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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 

 

April’s Book Club Meeting Details

Date: Thursday April 27th, 2023

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Zoom – Sign up via Eventbrite HERE.

This Month’s Read: This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

If you haven’t already, be sure to join us in our Facebook Group. You can find us HERE. If you have any questions please reach out to our ICARE Coordinator and Book Club host, Risa: ic***@mc**.ca

 

We are happy to introduce our new book club: Between the Pages, Speak Up! Our book club is designated to celebrating diversity but also actively engaging in literature that focuses on anti-racism and decolonization. It is open for anyone to join, we meet monthly on Zoom where we will engage in conversations about the book and hopefully enrich our shared interest in decolonizing and anti-racism work.

Our first meeting is on Thursday February 23rd from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Zoom. We’ll be discussing Conversations In Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership by Ed Gordon for our first book. Interested in joining us? Please request to join our Facebook group HERE for all of the details!

Happy reading!

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Join in for the Office of the Treaty Commissioner’s Treaty Learning Journey: Let’s Talk Truth

Walk with us as we take you on the following virtual journey.

“BEFORE TREATY” – Worldview and Indigeneity “AT TREATY” – Numbered Treaties
“AFTER TREATY” – Breaches of Treaty “TODAY” – Contemporary Treaty Issues

This journey includes with practical strategies on how to teach Treaties in the classroom.
Treaty Learning Journey will be comprised of two virtual days: February 1 & 2, 2024 from 9 am to 3 pm

Attendance to all 4 sessions is required to receive a certificate.

Registration is $300 for both days.

Vendor fee is $200.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for paid delegates.

For further information please contact Charmaine Gardiner: 306 244 2100 ext 223.

Just in time for the winter cold.
Healing our Families
Round Dance
Saturday, November 25
Everyone is welcome

Organizations need to engage the communities in which they work. This workshop will equip participants with skills and practical ways to engage the public.

We will cover principles of engagement with a focus on equity for diverse community members and offer insight from the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) research on promising practices for intercultural relations. This framework is built on five areas: relevance and impact, diverse engagement and dialogue, youth engagement, integration and equity, and relationship building. It provides opportunities for application for participating organizations.

Facilitated by Michelle Hassler, Executive Director of the Prince Albert Multicultural Council and Yordanos Tesfamariam, Education Manager and trained facilitator at MCoS.

Building Bridges Through Culture takes place Tuesday, November 21 from 10:30am – 12:00pm.