There are so many reasons why Inuit are one of Canada’s most beloved and iconic cultures. One of the most dominant and admirable Inuit qualities is resilience: the ability to move through difficulties and maintain hope. Tungasuvvingat Inuit, A Place Where Inuit are Welcome, is the beating heart of the Southern revival.
People in the National Capital Region have a marvelous chance to get involved with this beautiful, ancient, compassionate, artistic, joyous and family-oriented culture. Ottawa-Gatineau is now home to an estimated 3,000 Inuit, the largest community outside of The North.
Opportunities abound for career-seekers, volunteers and financial supporters, who will never regret immersing themselves in the inspiring Inuit world.
The Inuit population is growing at three times the national average. It is experiencing an Arctic Renaissance in The South, as well as The North, following decades of severe hardships.
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Tungasuvvingat Inuit is proud of the dedication and accomplishments of its multi-disciplinary members. Most members of our dedicated, hard-working staff are Inuit. Our most valuable asset is our people.
Why Work at TI?
As a growing organization, TI prefers to hire qualified Inuit so we have a workforce that reflects the population we serve.
We are located in Canada’s beautiful national capital, Ottawa, Ontario. Ottawa is a perfect-sized city – not too big and not too small – and surrounded by nature. Local attractions include the Byward Market, Parliament Hill, a variety of museums, restaurants and shopping centres. Ottawa has an excellent public transit system and a wide variety of public services.
Ottawa is home to the largest Inuit population outside of the North and home to many different Inuit organizations. There are Inuit in Ottawa from all Northern regions, the majority of which come from the Qikiqtani.
• Meaningful career opportunities
• Competitive salaries and benefits
• Group RRSP savings plan
• Flexible work schedules
• Opportunities for skills building, personal growth, professional development and advancement
• Inuit-specific, culturally safe and supportive work environment grounded in Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit
• Generous, family-friendly leave provisions and an emphasis on work/life balance
A wide variety of career areas can be found at TI:
• Leadership and Management
• Administration, Finance and Operations
• Cultural Education and Activities
• Community Support, Housing Supports and Outreach
• Systems Navigation, Food Security and Health Promotion
• Children, Youth, Families and Elders
• Employment, Education and Training
• Education Policy, Community Development and Government Engagement
• Counselling, Trauma and Addictions; Healing
• Justice, Public Safety, Advocacy
All applications for employment must include a covering letter and a current resume. Please follow the application instructions for all posted positions, being sure to meet the application deadline contained in the job advertisement.
Tungasuvvingat Inuit is always interested in receiving resumes for potential casual positions that may arise from time to time. If you would like to be considered for casual, as-needed, opportunities please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
, with the subject line reading: Casual employment.
All information sent to us is confidential. Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.
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Please see the careers section for current job openings.
Volunteering at Tungasuvvingat Inuit is a quintessentially human experience and is richly rewarding.
Whether it’s helping out in an administrative capacity, or going strawberry and apple picking with Tungasuvvingat Inuit’s Family Resource Centre, volunteering at Tungasuvvingat Inuit is an unforgettable experience.
Some volunteers are former clients of Tungasuvvingat Inuit programs, who are well-placed to assist others going through similar experiences.
Simply negotiating the OC Transpo transit system can be daunting for people who have just arrived in the city from The North. Volunteers can help ease the way through an adjustment many people find challenging.
Volunteers are strongly supported by our qualified staff and are provided with valuable consultation, training and supervision. Students can receive priceless placement experiences.
Placement students include students from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Students from Algonquin College, Sir Sandford Fleming College and Willis Business College also have enjoyed career-making placements, completing academic programs such as Business Administration, Social Work, Addictions, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and Corrections.
We sincerely thank and recognize the many sources of help we receive on a daily basis from people who volunteer their time and energy to make our programs possible.
Tungasuvvingat Inuit’s seven-member Board of Directors
contributes considerable time because its’ members believe in the sustainability of our mission to empower and enhance the lives of Inuit.
It is through the Board’s sound governance and care that we are able to strengthen our programs and to develop new and innovative projects to adapt to the changing needs of the community.
To express your interest in volunteering at Tungasuvvingat Inuit please contact email@example.com