IMN-PN Newsletter March 1, 2021 Edition

IMN-PN Updates

Monthly Zoom talks: Indigenous Graduate and Early Research Presentations

  • Are you an Indigenous graduate student or early career researcher who is interested in formally presenting your work? In collaboration with the IMNPN, each month the BC NEIHR will highlight the work of an Indigenous graduate student or early career researcher by hosting a live Zoom session with peers, colleagues and mentors. Each session will be recorded and made available for viewing on our websites and YouTube channel. This is a great opportunity to showcase your work, strengthen your presentation skills and receive constructive feedback! Register today by contacting bcneihr@uvic.ca or imnpn@uvic.ca
  • For more information please email bcneihr@uvic.ca or impn@uvic.ca
  • Ensure you keep up with these updates on our Facebook page @IMNPN!

BC NEIHR and IMN-PN Indigenous Graduate Student Research Showcase

  • On January 1, 2021, the BC NEIHR and IMN-PN collaboratively launched an interdisciplinary Indigenous Graduate Student Research Showcase* of papers focused on Indigenous wellness. For this special showcase, we invite all Indigenous Master and Doctoral students from the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Royal Roads University and Thompson River University to submit their work. In addition to printed copies, the BC NEIHR and IMN-PN will host the showcase on their websites.
  • Eligible submissions include:
  • -Novel theoretical papers (e.g. applying Indigenous theories in research)
  • -Indigenous methodology papers
  • -Indigenous community-led research protocols
  • -The findings of Indigenous student research
  • Submissions will be peer reviewed by junior and senior Indigenous scholars. In addition, an Indigenous Editor will work closely with students and team members.
  • *The showcase will provide a forum for BC Indigenous graduate researchers’ work. Audiences will include: the campus community, Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations as well as funding and government agencies.
  • Students whose work is presented in the showcase will receive a $200 stipend.
  • Deadline extended to April 1, 2021.
  • For more information or to apply please email BC NEIHR Network Coordinator: beneihr@uvic.ca or IMN-PN Network Coordinator: imnpn@uvic.ca, you can also visit the BC NEIHR Website


  • The IMN-PN has created a Response & Resource page on our website. To learn more about current updates at each partner institution, as well as resources for students and community, please visit uvic.ca/imnpn
  • Across Canada, many institutions are suspending all research activities involving direct contact between humans. Please follow the directive of your institution and pause all face-to-face research activities for the time being. Please check with your institution before using online platforms for data collection
  • To support the measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, please join us in following federal and provincial government recommendations and adhering to the advice provided by the WHO (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public).
  • We are thinking of you - please stay safe and healthy


  • If you are looking to connect to a mentor please join our monthly meet-ups at each network site. These are open to all our mentors and mentees! Our Graduate Peer Mentors want to meet you! If you are looking to specifically engage with someone please look at the online directory, and we can either connect you via email or you are welcome to email anyone that is online yourself. To have a facilitated connection please email: imnpn@uvic.ca


  • We have several placements available and these opportunities can be applied to throughout the year. Please visit: uvic.ca/imnpn


  • Do you or your organization have any upcoming priority wellness-related research projects for which you require the assistance of an Indigenous research assistant/ student intern?
  • We are looking for opportunities for students! One of the funding opportunities available is the Research Experience Award, which provides $1,000-$2,000 (depending on level of study) to Indigenous students proposing to undertake a wellness-related research project initiated by and of interest to an Indigenous community or organization. These projects may involve, for instance, assisting with a community-level knowledge translation event, land-based research activity, community research engagement meeting, environmental scan or literature review. These research experiences are overseen by academic and community or organizational Mentors, who will provide guidance, supervision and mentorship to the Mentees.
  • If you are interested in hosting, supervising or mentoring a Mentee, please email: imnpn@uvic.ca. We would be happy to advertise any placements through our network!
  • The Research Experience Award will now be available on a rolling basis!



West Coast Virtual Fair: Career and Volunteer Expo

  • Curious about where your degree can take you? Connect with employers, and volunteer organizations to explore your options at the Wester Coast Virtual Fair Jobs and Volunteer Expo. Hosted by the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU), you can network with exhibitors from around the world and learn about work, co-op and volunteer opportunities.
  • Plus, you can attend a preparation session to help you prepare for the fair! Preparation sessions: Co-op + Career Conversation: How to Prepare for a Virtual Career Fair - Tuesday, February 23 | 12pm Pacific Time ; Prepare for the Virtual West Coast Career Fair - Monday, March 1 | 12pm Pacific Time
  • Date: Tuesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 3 from 11am – 4pm PST
  • Virtual Event
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Spring 2021 Indigenous Mock Interview Clinic

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 (1:30-4:30 p.m.)
  • Virtual Zoom Event
  • Email indgcoop@uvic.ca to register today!

