Position:  Ojibwe Language Teacher

Length of Assignment:  Permanent

Work Location:  Northern YRDSB schools, eg Black River PS, Morning Glory PS, Sutton PS 

Interested applicants are required to complete the following on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team.  For further information regarding this position, please email Christina Papadakis, Inclusive School and Community Services at christina.papadakis@yrdsb.ca  or Fawzia Durrani, Principal, Inclusive School and Community Services, at fawzia.durrani@yrdsb.ca.

Position Summary:

The Ojibwe Language Teacher will provide Ojibwe language instruction and support the implementation of the York Region District School Board's First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Strategy at northern YRDSB schools in coordination with the Ojibwe Language Regional Teacher.


By completing our Ojibwe Language Teacher general on-line application, you are taking the first step towards joining an educational community that is committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to experience success.  Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

The first stage of the process for all candidates interested in teaching Ojibwe language with York Region District School Board is our Ojibwe language assessment. This assessment has an oral and a written component and helps us determine whether a candidate’s level of Ojibwe is appropriate. Candidates will be contacted by Human Resource Services to schedule the language assessment. Upon successful completion of the language assessment, candidates will be contacted regarding the next steps of the selection process. Ojibwe Teacher hiring will be continuous and some positions may be available immediately, while other positions may begin in September 2020.  Preference will be given to candidates who are OCT qualified.

Current teacher education students are welcome to apply prior to qualifications being confirmed on the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) website, as well as candidates who have demonstrated an ability to teach the Ojibwe language.  

Immunization Disclosure Protocol:

All newly hired staff members are required to attest to their vaccination status and follow the Ministry of Education mandated requirements prior to starting employment with the YRDSB. For more information about who is subject to the Protocol and the attestation requirements, please see the YRDSB Immunization Disclosure Protocol.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.  We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community.  Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex.  We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion.  Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process.  When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc.  We will provide accommodations during the hiring process.  If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process.  All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current original Police Vulnerable Sector Check from the police jurisdiction in which they reside prior to commencing employment with the Board. Police Vulnerable Sector Check documents are only valid if issued within the last six months. Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an offer of employment.

On-line applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. Only candidates selected to participate in our selection process will be contacted.  All other applicants are thanked for their interest.

Applicants are advised to review the Conditions of Employment on the Board website for the requirements of successful candidates.   At York Region District School Board, we can offer you a rewarding career in public education. We support our teachers in their commitment to ensuring student success. We recognize the key difference that teachers make in the lives of our learners.

Take the first step towards a fulfilling teaching career with York Region District School Board.