TWHLS is led by Indigenous women for Indigenous women. Our goal is to empower First Nations, Inuit and Metis to overcome inter-generational trauma and break free of conflicts with the law so that they may find balance and retake their honoured place in society. Compassionate, highly motivated and results-oriented individuals, with a passion to support restoration of identity are invited to apply for job opportunities as they arise. 

Due to the nature of our culturally based social services, TWHLS encourages applications from Indigenous women (Section 24 (1) (a), Special Employment, Ontario Human Rights Code). 

TWHLS is a grass-roots organization made possible by the the passion and energy of volunteers. In addition to employment opportunnities, we may be able to provide internships and work-integration placements to dedicated individuals.

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Lodge Program Supervisor

Internal/External Job Posting

Terms: Contract Position

Hours: 37.5 hrs. per week – the hours of work for this position varies, as needed (this may include evenings), including on call coverage.

Salary: to be negotiated


The Opportunity

Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society is a fast-growing Indigenous Women’s organization providing shelter, counselling, and advocacy supports for Indigenous women, and two-spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary people involved with the Canadian Correctional system. TWHLS works within an Indigenous, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-colonial, queer and trans positive, framework.

We are offering a Contract position for the Lodge Program Supervisor. We are looking for a creative leader with strong Indigenous knowledge. A deep understanding of the effects of colonization, the criminalization of Indigenous women and with an interest in supporting our Mission, Vision, and Values.

The successful candidate will work developing staff teams using innovate and traditional strategies and engaging staff to ensure service excellence. The Lodge Program Supervisor works in collaboration with the Manager of Programs and Services to ensure effective client service delivery, documentation, staff scheduling, and health and safety for the lodge and its clients. As a member of the management team, the Lodge Program Supervisor contributes to the planning and achievement of long-term agency goals and objectives. The Lodge Program Supervisor is responsible for day-to-day operations, supervision and support for staff working in the Lodge. by providing crisis support and counselling in a safe, secure, confidential, and empowering environment. The Lodge supervisor will also be responsible for supervision of the Outreach workers in collaboration with the Lodge manager.


  • University or college education in a related field, such as Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology,Social Justice, Indigenous studies, or the equivalent in education and extensive experience
  • Commitment to and in-depth knowledge of Social Justice, Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonial, Framework.
  • Understanding Indigenous Gender Based Violence as a complex social problem and theintersectionality of sexism, racism, classism, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia
  • Shelter specific experience is a definite asset.
  • Experience supervising staff teams.
  • Understanding and/or willingness to learn the requirements of bail, probation and parole programs. Ability to mobilize and sustain a positive team environment
  • Ability to train, motivate and recognize team members’ professional needs
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Current First Aid and CPR level C training is required.

A valid drivers license is an asset.

Thunder Woman Healing Lodge is committed to the development of an organization that reflects Indigenous values and teachings.

If you meet all the above qualifications and can demonstrate this is your cover letter and resume, please apply by submitting one PDF document to Patti Pettigrew by March 1st, 2021 (click here for the PDF version of the posting or see below)

Lodge Supervisor Job Posting 1

We thank all applicants and respectfully advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Date of Posting: February 11, 2021

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society is seeking to fill multiple positions



Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, Outreach Worker provides culturally competent service to Indigenous women who have experienced violence, incarceration, and shelter insecurity. The Outreach Worker assists clients using a holistic approach focused on healing, rebuilding, and attending to practical needs. The Outreach Worker develops activities and delivers workshops and will serve as a bridge to other services such as counseling and employment readiness, both within the GTA and within the broader community.


  • Diploma in a related field
  • 2 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • In depth knowledge of Indigenous, history, culture and traditions along with an understanding of the barriers facing Indigenous peoples.
  • Experience providing individual and group support
  • Current knowledge of community programs and resources
  • Valid Level I First Aid Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License, clear driving abstract is an asset.

Conditions of employment: 

This position requires that you work part of your shift in a residential setting

Start Date:      Immediate

Wage:              Negotiable

Hours:             1pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday

Email resume and cover letter addressed to: Patti Pettigrew (Click here for the PDF version of the posting)