BIG GRASSY MEMBERS INVITATION TO THE FLOOD ADAPTATION PLAN COMMUNITY PRESENTATION

A flood adaptation plan is essential to any community that has been or will be affected by rising water levels.  The adaptation plan outlines proactive mitigation strategies that will better protect the vast natural and historical heritage of Big Grassy First Nation.

The purpose of the presentation is to inform the community of the strategies suggested and offer an opportunity for comment and input.

There will be a raffle and a feast for those who attend, your participation is appreciated.

Where: Community Hall

Who: Community Members

When: October 24, 2019

Presentation scheduled for 4:00 p.m.


AKRC & AFOA -Learn how to file taxes and host a free tax clinic to your community members

Indigenous Community Members

Learn How to File Taxes and Talk About Benefits

3 Day Event Hosted by AKRC & AFOA Canada

 

AFOA Canada will train you to complete tax returns and to talk about the benefits people are able to access. We will come to AKRC to host a 3-day event to help training participants through the process and get you ready to host a free tax clinic for your community members next tax season.

AFOA Canada will come to AKRC at no cost to provide the 3-day training!

We will also host an online webinar on how to host a tax clinic at no cost!

You will learn how to:

 

  • Complete simple and complex taxes
  • File taxes by paper and online
  • Talk to community members about benefits they can access
  • Volunteer as a part of a team that will host a clinic next tax season
  • Day 1 & Day 2 will cover how to file taxes (9am-4pm)
  • Day 3 will cover how to talk about benefits & credits geared toward low-income community members (9am-4pm)

 

Contact Info:  Darlene Paypompee, Economic Development Advisor

Email:              development@akrc.on.ca

Phone:                        (807) 226-4445 ext. 223

 

Hosting Time & Date:

AKRC Main Office, 505 Kavanaugh Road, Hwy 71, Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation

January 14 – 15 -16, 2020- 9am till 4pm

 

Lunch & Refreshments will be served to Participants.

(Priority will be for AKRC Member Communities)

 

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO REGISTER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE.


Community Members you are invited to a presentation September 25, 2019 3:00 p.m

CE STRATEGIES

Flood Vulnerability Study and Plan

September 25, 2019 3:00 p.m at the Community Hall

For more information contact Daryl Archie @ 488-5606 or click here to view full poster >>> FVS and Adaptation Plan Sept. 25,2019


BIG GRASSY FIRST NATION-EDUCATION ASSISTANT RAINY RIVER HIGH SCHOOL-Internal Job Posting

Job Summary

The Education Assistant, under the direction of the Education Director, will primarily be responsible to address the teachers needs attainting to student questions, focusing on areas of greatest difficulty or challenge as well as any other needs that the Teacher may need assistance with.

Competencies

  • Attention to Detail – Attends to details and pursues quality in the accomplishment of tasks, regardless of the volume of duties encountered.
  • Communication – Expresses and transmits information with consistency and clarity.
  • Compassionate – Shows concern and empathy in a supportive manner to Students
  • Continuous Improvement – Strives to improve job responsibilities through developing skills and increasing knowledge.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Promotes an inclusive environment exemplified by understanding all cultural groups.
  • Organization – Able to create or maintain processes to ensure all relevant information or tools are easily accessible.
  • Time Management – Balances a myriad of tasks; prioritizes duties as needed.

Job Duties

  • Address student questions, focusing on areas of greatest difficulty
  • Collaborate with other teachers and the education director
  • Conduct assessment of students’ behavioural needs
  • Ensure compliance with school policies, procedures, and best practices
  • Generate excitement about key concepts and areas of study
  • Act as a positive role model
  • Maintain a safe, clean, welcoming, and positive learning environment at all times
  • Monitor the safety of students and address any issues relating to harassment, bullying, or discrimination
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills
  • Promote regular school attendance and address truancy issues with students, parents, and/or other teachers
  • Provide students with moral support and encouragement
  • Report evidence of child abuse, neglect, self-harm, substance abuse, or other related issues in accordance with school policy
  • Respond to parent, teacher, and/or student inquiries

Job Requirements

  • Grade 12 or GED
  • Broad knowledge of teaching methods
  • Ability to recognize individual learning styles and the characteristics of learners
  • Ability to effectively interact with and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team
  • Clean vulnerable sector check
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment
  • High level of integrity and work ethic
  • Strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive or private information with tact and discretion

Final Submissions due October 4th 2019

Salary: Commensurate with experience. PFT  3-month probationary period.

 This position is full time with a 3-month probationary period.  POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Please send resume along with three work related references to:

Paul Duguay – Human Resource Officer             or drop off at:          Big Grassy Band Office

Big Grassy River First Nation                                                                     410 Anishinabe Way

P.O. Box 414                                                                                     Big Grassy River F.N.

