Indigenous Health Care Navigator - Temporary Full-Time

  • With Potential to Become Permanent Position
  • Non-Union Position


The Manitoulin Health Centre requires an Indigenous Health Care Navigator to work on a temporary full-time basis at both of its Little Current and Mindemoya hospital sites.  

The Indigenous Health Care Navigator will work at MHC to create pathways among hospital and community-based services to support Indigenous patients who self-identify, with a focus on patients and programs in both the emergency department and in-patient units. The Patient Navigator’s work will help to build, strengthen, and sustain relationships with Indigenous communities and community organizations. The navigator will provide guidance to staff regarding the needs of Indigenous patients and community.

This position recognizes MHC’s commitment to health equity, to creating a culturally safe organization for Indigenous peoples and other structurally marginalized groups, and to educating future healthcare providers about health equity.

First Nations, Inuit, Metis, or Indigenous persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Education, Certifications, Experience, Licensure)


  • Minimum of a diploma in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, or in a related field, from a college
  • Current Certificate of Registration with a regulatory college of the applicable professional discipline
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Nations, community engagement and cultural protocols
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving, and judgement skills
  • Experience building and nurturing relationships with Indigenous communities, Leaders, Elders, Healers, Language Speakers, Oral Historians, and Knowledge Keepers
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team and/or independently
  • Good interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Awareness of Indigenous cultural safety training, anti-racist practice, and trauma-informed care
  • Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code


  • Fluency in Anishinaabemowin, an asset


Please email a cover letter and resume to: 
Human Resources at

Please quote Job Number 2023-NU-02 in your subject line and on your cover letter.

Thank you to all who apply. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.


Manitoulin Health Centre is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.