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Company Name:
Calgary John Howard Society
Approximate Salary:
44000.00 Per Year
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Not specified

Indigenous Cultural Liaison

The Agency 

The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime and increasing community safety through preventative and restorative justice practices. To accomplish these ends, we provide direct services to individuals at risk, advocacy for effective responses to crime with the individuals involved and education for youth and adults in the community. The Calgary John Howard Society is committed to an organizational environment that recognizes the dignity and worth of each person. CJHS values diversity and inclusion and welcomes qualified applicants from all walks of life. 

The Program 

The Indigenous Cultural Liaison has two main program components. The Working Better, Together with Indigenous Persons Project, is designed for Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) staff to learn how to provide programs and services based on Indigenous culture, history and traditions; thus, becoming more skilled to help our Indigenous clients to live productive crime-free lives. The second component is to lead the development and delivery of an Indigenous Youth Mentoring Program.  

The Position  

The Indigenous Cultural Liaison (Liaison) will work primarily with the CJHS Indigenous Cultural Initiatives Working Group to fulfill its purpose of “creating and promoting Indigenous cultural awareness to achieve inclusivity, respect, a sense of belonging and safety for our community”. The Liaison will draw attention to the community of the over-representation of the Indigenous population in prison, foster relationships with community Elders that can support our on-going efforts to work more effectively with our Indigenous clients and support actions from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations. In addition, the Indigenous Cultural Liaison will: 

  • Support the agency’s locations in their efforts to be more inclusive of Indigenous clients 

  • Assist with hosting Indigenous cultural events, activities and ceremony for staff, clients and the community 

  • Develop and deliver the Indigenous Youth Mentoring Project 

  • Support initiatives that are connected to the agency’s Indigenous programs or projects 

  • Create evaluation processes within an Indigenous framework 

  • Facilitate the Indigenous Cultural Working Group's initiatives and meetings 

  • Prepare reports for the Working Group, Funders and Board of Directors    

The Liaison will have a minimum of 5 years' experience with: Program development, Working with Indigenous people and Community and/or organizational development. The ICL will have a valid Class 4 Driver's License.  

This is a One Year, Term Certain position, requiring 30 hours per week with an hourly rate between $25-$28/hour, dependent on education and experience.    

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