IMN-PN Newsletter July 1, 2020 Edition

IMN-PN Updates

IMN-PN Call for Applications

  • To support Indigneous students pursuing indigenous wellness-related research in BC and the Yukon
  • Research Experience Awards (no deadline)
  • Research Expense Stipends
  • Conference/Community Travel Awards
  • New Investigator Seed Grants
  • Deadline: August 1st, 2020 @ 5pm PST
  • Any inquires can be directed to: imnpn@uvic.ca

IMN-PN Indigenous Graduate Peer Mentors

The Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest (IMN-PN) is looking for an Indigenous graduate student to engage other Indigenous students in our Network. Working closely with the IMN-PN Network Coordinator, the Peer Mentor will, at their home university:

  • Promote the IMN-PN among Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students
  • Help Indigenous students connect with the IMN-PN
  • Support the preparation and distribution of materials for recruitment, resource sharing and events (e.g., posters, short video clips, event posts on Facebook & Twitter)
  • Facilitate or support IMN-PN networking, mentorship and research training event

Term of Employment: 20 hours per month from September 2020 to April 2021

Hourly Wage: $26.08


  • Dependable, well organized and able to meet deadlines – very important
  • Understanding of Indigenous students’ post-secondary experiences and needs
  • Interest in Indigenous research
  • Outgoing personality – enjoys working with people
  • Skilled in Word, Adobe, Facebook and Twitter (assets)

If you are interested, please submit a resume or CV and brief cover letter to: Jess Barton, Network Coordinator: imnpn@uvic.ca


  • 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!



Online Writing Support for Indigenous Students

  • Join the Centre for Academic Communication on Wednesdays, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Come with your writing questions or just come to write with other students and Kaveh (eal2@uvic.ca) in a supportive virtual space for all Indigenous students.
Research Funding



  • 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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ADDITIONAL Student Funding

Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award

  • This award of $1,000 is given to four indigenous women, two-spirited or gender diverse individuals, one from each direction, who is 30 years and under. Applicants must be currently enrolled in post-secondary studies, with priority given to those studying law, justice studies, and politics, and show their dedication to the betterment of indigenous lives.
  • Deadline: July 17, 2020
  • If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Savannah LaBelle at slabelle@nwac.ca.
  • More information

Nation Governance Initiative

  • The New Relationship Trust’s Nation Governance Initiative assists First Nations in BC to complete Nation-building and self-determination projects that involve research, exploration, and assertion of First Nations rights and title and their authority and jurisdiction to decide over their lands, waters, resources, citizens, and services in a modern era context. NRT will provide the following funding support: A maximum of $25,000 per project will be available where one (1) First Nation is involved. A maximum of $50,000 per project will be available where two (2) First Nations are involved. Projects must identify a minimum of 25% equity (own or other sources) to support total project costs.
  • Deadline: July 27, 2020.
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Youth Grants

  • The New Relationship Trust (NRT) provides a maximum of $2,500 per project per First Nations youth group project. The purpose of this initiative is to build capacity, which is defined as enhancing knowledge, abilities, skills and processes in areas such as: Leadership, Mentorship, Team Building and Language.
  • Deadline: July 30, 2020
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The Chief Joe Mathias British Columbia Aboriginal Scholarship

  • The purposes of the Society are to advance education by providing educational scholarships to deserving British Columbia First Nation students who are in financial need and who demonstrate merit, in order to improve access to post-secondary education so that deserving British Columbia First Nation persons can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to participate in a changing economy and society
  • Deadline: June 13, 2020
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  • Applications are invited from students who are or who wish to engage in post-secondary study in a field of Public or Community Health Practice within any recognized discipline.
  • Eligibility requirements and application forms may be found at the Health Officers' Council Website at: https://www.healthofficerscouncil.net/bursaries/
  • Awards in the amounts up to $5000 are available
  • Deadline: August 30th 2020

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.
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  • 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.
  • More information




