Chaplain – Kenora




Are you a spiritual leader who is interested in cultivating a worshipping community within an institution by maintaining a comprehensive multicultural chaplaincy program for adult offenders, their families and staff? Then bring your specialized skills to this dynamic environment where you will provide religious care and support to large groups and one-on-one assistance to inmates.

Located just 30 minutes from the Manitoba border, Kenora is a small city with a population of over 15,000 situated on the north shore of the Lake of the Woods in North Western Ontario. Surrounded by nature, Kenora is known as a site of natural attractions with many activities to choose from, including ice fishing, skiing, swimming, biking, hiking and much more. With annual winter and summer festivals, Kenora is home to the Lake of the Woods Museum which has featured historical and cultural exhibits.

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package, including:

  • A defined benefit package plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
  • A comprehensive health and dental plan
  • Life and disability insurance
  • A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance
  • Flexible learning and developmental opportunities, including online, training and mentorship programs
  • Opportunities for career advancement and specialization through a wide range of career fields

The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of:

  • Canada’s Top 100 Employers
  • Greater Toronto’s Top 90 Employers
  • Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
  • Canada’s Greenest Employers
  • Top Employers for Canadians Under 40

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • You will:use your specialized education to provide ongoing comprehensive religious services and spiritual care programs to inmates, their families and staff
  • create new programs and coordinate spiritual activities
  • coordinate and monitor a busy and involved multi-faith program
  • build relationships and partnerships with community resources
  • partner with local faith communities to establish programs to help inmates reintegrate into the community
  • represent chaplaincy on institution committees



How do I qualify?

Mandatory Requirements:

  • you must have an endorsement from a recognized Faith Group

Specialized Knowledge:

  • you have applied knowledge of various faith groups, religions, beliefs and practices
  • you are familiar with correctional institutions and can work within related legislation, such as balancing confidentiality with the need to maintain security and safety for others

Other Essential Skills:

  • you have established communication skills and superior interpersonal skills to interact with offenders, families and staff
    you have administrative and organizational skills to plan, organize and implement spiritual and religious care services and programs
  • you can orient and train others, such as volunteers

Salary Range:

$57,278 – $72,121 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 1430 River Dr, Kenora, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS


  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online here only, quoting Job ID 133014, by Friday, March 22, 2019. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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