Job Posting

Indigenous Cultural Safety Leader

1JustCity at West Broadway Community Services
10 month contract | Part-time
$18-19 per hour

20 hours per week

Vision: To build a Winnipeg where all are heard, all are cared for, all have enough, including a community to belong and feel loved in.

1JustCity is a charity that supports three outreach sites in West Broadway, the West End, and Osborne Village. 

Our services fulfill basic needs: daily meals, food distribution, haircuts, showers, laundry, toiletries, clean undergarments, etc. We work to fulfill deeper needs by providing safe communities of love and respect. We work to build a city where people who are alone can have a place to belong and feel accepted, where people who are hurting can find support and healing, and where people who are struggling can be given the tools to build a better life.

Each of our three outreach sites serve those living with addictions, those without a place to call home, or those shunned by others based on race, income and sexual orientation. The need for our presence continues to grow, especially in these times of increasing economic stress. 

Our communities include many Indigenous people, many of whom experience brokenness and separation from their culture. We have identified a need to hire an Indigenous staff person who can offer a consistent presence at each of our outreach sites; helping to create a safe community space and providing leadership to guests as they attend opportunities for cultural reconnection. 


Indigenous Cultural Safety Leader

Reports to: Indigenous Cultural Programmer & Site Lead(s)
This person will function as a leader in the drop-in helping the space to operate smoothly. This person will connect with guests and help work towards intercultural relationship building.  This person will attend activities in the community with guests including; sweats, medicine picking, Pow Wows and more. This person will also assist the Indigenous Cultural Programmer in delivering programming in the drop-in. This person will also be tasked with building compassionate relationships with Indigenous community members; offering support and connecting individuals with other appropriate resources as necessary. 


  • 11:00am - 4:00pm | Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


  • Manage the drop-in when it’s open to ensure a safe and welcoming space for all people.

  • Build relationships with Indigenous community members and offer a consistent compassionate presence. 

  • Participate in Indigenous cultural programming facilitated by the Indigenous Cultural Programmer.

  • Promote the programs and recruit participants. 

  • Connect Indigenous community members with other programs and resources for healing as directed by the Indigenous Cultural Programmer. 

Qualifications & Abilities: 

  • Grounding in Indigenous cultural tradition(s).

  • Knowledge of Indigenous-focused serving organizations for potential collaboration. 

  • Willingness to collaborate with people from a diversity of traditions and faiths.

  • Ability to analyze situations and react in a professional manner.

  • Ability to evaluate situations, focusing on opportunities and constraints.

  • Ability to proactively manage stress and mental health.

  • Ability to communicate professionally, timely, and clearly.

  • Comfortable working with people struggling with their mental health.

  • Ability to initiate and connect with people of all ages. 

  • Experience planning and coordinating. 

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities. 

  • Ability to work as part of a team, with volunteers and staff, and provide leadership and direction where needed. 

  • Understanding of the history and present reality of colonialism in Canada with an understanding of the trauma effects that affect Indigenous people.

  • Understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, including the 94 Calls to Action; and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People. 

  • Experience conducting sharing circles an asset.

Application Schedule:
Open until Filled


To apply: Email your cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to


*Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply and to self identify on their application.

Special thanks to the Anglican Foundation of Canada and the United Church of Canada Justice and Reconciliation Fund for contributing to this project.