Website Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre

Organization:         Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor

Job Title:                Indigenous Housing Assistant

Particulars:             40 Hours per Week

Location:                2929 Howard Ave., Windsor, ON N8X 4W4

Job Purpose:

The Indigenous Housing Assistant will assist and support the Aboriginal Housing Advocate in meeting program needs. To support the client through the entire process of ensuring that Indigenous individuals succeed in securing their preferred housing, by providing simple, coordinated and consistent access to programs.


  • Must Possess a Secondary School Diploma or Equivalent
  • A Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Social Services or related field considered an asset


  • Demonstrated ability in working with Indigenous Community
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills, as well as presentation, human relations and communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience in Indigenous community development
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Indigenous issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with agency, community and agency personnel
  • Ability to work to deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to adapt and respond to evolving priorities
  • Strong management and planning skills, and the ability to successfully facilitate multiple interest situations
  • Strong advocate of Indigenous people and proponent of Indigenous decision making
  • Must have a valid Ontario Drivers’ License, access to an insured vehicle for client transportation and able to travel


  • To promote the development of protocols and referral agreements as appropriate to meet the developmental needs of Indigenous individuals and/or families in the community
  • Report directly to Indigenous Housing Advocate
  • Identify and outreach to families and/or individuals in need of housing services and connect them with appropriate supports
  • To engage in “one to one” peer support as required
  • Refer individuals and/or families to services and supports as needed
  • Advocate on behalf of the clients to secure services
  • Provide options for a full-range of rental and/or ownership housing that offers safe, accessible and quality accommodations
  • Participate in program evaluation as required
  • Effectively communicate with community landlords in order to provide the client with the best possible support
  • Provide guidance to the individual and/or family regarding apartment search and viewings
  • Set up unit viewings with landlords if the participant is unable to do so
  • Attend homelessness meetings with community partners to keep up to date on current issues as required by supervisor
  • Attend at Landlord Tenant Board to support individuals and/or families
  • Provide services and supports to individuals and/or families including but not limited to life skills training, financial literacy and Landlord Tenant Board education
  • Participate in workshops, programs, etc. in order to develop culturally relevant skills and basic history of Indigenous People of Canada and United States
  • Drive clients to apartment viewings, medical appointments, etc. if necessary; also educating them as to how to get around the city using bus routes and any other services as appropriate
  • Participate in relevant training as required
  • Non-standard hours of work may be required at times
  • This position requires work outside the office environment

SALARY:        NEGOTIABLE, based on qualifications.




Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor

1699 Northway Ave., Windsor, ON.  N9B 3L8



We thank all applicants, however only those that pass the initial screening process will be contacted for an interview.  Successful candidate must provide Vulnerable Sector Check prior to employment.


CAIFC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; however, hiring preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applications.  CAIFC is dedicated to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  Please let us know, if you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate.