Press Release: International Women’s Day 2018

(Ottawa, ON) March 8, 2018 – Today, the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) joins the International community in celebrating and recognizing the vital role that women have in our communities and further marks International Women’s Day as an opportunity for Reconciliation in relation to Indigenous women and their rights.

March 8th- International Women’s Day is a day in which the global community takes the time to remember the important role of women in our communities and to call for equality to advance women and human rights. The theme for 2018, #PressforProgress highlights the importance of staying motivated and builds on International momentum towards gender parity and the need for a paradigm shift.

“In the last year, movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp have opened society’s eyes and challenged many people to be accountable, to be respectful and to consider what type of world we want to create,” stated Teresa Edwards, Executive Director and In-House Legal Counsel, of the Legacy of Hope Foundation. In recognizing and acknowledging the diversity of the International community, Ms. Edwards further added, “As we have these conversations, it is important to remember, that we must concurrently work to eliminate racism and discrimination which continues to impact Indigenous women so that we are advancing rights for all women.”
In many Indigenous teachings and communities, women are highly valued as the life and caregivers. Women are the healers and leaders, and form the heartbeat of our Nations. The LHF calls on all Canadians to reflect upon what Reconciliation means to them as they advocate for, and celebrate women, and how they can ensure that they too honour Indigenous women.

About the Legacy of Hope Foundation:
The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national Indigenous charitable organization whose purposes are to educate, raise awareness and understanding of the impacts of Residential Schools, including the intergenerational harms caused to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples, and to support the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors. Fulfilling this mandate contributes towards Reconciliation among generations of Indigenous Peoples, and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.

Media Contact Information:
Teresa Edwards
Executive Director and In-House Legal Counsel
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Ph: 613-237-4806 Ext. 303
info@legacyofhope.ca

Job Posting

Curriculum Developer and Writer

 

Who Can Apply : Preference will be given to persons with Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) ancestry (24(1) (a) of OHRC) who are qualified candidates.

Job Posting – Curriculum Developer and Writer Employer – Legacy of Hope Foundation

Job Type: Full-time, Term Position

Term: May 1, 2018- March 31, 2019 (with the possibility of renewal)

Required education: A University Degree is required, with specialization and/or past experience working in the field of education, particularly for and with Indigenous Peoples.

Salary: $55,000 – $60,000 (Salary Based on Experience)

Closing Date: The deadline for application will be end of day Monday, April 16, 2018 due to the urgent need for the employee to begin work for the LHF immediately.

The Legacy of Hope Foundation is a national Indigenous-led, charitable organization founded in 2000 with the goal of educating and raising awareness about the history and many impacts of the Residential School System. These include the direct and ongoing impacts on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Survivors, their communities, and their descendants. Our mission is to educate towards creating just and equal relationships of reconciliation and healing for all Canadians, to expand awareness of and access to the rich legacy of the contributions of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the world, and to make known the histories of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, including the histories of injustice.

Working in partnership with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples, communities, and organizations, and with governmental agencies, foundations, educational institutions, and others across the country to develop educational materials, commemoration projects, and research initiatives that support our mission. The Legacy of Hope vision for Canada is that informed, capable, and respectful people live as equals in a mutually beneficial, caring, dignified, and just relationship of reconciliation, for the better future of all Peoples and the Land. Our mission and our vision guide our daily work, our interactions with one another, and with all of our partners.

Position Overview: As part of the Legacy of Hope team, the Curriculum Writer and Developer will research, develop, and write content and curriculum for specific projects as well as for general LHF resources. This role requires knowledge of Indigenous perspectives and pedagogy, flexibility, initiative, and a very strong collaborative approach, particularly with our Indigenous partners.

General duties:

  • Develop and write content and curricula
  • Write reports and other materials in collaboration with partners, briefing notes, PowerPoint presentations and/or other related documents;
  • Write individual and group proposals to secure project funds for LHF;
  • Network with the Indigenous community; and,
  • Other related duties, as required from time to time.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Develop and write curriculum and content which encompasses Indigenous perspectives including the concepts of relationship and interconnectivity; language, cultural identity and voice; experiences and world views; and Indigenous histories.
  • Collaborate with the LHF Indigenous Facilitator and Indigenous partners to develop curriculum content relating to specific project requirements;
  • Develop and monitor project progress, communicating regularly with the LHF Director of Education and all project stakeholders, as directed;

Qualifications & Skills :

  • University degree in Education or a related field of study and 5+ years of direct, relevant curriculum development experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Teaching certification or demonstrated equivalency
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in First Nations communities
  • Strong research and analysis skills using various methods including databases, internet, survey/evaluation tools.
  • English is the working language however the ability to work in both official languages (English/French) is an asset. Fluency in a First Nations language is also an asset
  • Ability to work well as a team-player and ability to work well on your own with little direction

