Oct 20, 2022

Healthy Living Coordinator – Full Time

  • Wabano Aboriginal Health Centre
Full time Health Care Community Services

Job Description

Are you a friendly and outgoing Indigenous person with a desire to integrate culture into health and fitness activities?
Are you passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging others to live a good life?
Do you enjoy working with others to create positive change?
Are you organized and strong at administration?
Do you have a strong work ethic that you would like to use to create fun and engaging activities for the whole community?

If so, then this opportunity is for you! Wabano is seeking positive, community-minded team members who are energized by challenge and motivated to serve our community!

Purpose of Position

The Healthy Living Coordinator will be an active leader and role model in the coordination and administration of activities, programming and events for the Healthy Living Team which includes diabetes prevention, healthy eating, group fitness, healthy sexuality, and after school programming.


  • To empower urban Indigenous people to live their healthiest lives;
  • Create innovative strategies (including use of social media) for promoting health that are culturally-appropriate, are community-based, and engage all stages of the life cycle;
  • Lead, coordinate, evaluate, and support a culturally-based health promotion program that includes set up and clean up of fitness activities, diabetes programming and general health education, child and youth camps, community kitchens, running interactive information booths, and other community health initiatives;
  • Develop and promote culturally inspired healthy living messages, resources, and materials that meet community needs (includes interactive displays for community events);
  • Meet diverse health needs of all clients by partnering with Wabano programs and other community organizations in outreach settings;
  • Provide referrals and resources to other agencies, such as schools, and local non-profit organizations; and
  • Ensure that work is underpinned by both sound, up-to-date knowledge of health promotion theory and traditional Indigenous teachings. 


  • A post-secondary degree in Health Promotion (or related field) combined with 2 years related experience in program development, implementation, evaluation and evaluation;
  • Knowledge, sensitivity and awareness of the history, culture, and unique needs of the urban Indigenous population;
  • Intermediate knowledge of diabetes and prevention;
  • Experience working with the Indigenous community;
  • Excellent social marketing and community engagement skills to effectively promote healthy lifestyles to target groups;
  • Advanced communication skills to persuasively communicate complex health messages through various outlets (social media, website, resource development, booth displays, etc.);
  • Self-starter;
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team;
  • Strong organizational skills to coordinate multiple ongoing projects;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to stand, bend, crouch, lift, participate in indoor and outdoor activities;
  • Active driver’s license and access to a reliable insured vehicle an asset;
  • Clear criminal reference check to work with vulnerable population is required; and
  • Some evenings and occasional weekend work is required.

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 jobs@wabano.com Tell us your story early!

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.

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic primary health care 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.