Community Restorative Justice Worker

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
Location: Pikwakanagan, Ontario
Salary: $51,000-$61,000 per year
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AoPFN) is a proud and progressive Algonquin community. Pikwakanagan is situated on the shores of Golden Lake and the Bonnechere River in Renfrew County. Located off of Highway 60, our community is 90 minutes west of Ottawa and 90 minutes hours east of Algonquin Park.

We are currently recruiting for a Community Restorative Justice Worker. This is a full-time, permanent position.

The Community Restorative Justice Worker is responsible for the development of a comprehensive community-specific Restorative Justice Program that promotes the Anishinabe approach to dealing with justice concerns and offers alternatives to mainstream justice processes in appropriate circumstances. This role is also involved for the development coordination and facilitation of healing circles and other cultural supports. The Community Restorative Justice Worker offers coordination, leadership, direction, and supervision of initial justice program services and workers and offers a court support service to the AoPFN members who appear in the courts including bail, youth, and criminal courts in Renfrew County.


  • Develop strategic collaborative partnerships at the courthouses and within the community with court workers, legal counsel, crown attorneys, and other partner organizations.
  • Assist people in Pikwakanagan in assuming greater responsibility for the administration of justice in their community.
  • Contribute to a decrease in the rate of victimization, crime, and incarceration among indigenous people in communities with community-based justice programs.
  • Consult with the community to identify traditional views of justice, past experiences, current issues with justice, and recommendations to deter, rehabilitate, make restitution, and facilitate individual and community healing.
  • Identify and consult with relevant community and local area resources (i.e., traditional persons, courts, enforcement agencies, programs and service providers) involved in justice and healing practices to provide awareness, establish relationships, secure participation and identify any elements or barriers to the implementation of Pikwakanagan’s justice program.

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social work, community or social services, or
  • Post-secondary diploma in a criminal justice related field (i.e., social work, social services, police foundations) with three years of experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Experience working with First Nations communities or indigenous populations.
  • A minimum of a valid class G driver’s license and access to a dependable vehicle.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Proof of degree or diploma in a relevant field
  • An acceptable and clear vulnerable sector check
Additional Information
Closing: Friday, June 28, 2024 at 4:30pm.

Wage is based on experience.

Please send a cover letter, current resume and three professional, work-related references that include name, number and email address. Include Community Restorative Justice Worker in the subject line.

Please allow 24 hours to receive d a confirmed receipt of your application submission should you apply my email.

What we offer:

  • Pension plan
  • Paid sick days
  • 4% vacation pay
  • Holiday shutdown
  • 14 provincial and federal statutory holidays
  • Half days on Fridays prior to holiday Mondays
  • Health spending account (dental, vision, prescriptions, etc.)
  • Milestone recognition and rewards

Application Procedure:

Interested persons must submit a resume demonstrating that they meet the requirements outlined and the names and day contact telephone numbers of three professional references.

Screening Procedure: Applicant must not be a member of the supervisor’s immediate family. The best-qualified candidate will be defined and determined to include the following: Provided the candidate meets the basic requirements of the position and is deemed qualified following the interview process, preference will be given to:

  • the qualified indigenous person who is an Algonquin; then to,
  • the qualified indigenous person; then to,
  • the qualified non-indigenous candidate.

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted in-person or virtually by Teams Meeting. AOPFN has the right to shortlist for interview and assessment purposes of the five most qualified persons and typically establishes an eligibility list.

We are committed to achieving employment equity and developing a highly capable workforce that is representative of Canadian society. We therefore encourage women, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups to apply and declare themselves as part of one or more of the above-mentioned employment equity designated groups.

AOPFN is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the recruitment representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures that must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Contact Information
Human Resources
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
1657A Mishomis Inamo,
Pikwakanagan, OntarioEmail: hr@pikwakanagan.ca
Website: www.pikwakanagan.ca