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to create curriculum that centers on Indigenous knowledge and reflects Indigenous pedagogies
  • Sound knowledge of Indigenous communities, cultures, traditions and practices.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with groups and individuals with diverse or competing interests or diverse perspectives
  • Ability to prepare and provide clear, concise and complete verbal and written information at a level appropriate to the target audience
  • Familiarity with issues pertaining to copyright regulations in curriculum
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple demands and requests in a fast-paced, highly professional environment, work comfortably with change, and problem solve;
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail and accountability;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) ;
  • Must have in depth knowledge and understanding of Indigenous issues related to Residential Schools and the ongoing impacts on Survivors and their families;
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to carry out culturally-relevant analysis in all deliverables;
  • Ability to carry out research, and write in both plain language and academic styles;
  • Ability to apply sound judgment;
  • Familiarity with Indigenous practices, and knowledge of cultural protocols, including of interactions with Elders;
  • Good understanding and knowledge of key social justice issues impacting Indigenous Peoples;
  • Commitment to, and knowledge of the principles, values, mission and mandate of the Legacy of Hope Foundation;
  • Good understanding of policy, program and legislation, (including violence prevention and impacts, health, housing, etc.) affecting Indigenous Peoples;
  • Some travel across Canada may be required; and
  • Overtime may be required from time-to-time.

All interested applicants must submit an electronic cover letter and résumé to the Legacy of Hope Foundation at reception@legacyofhope.ca by April 16, 2018 with the subject line “ ATTENTION: Curriculum Developer and Writer. ” Please demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position within your documents, and ensure they are formatted as .doc or .pdf files.

The successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and the offer of employment is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Records Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening. We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Offre d’emploi

Concepteur de curriculum & créateur de contenu

Qui peut postuler : Une préférence est de mise pour les individus d’origines ancestrales autochtones (Premières Nations, Inuit et Métis) (24(1)(a) du CODP) qui seraient qualifiées pour le poste.

Offre d’emploi – Concepteur de curriculum & créateur de contenu Employeur – Fondation autochtone de l’Espoir

Type d’emploi: Temps-plein, à terme défini Terme: 1er mai, 2018- 31 mars, 2019 (avec possibilité de renouvellement) Diplôme requis: Un diplôme universitaire est requis, avec une spécialisation et/ou de l’expérience en éducation, particulièrement avec les peuples autochtones.

Salaire: 55,000$ – 60,000 $ (selon l’expérience)

Date de fermeture: La date limite pour postuler est en fin de journée le lundi 16 avril 2018 puisque nous avons un besoin urgent que cet employé débute à la FAE immédiatement.

La Fondation autochtone de l’espoir (FAE) est un organisme caritatif national fondé en 2000, dirigé par des Autochtones et dont le but est d’éduquer et de sensibiliser la population au sujet de l’histoire et des nombreuses séquelles du Régime des pensionnats. Ces séquelles comprennent les répercussions directes et continues sur les Survivants et Survivantes des Premières Nations, métis et Inuits, leurs collectivités et leurs descendants. Notre mission est de favoriser, par l’éducation, des relations justes et équitables de réconciliation et de guérison pour tous les Canadiens et Canadiennes; de rehausser la sensibilisation et l’accès au riche héritage des contributions des peuples autochtones du Canada et du monde et de faire connaître l’histoire des peuples autochtones du Canada, y compris l’histoire des injustices qu’ils ont subies.

La FAE travaille en partenariat avec les peuples, les collectivités et les organisations des Premières Nations, métis et Inuits et en collaboration avec les organismes fédéraux, les fondations, les établissements éducatifs et autres à l’échelle du pays afin d’élaborer du matériel éducatif et d’organiser des projets de commémoration et des initiatives de recherche qui soutiennent notre mission. Notre vision pour le Canada est que des personnes renseignées, capables et respectueuses vivent en égalité dans une relation de réconciliation mutuellement avantageuse, empathique et digne pour en arriver à un avenir meilleur pour tous les peuples et la terre. Notre mission et notre vision orientent notre travail quotidien, nos interactions avec autrui et avec tous nos partenaires.

Le poste en bref: En étant un membre de l’équipe de la Fondation, le Concepteur de curriculum et créateur de contenu se charge de la recherche, il ou elle développe et écrit le contenu et le curriculum pour chaque projet spécifique et pour les autres ressources de la FAE. Ce rôle requiert une connaissance des perspectives autochtones et de la pédagogie, de l’initiative, de la flexibilité et un intérêt pour la collaboration, particulièrement auprès de nos partenaires autochtones.

