ALIVE Communications and Workshop Facilitator

Overview:

The ALIVE (Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement) Society Communications and Workshop Facilitator will help plan and oversee a variety of activities throughout the summer that advance and promote a community-led Reconciliation Strategy, working with ALIVE and mainstream community partners in East Vancouver. This includes a focus on a Community Resilience and Inclusion Hub Strategy, Indigenous and Inner City Youth Engagement Work and Policy Development and building a Local Youth Hip Hop Network with a Reconciliation lens.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist to develop communication materials to share information strategically to diverse audiences including partner organizations, funders, government and media contacts and with Indigenous residents to support them to a) take advantage of local programs, social amenities and low-barrier access to resources, and b) become engaged as members of Community Boards, Parent, Youth and Elders Councils, tenant groups etc. in the neighbourhood.
  • Participation in a range of stakeholder engagement and strategy sessions, events and meetings with a focus on neighbourhood-level inclusion and reconciliation and building better futures for vulnerable and low-income children and families in the Inner City of Vancouver.
  • Capturing and sharing the wide-range of activities that ALIVE, Britannia and other neighbourhood partner groups are currently undertaking.
  • Monitoring activities with participants of all age groups, to ensure that activities are safe.
  • Assisting to lead groups in crafts, games, and/or cultural activities where fun and participation rather than skills development are the primary concern.

Qualifications:

  • Some experience working/volunteering in a community setting and an understanding of how to be culturally competent in approach.
    • Good computer, social media and communication skills, and knowledge of Indigenous cultures and immigrant and Indigenous issues.
    • Some knowledge of the behavior, needs and interests typical of children and youth.
    • Some knowledge of the practices and procedures used in recreational programs and activities.
    • Ability to effectively monitor activities and the behaviour of groups including those made up of several young children.
    • Ability to render basic first aid as required.
    • Ability to perform minor clerical and basic clean-up tasks.
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with other facility staff, parents and patrons.
    • -Must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
      -Were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year, and intend to return to school on a full-time time basis during the next academic year
      -Are a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program
      -Are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and
      -Are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulation

The ALIVE Communications and Workshop Facilitator will work for a total 30 hours a week for 8 weeks @ the rate of $19.65 hour plus % in lieu of benefits starting the week of July 2nd, 2018. To apply to this posting please send your resume and cover letter to Scott Clark at info@alivesociety.ca or drop off in person at the Ray-Cam Community Centre by June 18, 2018. For more information about Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society: alivesociety.ca

ALIVE Summer Reconciliation Project Coordinator 2018

Overview: The ALIVE (Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement) Society Reconciliation Project Coordinator will help plan and oversee a variety of activities throughout the summer that advance and promote a community-led Reconciliation Strategy, working with ALIVE and mainstream community partners in East Vancouver. This includes a focus on an Elders Inclusion Research Project, and supporting neighbourhood-level inclusion and accountability.

 

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Work with ALIVE and partners to develop and implement activities and events that bring Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people together in the community
  • Work with the ALIVE and community centre staff teams to help develop and lead a variety of relevant workshops with volunteers, community members, support workers and relevant professionals
  • Support research activities including: intercultural gatherings and sharing circles, interviews and implementing research plans, asset-mapping, summarizing findings, preparing reports and make presentations on key learnings, takeaways, etc.
  • Assist with volunteer and student scheduling, monitoring and mentorship
  • Other duties as requested

 

Qualifications

  • Some post-secondary education experience.
  • Experience working with seniors, youth, special needs and minority populations including Aboriginal people. Understanding how to be inclusive in approach and responsive to the health and social needs of those with disabilities.
  • Good communication, research and writing skills, ability to manage projects and work independently.
  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • Were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year -Intend to return to school on a full-time time basis during the next academic year.
  • Registered as a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program.
  • Are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulation.

