Website Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre

Organization:         Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor
Job Title:                Cultural Resource Coordinator

Particulars:            40 Hours per week

Location:                2929 Howard Ave., Windsor, ON N9B 3L8

Job Purpose:

This position coordinates and supports all aspects of cultural knowledge transfer and planning within the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor. The Cultural Resource Coordinator makes available traditional teachings and ceremonies in a safe and acceptable environment and also coordinates access to Elders and Traditional people to meet the needs of the Friendship Centre community, with children, youth and families as the primary audience.

 

Education:

  • Post-secondary education in Indigenous studies and/or combination of an equivalent and relevant education would be an asset

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with particular emphasis on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma, Indigenous youth engagement and community outreach, knowledge of Indigenous historical and contemporary issues
  • Knowledge and experience working with urban Indigenous children, youth and families in a healing and reconciliation capacity
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated related work experience within an Indigenous organization or community
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, coordination, communication and facilitation skills
  • Sound working knowledge of MS office and proficiency with technology and social media
  • Must have access to an insured vehicle and able to travel.

 

Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the provision of Indigenous cultural teachings and knowledge within all aspects of programming within the Friendship Centre and to ensure safe and appropriate cultural practices and boundaries.
  • To act as a cultural resource liaison and support as required. Promotion of language restoration, healing and reconciliation for urban Indigenous children, youth and families.
  • Facilitate/Coordinate talking, teaching and healing circles, with a priority to services and supports for Indigenous children, youth and families
  • Provide access to traditional-based counselling and participate in Action Planning and CAS-related Case Conferencing, provide Advocacy
  • Acquire, maintain and care for education tools/resources e.g. language resources, history books, art, and traditional and sacred items
  • Deliver traditional medicines’ education, e.g. teachings, care for and use, storage, medicine bags, growing/picking,
  • Deliver traditional food education e.g. teachings on health benefits, harvesting, growing, preparing, storing
  • Connect with Elders and/or traditional resource people to conduct ceremonies as appropriate to the geographic areas and customs
  • Support the planning of traditional dancing, singing, drumming, community and/or seasonal celebrations/feasts, traditional and social events
  • Coordinate culture/social nights and community feasts, Elder socials and Elder/senior appreciation activities and Elder/youth knowledge exchange /mentorship activities
  • Coordinate land-based activities, e.g. fishing, trapping etc.
  • Provide space and opportunities for traditional arts & crafting
  • Work with Friendship Centre staff in support of the development of culture-based work plans that best support program and service design and provision for urban Indigenous children, youth and families
  • Work with local stakeholders within non-Indigenous community service organizations and institutions to promote cultural competency and awareness
  • Create and maintain a trusted traditional knowledge/Elder resource/directory
  • Create and/or maintain organizational cultural competency, safety & cultural sustainability
  • To provide insight and support in the development of protocols and agreements with internal and external stakeholders as directed

 

DEADLINE: POSTED UNTIL FILLED

SUBMIT COVER LETTER, RESUME AND THREE (3) EMPLOYMENT REFERENCES TO:

Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor

2929 Howard., Windsor, ON.  N8X 4W4

Attention: HIRING COMMITTEE

OR EMAIL APPLICATION TO:  hiring@caifc.ca

We thank all applicants, however only those that pass the initial screening process will be contacted for an interview.  Successful candidate must provide Vulnerable Sector Check prior to employment.

 

CAIFC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; however, hiring preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applications.  CAIFC is dedicated to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  Please let us know if you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate.