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Employment Opportunity: Project Coordinator

Employment Opportunity: Project Coordinator

We are currently looking for a qualified Project Coordinator to be responsible for supervising the project team members, assisting in the development and implementation of work plans, among other duties.

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Employment Opportunity: Indigenous Birth Helper

Employment Opportunity: Indigenous Birth Helper

Birth Helpers work towards reclaiming Indigenous birth and parenting practices for a diverse range of families and communities. Multiple positions are currently available.

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Employment Opportunity: Male Family / Birth Helper

Employment Opportunity: Male Family / Birth Helper

The Male Family/Birth Helper will report directly to the Project Coordinator of Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag and will be responsible for providing highly compassionate, skilled and knowledgeable support to men during the pregnancy of their partner or child’s parent, the birth of their child and during the first year of life.

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Empowering Women and Educating Families to Keep Communities Together

Empowering Women and Educating Families to Keep Communities Together

In June, the Southern First Nations Network of Care, located in Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) officially announced the launch of a historic initiative titled Restoring the Sacred Bond.

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News Release: Manitoba's First Social Impact Bond Successfully Secures Investment

News Release: Manitoba's First Social Impact Bond Successfully Secures Investment

Doula Project for At-Risk Indigenous Mothers Ready to Launch in Fall 2019

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News Release: Manitoba Announces First Social Impact Bond

News Release: Manitoba Announces First Social Impact Bond

The Manitoba government has entered a partnership with the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC) to deliver the province’s first-ever Social Impact Bond (SIB), Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

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Global News: Province connecting at-risk moms with Indigenous doulas as part of new initiative

Global News: Province connecting at-risk moms with Indigenous doulas as part of new initiative

The provincial government has announced its first-ever Social Impact Bond in partnership with the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC).

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Winnipeg Free Press: Indigenous doulas bring tradition back to labour

Winnipeg Free Press: Indigenous doulas bring tradition back to labour

When Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais found out in April she was pregnant with her second child, she knew she wanted to tackle the challenges of labour and birth differently this time.

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Frontiers in Women's Health: Being a good relative: Indigenous doulas reclaiming cultural knowledge to improve health and birth outcomes in Manitoba, Canada

Frontiers in Women's Health: Being a good relative: Indigenous doulas reclaiming cultural knowledge to improve health and birth outcomes in Manitoba, Canada

In Manitoba, Indigenous women are becoming trained and engaged in supporting their fellow Indigenous relatives and community members as Indigenous doulas or birth workers.

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Rewire News: Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative Empowers Women, Helps Keep Kids Out of Welfare System

Rewire News: Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative Empowers Women, Helps Keep Kids Out of Welfare System

Indigenous women are beautiful and powerful and resilient. They are worthy, and they deserve to be moms to their children.

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