Morson, Ontario P0W 1J0

Fax – 807-488-5533                                                                Email-paulbghr@gmail.com

Please note: Applications will be shortlisted in accordance with qualifications and only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted.


BIG GRASSY FIRST NATION COMMUNITY MEMBERS (18+)

Sepstember 09, 2019

Chief and Council is pleased to announce the per capita distribution* will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Big Grassy First Nation Community Hall,  This is part of the Highway 621 Claim which was ratified in April, 2019.

If you wish to make alternative plans to receive your payment, please contact the Big Grassy finance department as consent form individuals will be required in order to perform this duty.

Please forward addresses to band members clerk at the numbers provided.

Big Grassy First Nation Band Office (807)488-5614/5904/5661/5393/5563/5615

Toll Free 1 800 361 7228

Fax Number: (807) 488 5533


Flood Vulnerability Study

Flood Vulnerability Study Presentation Poster (1) Click the link to view the poster


Big Grassy Community Members-GIS/GPS Training Session

GIS Training Poster <<<Please click the link to view poster


Big Grassy First Nation – Community Energy Liason-Internal Posting

Community Energy Liaison

(Internal Only)

The Community Energy Liaison is responsible for completing walk-through energy assessments,

developing recommendations for the use of energy efficient equipment and products, and creating

awareness of and encouraging participation in rebate programs and energy efficiency programs. They will

also be responsible for responding to general member inquiries regarding utility services and for directing

members to the appropriate resources at local utility service companies.

The successful candidate will be provided with energy conservation training that will provide them with

the knowledge to monitor the community’s energy baseline. The Energy Liaison will review utility bills for

community buildings, as well as analyze changes in energy consumption and cost from implementing any

new energy-saving measures (such as LED lighting, etc.).

 

  • Deliver high quality and professional services to the First Nation’s utility customers.
  • Initiate Community Energy Plan recommendations on energy efficiency or retrofitting programs.

This could be preliminary applications for funding or applying to existing programs.

  • Complete walk-through energy audits of community and residential buildings.
  • Install and recommend energy saving devices including energy efficient lighting, hot water saving

devices, and programmable thermostats. Provide follow-up services of these visits.

  • Initiate conversations with members regarding energy usage and conservation.
  • Attend training seminars, workshops, and online courses. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of

funding opportunities for the community, utility rates, and renewable energy opportunities.

  • Clearly explain energy audit findings to building owners, including deficiencies that can be

addressed immediately, along with reviewing utility bills for any discrepancies and suggesting

energy efficiency rebates.

  • Respond to general utility customer service inquiries and explain other energy rebate offerings

and services to customers during home visits (Smart-meter, large appliance recycling, lighting

rebate programs, on-bill financing, etc.) This could include showing members short videos on

utility company websites or helping them go through their utility accounts online.

  • Prepare marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, and rebate forms.
  • Actively identify and recommend ways to improve program operations and delivery.
  • Accurately maintain and complete all necessary paperwork, records and documents, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Specific Qualifications for the Community Energy Liaison

  • A strong background in customer service
  • Willingness to engage all community members
  • A background in energy, infrastructure, or similar is preferred
  • Training opportunities will be provided through workshops, online courses, etc.

 This position is full time with a 3-month probationary period.  POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.         

Application Deadline is Friday, July 26th 2019, 12:00 noon.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Please send resume along with three work related references to:

Paul Duguay – Human Resource Officer              or drop off at:   Big Grassy Band Office

Big Grassy River First Nation                                                                  410 Anishinabe Way

P.O. Box 414                                                                                        Big Grassy River F.N.

Morson, Ontario P0W 1J0

Fax – 807-488-5533                                            Preferred   Email-paulbghr@gmail.com

Please note: Applications will be shortlisted in accordance with qualifications and only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted.


Big Grassy First Nation-NNADAP Worker

NNADAP WORKER JOB POSTING

Big Grassy River First Nation is looking to fill the position of NNADAP WORKER, who, under the direction of the Health Director, will primarily be responsible to advise patients and their families on addictions abuse including health promotion, illness, and accident prevention. This position will collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary team to plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate patient care and support in consultation with individuals and their families. This role will also respect and protect the rights of clients, including but not limited to their right to independence, autonomy, and self-determination; their right to choose and practice individual values, beliefs, religion, and culture; their right to privacy and dignity. The NNADAP Worker must possess the following:

 

  • Clean vulnerable sector check
  • Ability to deal pleasantly and effectively with a wide range of people of different ages and cultures, in potentially volatile and emotionally charged situations
  • Ability to maintain positive professional boundaries without imposing personal judgments and expectations on families and patients

 

Big Grassy River First Nation offers competitive compensation and career advancement opportunities.

