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Reconciliation in Action: A Place-based Approach

Reconciliation in Action Booklet

 

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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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Save AR Lord

Graham D Bruce Parent Action Group

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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

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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

Vancouver Rent Bank

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