Job Posting 79060

Early Years Trainer
Martin Family Initiative Early Years
Work From Home, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, ...
Montreal office if Montreal-based
closed yesterday (Sat, 15 Jan)
full time


The Martin Family Initiative (MFI) is a charity that works alongside First Nations, Inuit and Métis People in Canada to help foster Indigenous children and youth’s education and wellbeing. MFI works with Indigenous people to adapt successful existing programs and create new programs tailored to local needs. The MFI Early Years is an innovative evidence-informed program model that seeks to honour parents as their children’s first teachers, support healthy pregnancies and infancy and successful service navigation. It combines home visitation with community-based group events to centralize Indigenous ways of knowing in the context of optimal child development and family well-being.



Reporting to the Training and Development Manager, the Early Years Trainer will train and support the ongoing professional development of community-based staff in all Early Years program sites and for early learning professionals working with Indigenous organizations and families across Canada. The position is permanent, full time, and may be remote or based in the Martin Family Initiative office in downtown Montreal.


  • Deliver all Understanding the Early Years (EY-1) trainings, evaluation, and workshops in person and online in multiple organization and community contexts.
  • Deliver all Early Years Toolbox training, workshops, and evaluation, and utilize this feedback to advise on the ongoing evolution of the content and format of the Early Years Toolbox.
  • Facilitate and deliver all professional development training at the request of Early Years team leadership, Early Years program sites and other external stakeholders locally and nationally (e.g., community organizations, education departments).
  • Develop professional development content, including informational videos, workshops, seminars and information sheets on a variety of topics pertaining to early childhood development, maternal and family well-being and governmental funding mechanisms.
  • Train other professionals as trainers to be able to deliver any of the Early Years trainings including but not limited to MFI Early Years team members, and community-based program staff.
  • Develop the products and materials required to deliver content specific workshops and programs to be utilized in various programmatic contexts.
  • Provide input into the development and application of the Early Years Professional Learning Network.
  • Utilize the Professional Learning Network platform and Early Years sites to facilitate peer mentorship workshops and networking.
  • Follow most recent research-based best practices around early childhood development and decolonial education.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and professional development opportunities.


  • Work with the Curriculum and Training team to support product development as needed.
  • Adapt to ongoing evolution of MFI Early Years team and deliverables.
  • Complete weekly time tracking using accountability tool.
  • Regular travel will be required to deliver EY-1 and associated workshops.
  • When not traveling, you will be expected to work remotely and independently and be available from 9am to 5pm of the time zone in which you are located.
  • Adhere to all MFI Early Years travel and expense policy guidelines.


• Ability to travel.

• Ability to clearly receive and transmit information.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Knowledge around early childhood development and/ or anti-colonial theory.

• Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

• Organization and planning skills, ability to effectively manage workflow with multiple projects simultaneously.

• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (Early Childhood Education, Education, Indigenous/Native Studies).

• Master’s degree in a related field preferred.

• Valid Class 5 driver’s license.

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