encouraged to reflect upon how their lived experience with Indigenous communities would contribute to this role and Halton Region.

A strong understanding of Indigenous culture, history, and communities.

Knowledge of Indigenous research practices.
Excellent research, verbal, written communication, and interpersonal, anizational and analytical skills.

An interest in learning about government structure, including those of various levels of government, and public administration.
An understanding of a culture of continuous quality improvement and innovation.

An ability to collaborate with others to problem solve.
Excellent time management skills and be able to manage workflow to meet changing priorities.
A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
An ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.

A reference letter from an Indigenous community and/or Indigenous non-profit organization is an asset (Please submit with your application).

Knowledge of an Indigenous language and a university degree in Indigenous studies, social sciences, public or business administration, public policy or equivalent are an asset for this position.

Working/ Employment Conditions
In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required.
Important information about your application:

If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted up to midnight of the application deadline.

If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.
Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered.
Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.

If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.







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