Manager - Indigenous Relations & Inclusion

Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario. Thunder Bay is the region's commercial, administrative, and medical "hub", and is home to a variety of educational institutions.

A city rich in Indigenous history and culture, Thunder Bay continues to pursue growth and development opportunities on behalf of its diverse community.   As the first city in Ontario with an Indigenous strategy, Thunder Bay recognizes the valuable social, cultural and economic contributions of Indigenous people.   Always striving to live up to its motto, Superior by Nature, the Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay currently seeks a...

Manager – Indigenous Relations & Inclusion

Under the strategic direction of the City Manager and operational direction of the Director – Corporate Strategic Services, you will provide advice and guidance to strengthen the City’s relationship with Indigenous communities and organizations and collaboratively support the Executive Management Team, and other senior management levels on Indigenous affairs and relationships.  This is an exciting opportunity where you will develop and recommend an Indigenous and Anti-Racism model and action/implementation plan for the Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay, as well as lead a corporate team in achieving the City of Thunder Bay’s Anti-Racism and Inclusion Accord.

As the ideal candidate, you will have a degree or diploma in political, social science or humanities field, or similar related field, and five or seven years (5 years with a degree or 7 years with a diploma) of progressively responsible management experience working with Indigenous peoples, diverse cultures, and racialized groups.

Your exceptional knowledge of and understanding of Indigenous lived experience and a commitment to support truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is preferred.  Your demonstrated experience that may include knowledge gained from training with Indigenous knowledge keepers and Elders will allow you to flourish in this role.  Your keen knowledge of Canadian and international human rights legislation and demonstrated experience in implementing strategies to increase inclusion will ensure success.  You are a champion for building partnerships and working with Indigenous governments, organizations and peoples to improve access to services and employment in a complex political environment.

If you are an individual who aspires to strengthen the City’s relationship with the community please visit for more information and to apply.


Please Note:  In order to promote advancement of the Indigenous community, priority will be given to applicants with lived experience as an Indigenous person and who have a commitment to support truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.