Obligations générales:

  • Développer et écrire du contenu et des programmes;
  • Écrire des rapports et d’autres documents en collaboration avec nos partenaires, des notes de breffage, des présentations PowerPoint et/ou tout autre document;
  • Écrire des propositions individuelles et de groupe afin de sécuriser les fonds pour les projets de la FAE;
  • Transiger avec les communautés autochtones; et,
  • Autres tâches reliées à cet emploi, de temps en temps.

Tâches liées spécifiquement à l’emploi:

  • Développer et écrire le contenu des programmes qui incluent les perspectives autochtones comme les relations humaines et l’inter-connectivité; les langues, l’identité culturelle et la voix des autochtones; les expériences et les perspectives mondiales; ainsi que les histoires des Peuples autochtones.
  • Collaborer avec les facilitateurs autochtones de la FAE et les autres partenaires autochtones afin développer le contenu des programmes reliées aux projets spécifiques requis.
  • Développer et superviser le progrès des projets et communiquer régulièrement avec le Directeur de l’éducation de la FAE ainsi qu’avec les autres partis impliqués dans les projets, tel qu’indiqué.

Qualifications et aptitudes requises :

  • Diplôme universitaire en Éducation ou dans une discipline reliée et cinq années d’expérience significative en développement de programme ou une combinaison équivalente d’éducation et d’expérience
  • Une certification en enseignement ou une équivalence démontrée.
  • Une expérience progressive vécue au sein d’une communauté autochtone.
  • Fortes aptitudes en recherche et en analyse qui utilisent des méthodes telles que des bases de données, internet et des outils de sondage et d’évaluation.
  • L’Anglais sera prédominant au travail et est la langue de travail, mais une habilité à travailler dans les deux langues officielles (Anglais/Français) est un atout. Parler communément une langue autochtone est aussi un atout.
  • Être capable de travailler en équipe et de travailler en solo avec peu de supervision et de direction.

Connaissances et habilités

  • Habilitées à créer un programme qui met l’emphase sur le savoir autochtone et reflète sur la pédagogie autochtone.
  • Une bonne connaissance des communautés autochtones, des cultures, des traditions et des pratiques.
  • Habile à développer et à maintenir de bonnes relations de travail avec les groupes et les individus avec des intérêts divers et compétitifs ou d’une perspective diversifiée.
  • Habile à préparer et à donner des informations claires, complètes et précises verbalement et par écrit pour un public spécifique.
  • Une familiarité avec les enjeux liés aux règles concernant les droits d’auteurs pour les programmes.
  • Habile avec les programmes de Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Capable de coordonner de nombreuses demandes et requêtes dans un environnement rapide et professionnel. Capable de s’adapter au changement et de résoudre des problèmes.
  • Capable de bien gérer son temps avec une forte attention aux détails et un sens de la responsabilité.
  • Excellentes aptitudes en communication (verbale et écrite);
  • Une connaissance approfondie et une compréhension des enjeux autochtones reliés au Régime des Pensionnats et leurs impacts sur les Survivants et leurs familles;
  • Fortes aptitudes par écrit avec une capacité d’inclure une analyse culturelle dans tous les documents.
  • Capable d’effectuer de la recherche et d’écrire de façon commune et en style académique;
  • Capable d’exprimer et d’utiliser son bon jugement;
  • Familiarité avec les pratiques autochtones et une connaissance des protocoles culturels, incluant les interactions avec les Anciens.
  • Une bonne compréhension et connaissance des enjeux sociaux qui affectent les Peuples autochtones;
  • Une adhésion et une connaissance des principes, des valeurs, de la mission et du mandat de la Fondation autochtone de l’Espoir;
  • Une bonne compréhension des politiques, des programmes et des lois (prévention de la violence, santé, habitat rural, etc.) qui affectent les Peuples autochtones;
  • Être en mesure de voyager à travers le Canada; et
  • Faire du temps supplémentaire de temps à autre.

Tout candidat intéressé doit soumettre une lettre couverture ainsi qu’un curriculum vitae à la Fondation autochtone de l’Espoir d’ici reception@legacyofhope.ca le 16 avril 2018 avec comme sujet “ ATTENTION: Curriculum Developer and Writer.’’ Veuillez démontrer comment vous êtes en mesure de combler les besoins du poste dans les documents envoyés et assurez-vous qu’ils soient formatés en .DOC ou .PDF.

Le candidat retenu devra légalement être en mesure de travailler au Canada et l’offre d’emploi est conditionnelle à l’obtention d’un dossier criminel vierge et d’être en mesure de travailler auprès des personnes vulnérables. Nous remercions tous ceux et celles qui appliqueront sur ce poste, cependant, seuls les candidats(es) choisis seront contactés pour une entrevue.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • curriculum development: 5 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)
  • Job Posting

 Indigenous Facilitator

  • Who Can Apply : Preference will be given to persons with Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Metis) ancestry (24(1) (a) of OHRC) who are qualified candidates.