 

The project coordinator will work for a total of 10 weeks for 30 hours per week starting June 18th, 2018 @ the rate of $18.70/hr plus 12% in lieu of benefits. To apply to this posting please send your resume and cover letter to Scott Clark at info@alivesociety.ca or drop off in person at the front desk at Ray-Cam by June 1st, 2018

Articles and Documents

ALIVE/ OUR PLACE

Reconciliation in Action: A Place-based Approach

Reconciliation in Action Booklet

 

Other Resources:

Environics Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study

Building Aboriginal inclusive communities in Vancouver requires a comprehensive understanding of the values, experiences, identities and aspirations of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples living in our city. A 2010 Environics Institute report, the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study (UAPS), documents the findings of their inquiry into these issues. It also reports on the types of perceptions non-Aboriginal people hold in regards to the Aboriginal population. These findings are based on interviews with a sample of 250 Aboriginal people in Vancouver and 2500 telephone surveys with non-Aboriginal individuals. You can read the full report here and key findings from various cities in Canada here.

The Globe and Mail recently published a piece that summarizes the UAPS findings and reflects on how we can advance the conversation and attend to the diverse needs and interests of the growing urban Aboriginal population in Canada. You can read the article on the Globe and Mail website.

Some findings of the UAPS study:

“Seven in ten Aboriginal peoples in Vancouver think they can make the city a better place to live. This sense of empowerment is stronger than in any other UAPS city except Toronto, and is also stronger than among non-Aboriginal people in Vancouver”

 “There is strong Indigenous pride among Aboriginal peoples in Vancouver”

  “Most UAPS participants feel discrimination of Aboriginal peoples is a pervasive problem, and one that majorities report having experienced personally”

  “A majority of Aboriginal peoples in Vancouver retain links with their community of origin, whether it be their own or that of their parents/grandparents. This sense of connection is particularly strong among First Nations peoples”

 

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Do you know a page, event or petition not yet on this list? Email info@alivesociety.ca

Facebook Pages (like and share)

East Van Education Network

Save Gladstone Secondary

Save Sir Guy Carleton Elementary School

Save AR Lord

Graham D Bruce Parent Action Group

Newsletters (Subscribe)

East Van Education Network

Save AR Lord

Graham D Bruce Parent Action Group

Petitions

Saving Britannia Secondary School

Stop Closure of Award Winning Robotics Highschool Gladstone Secondary

Save Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary

Save Sir Guy Carleton Elementary School

Vancouver-Kingsway Schools Petition

Meetings

EVEN action committee meetings (rotating, email info@alivesociety for information on upcoming dates)

Save Graham Bruce Planning Meeting- 6:30 pm Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Collingwood Neighbourhood House (2nd Floor Activity Room)

Gladstone and Sir Guy Carleton Student and Alumni Meetings- Tuesdays, 3pm at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House 4065 Victoria Drive

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Student Employment Opportunity- Hiring Now

Elders Cultural and Activity Worker

Tasks and responsibilities:
• Assist with youth recreation and childcare activities
• Assist the elders and seniors program supervisors at Community Centres to recruit the percentage of aboriginal elders and immigrant seniors and reach shut ins who are currently not represented in activities that promote their vitality, well-being and health and assist them to engage and participate in Centre seniors, health, and social programs

• Plan and lead activities for elders that promote inclusion and reconciliation, sharing indigenous culture and history and engaging in activities/ dialogue that promote cross cultural understanding among participating multi-cultural elders/seniors

• Other duties as requested

Qualifications
-Some secondary education
-Some experience working/volunteering in a community setting and an understanding of how to be culturally competent in approach
– Knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and immigrant and aboriginal issues
-Must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
-Were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year
-Intend to return to school on a full-time time basis during the next academic year
-Are a student in a a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program
-Are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and
-Are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/terriotorial legislation and regulation

The elders and cultural and activity worker will work for a total 30 hours a week for 8 weeks @ the rate of $12.45/ hour. To apply to this posting please send your resume and cover letter to Scott Clark at info@alivesociety.ca or drop off in person at the Ray-Cam Community Centre front desk in the ALIVE mailbox
Number of positions: 2