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GirlSpace Program Coordinator

YWCA NWT is looking for a coordinator to deliver GirlSpace programming in Yellowknife and surrounding communities. This program is structured as both an in-school and afterschool programming. YWCA NWT GirlSpace reaches out to girls with quality programming addressing key social issues facing young women.  GirlSpace fills the need for girl-only extra-curricular community programs, offering girls the opportunity to increase their awareness about violence and its root causes, while exploring self, personal achievements, building on positive self-esteem and making new friends. The program encourages girls to explore their unique strengths, build life skills which includes, leadership, teamwork, self-reliance, increased independence, self-awareness and positive self-esteem. We encourage program participants to work collaboratively to develop a gender-specific space that is welcoming. This program is open to youth who identify as girls ages 8-17.


The coordinator will research, plan, and lead we ekly sessions that involve participatory and hands-on activities to help girls explore their strengths, interests and build new skills in a group atmosphere. The coordinator will build a safe, inclusive, and supportive space for girls to learn, connect, and build trusting relationships. 


  • A minimum of diploma in Social Sciences, Social Work, or Psychology

  • Must be 19 years of age or older

  • Experience in facilitating youth groups

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to act as positive role model who can provide developmental and emotional guidance to children

  • High standard of professionalism and regard for confidentiality

  • Indigenous cultural awareness and an ability to work in a multicultural setting

  • Class 5 drivers license (preferred)

  • Current first aid/CPR 

  • Updated criminal record with vulnerable sector completed

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team

  • Current immunization record


This is a full-time position working 8-hour shifts Monday-Friday. The salary for this position will depend on the education and experience of the successful candidate.  


Please forward resume and cover letter:

Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay, Executive Director



Deadline: Application is open until position is filled

Community Outreach Coordinator

The YWCA NWT is looking for a compassionate, self-driven and community-oriented individual to fill the role of Community Outreach Coordinator. The community outreach coordinator will oversee the Safe Homes Pilot project in three NWT communities and YWCA NWT advocacy and outreach initiatives. A focus of this role is to expand partnership and networking opportunities to advance gender equity in the NWT and improve awareness of women’s issues relating to violence, abuse and poverty and to effectively advocate for positive change across the territory.



Candidate should have experience facilitating community meetings, good research skills and ability to summarize research findings, experience working with women who have experienced violence and/or poverty, knowledge of issues facing northern women and communities. 


This position can be located anywhere in the Northwest Territories and includes travel to other NWT communities. This is a one (1) year Full-time (term) working 40 hours weekly with the possibility of an extension. 


Apply with cover letter and resume to

Independent Legal Advice Coordinator

YWCA NWT is looking for an Independent Legal Advice (ILA) Coordinator. Working from a victim-centred, trauma-informed, culturally safe framework, the ILA coordinator works with other service agencies to promote coordination and linkages to support survivors of sexual assault and family violence. The ILA program offers information and free, confidential legal advice that helps survivors understand their options in the legal system, enabling them to make informed choices regarding their cases. This individual works directly with survivors and partnering agencies to ensure clients receive appropriate support and referrals. 



Candidates should have experience providing client-centered intervention and crisis counselling with diverse and vulnerable populations, post-secondary education in Social Work, Counselling, Gender Studies or Sociology, demonstrated experience working with Indigenous individuals and organizations and other qualifications.

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Child & Youth Program Assistant 

This position is responsible for supporting the program coordinators of the Family Centre, Afterschool child care program, Project Child Recovery and GirlSpace to carry out the day-to-day programming needs and operations. The candidate will also be responsible for overseeing one of our programs as an afterschool senior leader.  


  • Parents and children receive appropriate services and programs in a timely manner in a welcoming environment 

  • Young children are stimulated to learn and develop skills 

  • Parents are encouraged to learn new skills to help their children, and to strengthen the child-parent bond

  • A respectful and collaborative environment is maintained for everyone

  • Staff are encouraged to further develop their skills and knowledge

  • Revenue and expenses are monitored and actions are taken to expend resources in appropriate and creative ways to benefit the program’s goals

  • Emerging issues or other concerns are presented to the Director

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This is a full time, permanent position with pension plan, health and benefits program. Salary $27.01/hour. Send resume to

Safe Home Project Liaison (Any NWT Community)

This is a one (1) year Part-time (term) working 25-30 hours weekly. This project will be launched in three communities that do not have existing family violence shelter for women in the NWT. The Project Consultant/Liaison will work with the Executive Director, Consultant partners, and other YWCA NWT staff to advance the project. Safe Home is a multi-year project that requires regular reporting, financial oversight and careful attention in meeting expected project milestones and timelines. Position can be located anywhere in the Northwest Territories.


Job Duties 

Establish and Maintain Partnerships

  • Advisory Committee representative of the NWT

    • Establish regular meetings

    • Prepare meeting agendas and notes

    • Continue to develop and inform committee


Perform outreach to 3 selected regions (Tlicho, Dehcho, Sahtu).

  • Solicit meetings with community leaders, governing bodies, Indigenous governments/Chiefs, Elders, key staff in health and social service programs to determine needs, investigate available services/resources and assess community readiness

  • Consultations and informal gatherings with survivors of family violence and/or women helpers/informants to determine promising practices, opportunities, needs and potential risks/threats

  • Education re: Family Violence and Survivor input for program design and implementation

  • Identify and propose hiring or organizing for prospective community level project leads or committees

  • Travel to the selected communities to help foster the work

Note: Travel and per diem expenses will be reimbursed as per the YWCA NWT Personnel Policies for staff development and training.


Assist partnering consultant firm in their process of creating a developmental evaluation.

