Shkaabe Makwa at CAMH is the first hospital-based Centre in Canada designed to drive culturally-responsive systems initiatives to achieve health justice and wellness for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities through the advancement of research, workforce development and innovative healing models that harmonize traditional knowledge and medical expertise.
Shkaabe Makwa is seeking to fill a role for a full-time, permanent Program Consultant – Evaluator. Reporting to the Manager, Evaluation and Performance Measurement, the Evaluator will support the development and implementation of evaluation plans. Projects include but are not limited to education and training evaluations for Shkaabe Makwa’s Workforce Development portfolio and ECHO First Nations, Inuit, Métis Wellness program at CAMH. The Evaluator will be experienced in using Indigenous culturally–safe, and culturally relevant approaches, and metrics. For more information on the Shkaabe Makwa Workforce Development portfolio click here. For more information on ECHO First Nations, Inuit, Métis Wellness Program, please click here.
The evaluator will work collaboratively with community partners and colleagues to build and implement evaluation plans and processes using a variety of different evaluation tools (such as logic models, theories of change, and evaluation frameworks). The successful candidate will also have experience using a variety of evaluation approaches, such as developmental, formative, empowerment and summative evaluations.
Using and developing culturally-relevant evaluation approaches, methods, and dissemination strategies are a key component of the role. The Evaluator will present evaluation findings, as well as facilitate and convene dialogues with a number of internal and external partners with various levels of evaluation literacy. The Evaluator will also coordinate the development of relevant evaluation tools (e.g. surveys, focus group guides, arts-based methods, protocol development), and the collection, management, and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data sets (e.g. data storage and quality assurance, quantitative and qualitative analysis, data visualization, and report writing). The incumbent will participate in special projects and committees as assigned by the Manager or Director.
The Evaluator also contributes to programmatic and organizational support services, such as provincially-directed or community-initiated systems work as well as knowledge exchange, and other duties as required. The incumbent may be able to work from anywhere in Ontario with reliable and secure internet connection with the expectation to travel to the head office located at 60 White Squirrel Way, Toronto, ON occasionally. This position may require travel throughout Ontario, including remote First Nations communities.
All qualified candidates will be considered, however preference will be given to Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).
The successful candidate will possess, at minimum, an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in clinical or health services. A Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.
The successful candidate will have significant experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis, and a strong understanding of the application of Indigenous evaluation and ethics principles, including the principles of Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP®).
Extensive experience facilitating community engagement, both in person and virtually with a strong understanding of principles and practices of Indigenous engagement is required.
Superior verbal presentation and written communication skills are required.
Demonstrated adaptability, flexibility, diplomacy and tact and have proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.
The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of the health, mental health and social service sector, government programs and current legislation that may affect Indigenous service users.
Ability to read, understand and analyze research and grey literature and explain findings to academic and non-academic audiences.
Excellent planning and time management skills, with ability to multi-task, produce and coordinate projects to tight deadlines. Developed interpersonal communication skills including experience developing and maintaining partnerships and networks of significant numbers of internal and external partners.
Bilingualism in French/English or an Indigenous language would be an asset. This position may require travel throughout Ontario, including remote First Nations communities.
Please Note: This full-time, permanent position is NOT part of any Bargaining Unit.
Salary Range: Competitive salary and benefits package.
Please click the link below to apply.
CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.
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Mikinakoos Children’s Fund launches $15,000 fundraiser for GivingTuesday
THUNDER BAY (November 22, 2023) — Mikinakoos Children’s Fund, an Indigenous children’s charity providing essentials to youth in remote First Nations in Northwestern Ontario, is announcing the launch of a special fundraiser in recognition of GivingTuesday.
In alignment with the global GivingTuesday movement, Mikinakoos Children’s Fund aims to raise $15,000 to provide vital winter clothing to 18 First Nations, collaborating with the KO First Nations, Keewaytinook Internet Highschools, and Fort Hope First Nation. The initiative seeks to purchase over 1,500 coats for children in these regions, ensuring they are equipped to brave the harsh winter months.
“The winter season can be particularly challenging in the remote areas we serve, where many children lack access to proper winter gear,” said Mikinakoos Executive Director Emily Shandruk. “Mikinakoos Children’s Fund believes that every child deserves the warmth of hope during the colder months. With this in mind, we’re launching this crucial campaign to make a positive impact.”
Recent support from TD Canada Trust’s Ready Commitment Funding, a $50,000 grant over two years, is boosting Mikinakoos Children’s Fund’s Warm Clothing initiatives, of which this initiative is a part. With growing requests from various communities and organizations, Mikinakoos’ GivingTuesday funding alone wouldn’t have sufficed. Thanks to the extra support, the charity can now ensure that no child is left without essential resources.
GivingTuesday, which falls on November 28, marks the opening day of the giving season—a global movement encouraging people to come together for a day of generosity and positive change. Mikinakoos invites individuals and organizations alike to join in the effort to make a difference.
Here’s how you can contribute:
Donate: Your contribution, regardless of size, will bring Mikinakoos Children’s Fund closer to its $15,000 goal. Every dollar counts. GivingTuesday falls on November 28; however, this fundraiser will run until December 31.
Spread the Word: Share our campaign on social media, with friends, family, and colleagues. Together, we can make a wider impact.
“The remoteness of the communities we serve presents challenges in shipping and distributing necessities, such as food, sporting equipment, and winter gear, especially with the absence of permanent roads,” said Shandruk. “Climate change has further exacerbated the inconsistency of ice road conditions, making the delivery of essential items even more difficult.”
Please consider contributing to Mikinakoos Children’s Fund’s GivingTuesday campaign through this link or by texting “WARMCOATS” to 807-500-1522. Interviews with spokespeople from Mikinakoos Children’s Fund are available upon request.
About Mikinakoos Children’s Fund
Mikinakoos Children’s Fund is a charity created to address poverty by providing basic amenities, such as food, clothing, and shelter to First Nations children residing in remote communities. Join us on this journey to create positive change and secure the safety and wellbeing First Nations children. Engage with Mikinakoos Children’s Fund on social through #FirstNationKidsFirst.
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