Job Postings

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

Assistant Teaching Professors

  • The Indigenous Studies program in The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria invites applications for two 0.5 FTE appointments as an Assistant Teaching Professor (eligible for Continuing Status) to commence January 1, 2021. In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human rights code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates must self-identify as Indigenous in their cover letter.
  • Start Date: 1 January 2021 or as negotiated
  • Contact: Please email applications in PDF form to: Dr. Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Director, Indigenous Studies Program - isdirector@uvic.ca
  • Deadline: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2020.
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SFU Manager, Campus Sustainability

  • The Manager, Campus Sustainability is responsible for liaising with operational functions to encourage, identify, pilot, harness and scale sustainable decisions and practices in support of SFU's strategic sustainability objectives. The Manager champions the integration of sustainability considerations into management policies, procedures and systems within operations at the University. The Manager acts as a formal connection to the Vice President Finance & Administration (VPFA) portfolio to ensure the University's three campuses operate in alignment with its sustainability plans and that operational functions integrate sustainability into all practices and decisions. The Manager develops and manages University-wide projects and coordinates the activities of project partners across the VPFA portfolio and where applicable external partners from government, city, business, university and community organizations. The Manager represents the University on external campus sustainability and operational-related committees, boards and forums.
  • Compensation: $65,871 To $78,658 Annually
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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House Manager- Indigenous Alcohol Harm Reduction Residence

  • Reporting to the Executive Director, the House Manager will provide full-time support, ensure day-to-day operations of the program are run in a professional and efficient manner with attention to confidentiality and compliance with the Society’s mission, vision, values, and practice. The House Manager provides planning, coordination, and administration of the House. In addition, the House Manager provides non-judgmental support, advocacy, information and resource referrals to the House Cohort. The House Manager maintains strong working relationships with and awareness of various groups within the community, and has specific knowledge regarding available community resources. This position is required to work in a stressful environment, often dealing with crisis situations.
  • Hours: 8 hours per day 5 days per week - Tuesday to Saturday
  • Term: Position available on a temporary term starting Monday, July 2020 to March 31, 2021 with strong possibility of continuing.
  • Compensation: $28.25-$30.25 per hour
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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VNFC Hamper Program Assistant (2 Positions)

  • Working as part of the Administration Team under the supervision of the Hamper Program Coordinator, the Hamper Program Support Worker will work as part of a team to deliver an essential service of VNFC during this pandemic, the Hamper Program. This program ensures our Indigenous community members do not struggle for food security during self-isolation.
  • Term: Up to 14 weeks, position available immediately and ending Friday, August 28, 2020
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 35 hours/week; between 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Compensation: $20/hour
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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VNFC Youth Support Worker

  • Under the supervision of the Manager Youth Programs, the Youth Support Worker will assist youth in achieving their risk reduction goals through support, referral, skill development, education, mentorship and cultural continuity.
  • Hours: Monday to Friday (35 hours/week); weekend/evening programming hours will be required.
  • Compensation: Wage Scale $20.95 - $21.95 per hour (BCGEU #301)
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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VNFC FASD Key Worker

  • The Key Worker and Parent Support Program provides support to families of children and youth living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) on Southern Vancouver Island. As the FASD Key Worker you will assist families, professionals, and other service providers in their understanding of FASD by providing education, information and resources. Using a family-centred, strength-based, culturally sensitive approach you will provide emotional and practical support to families. You will report directly to the Director of Aboriginal Childhood Intervention Services. For more information about the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) and the Key Worker and Parent Support Program, please visit our website at www.vnfc.ca.
  • Hours: 35 hours week Monday to Friday, some evening hours required.
  • Compensation: Wage scale: $20.95 - $21.95per hour (BCGEU #301)
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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VNFC ASCD Program Assistant

  • Working collaboratively with the Manager of Aboriginal Childhood Intervention Service (ACIS). Program Assistant will support the contract, invoicing and budgeting work of the Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) Program. The Program Assistant will have a strong knowledge of contract preparation and maintenance, financial and statistical record keeping, invoicing and payables and general administrative support.
  • Hours: 15 hours/week or schedule to be set to meet program need and assistants availability
  • Compensation: $21.99 - $22.49 per hour (BCGEU #301)
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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Indigenous Cultural Program Assistant - Cool Aid

