Title: Iskweu Coordinator
Work location: Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal and travel as needed
Type of position: Full Time
Hiring priorities: Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates
The coordinator must speak English and French Fluently.
The coordinator will lead a project that is aimed at reducing and ultimately eradicating the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in the province of Quebec and, in the meantime, reducing barriers to accessing supports and receiving adequate response from institutions that have historically discriminated against them. In order to do so, the project will aim to build trust and reduce barriers between police forces and Indigenous women and their families by providing coordination, prevention, and referral services. This includes taking action, together with partners, to address the issues of missing and murdered Indigenous women at the municipal and provincial level as well as to provide concrete services to Indigenous women and their families as they navigate policing services.
The coordinator will work to advance equality for Indigenous women in the province by documenting trends in cases and responses to missing Indigenous women and girls. As a result, we hope to set a precedent for best practices in responding to the crisis. By working closely with Indigenous communities in the province, the project aims for Indigenous women and communities to have an increased understanding of issues of violence and safety and how to respond to them. The project will work with victims’ families, partners and key stakeholders to identify mechanisms, procedures and key learnings to develop recommendations, which can be shared throughout Canada.
Roles and responsibilities:
Officer of the SPVM), and provide other emotional supports and resources to families as needed.
Position to begin on: As soon as possible
Interested candidates should send their cover letter, résumé and two letters of reference by September 16th, 2022 to:
Native Women's Shelter of Montreal
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