Follow Us! Like Our Page!

Policy Analyst

The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Women’s Initiatives Policy Analyst. We are looking for an intermediate-level analyst with strong research and writing skills, who enjoys working as part of a team, and is passionate about women’s issues and First Nations community well-being. This role will work primarily on MMIWG related projects, as well as provide general policy analysis, research and support to other files within Women’s Initiatives.

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario with the potential for Hybrid work arrangement.


  • Conduct in-depth research, data collection, policy analysis, and interpretation of legislation, policies, and programs relating to women’s issues with particular focus on MMIWG.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in collaborative working groups and committees.
  • Support program development by assisting in planning, research and co-ordination of projects and activities.
  • Maintain current knowledge and information on developing trends, best practices, and relevant programs across First Nations communities relating to MMIWG.
  • Prepare position and research papers, briefing notes, and policy documents on required matters.
  • Establish both formal and informal networks and relationships with First Nation communities and with provincial and federal agencies.
  • Participate in various meetings and functions with representatives of First Nation, provincial, and federal governments and other organizations and represent the Chiefs of Ontario as necessary.
  • Prepare meeting documentation and other correspondence on behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario.
  • Provide information to First Nation communities through various mediums, including preparing information for the Chiefs of Ontario website.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a post secondary institution, preferably in the study of Women’s or Gender Issues, Indigenous Issues, Political Science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least three years experience in research, analysis, and policy in First Nations communities.
  • Working knowledge of First Nations governance structures in Ontario.
  • Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation, policies, and programs.
  • Knowledge of First Nation cultures, histories, values, and expectations.
  • Experience working with committees, discussion groups and providing presentations to large forums.
  • Excellent team building skills and an interest in contributing to the overall functions of the Women’s Initiatives team.
  • Superior research and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software, research databases, and online collaborative technologies.
  • Self-motivated and able to lead programs and projects independently.
  • Able and willing to travel periodically.

Successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and must be eligible to work in Canada.

DURATION: October 2023 – March 31st, 2024, with the possibility of extension based on funding availability.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Send letter of application, resume and include two references marked confidential to:

Ashley Nardella
Chiefs of Ontario

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More