18th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium

  • This year's Indigenous graduate student-led conference will be held over two Saturdays with the keynote address on the opening day, emerging scholars panel on the second day with student presentations to follow happening on both dates.
  • Date(s): March 6 & 13, 2021
  • Time: 9 am - 3 pm (PST)
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alex Wilson will present on Saturday, March 6
  • Emerging Scholars Panel: Dr. Matthew Wildcat, Dr. Lyana Patrick, and Dr. Gina Starblanket will take place on Saturday, March 13
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Experiential Encounters: How Indigenous-led Mentorship Promotes Indigenous Health Research and Leadership

  • Christina Chakanyuka is a Métis nurse, educator, and (re)searcher, who is committed to using her “energy, power, and abilities in ways which will benefit family and community” (Hart, 2002, p.32). Born and raised on Dene/Cree (Treaty 8) Territory in Fort Smith, NT, Christina has strong ties to community and seeks to honour Indigenous strength, resilience, resurgence, and rights to self-determination in nursing practice, education, and research. She is currently teaching and completing her PhD in nursing at the University of Victoria on the beautiful, unceaded Coast Salish Peoples homelands where she co-stewards the Indigenous Initiatives Committee. Working closely with BC CIHR Indigenous Health Research in Nursing Chair program, she is advancing Indigenist nursing research and mentorship guided by the core tenants of anti-racism and love.
  • Christina will share her unique experience with intergenerational Indigenous nurse mentorship and learning-through-doing Indigenous Health Nursing Research (IHNR) with Indigenous nurse scholar Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin. She will present a collaborative research process and protocol completed in her role as a research trainee with the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) focused on improving Indigenous cultural safety within healthcare delivery. During this presentation, she will demonstrate possibilities that exist through Indigenous mentorship that promotes Indigenous research leadership that is “inextricably linked to who we are, our lived experiences and the need to contribute to changing our location from object of study to active re-searchers” (Absolon, 2011, p. 38).
  • March 29th, 2021 at 3:00pm (20 minute presentation and 20 min Q&A)
  • Virtual Zoom Event
  • Email bcneihr@uvic.ca or imnpn@uvic.ca for the zoom link

Indigenous Graduate Student Socials

  • IMN-PN is offering an Indigenous Grad Student Social video call on a bi-weekly basis to allow all of you to connect with one another during these uncertain times. We understand how difficult the transition away from community in the academy has been, and would like to hold the space for you all to connect, virtually.
  • Our Indigenous Grad Student Social calls will take place biweekly on Thursdays from 10am-11am PST. Email imnpn@uvic.ca for the link.

Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP)

  • BCANDS is now offering the Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP). The SSLP is a time-limited project for Indigenous students across Canada who have limited financial resources, including those students living with disabilities. The SSLP is accepting applications from students of any age enrolled in a Formal educational institution (either online, remote, or through on-site learning) to be considered to receive a laptop and accessories to assist with their continued education and success.
  • Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications must be received by BCANDS no later than March 15th, 2021 for consideration. However, due to the limited funding and a high demand, we recommend that applicants submit their completed application as early as possible. Please contact us if you need assistance with the application or have any questions.
  • Contact: sslp@bcands.bc.ca, 250-381-7303 ext.202 | Toll Free: 1-888-815-5511
  • More information

National Indigenous Physical Activity and Wellness Virtual Conference - 2021

  • Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle would like to invite you to join us in sharing best practices, and to join other leaders who see the value in promoting physical activity & wellness in our Indigenous communities.
  • May 1 at 8:30 AM PDT – May 2 at 4 PM PDT
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Research Funding

Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship

  • The Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship (for students in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) fields) will award $200,000 annually. Also 10 internships to be awarded per year.
  • Deadline: March 15, 2021
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AIM-HI Network Undergraduate Summer Student Stipend

  • The AIM-HI Network Undergraduate Summer Student Stipend will provide funding to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit students engaging in health sciences research during the summer months (May-August) in an environment that provides strong mentorship.
  • Deadline: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 17:00 (MST)
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Summer Program in Aging 2021

  • The Summer Program in Aging (SPA) 2021 funding opportunity just launched! This year the program will use a virtual platform and will take place from May 2-14, 2021. The focus for SPA 2021 is longitudinal studies in aging, and will be led by Dr. Parminder Raina.
  • Over the course of SPA 2021, trainees will have the opportunity to engage in learning sessions, network with mentors, and carry out group activities built around the core thematic area of longitudinal studies on aging.
  • Application Deadline: 2021-02-25
  • More information

Health Research Training Platform Pilot Funding Opportunity

  • This pilot funding opportunity is intended to support the development of interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoral research training platforms that will equip high-caliber trainees and ECRs with the skills required for academic and non-academic careers. Funded platforms are encouraged to include diverse and inclusive training and mentoring paradigms such as Indigenous ways of knowing, and to connect with other existing mentoring initiatives such as the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR). Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply to all funding pools, however, three of the funding pools (Boys, Men and Masculinities; Girls and Women's Health and Wellness; Stigma Reduction and Life Course Mental Wellness for LGBTQ/2S Populations) require the involvement of mentors who self-identify as Indigenous.
  • Registration Deadline: 2021-04-21
  • More information

