Hi everyone, so, we have some news on our AVOHN project today, we had a rather important signing ceremony! please read the article for more information.
Hi everyone, as you know National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week is coming, and we have some great opportunities for you to take part in the week long activities, everyone's invited and we hope to see you all there! ^_^
Hi everyone, as promised, an update on our AGM.
Hi everyone, we’d like to announce that on December 15 2016 we will be having our 21st AGM and hosting a Skills Building Day in Red Deer. We will post more information as we get closer to the date.
This December we have the start of aboriginal AIDS awareness week with an event in Edmonton you might be interested in
I hope you are all doing well. Please see the job posting below for RETRAC2:
Seeking Coordinator for RETRAC2
Job Title: Research Officer/Coordinator (0.5 to 1.0 FTE), Research on Commercial Tobacco Reduction in Aboriginal Communities or RETRAC2
Duration: Six months, initially
Location: University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit and Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health
The Research Officer/Coordinator will be responsible for developing partnerships and collaborations with Indigenous organizations and communities involved in the research project, coordinating project activities, supporting data collection in selected communities, site visits, interim report writing, and ensuring that RETRAC2 protocols and practices are culturally safe.
- Engaging with communities interested in and involved with RETRAC2
- Be conduit of communication with communities
- Offer guidance to communities on hiring community peer researchers, further developing commercial tobacco reduction strategies, getting community and governance buy-in, implementing commercial tobacco reduction interventions
- Support community-based research and evaluation
Understanding and experience with engaging Indigenous communities in health interventions and in community-based research; familiarity with Indigenous ways of knowing. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of relevant experience working with Indigenous communities and hold a master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Indigenous health research, health promotion, sociology, anthropology, social work. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree and commensurate experience will also be considered.
Applications, including a cover letter and CV should be submitted to Dr. Robert Schwartz, Executive Director, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit at email@example.com and Dr. Earl Nowgesic, Interim Director, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at firstname.lastname@example.org
Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Health Sciences Building, 155 College St, Suite 509
Toronto, ON, M5T 3M7
Tel +1 416 978 8502
Executive Research Assistant
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
113-154 Willowdale Drive,
Dartmouth NS B2V 2W4
Tel: (902) 433-0900 ext 221
Fax: (902) 433-3041
Okay, so some important news, all across Canada, agency’s that deal with HIV/AIDS have had their budgets cut or slashes by the liberals regardless of size, no one was given a heads up that this would be happening, and we did not get clear answers for a while. Here is a link to an NDP article that summarizes things rather well.
I’ve also attached a couple of open letters that you should read as well.
RECRUITING!!! Aboriginal People living with HIV & AIDS APHA Leadership Standing Committee Canadian Aboriginal AIDS network
Here is an opportunity for Aboriginal People living with HIV & AIDS to get more involved with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network. Check it out!!
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc.
BOARD OF DIRECTOR POSITION
Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. (AMDI), an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta Association, is a for profit Aboriginal Capital Corporation delivering a range of financial and business advisory services to Alberta resident Métis and Non-Status Indians through its office in Edmonton. AMDI is currently inviting applications for a Board of Director position. Principally, the Board of Directors provides quality direction to the total affairs of the business that will ensure the development and growth of the company in products, services, markets, and financial results. Accordingly, this is a volunteer position of considerable responsibility and substance, requiring a significant time commitment, however honoraria and travel expenses are provided.
Qualifications for AMDI’s Board of Directors include:
1) Should be an Alberta resident Métis or Non-Status Indian;
2) Must have a successful business and / or an understanding of business principles;
3) Must have an understanding of the social and economic challenges confronted by Métis entrepreneurs.
4) Must possess exemplary character, integrity and background;
5) Should have demonstrated leadership in a relevant field or endeavor, and have a strong entrepreneurial orientation; and
6) Must be willing to sign an oath of confidentiality and undergo external checks as may be appropriate.
Interested parties should submit their résumé, together with two references and a brief note clarifying their interest, to:
PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL
Chairman, Board of Directors
c/o Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc.
#302, 12308 – 111 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5M 2N4
Or by Fax at (780) 454-5997
Closing Date: October 14, 2016