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Diverse careers, opportunities, and jobs available.

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To actively lead our future generations home. 


Communities and members connected in Nation building.


With talented, passionate, people.

Who understand the connectedness between Indigenous Peoples, our Lands, and our Culture. Sound like you? Start a conversation to find your purpose.

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Need stewards and allies to ensure sustainable prosperity within shared traditional territories.

The Northeastern Superior Region is rich with opportunity through employment, entrepreneurship, and economic participation. We actively identify opportunities to call Members, their Affiliates, and other Indigenous Non-Members home to participate in Nation Building from within.

Our Lands Sustainable Forestry

Connects our People and their livelihoods with our Lands.

Within our traditional territories industry interacts with our environment. Our knowledge, and culture plays an active role in their health, sustainability and growth of our economy.

Start your career path home with Wahkohtowin.


Program Manager

Working as part of a multidimensional team, the Program Manager will lead the Guardian Program Coordinator and Cultural Revitalization Coordinator to execute on the organizational strategy and Guardian program strategy. This is a one year contract with the opportunity to renew or extend premised on the project’s overall success during the next 12 to 18 months. Come join a dynamic and engaged team generating value in Northern Ontario’s Indigenous Forestry space.

  • Program Development: Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Guardian program, ensuring alignment with Wahkohtowin Development's mission, vision, and strategic goals

  • Community Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with indigenous communities, elders, leaders, and youth to understand their needs, priorities, and aspirations for self-determination and cultural resurgence

  • Partnership Development: Cultivate partnerships and collaborations with indigenous organizations, environmental groups, government agencies, and other stakeholders to advance shared goals of conservation, indigenous rights, and sustainable development.

  • Project Management: Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of Guardian program activities, including cultural events, land stewardship projects, capacity-building workshops, and advocacy campaigns.

  • Team Leadership: Provide leadership, guidance, and support to Guardian program staff, volunteers, and partners, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Develop and implement systems for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the impact and outcomes of Guardian program initiatives, ensuring accountability and continuous improvement.

  • Fundraising and Grant Management: Identify funding opportunities, prepare grant proposals, and manage grants and contracts to support Guardian program activities and operations.

  • Communication and Outreach: Develop and implement communication strategies to raise awareness of Guardian program initiatives, engage stakeholders, and amplify indigenous voices in advocacy efforts.

  • Budget Management: Develop and manage program budgets, ensuring efficient and effective use of resources and compliance with financial policies and procedures.

  • Adocacy and Policy Engagement: Advocate for indigenous rights, environmental justice, and social change at local, regional, and national levels, representing Wahkohtowin Development in relevant forums and coalitions.


Guardian Leads

From the beginning of Apr to the end of Aug every year Wahkohtowin runs a Guardian Program that engages youth from both high school and post secondary paths who are Indigenous and Non-Indigenous. Guardian programs are commonplace in shared traditional territories where species, wetland and vegetation monitoring inform sustainable management practices of the land. Wahkohtowin is looking for Guardian Leads that will work alongside the Guardian Program Manager (GPM) and Guardian Program Coordinator (GPC) in rolling out the Guardian Program on the ground. This position offers experience working within a non-colonial institution where we prioritize a way of working and being that takes care of the spirit while doing the work of protecting and stewarding the land while also revitalizing and sharing First Nations culture and ceremonies. The experiences will bring much of the knowledge you have learned in school and put it into practice on the land while offering pathways to learn new skills and acquire certifications such as brush saw training, bear awareness training and First Aid.

  • Working alongside GPM and GPC – work as part of a team to rollout the Guardian program over the course of the summer including leading vegetation index surveys, organizing brush saw training and manual tending, leading species monitoring using a variety of gear and methods including trail camera’s, song-bird meters, pellet plots, co-leading energy projects, Birch Tap, Canoe.

  • Participate in Community Engagement/cultural activities – Community workshops, Annual Birch Tap, and Birch Bark Canoe Build, Pow Wow’s and Annual Community Gatherings,

  • Assist in collaborating with local schools and organizations to support cross cultural programs while sharing and weaving western and indigenous knowledge systems of monitoring, herbicide alternatives, occurrence, and abundance assessments etc into daily work.

  • Assist with the participants and the program including daily attendance, start and finish times of participants, and keeping projects on schedule.

  • Plan and pack gear and supplies for field days, organize plan and inform daily work and presence at various events and programs.

  •  Other duties as assigned congruent with the aims and objectives of the Guardian program.

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Learn more about what we do and how we do it.

Wahkohtowin is a social enterprise of 3 First Nations actively pursuing the future needs of communities and promoting through its innovation center the renewal of culture, practices, and the upholding of rights to create sustainable resource management for the benefit of our shared traditional territory, communities, and livelihood.

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