Indigenous Community Advisory Board

Call for Volunteers

 

Call for Volunteers

CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY-WIDE STRATEGIC PLANNING AND COORDINATION TO PREVENT AND ADDRESS INDIGENOUS HOMELESSNESS IN HAMILTON

The Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership, Indigenous Community Entity - Hamilton for Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy, has issued a call for Letter of Interest submissions from Indigenous (self identifying First Nations, Metis & Inuit) community members of Hamilton to join the Indigenous Community Advisory Board. 

Role:

The Indigenous Community Advisory Board (ICAB) is responsible for setting the direction to address Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton.  Collectively, ICAB responsibilities include:

  • Gathering relevant information related to Indigenous homelessness to identify community priorities to address Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton

  • Assessing and recommending projects for funding to the Indigenous Community Entity (CHIL)

  • Supporting the Indigenous Community Entity (CHIL) to plan and coordinate a community-wide effort to prevent and address Indigenous homelessness

  • Developing terms of reference and other policies and procedures central to fulfilling the responsibilities of the Indigenous Community Advisory Board


Eligibility:

Indigenous community members interested in becoming a member of the Indigenous Community Advisory Board, must:

  • Identify as having Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit)

  • Reside in the municipality of Hamilton, including Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton, and Stoney Creek

  • Not currently or within the last year been employed, contracted or otherwise in service with a local Indigenous agency currently receiving Reaching Home funding

    • This includes staff, board members and immediate family members (such as spouse, common-law partner, children, etc.)

  • Commit to a two-year term of membership - September, 2021 through March, 2024).  This commitment includes attending meetings, training sessions and fulfilling other duties such as reviewing reports and research.

  • Be familiar with, or willing to learn, consensus-based decision-making

  • Be familiar with, or willing to learn, basic computer use such as receiving and sending emails, reviewing documents, reading spreadsheets and tables, etc.

Experience & Knowledge:

Recognizing the complexity of experiences and causes of Indigenous homelessness, the ICAB benefits from a broad spectrum of knowledges, experiences, and expertise, within and beyond the homeless sector.  Indigenous community members with lived, personal, and/or professional experiences in:

  • Local Indigenous cultures,

  • Homelessness,

  • Education & training,

  • Health, 

  • Justice,

  • Social services,

  • Violence against women,

  • Child welfare, and beyond are encouraged to apply.


Apply:

Indigenous community members of Hamilton interested in becoming a member of the ICAB are invited to submit a Letter of Interest outlining:

  • Name and contact information

  • Indigenous identity

  • Area of knowledge, experience, expertise, and other relevant information

  • Understanding and/or familiarity with Indigenous homelessness


Letter of Interest must be received via e-mail by **EXTENDED until filled**


To submit a Letter of Interest or for more information, please contact:

Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership

ATTN: Pete Doolittle, Reaching Home Project Lead

Email address: rhprojectlead@chileadership.com