Building the framework for a better future.

Change is on the horizon! Through the organization Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge (the Lodge), Cowessess First Nation (CFN) is the first Indigenous community in Canada to assert its jurisdiction over child welfare and family services under the Bill-C92 Canada Act. The Lodge is currently developing its operations, in accordance with the Miyo Pimatisowin Act, that will provide support for its children and families that is rooted in traditional Indigenous values and cultural practices.

Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge offers competitive salary packages, benefits, team-oriented work culture, flexible work hours and professional development opportunities that promote career growth. We are a new organization leading positive change within Cowessess First Nation, Saskatchewan, and Canada as a whole. Our employees have the opportunity to be a part of Canadian history as we work to redefine governance for First Nations.

Job Description.

The Prevention Assistant supports the Director of Prevention and Healing and the Prevention Manager with administrative duties.

The Prevention Assistant Must Be:

  • Passionate about creating change and advocating for children, youth and families.
  • Ethical, working with Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge vision, mission and values in mind.
  • Familiar with administrative office procedures and various types of equipment.
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks at once and complete them efficiently.
  • Seasoned in planning and organizing schedules, tasks, and projects.
  • Analytical, able to provide research and analysis to decision making and reasoning.
  • An excellent communicator, while preserving confidentiality.
  • Willing to complete work, sometimes outside of regular scheduled hours.
  • Able to provide feedback, suggestions, and ideas on projects.
  • Thorough and conscientious, , with strong attention to detail to ensure high quality work..

Core Responsibilities. 

General Duties:

  • Provide direct administrative support and office management to Director of Prevention and Healing and Prevention Manager.
  • Maintain work schedules, coordinate meetings, and update calendars of Director of Prevention and Prevention Manager.
  • Prepare travel schedules, book travel arrangements, and make reservations, as required.
  • Coordinate logistics of items such as meetings, seminars, workshops, special projects, and events.
  • Receive and screen all inbound telephone calls, e-mails, and visitors for the Director of Prevention and Healing and the Prevention Manager.
  • Transcribe meeting minutes taking.
  • Prepare and review presentations and speeches for various public relations events.
  • All other duties as required by the Director of Prevention and Healing and the Prevention Manager

Administrative Duties.

  • Troubleshoot office administration issues and coordinate external help if needed.
  • Receive, sort, and send mail.
  • Redirect calls, e-mails, or visitors as required.
  • Review all documents, reports, and correspondence for format, content, grammar, spelling, and make edits, as necessary.
  • Prepare and/or draft reports, background documentation, and research.
  • Facilitate communication from department managers and executive team.
  • Complete expense reports, pay invoices, and other related duties


  • Takes initiative and focuses on the organization’s overall success strategy and implements them to new and current co-workers and superiors.
  • Encourages and leads by example towards team engagement in the workplace.
  • Streamline processes to increase transparency in the work environment.
  • Clarifies documentation procedures efficiently to new incumbents, co-workers, and the public.
  • Clearly defines and streamlines communication throughout the organization.
  • Demonstrates transparency, respect, and empathy within the workplace.


Education and Experience.

  • Degree in Administration preferred. However, a Diploma in Business Administration and/or a combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Legal administrative background considered an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of office procedures and practices.
  • Keen attention to details.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) and Google Workspace (Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides).
  • Proven organizational and time management skills.

Skills & Abilities.

  • Seasoned leadership skills including problem-solving and critical thinking.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior critical thinking skills, able to make quick but logical decisions.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, adept at team building.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks and remain focused under pressure and tight deadlines.


  • Salary: $50,000 – $60,000, depending on education and experience.
  • Hours: Permanent Full Time. 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.
  • Location: Cowessess First Nation and Regina, Sk.
  • Application Deadline: September 10th, 2021
  • How to apply: Email resumes to
  • Work Conditions
    • Acceptable vulnerable sector/criminal record check.
    • Clear drivers abstract. Will be required if/when using company vehicles.
    • Fast-paced environment, typical in/out of office environment with frequent interruptions.
    • Travel may be required within Canada.
    • High level of dexterity for frequent use of electronics (cell phone, computer, etc.).
    • Overtime may be required.
    • Physically demanding, standing for long periods of time, walking, lifting, and supporting individuals, etc.


Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge offers competitive salary packages, an inspiring and team-oriented work culture, and an opportunity to be a part of a new and exciting initiative Canada wide. Questions or inquiries you can call Sammatha Hegyi at 1-306-552-6349 or email at

Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge appreciates those who apply; however, preference will be towards those who self-identify as indigenous ancestry