    Job Posting – Indigenous Facilitator Employer – Legacy of Hope Foundation

    Job Type: Full-time, Term Position Term: May 1, 2018- March 31, 2019 (with the possibility of renewal) Required education: Post-Secondary Diploma/Certificate ( or equivalent experience ) Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 (Salary Based on Experience)

    Closing Date: The deadline for application will be end of day Monday, April 16, 2018 due to the urgent need for the employee to begin work for the LHF immediately.

    The Legacy of Hope Foundation is a national Indigenous-led, charitable organization founded in 2000 with the goal of educating and raising awareness about the history and many impacts of the Residential School System. These include the direct and ongoing impacts on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Survivors, their communities, and their descendants. Our mission is to educate towards creating just and equal relationships of reconciliation and healing for all Canadians, to expand awareness of and access to the rich legacy of the contributions of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the world, and to make known the histories of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, including the histories of injustice.

    Working in partnership with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples, communities, and organizations, and with governmental agencies, foundations, educational institutions, and others across the country to develop educational materials, commemoration projects, and research initiatives that support our mission. The Legacy of Hope vision for Canada is that informed, capable, and respectful people live as equals in a mutually beneficial, caring, dignified, and just relationship of reconciliation, for the better future of all Peoples and the Land. Our mission and our vision guide our daily work, our interactions with one another, and with all of our partners.

    Position Overview: As part of the Legacy of Hope team, the Indigenous Facilitator will research, develop, and write content and curriculum for specific projects as well as for general LHF resources. This role requires knowledge of Indigenous perspectives and pedagogy, flexibility, initiative, and a very strong collaborative approach, particularly with our Indigenous partners.

    General duties:

    • Facilitates community engagement sessions
    • Write reports and other materials in collaboration with partners, briefing notes, PowerPoint presentations and/or other related documents;
    • Write individual and group proposals to secure project funds for LHF;
    • Network with the Indigenous community; and,
    • Other related duties, as required from time to time.

    Specific Job Duties:

    • Designs, arranges, and facilitates community engagement sessions to elicit from members, content for new provincial curriculum resource encompassing Indigenous perspectives including the concepts of relationship and interconnectivity; language, cultural identity and voice; experiences and world views; and Indigenous histories.
    • Submits a written report on each community engagement session.
    • Collaborates with the LHF Curriculum Developer and Writer and Indigenous partners to develop curriculum content relating to specific project requirements;
    • Develops and monitor project progress, communicating regularly with the LHF Director of Education and all project stakeholders, as directed;

    Qualifications & Skills :

    • Deep understanding and knowledge of differences among Indigenous cultures, practices, traditions, histories, protocols, contributions and experience working with and for Indigenous Peoples.
    • Post-Secondary Diploma/Certificate and 5+ years of direct experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Demonstrated progressive experience in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities
    • Strong research and analysis skills using various methods including databases, internet, survey/evaluation tools.
    • English is the working language however the ability to work in both official languages (English/French) is an asset. Fluency in a First Nations language is also an asset
    • Ability to work well as a team-player and ability to work well on your own with little direction

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Familiarity with Indigenous communities, practices, and knowledge of cultural protocols, including of interactions with Elders;
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with groups and individuals with diverse or competing interests or diverse perspectives
    • Ability to research, prepare, and provide clear, concise and complete verbal and written information at a level appropriate to the target audience
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
    • Proven ability to coordinate multiple demands and requests in a fast-paced, highly professional environment, work comfortably with change, and problem solve;
    • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail and accountability;
    • Must have in depth knowledge and understanding of Indigenous issues related to Residential Schools and the ongoing impacts on Survivors and their families;
    • Strong writing skills with the ability to carry out culturally-relevant analysis in all deliverables;
    • Ability to apply sound judgment;
    • Good understanding and knowledge of key social justice issues impacting Indigenous Peoples;
    • Commitment to, and knowledge of the principles, values, mission and mandate of the Legacy of Hope Foundation;
    • Good understanding of policy, program and legislation, (including violence prevention and impacts, health, housing, etc.) affecting Indigenous Peoples;
    • Travel across Canada is required; and
    • Overtime may be required from time-to-time.

    All interested applicants must submit an electronic cover letter and résumé to the Legacy of Hope Foundation by April 20, 2018 with the subject line “ ATTENTION: Indigenous Facilitator. ” Please demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position within your documents, and ensure they are formatted as .doc or .pdf files.

    The successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and the offer of employment is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Records Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening. We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Job Types: Full-time, Contract

    Salary: $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year