  • The Indigenous Cultural Program Assistant supports the administrative operations of the Manager, Indigenous Education and Program Development, and supports the Indigenous Cultural program initiatives including: Elder supports, scheduling cultural program activities such as drumming circles, liaising with training participants, and program logistics such as set up take-down
  • Hours: 21/week
  • Requirements: Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
  • Compensation: $24.93 - Eligible for 100% employer paid benefits. We offer comprehensive extended health and dental plans
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Family Preservation Reunification Worker

  • Under the supervision of the Manager of Family Services and the Executive Director, the Family Preservation Reunification Worker is responsible for providing services to Indigenous families who have involvement with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or a Social Worker from a Delegated Aboriginal Agency (DAA) and have complex needs relating to child protection concerns. The Family Preservation and Reunification Worker works with the families to create a Service Plan which includes developing goals and creating activities to assist in addressing protection concerns and strengthening families. The services are provided through: 1:1 sessions, in-home sessions, outreach, and referrals to appropriate community resources. This program includes implementing a curriculum as well as providing observation and supervised access for children who are not currently living in the home. The purpose of this program is: to return children to a safe home environment, keep children within the home, and/or support the children’s connection to their family and community.
  • Term:18 Month Full-time Maternity Leave Contract
  • Compensation: $23.50 - 27/hour plus vacation and sick time
  • Deadline: July 3rd at 4:30 p.m
  • Please submit your resume and cover letter attention to: Chelsea Kelly, Manager of Family Services ckelly@hulitan.ca or fax: 250-384-9467

VNFC Addictions Counsellor

  • Under the supervision of the Health Team Programs Coordinator, the VNFC Addictions Counsellor will provide counselling and aids to individuals requiring assistance dealing with substance abuse problems such as alcohol or drug abuse. Also carries out a variety of duties and activities related to this position
  • Term: 35 hours/week (1 FTE) schedule set to meet program needs, programming evening hours may be required
  • Compensation: $21.16 – 22.16 per hour/ (BCGEU301)
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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VNFC Co-Manager Aboriginal Childhood Interventions Services

  • Operating from an Indigenous world view and co-managing the Aboriginal Childhood Intervention Services Programs and will specifically focus on Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program (ASCD) and Ab. Speech & Language (ASLP). The Manger will carry out a variety of duties and work as part of the Management Team reporting directly to the Executive Director and/or Assistant Executive Director. The Co-Manager ACIS will assist in the efficient operations of the daily programs and service activities. This position will also provide daily office supervision, leadership and support to staff within ACIS Programs and will ensure that the work of the Team is well integrated and managed to the benefit of the client/community members served.
  • Hours: Monday to Friday (35 hours/week); weekend hours may occur due to training opportunities
  • Term: September 30, 2021 (extension possible)
  • Compensation: $28.00 - 30.00/hour, shared cost of extended benefits plan
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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VNFC Property Manager

  • Operating from an Indigenous world view and working with and reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Property Manager will carry out all the duties as they pertain to the applicants and tenants of the properties owned by the VNFC. This position will supervise the programs staff of the Property Management Team.
  • Hours: .75 – 1 FTE (Emergency On Call required)
  • Commences: July – August 2020
  • Compensation: $60,000 – 63,000 annually (based on experience)
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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VNFC Housing Maintenance Worker

  • Under the Supervision of VNFC Facilities Maintenance Team and working in collaboration with the VNFC Housing Team, it is the intent of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre to employ a VNFC Housing Maintenance Worker to carry out a variety of custodial, maintenance and other miscellaneous duties related to maintaining a healthy, safe and clean environment for tenants, guests, staff and the public.
  • Hours: 25 hours/week, not specific to days of the week
  • Compensation: $20.00/hr
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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VNFC Maintenance Support Worker

  • Working as part of the Maintenance Team and under the supervision of the Team Leader, this position will contribute to the maintenance and care of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre including indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Hours: 35 hours/week; weekdays and weekends, between 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Term: up to 14 weeks, position available immediately and ending Friday, August 28, 2020
  • Compensation: $20/hour
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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VNFC Camp Counsellor (2 Positions)

  • Working as part of the Youth Team under the supervision of the Team Leader, the Camp Counsellor will deliver four weeks of camp programming to Indigenous youth aged 12-17, including planning for all activities, lunch, snacks and program materials.
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 40 hours/week; between 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Term: 6 to 7 weeks, between July 6, 2020, and Friday, August 21, 2020
  • Compensation: $20/hr
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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Coordinator, Western Communities Food Security Initiatives

  • The main duties of the coordinator will involve understanding the food security landscape in the region, connecting with agencies providing food services to streamline resources, and implementing new food security programming. The coordinator will be working directly with various agencies to understand their needs, and the needs of the populations they serve, and helping to organize efficient and coordinated approaches to food security programming.
  • Hours: 35 Hours per week
  • Term: 12-14 week position (with a possible extension)
  • Compensation: $22.00/hour
  • To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Sonja Yli-Kahila at: Coordinator@foodsharenetwork.ca

Poverty Law Clinic Legal Assistant

  • The Poverty Law Clinic Legal Assistant will provide a range of support services to the Poverty Lawyer and the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society Poverty Law Clinic, including administrative support, client intake and interaction, filing documents, conflict of interest searching, and handling calls.
  • Hours: 35 hours/week
  • Compensation: Negotiable – depending on experience
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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Indigenous Health Coordinator

  • The Indigenous Health Coordinator is part of the interdisciplinary care network and is a resource for both health care providers and Aboriginal patients to ensure care is culturally safe, respectful, and effective. The role will focus on Primary Care Networks (PCN) with some additional liaison focuses as required (i.e. acute care, transition between acute and primary care). A PCN is a network of local health care providers designed to meet patient’s primary care needs. Within a PCN, there are family physicians, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals, and Indigenous Health Coordinators, all of whom form partnerships in which they work together to provide health care services.
  • Hours: 35 hours/week
  • Compensation: Starting wage $30/hour
  • Deadline: open until filled
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Family Support Worker (2 positions)

  • The Family Support Workers will report to the Family Support Team Leader and work as part of the team to provide integrated support services for Indigenous families, with a focus on promoting the safety and well-being of children through the strengthening of Indigenous families and their communities.
  • Hours: 1 – Full-time (35 hours per week) & 1 – Part-time (28 hours per week)
  • Term: Interim 30-60 days
  • Compensation: Negotiable – depending on experience
  • Deadline: open until filled
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Interim Outreach Worker

  • The Interim Outreach Workers will provide a range of outreach and housing support services to the homeless population of Kelowna, with a particular focus on serving the urban Indigenous community.
  • Hours: 35 hours/week
  • Compensation: $22/hour
  • Deadline: Open until filled
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Housing Support Workers

  • We are seeking skilled workers who can, with minimal training and a high degree of willingness, assist in frontline work. We are in very early stages of developing a process to facilitate recruitment, training and deploying skilled people across the province
  • Qualifications: Many of the jobs require transferable skills of those who normally work in the hospitality industry, customer service or people focused roles in addition to people with Social Work and Psychology background/education
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Associate Director

  • Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director ensures good management of the ACEH (Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness) office, financial procedures, projects, and grants. In collaboration with the Executive Assistant, the Associate Director supports the day-to-day operations in a professional and efficient manner. The Associate Director will also lead fundraising initiatives through proposal writing. To support the work of the Executive Director, the Associate Director will be highly engaged at various local key tables, committees, and working groups in collaborations with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, the Capital Regional District, as well as other partners.
  • Qualifications: equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the work (social work, management, and/or policy, etc.), experience minimum one year of management experience, experience minimum two years in development and/or coordination work with Indigenous communities and organizations
  • Preference will be given to qualified candidate with Indigenous ancestry.
  • Compensation: $30-$33/hr depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Term: Position available on a temporary term starting April 13, 2020 – March 31, 2021 with strong possibility of continuing.
  • Please send your resume and cover letter to operations@ACEHsociety.com