CIHR Health Research Training Platform (2021/22 Pilot)

  • The Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot funding opportunity is intended to support the development of interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoral research training platforms that will attract a diverse cadre of high-caliber trainees and ECRs, and equip them with the skills required for academic and non-academic careers. These research training platform grants can be used to build capacity in established or emerging areas, within the scope of the research training areas identified in the funding pools outlined on the website.
  • Deadline: April 21, 2021
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Language Technology Program

  • This program provides up to $180,000 in funding plus equipment and training to support language revitalization using technology.
  • Digitization projects involve converting materials such as audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, VHS tapes, and text documents to a digital format. FirstVoices projects involve using FirstVoices.com to document and share your language. These projects make languages more accessible for those living in and away from the community and preserves knowledge for future generations.
  • Combining the FirstVoices Program and the Digitization Grants Initiative into one funding stream means that communities now only complete one application and one final report.
  • Applications for two years of funding are welcome. This program is for First Nations communities, governments, bands and tribal councils and Indigenous organizations located in B.C.
  • This program is funded by the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and the Department of Canadian Heritage as a result of the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Languages Act.
  • Deadline: April 5, 2021
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Reclaiming My Language Program

  • Reclaiming My Language: A Course For Silent Speakers is an Indigenous-developed program to support Silent Speakers to reclaim their language and begin speaking again.
  • This program is based on a successful initiative developed in Norway and Sweden by and for the Indigenous Sami peoples. First Peoples’ Cultural Council adapted the program through pilots with First Nations communities in British Columbia. The course uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and supports silent speakers with tools and coaching to move forward in a good way and reclaim their language! FPCC staff will help you prepare your grant submission and offers ongoing support with this program. We provide course materials and workbooks and up to $25,000 so communities can deliver the program. Reclaiming My Language is funded by the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.
  • First Nations communities and Indigenous organizations in B.C. are eligible to apply for this program.
  • Deadline: May 31, 2021
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Indigenous Climate Health Action Program

  • FNHA’s Indigenous Climate Health Action Program (ICHAP) supports First Nations leadership in reducing climate change impacts on health. Climate change affects physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health in many ways. Through ICHAP, communities can strengthen their climate health resilience by working together to improve the environmental, social, cultural and economic factors that affect their health and wellness.
  • ​ICHAP funds climate action projects that are community driven and focus on health and wellness outcomes. Projects can focus on climate health in general or on developing a strategy or action plan to reduce climate change impacts on community health. Some examples of focus areas are:
  • * Food security and food sovereignty
  • * Access to the land
  • * Mental health
  • * Traditional medicine
  • * Traditional harvesting
  • * Water quality and quantity
  • How to Apply: Please see the ICHAP Proposal Application Guidelines for more information on how to submit your proposal. Our team is available to support your project along every step of the process.
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  • The New Relationship Trust (NRT) provides a maximum of $2,000 per projects that benefit Elders and/or Elders groups at the community or Nation level. The purpose of the initiative is capacity building that enhances knowledge, abilities, skills and processes in areas such as language and culture, mentorship, leadership and team building
  • Open Until Funds Exhausted
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  • The New Relationship Trust (NRT) provides a maximum of $2,000 per projects per First Nations youth group at the community level to implement projects that promote capacity development and language revitalization
  • Open Until Funds are Exhausted
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Mental Health & Wellness Funding

  • The First Nations Health Authority, the Province and Canada have each committed $10 million dollars over two years (2019-2021) to support First Nations communities and Nations to come together to plan, design and deliver initiatives in support of the social determinants of mental health and wellness. The funding approach recognizes that each community and Nation is at a different place on their journey to health and wellness.
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Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

  • The Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship places PhD holders in government host offices for a 12-month immersion into the policy-making process. Fellows apply their academic training, critical thinking, and analytical skills to support evidence-informed decision-making that addresses policy challenges within participating federal host offices. Hosts gain valuable science-based knowledge and build the professional skills of participating fellows.
  • The fellowship aims to:
  • Create mutually beneficial relationships between government decision-makers and academic researchers in support of policy challenges in Canada
  • Enhance science communication, collaboration, and capacity in support of evidence-informed policy-making
  • Equip academic researchers with skills to address policy challenges while learning about government
  • Contribute to a national network of science policy expertise across academia, government, not-for-profit organizations, and industry
  • Call for Hosts deadline: March 3, 2021. More information

CRE’s Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research: Indigenous Youth Research Grants

  • This program provides small grants to Indigenous youth who want to design, develop, and implement their own community-based research projects in Canada. Small grants of $1000 will be provided to successful applicants to implement their project.
  • This program is designed to ignite grassroots youth-led research projects and to highlight emerging researchers in new ways. No research experience needed, just a desire to learn and produce research that matters to youth and their communities.
  • More information


  • The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at the State University of New York‘s College of Environmental Science & Forestry is recruiting students for graduate study in diverse environmental science fields: ecology, sustainability, conservation biology, restoration, environmental engineering, and more.
  • Through support from the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership, the program provides funding for full tuition, stipends, and professional development to Native American students pursuing MS and PhD degrees. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
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  • The BC Arts Council has MANY programs with intakes throughout the year.
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  • The First Nations Health Authority released funding guidelines for the tripartite $30 million mental health and wellness fund. The Fund supports Nations and aggregations of First Nations to come together to plan, design and deliver a full continuum of culture and strength-based mental health and wellness services, including prevention and early intervention, over two years (2019-2021).
  • More information
Job Postings

Research Project Coordinator – Providence Health Care Research Institute Kidney Transplant Research

  • The BRIDGE initiative is led by Dr. Jagbir Gill. This is a complex health services intervention with the aim to improve access to living donor kidney transplant (LDKT) for Indigenous patients with kidney disease by changing the current way the kidney transplant programs in BC deliver care and engage patients and community members to better understand barriers to LDKT and develop solutions in partnership.
  • The Research Project Coordinator works in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and Project Manager. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of ongoing projects and is actively involved in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of an initiative focusing on improving access to kidney transplantation for Indigenous patients in British Columbia.
  • Full Time

STEM Engagement Coordinator, University of Victoria, Victoria BC

  • The two STEM Engagement Coordinators will work under the direction of the Manager of Programs to lead Science Venture workshops and camp operations, and ensure the successful development of a comprehensive program. In partnership, these two individuals will lead staff and volunteers to ensure program goals are met. They will assist in the training of instructors. They will be responsible for providing feedback in a timely manner to instructors regarding both in-person and online content creation. In addition, they will be responsible for reporting, staff evaluations and end of term wrap-up.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 4, 2021 11:59 PM

Tmicw Engagement Coordinator, Skeetchestn Indian Band, Savona BC

  • Skeetchestn is a strong, prosperous and sustainable community of the Secwépemc Nation that respects all people, our culture, our land, water and all living things. As Tmicw (Resource) Engagement Coordinator, you will actively use your diverse knowledge and experience in natural resource-based sciences, communications and First Nations supporting Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corporation in asserting rights and title and aligning SNR's operations with collective Secwepemc responsibilities for protecting traditional territories.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 17, 2021 11:59 PM

Assistant Professor, Indigenous Health - McGill College

  • The McGill University School of Population & Global Health (SPGH) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Indigenous Health. The successful candidate will develop an independent research program focused on Indigenous Health and contribute to teaching and other scholarly activities in this area. The recently established SPGH is an interdisciplinary unit that fosters high-impact research, education, and service in population and global health and promotes values of equity, diversity, and social justice.
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Posting Period: February 12, 2021 to May 14, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled or until July 1, 2021
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Family Support Worker - Victoria Native Friendship Centre

  • There is a critical importance to this role of a lived understanding of Indigenous communities, history, values and culture, and in keeping with the BC Human Rights Tribunal pursuant to s.42(3) of the Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.
  • Under the supervision of the AEENP Manager, the CAPC/Family Support Worker will provide ongoing supportive programming to urban Aboriginal parents and families with pre and post-natal support and children newborn to 6 years.
  • Compensation: $21.16 – 22.16 per hour
  • Closing Date: Until Filled

Wetland Naturalist, Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, Creston BC

  • Do you have a love of nature and science? Are you passionate about inspiring people about the natural world? As a Wetland Naturalist, you will motivate, inspire, and connect children and adults to the wonderful world of wetlands by providing quality environmental education programs and front country excursions at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2021 4:00 PM

W̱SÁNEĆ / Indigenous ​Student Research Opportunity for Indigenous Resurgence on the Salish Sea (IRSS) Research Project

  • Indigenous Resurgence on the Salish Sea (IRSS) Research Project (working title) is a collaborative community-driven research project for (2020-2023) focused on understanding and transforming tribal and settler school systems. The project (to date) asks: How does teaching and learning about Indigenous history, sovereignty, and cultural revitalization contribute to Indigenous resurgence in settler and Indigenous learning settings? (see Project Summary attached)
  • The IRSS Project Team are hoping to hire an Indigenous (preference to W̱SÁNEĆ students) graduate or senior undergrad/recently graduated (from university) student to join our Project Team to support the Spring 2021 research project set-up.
  • Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Maeve Lydon (Project Manager) at mlydon@uvic.ca Attention: Dr. Nick Claxton re: Indigenous Resurgence project
  • Compensation: 120 hours @ $25 per hour plus benefits ($3400 total)
  • Timeline - March- June 2021 (with possibility of extension after this period)
  • by March 12th, 2021. Please contact us also if you have any questions.

Program Coordinator | Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria

  • This position reports to the Director and works in collaboration with members of the Cultural Management Program unit including Program Coordinators, office and technical staff, academic faculty, advisory groups, external organizations, instructors, students, and allied university staff. The position is responsible for participating as a team member, and building and maintaining stakeholder relationships for innovative programs that serve the portfolio’s learner audience.
  • The Program Coordinator delivers and administers courses and programs, and is responsible for identifying sector needs, program planning, course and program development, and overseeing administrative activities. Programming may be offered on-campus, off-site or in an online format. The responsibilities also include instructor recruitment, marketing, and budget administration.
  • This portfolio currently includes the following programs and courses in the Cultural Management Program area. Programming within the portfolio may change based on departmental goals and community demands.
  • Compensation: $55,317- $62,259 starting salary
  • Deadline: March 7, 2021 at 4pm
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Research Assistant – Plant Pathology, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Abbotsford BC

  • Compensation: $26/h
  • Deadline: March 3, 11:59PM

Youth Residential Support Worker, IDM Youth Services, Westshore & Victoria BC

  • IDMYS primarily operates in a live-in shift capacity. A live-in shift is billed at a flat daily rate and provides the employee with room and board for the duration of their shift. Shifts are typically 24 hours in length and include sleeping hours. Full time in a live-in shift capacity is considered to be three 24 hour shifts a week; anything less is considered to be part time. Hourly shifts are also available but are not as common as live-in shifts. Full time in an hourly capacity is considered to be 40 hours a week; anything less is considered to be part time. IDM Youth Services Inc. has regular opportunities for advancement and offers training certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. We are currently hiring for part-time positions with potential for full-time. Duties and responsibilities: The Youth Support Worker is responsible for the following: Providing an environment that is safe, comfortable, and homelike. Attending to the daily functioning of the home, such as: cooking, cleaning, laundry, and driving. Supporting the person served in attending appointments and/or school, day programs, work, etc. Providing emotional and behavioural support when needed. Encouraging positive community involvement when applicable. Supporting the positive connections with family and friends when applicable. Communicating with external stakeholders as needed. Daily resident logging. Administering medications as needed.
  • Deadline: March 5, 11:59PM

Area Counsellor, BC Public School Employers’ Association, Richmond

  • Recognized for its dedication to inclusion, diversity, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia. With a deep history of high-quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to provide the best education and future for every student. We are currently seeking a full time Area Counsellor to join our Learning Services Department on a temporary basis from March 29th, 2021 to June 30th, 2021. Counselling staff will work in a proactive manner with students and their families to support success in student academic, social, and emotional development and will have a knowledge of and ability to access outside agency support. The applicant must also be able to articulate strategies for dealing with a diverse set of students with varying learner profiles and be able to work closely with administrators, and resource teachers to ensure that appropriate support structures are in place. Support of the District's various initiatives and directions (PBiS, ERASE, SOGI, Mindfulness, etc.) is expected.
  • Deadline: March 5, 11:59PM

HR Coordinator, Homewood Ravensview, North Saanich BC

  • Homewood Health is Canada's leader in mental health and addiction services and we offer the most comprehensive and integrated continuum of services available in Canada. We are redefining mental health and addiction services to help Canadians live healthier, more productive and more fulfilling lives. With over 130 years of experience, Homewood Health Centre is one of Canada's largest and leading facilities for medically focused, physician-led treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. We are hiring a Full-time Human Resources Coordinator for our national Human Resources team, located at Ravensview in North Saanich. You're a great fit, if you thrive in a fast-paced environment, are passionate about innovation, foster collaboration, and are committed to service excellence. Hours of work: 37.5 hours a week; Monday-Friday.
  • Deadline: March 5, 10AM

Patient Liaison Worker, Homewood Health Inc, North Saanich BC

  • We have an immediate, rewarding career opportunity for a Patient Liaison Worker to join our amazing team at Ravensview, part of Homewood Health, the national leader in mental health and addictions treatment in Canada. What's in it for you? - A starting wage above the industry average - Comprehensive benefits and RRSP-matching program - Free staff parking - Onsite dining room with gourmet meals prepared by our Red-Seal Chef - Onsite training including nationally-recognized CARES Program, first aid and the opportunity to develop knowledge of mental health and addictions care in our Ravensview Monthly Grand Rounds Education Series - Access to professionally-designed fitness facility, serene outdoor spaces for walking and running, and direct access to John Dean Park Homewood Ravensview is a private 75-bed mental health, trauma and addiction facility offering evidence-based, medically-led, inpatient services for first responders, military, veterans, executives &professionals, adults, and young adults. Located in North Saanich on 28 acres of forested hillside, Homewood Ravensview offers clients a comfortable and safe environment featuring serene ocean views from spacious rooms, welcoming common areas and a world-class team of physicians, psychiatrists, counsellors and 24-hour nursing professionals.
  • Deadline: March 6, 11:59PM

Resource Coordinator - Native Students Union

  • The Resource Coordinator can work remotely or can arrange to work in the NSU space. Responsibilities would include helping with NSU communications through email and social media, assisting with our programs and events, attending meetings, and more which is outlined in the posting. No experience is required but would help. This position would be great for those looking to work in fields providing services to or programs for Indigenous communities.
  • Compensation: $15.50/hour (including 4% vacation pay)
  • Hours: 340 (possible job share)
  • How to apply: Please email cover letter and resume to contact@uvicnsu.ca
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Administrative Assistant: Indigenous Programs - University of Victoria

  • The School of Social Work delivers graduate and undergraduate programs and courses that are specifically developed for Indigenous students. Our School works in partnership with local Indigenous communities and social service agencies as well as with other academic units across campus to offer Indigenous BSW and MSW Specializations, both on-campus and online across Canada. We are committed to creating a welcoming environment for Indigenous students, and to providing ongoing advising and cultural support.
  • The Indigenous Programs Assistant reports to the Academic Administrative Officer, and works closely with the School’s Director to support the overall Indigenous program goals and immediate everyday administrative needs of the Indigenous Circle. This position also contributes to the School of Social Work’s general, overall operation as a member of the front office. It is a preferential hire; Indigenous Peoples.
  • Compensation: $3,431.00 - $3,536.00
  • Hours: part-time, flexible within Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 time frame.
  • Deadline: Open until filled.
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Tenure Track Position in Indigenous Science

  • The successful Indigenous science scholar will engage in a combination of teaching, research, and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels (predominantly chemistry/biology students); contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs, including curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.
  • Candidates that have completed a PhD in western or Indigenous sciences, with commensurate experience, will be considered at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation [ABD] holding a completed MSc in western or Indigenous sciences, and are able to demonstrate that they are close to completion of their PhD, may be considered at the Acting Assistant Professor level.
  • Deadline: March 15, 2021
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Research and Evaluation Specialist, Indigenous Cultural Safety

  • Bring your positive energy and commitment to health equity to this exciting and diverse role where you can really make a difference as a Research and Evaluation Specialist, Indigenous Cultural Safety. In this role you will provide coordination, guidance and consultation in the evaluation of program design and delivery of Aboriginal Health (AH) and Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) services in Fraser Health (FH), in addition to providing support in research activities and research capacity development.
  • Hours: Full time
  • Location: Surrey, BC
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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Referrals Coordinator

  • Location: Pitt Meadows, Metro Vancouver (currently remote)
  • Katzie Nation is seeking a Referrals Coordinator who will report to the Referrals Manager. The Referral Coordinator records and tracks referral requests, and consultation within a database; records, tracks, and develops funding agreements; documents and processes invoicing and payment of capacity funding agreements; attends and coordinates meetings for consultation and engagement with proponents and Chief and Council, and other duties as required. The Coordinator will support meaningful engagement with proponents and government organizations to support Katzie in upholding their Aboriginal rights and title, and their cultural and environmental stewardship goals within the whole of the Katzie traditional territory.
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled, Start Date ASAP
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Research Associate - National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health

  • The Research Associate position supports research and knowledge translation activities related to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health including identifying, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating scientific, Indigenous and other knowledge to promote and improve the use of evidence in public health decision-making, policy and practice. This position reports to the NCCIH Manager and the Academic Lead.
  • Compensation: will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Term: Full-time, 2 Year Term (November 2020 to November 2022)
  • Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekend work is required periodically, particularly in peak times.
  • To Apply: Please forward your resume and proof of education quoting competition #20-139AC to: Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9
  • Email submissions and inquiries: HRecruit@unbc.ca
  • Deadline: open until filled
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Marine Data Researcher

  • Pauquachin First Nation is seeking to hire a Marine Data Researcher to work on a variety of aspects in relations to data collection and mapping development in the Salish Sea. Marine Data Researcher will be under the direction of the Marine Manager. This position is central to Pauquachin involvement with DFO- Fisheries and Oceans Canada in providing foundational work to support the Marine Spatial Planning Initiative in the Salish Sea.
  • Compensation: $26.50/hr to start. Possible wage increase to $27.50 after 3-month probation review. Pension Plan offered after 3-month probation through Manulife.
  • Term: 35 hours a week (regular work week- Monday to Friday, with the occasional weekend work)
  • To apply: Send your cover letter and resume by email to: david@pauquachin.com
  • Deadline: open until filled

Indigenous Governance Program - Special Projects Assistant

The position will also provide general office support to the Indigenous Governance Program. Task will include but not be limited to: Coordinating gatherings and planning tasks for a Black Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) Men’s Group (i.e. booking space, scheduling gatherings, note taking, etc.)

  • Assist with program events (i.e. book launches, film screenings and other events as planned)
  • Research for IGOVs PhD proposal
  • Assist in compiling reports
  • Research current political issues and activities (i.e. literature reviews, data analysis)
  • Social media support, if needed
  • Location: Human & Social Development Building Room A260
  • Compensation: $21.00/hour (including 4% vacation pay)
  • Term: 250 hours
  • To Apply: Please forward cover letter and resume via email to: Shawna McNabb, Academic Administrative Officer, Indigenous Governance Program, igovao@uvic.ca
  • **Applicants must be eligible to participate in the Work Study Program

RN Community Health Services

  • This position is supporting the 4 First Nations Communities on Saanich Peninsula and will be based out of T'Sartlip Health Centre in Brentwood.
  • The Registered Nurse (RN) Community Health Services, practices in accordance with relevant provincial legislation, nursing standards, the code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), employer policies and individual competencies. Provides nursing care in accordance with established organizational policies, procedures, guidelines and other controls on practice.
  • The RN practices in a variety of clinical settings and works in collaboration with the client, the client's health care team and in partnership with primary care providers. Utilizes a community focused approach, ensuring the delivery of client centered care to achieve and maintain maximum health through the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and prevention, treatment and palliation of illness and injury, assessment of health status, planning and implementation of interventions and coordination of health services.
  • Hours: Regular Full-Time
  • Location: Saanichton, Tsartlip Health Centre
  • Compensation: $35.53 - $46.65
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled
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Team Assistant

  • NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society supports commitments of First Nation families in self- determination and decision- making processes over their own families and children. Our staff are committed to ensuring the safety of children, strengthening family relations, and enhancing the well- being of members of the South Vancouver Island First Nations communities. The Team Assistant primarily duties include administration support to field staff and reception duties at our front desk.
  • Compensation: $19.84 – $23.10 per hour
  • Hours: Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm
  • Qualifications: Office Assistant certificate/diploma or 3 – 5 years’ work experience as administrative support; a combination of education and experience would also be considered. Min 1 year of experience in maintaining filing systems or completed courses in electronic case file management systems
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • To Apply: Your cover letter and resume which outline how you meet the qualifications for this position can be emailed to Nooreen Kabani, HR Consultant, NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society, at: nooreen@exalthrconsulting.com

Indigenous Research Trainee/Facilitators

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Applicant, Dr. Charlotte Loppie (UVic), and Network Coordinator, Tara Erb (UVic), as well as working with the BC NEIHR key partners (First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation BC, and BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres), the IRTFs will undertake the following activities: Support Indigenous Communities, Collectives and Organizations (ICCOs), Knowledge Sharing Mobilization (KSM), Event Coordination, Special Projects and Travel, and Communications and Training
  • Hours: Part-time position (20 hours/week)
  • Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025. Possible extension to full-time position.
  • Compensation: $25,000
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Please send an electronic application package including a cover letter that addresses the job description and requirements along with a current CV or resume to: Network Coordinator // bcneihr@uvic.ca



Unique Opportunities

Arbutus Review call for papers

  • The Arbutus Review is an annual peer-reviewed compilation of outstanding research papers/articles submitted by upper-level undergraduate students from all disciplines at the University of Victoria.
  • Deadline: Submit your paper by May 15, 2021.
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2021 Indigenous Awards Program - Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society

  • The Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society (IKB) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Indigenous Awards Program is now open! Over 700 individual Awards, totalling approximately $2.0M, will be available this year for students enrolled in post-secondary studies ranging from apprenticeship to post-graduate. Instructions on how to apply, links to application forms, and full eligibility criteria can be found on the Society’s website.
  • Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021
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AIM-HI Mentee FGs/Interviews and Mentor Survey

  • Our partner network, the Alberta Indigenous Mentorship Network in Health Innovation (AIM-HI), is inviting mentors to complete a survey on actions they take with their Indigenous mentees. The project is led by Elaine Atay (MSc student) and supervised by Dr. Adam Murry. The information you provide will be used to share and support best mentorship practices. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  • To complete the survey click here
  • AIM-HI is also recruiting mentees interested in participating in a 1-2 hour focus group or interview (over video conferencing). The interviews or focus groups will ask your opinion on Indigenous mentorship concepts, and how these have influenced your development and progression through your degree program. Sessions will be coordinated depending on your availability and you will be compensated with a $25.00 gift card for your time.
  • If you are interested in this opportunity, fill out your information here and they will be in touch with you.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Atay: elaine.atay1@ucalgary.ca or Dr. Adam Murry: adam.murry@ucalgary.ca.

