MCoS ICARE Local Facilitator – La Ronge

Responsible to: ICARE Coordinator 

Rate of Pay: $25 per hour 

Contract: September 2023 to March 31, 2024  

Hours: Average of 25 hours per week with some need for evening and weekend availability.  

Location: La Ronge, SK  

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan is committed to promoting, fostering, improving and developing multiculturalism in the cultural, economic, social and political life of Saskatchewan while working to achieve equality of all residents. MCoS is a non-profit charitable provincial cultural organization. MCoS’ services and support reaches lands covered by Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10 traditional lands of the nehiyawak/nehithawak/nehinawak/Cree, Anishinaabeg/ Nahkawe/Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda, and Dene peoples and Homeland of the Michif – all regions of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan. The office is located in Regina.  

Intercultural Connections and Anti-Racism Engagement (ICARE) is a project to build relationships between Indigenous, newcomer, established immigrant, and settler organizations and community members while addressing racism, oppression, and colonialism through an intersectional decolonial lens. Some aspects of the project will take place in specific communities, others will have a provincial reach. 

ICARE is explicitly designed to work toward the elimination of discrimination, racism, and prejudice through workshops for a variety of audiences, online resources and conversations including regional intercultural and anti-racism community activities, regional organizational networking, deepening the understanding of racism and colonialism in the multicultural community, and a virtual book club. ICARE is all about working together to build awareness and change attitudes. It is founded on the belief that the combination of intercultural relationships and anti-racism education allows people to sit with discomfort and learn. The components of ICARE take this a step further by including opportunities for plans for action to make communities better places for all. 

MCoS has a diverse and welcoming staff who understand the need for interrelationships, are committed to the journey of continuous learning and building respectful and equitable relationships on the land known as Saskatchewan. MCoS is aware of the colonial systems we operate in and the ways that immigration and multiculturalism can be used for colonial purposes; we are open to organizational change over time. This is an opportunity for you to add your voice to the process. Support from the ICARE Coordinator and others will be available.  

ICARE Local Facilitators will work with the ICARE Coordinator and local partners to offer organizational and community programming to build anti-racism, intercultural, and decolonial capacity. ICARE local facilitators will connect with the community they work in and create/foster partnerships within their region and continue to work with them during the creation of local community programming.  

ICARE Local Facilitators reports and is responsible to the ICARE Coordinator and works in accordance with the policies of the organization, independently and with other staff as appropriate. 

The ICARE Local Facilitator will be responsible to: 

  • Develop and implement plans for local community programming in collaboration with local partners 
  • 5 community social and educational events (speakers, facilitators, Elders, locations, child care, transportation, refreshments, promotion, resources) 
  • 8 organizational networking meetings with local partners (planning and organizational sharing – anti-racism approaches, cultural approaches, questions, etc.) 
  • Participate in training and education opportunities.  
  • Build relationships in to build connections and support for intercultural and anti-racism anti-oppression work 
  • Use evaluation tools provided by the ICARE Coordinator and provide data to the coordinator. Participate in discussions to ensure desired impact and continuous improvement. 
  • Promote ICARE activities through appropriate local media in consultation with ICARE Coordinator and MCoS Communications and Marketing Manager. 
  • Consult with ICARE Coordinator about project expenses. 

The ICARE Coordinator will have: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of colonialism, decolonization, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and intersectionality 
  • Demonstrated experience in event coordination 
  • Demonstrated experience working in Indigenous and intercultural environments 
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills with a demonstrated welcoming, respectful approach to interactions 
  • This position will be best served by local facilitators with lived/living experiences with racism and oppression.  
  • Knowledge of Indigenous language is an asset. 
  • Familiarity with multicultural organizations and ethnocultural communities, the issues they face, and the benefits of diversity is a significant asset 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience in non-profit or community-based organizations an asset; 
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft 365, word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 
  • Have strong organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task, manage timelines and multiple deadlines; 
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of working harmoniously within teams; 
  • Be an independent, energetic, analytical, self-starting and responsible worker, driven by successful, punctual and quality outcomes; 
  • A high school diploma/GED, or undergraduate degree, or a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, and on-the-job training 
  • Be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. 
  • This position requires a criminal record check (vulnerable persons). 

MCoS appreciates all responses to this competition, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are committed to employment equity and provide reasonable accommodations; please feel free to self-identify as Indigenous, a person with disabilities, a visible minority (person oppressed by racism), and a woman in an underrepresented occupation. This position will be best served by a person with lived/living experience of racism, First Nations or Métis (or Indigenous) heritage, and community connections. 

Please make any inquiries and submit cover letter and résumé electronically by 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 15th, 2023, to: Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director at **@mc**.ca 

Are you an MCoS member and interested in applying for Strategic Initiatives funding but unsure about the application process? We’re hosting two information sessions to help guide you through the application process and answer all of your questions! Join us on August 31, 2023 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Register HERE) and September 6, 2023 6:30 PM-7:30 PM (Register HERE).

Did you know that MCoS invests in approximately 15 projects, events, and festivals per year that fulfill our mission and contribute to at least one of the five streams of multicultural work? It’s true, and you can apply for up to $3,000 per project! Application guidelines and further details about the Strategic Initiative funding opportunities can be found on our website HERE.