Indigenous Initiatives Advocate

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City of Waterloo
One of the World’s Top Intelligent Communities, Waterloo boasts a knowledge economy that is globally recognized and is home to major employers, global think-tanks, the country’s leading finance and insurance companies, and world renowned post-secondary institutions.
Indigenous Initiatives Advocate
The City of Waterloo has an exciting opportunity for an Indigenous Initiatives Advocate to join a newly developed team focused on integrating Indigenization, decolonization anti-racism, inclusion and equity work into all programs and services offered by the city, to appropriately support equity-deserving groups, community organizations and initiatives, and to strengthen an equitable and inclusive workplace culture within the corporation.
Reporting to the Director of Indigenous Initiatives, Anti-Racism, Accessibility and Equity, this position will be part of a team that will support organizational accountability for forward movement on Indigenization, decolonization, equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. The work of this team will inform the equity framework for the City of Waterloo, in alignment with the corporation’s guiding principle of Equity and Inclusion, in ensuring a sense of belonging, acceptance and value for all in our community and that everyone has equal access to opportunities and benefits.
The Indigenous Initiatives Advocate will be a leader in strengthening the City’s relationship with local Indigenous communities and advancing reconciliation through the corporation’s response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015) and the Regional Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group.
The City of Waterloo invites applications from Indigenous persons, Black persons, non-Black racialized persons/persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons and others who are looking to be leaders in change. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants are requested to make their needs known in advance.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume through the online application process. For more details and to apply on-line, please visit the employment page of our website at:


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Waterloo, ON, Canada

The NAISA logo was designed by Jonathan Thunder, a Red Lake Ojibwe painter and digital artist from Minnesota. NAISA members inspired by canoe traditions among their own people sent examples to Thunder, who designed the logo with advice from the NAISA Council. The color scheme was chosen to signify those Indigenous peoples who are more land-based and do not have canoe traditions.