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Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Policy Advisor



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Policy Advisor

Are you interested in contributing to the development of policy that promotes strong relationships with and positive outcomes for Indigenous peoples in Ontario?

If so, please consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation to provide policy analysis and strategic advice in a dynamic, team-oriented policy division.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• undertake research and analysis in support of ministry priorities
• monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of new or changed policies and programs
• provide strategic and evidence-based advice on complex policy matters
• develop relationships and engage with Indigenous partners on policy development matters
• participate in consultations with other ministries and other levels of government
• prepare sensitive and confidential materials (e.g. briefing materials, position papers, option papers) that support the ministry's business and decision-making processes

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Policy development skills:

• You can develop policy options and identify recommended approaches based on research and analysis.
• You have strong project management skills to manage multiple priorities and policy projects in a fast-paced environment.

Knowledge of Indigenous peoples and relevant issues:

• You are familiar with Indigenous partners in Ontario, their governance structures, priorities, issues and perspectives.
• You have an understanding of the factors and issues impacting and influencing Indigenous policy development, including treaty relationships, Aboriginal and Treaty rights and inter-governmental relations.
• You are familiar with engagement protocols relevant to Indigenous peoples.

Research and analysis skills:

• You can effectively conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis using a range of data sources.
• You can evaluate proposed policies, programs, regulations and initiatives to ensure they are feasible and align with the government and Indigenous partner priorities.
• You can track and analyze performance measures to evaluate the effectiveness of policies.

Communication skills:

• You can foster collaborative working relationships with internal staff, other ministries, other levels of government and Indigenous partners.
• You have well-developed presentation skills to proficiently deliver information to a variety of audiences.
• You have strong writing skills and can prepare a variety of reports (e.g. research reports, briefing notes, options papers, etc.).
• You have tact and diplomacy to lead the resolution of sensitive policy development issues.

Salary Range: $60,490 - $84,570 per year


Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent, 160 Bloor St E, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, July 26, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 109773 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
Posting Date: 05-Jul-2017Government Relations/Legislation Permanent, Full-Time Open 2 ASAP
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