Culturally-Supportive House SUPPORT WORKER

  • Reporting to the Housing Manager, this position will support the House family members and work with the team to develop a warm, welcoming, and culturally-safe environment with a sense of family and community. This Support Worker will be required to work within a fast-paced, often changing and sometimes stressful environment. There will be instances when the Support Worker will be required to work with people in crisis situations. Flexibility is key. The ability to function independently under pressure, while managing situations, including emergency situations, is an ongoing expectation. A thorough understanding of personal self-care and self-management will be necessary, and applicants need to preassess their ability to work 8-12-hour shifts under these circumstances.
  • Term: 12 hour night shifts
  • Compensation: $22/hour
  • Qualifications: Criminal Record Check, First Aid Certificate
  • How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to operations@ACEHsociety.com. In your cover letter, clearly indicate whether you are applying for full-time, part-time, or an on-call/relief position.


  • Reporting to the Daycare Manager, the Early Child Care Educator (ECE) spends time actively involved with the children. The ECE interacts, supports and guides the children by preparing activities, preparing areas of play and role modeling.
  • Term: 2 Positions: (1) f/t permanent &(1) p/t, casual, on-call
  • Compensation: TBD
  • Closes: Open until filled – positions to start asap
  • Please forward your cover letter and resume via e-mail for fax to: Dwayne Worthing, Director of Human Resources (hr@kwakiutl.bc.ca Fax: (250) 949-6066)


  • Term: Full-time
  • Location: Vancouver
  • The student will be involved in a policy research project to improve access to mental health providers for First Nations clients. The student's main responsibilities will be researching mental health therapy qualifications, collecting information from professional bodies and providers, and assisting in developing policies and registration criteria. The student will have the opportunity to attend meetings and build relationships with professional bodies.
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UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN: Programs Manager - Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH) (req5433)

  • Department: Community Health & Epidemiology
  • Location: Saskatoon
  • Status: 12 month term with the possibility of extension
  • Compensation: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $41.87 - 56.65 per hour. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience
  • The mandate of the CIHR-IIPH is to foster the advancement of a national health research agenda to improve the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada through research, knowledge translation and capacity development. The CIHR-IIPH Programs Manager works alongside a team of research administrators and scientific leads such as the CIHR-IIPH Scientific Director
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UVic: Indigenous Health Research Facilitator

  • Working closely with the UVic’s Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE), UVic’s Office of the Vice-President Research (OVPR), and the BC Support for People and Patient Oriented Research Trials Vancouver Island Centre (BC SUPPORT Unit), this unique positon will facilitate further development of Indigenous patient-oriented research on Vancouver Island.
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  • The PACE Program is looking for a creative and flexible individual to join our supportive and skilled professional team within our Family Program. This is a part-time opportunity for an Early Childhood Educator / Child & Youth Worker to work within a team to provide an intensive child and family program for a small group of preschool-aged children (aged 3 to 5), who demonstrate emotional and/ or behavioural challenges
  • Location: Vancouver
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  • Term: 37.5 hours/week, 8 month term
  • The position supports the RKE team, working to advance the implementation of community-based research (CBR) projects paired with health interventions in partnership with First Nations communities in BC
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  • The Junior Project Officer will support the BCICEI Coordinator in providing administrative and clerical services in a manner that will ensure New Relationship Trust (NRT) and BCICEI operations are maintained in an effective and efficient manner. The Junior Project Officer will help coordinate meetings and communicate with First Nations and third-party contractors on behalf of NRT BCICEI
  • Location: North Vancouver, BC. The NRT Office is located on the Tsleil-Waututh Nation
  • Email: csayers@nrtf.ca or visit www.newrelationshiptrust.ca