Qualified applicants should contact Paul Duguay at: paulbghr@gmail.com

 Big Grassy First Nation is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Big Grassy First Nation will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

Big Grassy First Nation is an equal opportunity employer and strives to ensure that its hiring process meets the needs of all persons with disabilities. As such, Big Grassy First Nation will provide reasonable accommodation for any applicant, as requested during the hiring process.

Big Grassy First Nation seeks to fully integrate the principles of Employment Equity and will ensure the full participation and advancement of members of historically disadvantaged groups (i.e., members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women, and aboriginal peoples). Big Grassy First Nation will achieve this by ensuring that its hiring process is fair and equitable for all persons.

Big Grassy First Nation strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Big Grassy First Nation will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.

Since this position is engaged primarily in serving the interests of Aboriginal people, Big Grassy First Nation shall give preference to Aboriginal people who possess the requisite skill sets and experience.

 This position is full time with a 3-month probationary period.  POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Application Deadline is Friday, July 19th 2019, 12:00 noon.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Please send resume along with three work related references to:

Paul Duguay – Human Resource Officer             or drop off at:          Big Grassy Band Office

Big Grassy River First Nation                                                                     410 Anishinabe Way

P.O. Box 414                                                                                     Big Grassy River F.N.

Morson, Ontario P0W 1J0

Fax – 807-488-5533                                                                Email-paulbghr@gmail.com

 

 

Please note: Applications will be shortlisted in accordance with qualifications and only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted.

 


Big Grassy First Nation Community Care Program-Cultural Coordinator

CULTURAL COORDINATOR

Under the supervision of the Director of Nanaadawewinan, the Cultural Coordinator will work within a culturally competent system of care and as such will acknowledge and incorporate, at all levels, the importance of culture, the expansion of cultural knowledge, and the overall vision of Weechi-It-Te-Win Family Services.

The Cultural Coordinator acts as a primary cultural resource to Weechi-it-te-win and the Ganawendaasowin Family Healing Program.  The Cultural Coordinator is responsible for the care of the sacred items carried by Weechi-it-te-win Family Services.  The Cultural Coordinator is the primary contact person for the WFS Elders Council and is responsible for coordination of council meetings and implementation of decisions made by the elders.

Additionally, the Cultural Coordinator is the primary cultural resource for the Ganawendaasowin Family Healing Program.  The Cultural Coordinator provides and coordinates all land-based programs, cultural teachings, and ceremonies for the families that participate in the program.

The Cultural Coordinator will support the enhancement of positive and strong cultural identity of the agency, its workers, and clientele we serve by regularly-scheduled cultural events. This is done to facilitate preservation and promotion of traditional practices within member First Nations.

The Cultural Coordinator will be of Anishinaabe decent with demonstrated knowledge, understanding of, and personal commitment to the Anishinaabe way of life. Additionally, the Cultural Coordinator will have the commitment and ability to guide and support other aboriginal people in their desires and efforts to embrace Anishinaabe values and traditions.

The role of the Cultural Coordinator is based on establishing a trusting relationship with families and individuals in order to help and support them and as such will not undertake protection responsibilities within the team.

This is a contract term position

Primary Qualifications:       

A knowledge holder with an appreciation of Anishinaabe cultural beliefs, values, norms, ceremony, teachings and a commitment to continued learning and participation

Anishinaabe person with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of, and personal commitment to, the Anishinaabe Ceremonial Ways of Life;

Must be fluent in the English and Ojibwe languages and possess an ability to communicate with diverse cultural and educational backgrounds;

Personal knowledge of basic teachings in the care of a traditional drum, pipe and sacred eagle staff;

Must possess demonstrated planning, organizational and liaison skills and be willing to demonstrate accountability to WFS policies, procedures and relevant legislation;

Must pass a criminal reference check and/or vulnerable sector screen;

Must be alcohol and drug free, living a “good life” for a period of at least two years;

Ability to travel to the area First Nations and work flexible hours as required and requested;

Valid Ontario drivers license, and use of own vehicle for travel purposes;

Abides by the terms and conditions of the Nanadamoowin Policy;

The Cultural Coordinator will be required to complete training from Weechi-it-te-win Family Services prior to commencement of employment.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience. PFT  3-month probationary period.

 This position is full time with a 3-month probationary period.  POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Application Deadline is Friday, July 19th 2019, 12:00 noon.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Please send resume along with three work related references to:

Paul Duguay – Human Resource Officer             or drop off at:          Big Grassy Band Office

Big Grassy River First Nation                                                                     410 Anishinabe Way

P.O. Box 414                                                                                     Big Grassy River F.N.

Morson, Ontario P0W 1J0

Fax – 807-488-5533                                                                Email-paulbghr@gmail.com

Please note: Applications will be shortlisted in accordance with qualifications and only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted.