IMN-PN Newsletter February 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!


  • 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!



SAGE Workshop with Dr. Sarah Hunt/ Tłaliłila'ogwa

​​​​​​Healing Our Spirit Worldwide​ – The Ninth Gathering

  • ​​​​​​Healing Our Spirit Worldwide​ – The Ninth Gathering (2023) is hosted by the First Nations Health Authority and ​​​​​​the International Indigenous Council f​or Healing Our Spirit Worldwide. It brings together thousands of Indigenous leaders and health care professionals from around the world to share and celebrate the healing power of traditional Indigenous knowledge and cultures.
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada,
  • Date: 2023, from February 7 to March 3. The gathering has been postponed from its original date (March 29 – April 1, 2022) due the COVID-19 pandem​ic.
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Webinar: Spring 2021 Project Grant Competition: Ask Me Anything

  • The Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement is excited to announce an upcoming SAGE Workshop with Dr. Sarah Hunt/ Tłaliłila'ogwa:​ Scholarship as Ancestral Practice
  • ​Workshop Description: In this workshop, we will discuss approaches to publishing, research, and teaching through the lens of culturally-specific ancestral practices.
  • Registration is required and open to all UVic graduate students, faculty, and staff as well as Indigenous graduate students throughout Canada. Register in advance. Once registered you will receive an email with an invite for the workshop.
  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 2021 (3:00 pm -4:30 pm PST)
  • CIHR will be hosting “Ask Me Anything” sessions designed to support participants and answer questions about the Spring 2021 Project Grant competition. Questions will be accepted via a Slido question board.
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • English Sessions: When: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 15:00 pm ET - Join, and Question Board #pjt-ama-feb4 When: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 13:00 pm ET - Join, and Question Board #pjt-ama-feb5
  • French Session : When: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:00 am ET - Join, and Question Board #pjt-ama-feb3
  • Project Grant Overview: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49804.html
  • Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.
  • The Project Grant program will: support a diverse portfolio of health-related research and knowledge translation projects at any stage, from discovery to application, including commercialization; promote relevant collaborations across disciplines, professions, and sectors; and, contribute to the creation and use of health-related knowledge. Within the overall competition budget, there will be a specific funding envelope to support early career researchers. Competition processes and peer review for this cohort will be fully integrated within the competition as a whole with no additional steps being required on the part of the applicant. Grant values are proportionate to the requirements of the research proposed and vary depending on the research field, research approach, and scope of project activities.

Cloud Connections Conference

  • Cloud Connections is a FREE virtual Indigenous gathering for BC youth ages 30 and under. Feb 16th - 18th. A creative curation of workshops, panels and performances that focus on Indigenous innovation, brilliance and wellness.
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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
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Research Funding

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
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Community Health or Research Needs Assessment (CHRNA) Fund

  • The CHRNA Fund supports BC ICCOs (Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations) to undertake a rapid needs assessment of their current health and wellness priorities or research capacities.
  • Up to 6 months; $5,000-$10,000 (non-renewable)
  • Deadline: March 1st, 4pm PST
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CIHR 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.
  • Deadline: May 26, 2021
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CIHR Summer Program in Aging (2021) on Longitudinal Studies on Aging: Understanding Health Span & Longevity

  • The Summer Program in Aging (SPA) is the Institute of Aging’s (IA) flagship training program. It aims to provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows involved in aging research with a program of advanced training that crosses disciplines, sectors, institutions, and geography. The program will bring together approximately 40 research trainees and numerous academic mentors to participate in interactive learning sessions. The focus of SPA 2021 is on longitudinal studies in aging, and will be led by Dr. Parminder Raina, Scientific Director for the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA).
  • Deadline: February 25, 2021
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CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship

  • The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows) provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations that are not universities) outside of the traditional university setting, and to also develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.
  • Deadline: February 18, 2021
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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.
  • More Information



  • 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.
  • More information

The Jacobs Research Funds

  • The Jacobs Research Funds (JRF) and the Kinkade Language and Culture Fund (KLF) are sister organizations that fund linguistic and anthropological research on aboriginal peoples of North and South America. The JRF accepts proposals on behalf of both organizations. Priority is given to research on the Pacific Northwest. Grants are only for studying aboriginal languages and cultures of the Americas. There are three categories of grants, with funding limits tied to the US dollar ($3,000, $6,000, and $9,000 USD). Allowed expenses include consultants, research assistants, travel, accommodation, equipment.
  • Deadline: February 15, 2021.
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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 Fellows deadline: February 3, 2021. More information
  • Call for Hosts deadline: March 3, 2021. More information

Mitacs Elevate

  • Mitacs Elevate provides two years of postdoc funding valued at $60,000/year plus extensive customized professional development training ($7,500/year non-cash value).
  • Postdocs: Manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or not-for-profit organization;Develop business-ready skills in leadership, financial literacy, management and negotiation, project management, problem solving and much more
  • Key Deadlines: January 13, 2021 — Intent to apply and conflict of interest declaration deadline; February 10, 2021 — Final application deadline
  • For questions or more information, please contact us at elevate@mitacs.ca.
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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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Job Postings

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
  • More information

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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Field Biologist, Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council – AEWLP, Hope BC

  • The primary duties will include leading wildlife surveys (i.e., bats, amphibians, ungulates, breeding birds, raptors), supporting mitigation plan development and implementation, identifying environmental features, and completing wildlife salvage activities. You will work with a skilled and experienced team of professionals and technicians, under the supervision of Registered Professional Biologists. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: Lead the implementation of biological programs. Implement programs for population monitoring, habitat design and effectiveness monitoring, resource planning and risk mitigation. Provide oversight on provincial and federal regulatory requirements. Complete wildlife surveys (i.e., bats, amphibians, ungulates, breeding birds, raptors). Commitment to the protection and advancement of Nlaka'pamux title and rights. Working in partnership with members of the Nlaka'pamux to ensure consistency of approaches and methodologies. Other duties as assigned.
  • Position:  Full-time
  • Deadline: Feb 19, 11:59 pm

Student Ranger Crew Member/Crew Lead Positions, BC Parks, Multiple locations across BC

  • For the 2021 season, the BC Parks Student Ranger Program will see 48 students employed across the province. Eligible candidates for the 2021 season are Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 30, that have been enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited institution within the past 6-months. Additional requirements and criteria can be viewed in the job postings. BC Parks strongly encourages students from Indigenous backgrounds to apply for these positions. 48 Student Ranger positions will be available across 12 crew locations this season. Each crew will consist of 1 Crew Lead (Park Assistant 9 classification) and 3 Crew Members (Youth Employment Program classification). Crew locations for 2021 include Black Creek (Miracle Beach Provincial Park), Chilliwack (Cultus Lake Provincial Park), Cranbrook, Fort St John, Hagensborg (Tweedsmuir Provincial Park (South)), Penticton, Prince George, Smithers, Squamish (Alice Lake Provincial Park), Terrace, Victoria (Goldstream Provincial Park), and Williams Lake. Two additional Crews are also under consideration in Dease Lake and the Liard Area (Muncho Lake/Liard River Hot Springs). Note that the Dease Lake Crew will be a modified Crew of two Crew Members and no Crew Lead.
  • Click HERE for Crew Lead position, click HERE for Crew Member position
  • Deadline: Feb 21

Cultural Wellness Worker, Supportive Recovery Program, Threshold Housing Society, Victoria BC

  • Cultural Wellness Worker will work with and support the team to develop a comprehensive case plan for Indigenous youth within the Supportive Recovery Program. The goal of the program is to build protective factors and mitigate risk factors for youth who have identified substance use as a barrier in their life. The role of the Cultural Wellness Worker will be to work with the team to develop an individualized care plan for Indigenous identifying youth as well as supporting Indigenous youth in accessing their cultural practices and culture. This role will also offer one on one support for Indigenous youth in the program and provide specific training for staff.
  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Position: Part-time
  • Compensation: $26.00 to $29.00 /hour
  • Deadline: Feb 26, 11:59 pm
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Fisheries Coordinator, Pauquachin First Nation

  • Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Fulltime - Permanent
  • Deadline: January 26, 2021

Administrative Assistant, Pauquachin First Nation

  • Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Deadline: January 26, 2021

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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Sea Garden Restoration Project Manager (Coordinator)

  • Duration: Full-time position, from March 2021 to March 2025
  • Salary: $67,449 to $72,885 (currently under review)
  • Deadline: 5 February 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time
  • To submit an application on-line, please visit the website. Persons who are unable to apply on-line may email pc.rhugcbcotierecoastalbcfuhr.pc@canada.ca

Victoria Native Friendship Centre is hiring a Youth Team Tutor

  • Under the supervision of the Youth Team Programs Manager, the Tutor will assist and provide additional curriculum supports where needed to Indigenous middle and high school youth in a range of subjects including math, science, social studies, creative writing, and language arts.
  • Hours: Part-time
  • Salary: $20.00/h
  • Start date: February 2021
  • Open until filled

Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) - Indigenous Graduate Student Advisory Committee

Please send your application by email to circle@uvic.ca by January 11th 2021. We will have our first meeting at the end of January, based on availability of the group. We have six spots available.

Indigenous Policy Analyst – Community Services Sector.

  • Hours: Full-time
  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Deadline: Wednesday, January 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM PST.
  • More information

Chief Operating Officer

  • The Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) is seeking a new Chief Operating Officer. This COO role is an ideal position for an inspirational people leader and exceptional program administrator who is passionate about providing leadership for the advancement of an indigenous community. This is also a tremendous opportunity to live in the beautiful and breathtaking Northwest Territories, while exploring all the outdoors adventures it has to offer.
  • The GTC is an Indigenous organization that represents Gwich’in Participants from the Mackenzie-Delta region of the Northwest Territories. Its vision is to be a culturally vibrant and independent Nation that is environmentally responsible and socially and economically self-reliant.
  • The COO is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and responsible for providing strategic, organizational, and administrative leadership to the day-to-day operations of GTC’s Early Childhood & Language, Culture & Heritage, Health & Wellness, and Education & Training departments. These departments are well-funded and require more disciplined oversight and management.
  • The ideal candidate is a university graduate with a track record of providing leadership to the provision of social, community, health and/or cultural programs in a complex public sector, Indigenous or other related organization. The successful candidate will have experience in dealing with a Board, external partners, and government officials.
  • If you are interested in exploring this wonderful career opportunity, please reach out to hkhan@boyden.com.

Coordinator Land-based Camps and Decolonized Framework, Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society

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
  • More Information

Research Analyst (Graduate Student)


Research Associate

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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Support Worker

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
  • More information

Guardianship & Permanency Social Worker

  • As the legal guardian to urban Indigenous children and youth in the Continuing Care of the Director of Child Welfare, this position carries out various responsibilities under the CFCSA and the Aboriginal Operational Practice Standards and Indicators, while establishing permanency plans for all children and youth in a timely manner. The Guardianship & Permanency Planning Social Worker strives to provide child welfare services that are strongly rooted in cultural values and beliefs, focusing on nurturing the cultural and spiritual identifies of urban Indigenous children and youth in care.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have received delegation training within the Province of BC and to those that currently hold C4 delegation within the last two years.
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.
  • Compensation: $51,944.58 - $74,396.51 annually, depending on experience.
  • Hours: Full-time, 12-month position
  • Deadline: Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 11:59pm

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

Outreach Worker

  • This is a full-time, term Position with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) as an Outreach Worker. Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with the Indigenous Street Community Advocate (ISCA) and outreach team, the Outreach Worker is responsible for providing support, advocacy, resources, and referrals, and to assist individuals transitioning into housing.
  • Compensation: $24/hour
  • Term: Available now until the end of March 2021 with strong possibility of continuation. Hours of work, 8 hours per day, 5 days per week (Tuesday – Saturday)
  • Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@acehsociety.com (please cc director@ACEHsociety.com). Only those short-listed will be contacted.

IACE – Creating Caring Communities (CCC) Student Events Assistant

  • The CCC Student Events Assistant will assist the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement in the planning, coordination and implementation of CCC student virtual initiatives. As UVic is transitioning to provide primarily online courses for the Fall, the Winter semester may also be a combination of virtual and on- campus events, depending on COVID19 safety protocols
  • Location: Virtually and potentially on-campus
  • Compensation: $20.50/hour (including 4% vacation pay)
  • Term: 300 hours
  • To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Lalita Kines, Associate Director, Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement, First Peoples House Room 147, PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria BC V8W 2Y2, Email: iaceassocdir@uvic.ca

IACE – LE,NONET Student Employment Assistant

  • The LE,NONET Student Employment Assistant will work remotely to assist the LE,NONET Experiential Learning Coordinator in tasks relating to the planning, marketing, delivery and tracking of employment related events and opportunities.
  • Location: On campus and/or remotely
  • Compensation: $20.50/hour (including 4% vacation pay)
  • Term: 300 hours
  • To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Renée Livernoche, LE,NONET Experiential Learning Coordinator, Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement, First Peoples House Room 133, PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria BC V8W 2Y2, Email: lenonetelc@uvic.ca

Registered Nurse

  • The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) Registered Nurse will provide full-time support to the ACEH programming, primarily the Indigenous Alcohol Harm Reduction Program Cohort at the Culturally Supportive House (CSH) and will extend services to the indigenous women residing at the Spaken House( SH). The ACEH Nurse will develop Risk Management & Wellness Plans for individuals from these houses and the street community in order for them to attend the Land-based Healing Camps. The RN will lead coordination and delivery of Wellness Plans that include harm reduction care including substance use supports for safe and low-barrier participation in camps. The ACEH Nurse will contribute to the development of the Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework based on lessons learned from a nursing perspective. The ACEH Nurse will work closely with the Executive Director and the ACEH Team comprised of: a Research Team, Indigenous Alcohol Harm Reduction Program Manager, Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework (DHRF) Coordinator, Management Staff, and the House Managers
  • Nursing, Outreach, and Harm Reduction (Approximately 50%), Outreach & Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework (Approximately 50%)
  • Compensation: $79,040 annually
  • Term: Position available starting Sept 2020 – March 2021 with a strong possibility of continuation
  • To apply: send a resume and cover letter to jobs@ACEHsociety.com and cc’ director@ACEHsociety.com with Registered Nurse Application in the subject line.

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

Team Grant: Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness – updated webinar date

  • Please note that the date has been changed for the second webinar session regarding the Team Grants in Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness funding opportunity.
  • Important Dates for the Letter of Intent:
  • Webinar: 2021-02-11, 1:30-2:30 pm ET
  • Language: English Presentation and questions and answers period in both official languages, English and French
  • Visit the webinars web page to learn more about the webinar, and click here to join the webinar on MS Teams on February 11, 2021!
  • Application Deadline: 2021-05-26
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: 2021-11-10
  • Funding Start Date: 2021-12-01
  • More information

Health System Impact Fellowship

  • The application deadline for the Health System Impact Fellowship is coming up quickly!
  • The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations, including Indigenous health organizations that are not universities, and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.
  • Please note that the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) have expressed interest in supporting all or a portion of the 30% host partner organization funding contribution for applicants working with host partner organizations in their respective provinces. Please see the funding opportunity description for details.
  • Application Deadline: 2021-02-18
  • More information

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

Youth Empowered Speakers Program

  • The FPCC Youth Empowered Speakers (YES) Program is for B.C. First Nations youth between the ages of 18-30 who want to become fluent in their language while pursuing a career in language revitalization. The program provides training, paid work internships and funding for education and living allowance, in addition to mentor-apprentice language learning.
  • More info: https://fpcc.ca/program/yes/


  • 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
  • More information
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.
  • More information

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
  • More information


  • 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.