The Native Women's Association of Canada

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Great place to be
Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 May 2019
This is a great place to work for in relation to other worplaces i have been to with a great cause to fight for requiring people with the desire to make a difference. The CEO of tne Association is great. She was named one of Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner presented by KPMG.
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Great cause, lots of talent in the workplace, some benefits offered are better than Govt, great office location with very nice in-close offices, lots of national and international work.
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Poor management and leadership
Policy Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON14 May 2019
Work-life balance is not something valued at the Native Women's Association of Canada. Very little supports for employees who value this. Inexperienced directors and high turnover makes it hard to accomplish good work.

There is very little job security, even though contracts are all "permanent full-time positions", there is a clause in the contracts that allow folks to be let go without cause.

The entire HR department quit to make a statement about how poorly staff are treated (In the spring of 2019). NWAC exploits young staff who are new to their careers to accomplish the work of the organization, but gives little respect back to them.
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none
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overtime without compensation, do not practice what they preach, treat staff who are Indigenous women or people of colour very poorly
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Underpaid staff with little to no job security
Junior Staff (Current Employee) –  1 Nicholas Street12 May 2019
Staff are underpaid and overworked. There is little to no job security- with a high level of turnover. Staff are constantly worried about being fired.

Management is incompetent, which leads to last minute demands and work falling on underpaid junior staff.

This organization is supposed to be an advocacy org for Indigenous women, but there are currently very little Indigenous women working there and most of the management positions are held by non Indigenous men and women.

Workplace culture is very toxic. Would not recommend applying here at the moment.
Pros
Dedicated staff, working for a good cause (apparently?)
Cons
Underpaid, no job security, lots of overtime
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Under-paid and over-worked staff
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 February 2019
Poor management and direction. Very little room for growth or work-life balance. Communication between staff and units is completely broken. Under-qualified staff in positions of management who have no clue what they are doing while over-qualified staff are under paid and over worked. This continues to be the pattern even with high turnover.
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