Coordinator of Early Years Initiative
Community Education Development Association (CEDA) - Winnipeg, MB

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Position Purpose

The Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic framework on early year’s development for Aboriginal children from birth to four years living in the North End of Winnipeg.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • To begin a community framework processes in which the coordinator will facilitate learning circles with families and gather information on the needs and priorities for their children. As part of the learning circles there will be a number of feedback circles.
  • Gather information from service providers who provide programming for young Aboriginal children (babies to age 4)
  • Produce an inventory of programs and services including the gaps in the early years for Aboriginal children.
  • Gather information on the importance of Aboriginal language revitalization for children and cultural programming.
  • Gather information on the issues of special needs for young Aboriginal children in the inner city and North End.
  • Organize and support the “Friends of Aboriginal Children” and Elders.

Educational Background

Relevant college or university degree or combination of experience and studies in early years.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in the areas of Aboriginal early childhood development, community development and participatory Indigenous research.
  • Experience and the ability to work respectfully with Aboriginal families in the North End of Winnipeg.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in at least two of the following areas:
  • excellent writing/ verbal, organizational and facilitation skills
  • early years programming and services
  • special needs of Aboriginal children
  • demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.

CEDA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. For more information about CEDA, visit our website at

Closing date: January 7, 2013 @ 5pm