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Clarington’s Diversity Advisory Committee vacancies

Clarington’s Diversity Advisory Committee advises Council and staff on topics related to diversity and inclusion in our community.  The Committee is comprised of Clarington residents who volunteer their time and commit to a four-year term (2023 to 2026).  There has been great work done by this Committee since 2018, including the development and adoption of a Land Acknowledgment Statement, which includes Indigenous Cultural Awareness training for staff and Council, the recommendation of an Inclusive Spaces Policy for municipal spaces, and support for gender diversity and inclusive language initiatives.  They are currently involved in work to develop an anti-racism / anti-discrimination strategy and continue to build strong partnerships.

There are four vacancies on the Committee; interested applicants can submit their interest by December 2, 2022:

AGM update

Aaniin Gakina Awiya (Everybody),
Miigwech to everyone who came out to our Annual General Meeting last night. It was wonderful to see
so many community members willing to come out and share their voice on the continued forward
direction of Bawaajigewin in a good way.

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2023 CMHC Indigenous Internship Program

CMHC is very excited to announce our 2023 Indigenous Internship Program. This is our third year with this program and we had some wonderful success in the past few years. In 2022 we’ve expanded the program to allow for more varied learning opportunities for even more students! We are looking to hire more indigenous students of various educational backgrounds, either summer or fall, you can work anywhere in Canada.

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Indigenous Patient Navigator (IPN)

Job Number:J1022-1279

Job Title:Indigenous Patient Navigator (IPN) Scarborough Location

SHN is committed to improving the health and access to culturally safe healthcare of Indigenous people in our community, and we recognize that we all have a contribution to make in reconciliation and healing. SHN is hiring an Indigenous Patient Navigator (IPN) who will provide culturally relevant service navigation, counselling, support and advocacy for First Nation, Inuit and Métis and Urban Indigenous (FNIMul) patients and families. A key feature of this role is providing culturally relevant counselling, support, and advocacy for FNIMuI patients and families by facilitating and coordinating access to services, addressing cultural/spiritual needs, and networking with FNIMuI and non-FNIMuI partners

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Orange Shirt Day 2022

To raise awareness among the residents of The Region of Durham about what Orange Shirt Day represents in Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation report from 2015 put forward many recommendations. One of them is the Residential School System. For over a century, the central goals of Canada’s Aboriginal policy were to eliminate Aboriginal governments; ignore Aboriginal rights; terminate the Treaties; and, through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada. The establishment and operation of residential schools were a central element of this policy, which can best be described as”cultural genocide.”
http://www. trc. ca/assets/pdf/Honouring_ the_ Truth_ Reconciling_for the Future July_ 23_2015. pdf

This year we have partnered with to facilitate the purchase of our Orange Shirts. The cost remains the same as in previous years. $25.00. Free shipping is available in Durham Region only. If you do not qualify for free shipping and live in the Durham Region, please use the code “Orange Shirt” Please click here to purchase online.

A portion of every sale is donated to Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community.

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