  • This will include informing consultants about community relationships and helping them in their process to create a developmental style evaluation for the project.

Prepare yearly Progress Reports for WAGE Canada and inform WAGE liaison of the status of the project.

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Administrative Support Worker/After School Senior Leader (Yellowknife)

This is a combined position where the candidate will be required to provide support to two programs.  As an Administrative Support Worker in the Transitional Housing Program, the candidate will be responsible for assisting with organizing files, donations, and program supplies. This position also requires staff to communicate compassionately with families, clients, and staff with positive social responses and within a trauma-informed practice approach. As a Senior Leader, the candidate will organize and implement appropriate games and craft activities for children ages 3.5 -10 in the After School program. The Senior Leader is also responsible for supervising and directing Junior Leaders.


Hours of work: 

Administrative Support Worker - Part-time (25 hours weekly) during the school year. 40 hours weekly when schools are closed.

After School Senior Leader - Part-time (15 hours weekly) during the school year.

Submit resume and references to



  • Assists Family Support Workers by filing and scanning documents into our digital filing system

  • Organizes materials for clients such as literacy kits and food rescue hampers

  • Keeps inventory of supplies for office and clients and assists Family Support Workers with shopping

  • Plans activities, takes daily attendance and keeps journal updated on activities, events and concerns

  • Engages with the children during activities and play time and encourages participation

  • Prepares and ensures clean area for snack time

  • Safety conscious and implements safety protocols as required

  • Ensures all equipment and program areas are in good repair, cleaned and disinfected

  • Performs other tasks as assigned by respective program supervisor



  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including relating to children ages 3.5 to 10 years old

  • Understanding of Child Care Act and ECE regulations

  • Good crises management, conflict management and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to implement planned activities and programs

  • Sound ability to deal with the public on the phone and in-person

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Good record-keeping skills

  • Ability to maintain confidential information

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • 1+ years of childcare experience

  • Must have knowledge of child development and willing to engage in ongoing education

  • Experience working with children with various needs

  • Experience in utilizing behaviour modification techniques

  • Experience working with diverse family backgrounds



Must have a clean criminal record with vulnerable sectors check, standard First Aid with AED (can be offered to successful candidate) and current immunization record with the Hep B series, up-to-date tetanus and a TB test.

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Shelter Support Worker, Fort Smith 

This full time, permanent position provides support to women and their children staying at Sutherland House shelter in Fort Smith. You will facilitate afternoon and evening group and individual support sessions for women experiencing spousal violence and for children who have witnessed family violence, provide life skills instruction to help women and children cope with the emotional, social, psychological, and practical safety issues arising from family violence, and provide leadership  for public events that raise awareness of the impacts of family violence.  The successful candidate offers positive social responses to clients, within a trauma-informed practice approach.  

This is a rotating shift working 5 days weekly (8am-4pm or 4-12) on rotation.



Qualifications and Experience

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification and clear criminal records check

  • Experience working with women and children experiencing family violence

  • Experience with providing advocacy for clients 

  • Understanding of domestic violence as a personal and social issue

  • Understanding of positive social responses and trauma informed service delivery

  • Ability to work a shift that bridges day and evening hours


Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to remain calm, respectful and firm in stressful situations

  • Maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Creative problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of community resources

  • Knowledge of family violence research and programming

  • Knowledge of and ability to work with persons of varying cultural backgrounds

  • Good record keeping skills

  • Ability to implement planned activities and sessions

  • Good observational skills

  • Good judgment and decision making skills

  • Must have access to personal vehicle 


This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits/pension plan offered. Please send resume to Job open until suitable candidate is found. 

Casual Shelter Worker, Sutherland House (Fort Smith)

Sutherland House is seeking a casual support worker at the shelter in Fort Smith, NWT. 


Candidate requirements:  

  • Maintain client and shelter confidentiality, safety, and security 

  • Be caring, empathetic, and compassionate 

  • Be able to assert clear professional boundaries 

  • Understand the dynamics of family violence 

  • Have awareness of barriers women face 

  • Be conscious of the impacts of violence on children who witness abuse 

  • Knowledge of community resources 

  • Advocate for client-identified needs

  • Good oral and written communications skills

  • Work well in a team environment

  • Integrity and tact in dealing with clients in vulnerable situations

  • Experience in supporting women and children experiencing family violence is beneficial


Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter to: 

Shelter Manager
P.O. Box 879 Fort Smith, NT. X0E 0P0 Phone (867)872-5925 / Fax (867)872-3398 


Junior & Senior After-school leaders (Yellowknife)

YWCA NWT has openings for part-time Junior & Senior Leaders with the Afterschool childcare program operating at Yellowknife schools. The after-school program is for children ages 4-10 years old.  Staff provide a wide variety of exciting indoor and outdoor activities to keep children engaged and entertained. A Junior leader position is an excellent opportunity for high school students looking to gain work experience and job skills. Minimum age to apply is 16 years old. Senior leaders are responsible for supervision of junior leaders. 

Hours of work 3:00pm – 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding stat holidays. Additional time required on professional development days, early dismissals and March break. 


  • Under the direction of the Afterschool Coordinator, organize appropriate games, crafts and activities for children 

  • Required to work flexible hours throughout the school year on professional development days. 

  • Applicants must be able to support children effectively, participate fully as a team member, have good communication skills and be reliable and responsible.

  • 1+ years’ childcare experience and knowledge of child development would be an asset.  

  • Clear criminal records check 

  • Anyone 18 or over also require a vulnerable sector check, a standard First Aid course with AED, and current immunization record with the Hep B series, up-to date tetanus and a TB test.


Hiring is ongoing. Send resumes to