Indigenous Engagement Program

OCNI’s indigenous Engagement Program

  • Implementing proven programs from Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation to propel indigenous content into an active role in the nuclear industry
  • Utilizing the strength of our over 240 nuclear vendors to grow these programs within our members and beyond
  • Facilitating education of FNMI youth and elders on the benefits of participation in this industry
  • Providing a point of contact for the OCNI vendor community and FNMI territories engagement
  • Empowering relationships between the local indigenous business community and our vendors through networking and mutual education
  • Developing new initiatives that will be promoted through OCNI’s website in the coming weeks


Job Opportunity

OCNI Indigenous Engagement Liaison Consultant

OCNI’s three-year First Nations, Metis, Inuit (FNMI) Engagement Business Plan (October 31, 2018) identifies a role for an Indigenous Engagement Liaison Consultant to work with the Director of the OCNI FNMI Engagement Program in implementing the Business Plan through:

·         outreach to the traditional territories on which OCNI member companies, Ontario Power Generation and Bruce Power operate;

·         Informing Indigenous communities about the benefits of nuclear power and the production of medical isotopes;

·         Engaging with senior members of various band councils under the direction of the Director, FNMI Engagement Program

·         Undertaking research and developing papers on Indigenous issues for dissemination to the OCNI membership

·         Interfacing with Bruce Power’s Indigenous Relations Suppliers Networks (IRSN) and OPG’s Indigenous Opportunities in Nuclear (ION) programs as required;

·         Developing relationships with colleges and other organizations such as Skills Ontario that have programs that support Indigenous people in seeking careers the skilled trades;

·         Developing relationships with Indigenous organizations such as Kigita Mikam that support education and job placement for Indigenous peoples;

·         Interfacing with OCNI companies in encouraging the hiring of FNMI youth within nuclear supply chain;

·         Assisting with on-boarding of FNMI people through cultural awareness training; 

·         Preparing monthly progress reports on OCNI FNMI Engagement program.

Work location could be based out of OCNI offices in Pickering or Port Elgin.  

The OCNI Indigenous Engagement Liaison Consultant would initially commit two to three days per week but may expand depending on future requirements. Remuneration will be negotiable.

Consultants should send their proposals and resumes to the undersigned by January 18, 2019.

Contact Information 

Ron Oberth, OCNI President / 905-839-0073


Mike Ruysseveldt, OCNI Indigenous Engagement lead / (647) 992-7811


Download OCNI Indigenous Engagement Liaison Consultant Opportunity PDF

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