Healthier YOU Program Coordinator

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The Healthier YOU Project strives to increase healthy eating practices and an increase in fitness activities in the urban Aboriginal community of Brantford. By assisting community members in understanding, promoting, and adopting healthy lifestyles the project will utilize a variety of interconnected health promotion and disease prevention strategies. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, planning, implementing and reporting of programs that support Healthy Living (smoking cessation, Diabetes prevention, Alcohol awareness).

Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifiers:.

  • Network with key stakeholders within the community.
  • Develop and deliver wholistic smoking cessation strategies and healthy eating programs/workshops that promote diabetes awareness, education and prevention for Aboriginal community members living in Brantford.
  • Provide tobacco use support services for Aboriginal youth and adults, such as talking circles and individual counseling.
  • Promote program at agency health fairs and school health fairs in both Hamilton and Brantford that have a high Aboriginal population.
  • Design and deliver culture-based tobacco awareness and smoking prevention youth outreach programs for Aboriginal students living in the cities of Hamilton and Brantford.
  • Develop culturally appropriate resources and promotional materials.
  • Prevent and support non-traditional tobacco use and support healthy lifestyles by promoting traditional/cultural activities and practices (i.e. traditional dance and drum classes, traditional teachings by Elders, traditional foods workshops).
  • Provide services and resources that help community members maintain healthy weights through nutrition and activity for the goal of diabetes prevention.

Candidate Differentiators: In addition to requirements for the position, the ideal candidate would also possess some of the following qualifications:

  1. Post secondary diploma or degree in a health / social sciences / social services related field from a recognized University or College.
  2. Having received TEACH training is a desired asset.
  3. Proficiency in health program development, design, implementation and evaluation.
  4. 1 to 3 years of related experience of progressive responsibility.
  5. Experience in community health planning and/or health promotion.
  6. Proficiency in the use of personal computers, word processing and database software.
  7. Experience with counseling or group facilitation is a desired asset.
  8. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  9. Valid class G driver’s license and a reliable personal vehicle
  10. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  11. Demonstrated ability to work alone and in a multi-disciplinary team.
  12. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal traditional ways and culture, or a willingness to learn.
  13. Energetic, outgoing and a dedication to service.
  14. Willingness to undergo training as specified by supervisor.
  15. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  16. Valid class G driver’s license and access to a reliable personal vehicle.


Please submit your resume and cover letter to:


678 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8M1K2
Attention: Human Resources

Nya weh to all applicants.

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline to Apply: April 26, 2019

Preference is given to equal candidates of Indigenous Descent.

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