Team Grant: Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness

  • The Team Grants in Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness will support Indigenous-led and community-driven research that aims to reverse the upward trajectory of diabetes and associated co-morbidities (e.g. cardiometabolic disease) among First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples and their communities. The objective of this component is to define and integrate models of resilience and wellness into diabetes prevention and treatment approaches among First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.
  • The inclusion of an Early Career Researcher and/or trainees who either self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples, is strongly encouraged.
  • Application Deadline: 2021-05-26
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: 2021-11-10
  • Funding Start Date: 2021-12-01
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Research Associate, UNBC

  • This position supports research and knowledge translation activities related to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health including identifying, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating scientific, Indigenous and other knowledge to promote and improve the use of evidence in public health decision-making, policy and practice.
  • Hours: Full-time, 2 Year Term
  • Open until filled.
  • Send Application to: HRecruit@unbc.ca

The Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health (TIJIH) is looking to recruit volunteer Regional Coordinators

  • TIJIH is seeking Regional Coordinators to establish and assist with the organization of Regional Teams. Regional teams will be able to individually define how local Indigenous communities will be represented by TIJIH and will act as an extension of the Core Team. In particular, Regional Coordinators will be central in the journal submission process or Community Support Process (see below for more details). While the time commitment of this role will vary, we estimate 3-6 hours bi-weekly.
  • Please email Christine Luckasavitch (christine@waaseyaaconsulting.ca) with your resume, the region you would like to work in, your vision of what Regional Teams may look like, and a brief description of why you are interested in contributing to the Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health.

2021 Census is hiring Indigenous people in First Nation’s communities

  • The 2021 Census is hiring Indigenous people in First Nation’s communities across BC and Yukon for Census collection in First Nation communities. Canada’s next Census of Population will take place in spring 2021. Statistics Canada will be hiring across the country in every community, big and small, in preparation for the 2021 Census. In the current context of COVID-19, we are committed to hiring locally and ensuring the safety of our employees and your community members at all times.
  • Pay rates vary by position from $17.83 to $21.77 per hour, plus authorized expenses.
  • Start and end dates vary by position and location, but are between March and July 2021.
  • You must be available to work flexible hours, mainly evenings and weekends.
  • More info: https://census.gc.ca/jobs-emplois-eng.htm


  • Connecting rural high school students with health science student mentors from all across BC. Always recruiting mentors and mentees for the program! Looking to connect with any high school students or post secondary students interested in online learning/mentoring about pathways to the health sciences
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  • The Coop Student reports to the People Plants & Homes (PPH) Coordinator and and works as part of the PPH and Housing and Health Services team to support gardening and food security programs. The desired candidate understands how gardening can improve one’s mental and physical health and is passionate about food security, sustainability, gardening and community development
  • Contact indgcoop@uvic.ca or call 250-721-6326


  • Visits to northern First Nations communities to assist with collecting information about lung health; creating reports and other knowledge translation materials regarding our research; assisting with environmental scans and literature reviews; and helping with lab activities related to our research, including data entry, preparing materials for data collection
  • Visit website: prrl.rehab.med.ubc.ca


  • The FPCC Micro-Grant program assists Indigenous artists and collectives in British Columbia to achieve outcomes that respond to extenuating circumstances and emergent needs, as well as contribute to professional development in all artistic disciplines, with grants of $1,000
  • Apply throughout the year
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Publications & Resources

Report: COVID-19 and Indigenous Health and Wellness: Our Strength is in our Stories

  • The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Collection of Stories entitled “COVID-19 and Indigenous Health and Wellness: Our Strength is in our Stories” is now freely and publicly available. The stories have also been published in the Globe and Mail.
  • The RSC has prepared Policy Briefings and other COVID-19 resources to ensure open access to independent, evidence-based science for Canadians.
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Kaa-Wiichihitoyaahk – We Take Care of Each Other

  • MNBC is proud to announce “Kaa-Wiichihitoyaahk – We Take Care of Each Other”, the first of its kind Métis perspective on cultural wellness. From the back cover “If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Métis people and culture, this book is for you. Kaa-wiichihitoyaahk introduces readers to Métis identity, history and culture, written from the perspectives and experiences of Métis people. Through personal stories, vivid images and engaging explanations, readers will learn about Métis culture and what it means to be culturally well. The guide describes how to promote cultural wellness by understanding and acknowledging the distinct identity of Métis people. Kaa-wiichihitoyaahk journeys from the past to the present to honor and celebrate the strength and resiliency of Métis people and culture.”
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STRATEGIC PLAN: Setting new directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada 2019 - 2022

  • The strategic plan is published by the federal research granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council—and fulfills a priority of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee to co-develop with Indigenous Peoples an interdisciplinary research and research training model that contributes to reconciliation
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  • Read more (Chapter 9, Research Involving Indigenous peoples)










  • Authors: Regine Halseth, Charlotte Loppie, Nicole Robinson
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The IMN-PN network is generously supported by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. For a complete list of project partners and supporters, please visit our website at: https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/circle/network/resources/index.php.