Lawyer - Legal Aid

1 position to be filled

Mino Obigiwasin Services Enfance & Famille Anicinape was set up to provide child and family services to the Anicinape population. This follows an agreement signed with CISSSAT to manage youth protection for the 4 Anicinape communities: Kitcisakik, Lac Simon, Abitibiwinni (Pikogan) and Long Point (Winneway). Mino Obigiwasin's vision is to ensure a stable, safe, happy, and culturally rooted environment for all Anicinape children and families.


Under the authority of the Head of Legal Affairs, the lawyer assumes mandates of representation, consultation and legal advice, training and may be invited to participate in committees, both in youth law and social services. Before the courts, he/she may have to represent the Director of Youth Protection, and may also have to intervene in matters concerning the application of the Youth Protection Act (YPA), the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and the Civil Code of Québec (CCQ), the Act respecting health services and social services (LSSSS), the Access to Information Act (ATI) and the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Child, Youth and Family Services Act (FNICYFS): PL C-92 / 2019 LC c. 24 ). In addition, he/she provides Mino-Obigiwasin's social workers and other employees with the legal support required in connection with the application of the laws listed above.


  • Assumes mandates to present the organization's interests;
  • Provides legal support to social workers and other employees;
  • Displays at all times a know-how and respect of the children of the Anicinapek families;
  • Knows the various applicable laws that affect the framework and exercise of Mino Obigiwasin's mission;
  • Understands the integrated clinical process and related tools;
  • Knows and understands issues related to diversity, continuity and cultural identity, particularly Anicinape;
  • Understands and knows the rights related to user accommodation;
  • Knows the roles and responsibilities of various internal and external partners;
  • Uses experience to understand and apply new programs, frames of reference, support guides and practice-specific legislative frameworks;
  • Uses appropriate written and oral communication strategies;
  • Demonstrates creativity and openness in interpreting laws, regulations, decisions and solutions;
  • Performs duties with rigor and ethics, while demonstrating team spirit.


  • Bachelor's degree in law;
  • Member of the Quebec Bar;
  • Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in youth law and/or a related field of law with aboriginal people and/or an equivalence in terms of work experience(s);
  • Spoken and written languages: French with a good knowledge of English.
  • The position requires a physical presence in Val-d'Or


  • Permanent full-time position, 35 hours per week;
  • Full range of benefits including group insurance with employer contribution after 3 months and pension fund (RBA) after 6 months with employer contribution at 1.82%;
  • Reimbursement of annual professional dues;
  • Flexible working hours and 10 sick days and 5 wellness days per year;
  • Dynamic and creative team.

Interested parties should send their curriculum vitae and a covering letter to the attention of :

Ressources humaines / Human Resources

Bureau administratif/Administrative office

1399 chemin Sullivan

Val-d’Or (Québec) J9P 6V6

Tel : (819) 975-5535 x 1050 ou 1050

Hiring priorities

Priority is given to First Nations and Inuit of Quebec. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.