  • Duties: Type up and organize meeting notes on an as-needed occasional basis. Notes concern Indigenous cultural competency training, strategic planning, and culturally safe curriculum development
  • Compensation: $28/hour
  • Contact: rachelemason@gmail.com or 778-922-0534




Unique Opportunities

Island Health is seeking a Co-Chair for the Health Research Ethics Board (the HREB)

Are you an individual who: has a strong sense of Justice, Respect for Persons, and is concerned with the Welfare of others? These are the three core principles of the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Research Ethics (TCSP 2 (2018) – the foundational lens through which all research at Island Health is reviewed.

The HREB is looking for a Co-Chair to serve on the HREB. We are looking for someone with community expertise, medical or health-care background who has an interest in research.

We are looking for someone who resonates with the core principles listed above; if that is you, please consider joining the Health Research Ethics Board (the HREB) at Island Health!

If you are intrigued, please contact us for a discussion: Contact Dawn Pollon – HREB Coordinator at (Dawn.Pollon@viha.ca)

More detailed info below:

All human research that is conducted by members of Island Health or that involves Island Health patients, facilities, residents, clients, staff, physicians, current data holdings, or other resources, requires research and ethical approval before it may begin, in accordance with Island Health's Research Ethics Review Policy.

Health Research Ethics Board (HREB)

• The HREB reviews behavioural studies that do not involve clinical interventions.

• Co-Chairs are responsible for reviewing all studies (1 week on/1 week off); Chairing HREB meetings; and providing an ethical lens and perspective on policy application within the Research Ethics and Compliance Office.

• Planned HREB meetings are usually held once every other month – at least 6 meetings per year, each meeting is about 1.5 hours; Ad-hoc meetings may occur.

• A stipend is offered to the successful candidate.

• Required free training for the position/on-boarding includes:

o Tri-Council Policy Statement on Research Ethics (TCSP 2 (2018) CORE online training module;

o San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training;

o Island Health Certificate Information Management (CIM);

o Mentorship from out-going Co-Chairs

Please reach out for a coffee or a chat to learn more about becoming a member of an Island Health REB, please contact Dawn.Pollon@viha.ca. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about HREB membership!

Call for Papers - Journal of Indigenous Social Development - Indigenous Communities and COVID-19: Impact and Implications

  • This special issue of the Journal of Indigenous Social Development focuses on the experiences of Indigenous communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the short and long-term implications. We are particularly interested in papers that reflect the experiences of global Indigenous communities around issues related to, but not limited to: access to basic needs, such as food, water, shelter, etc., lack of access to healthcare or medical supplies; ongoing human rights violations, virus testing and contact tracing, vaccination testing and uptake of vaccination, community assets, cultural and linguistic responses to COVID-19 and cultural resiliency and strengths. Implications for community practice, education, and research are also welcomed. We also welcome essays that demonstrate reflexive practices and produce rich local and contextual knowledge. Because of the timeliness and urgency of this issue, we invite brief papers (under 2500 words).
  • Submission deadline: July 15, 2020
  • Anticipated publication date: October 15, 2020
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HyperTalent: Indigenous Internship Opportunities in the Tech Sector

  • 4-month internship program in Vancouver that provides 12 paid internship opportunities to current Indigenous post-secondary students and recent graduates.
  • Partnered with some of the most innovative companies, including Accenture, SAP, Unbounce, and Vancity in Vancouver.
  • The summer internships run from May to August
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UVic Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) – Call for Nominations

  • Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation
  • Awards of $1,500 each are available for undergraduate students to undertake research under the mentorship and guidance of a faculty member and present their research at the annual JCURA Student Fair. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to submit their academic poster for online publication in the JCURA poster collection and/or an article for consideration in the Arbutus Review.
  • Academic units are to submit their nomination(s) to the LTSI by the deadline of June 30, 2020
  • Contact: ltsipc@uvic.ca


  • 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

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.


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