Employment Opportunity: Employment Coordinator, Willow Cree Healing Lodge

*Note this position will require some delivery of services at Saskatchewan Penitentiary. Individual may also be asked on occasion to deliver services at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon.

CORCAN, as part of the Correctional Service of Canada, is responsible for the Employment and Employability Program for offenders serving a federal sentence. CORCAN support and operates a wide variety of interventions in federal institutions as well as for offenders under community supervision.

Employment Coordinator positions with CORCAN provide a unique opportunity to conduct duties related to the delivery of interventions and services related to assisting offenders to build employment and employability skills in a correctional environment (institution and community based). Part of these interventions will include the delivery of the National Employment Skills Program (NESP) for Indigenous male offenders. This group program is facilitated by the Employment Coordinator to contribute to offenders learning soft skills that are transferable to an employment environment. Learn more about CORCAN at http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/corcan/index-eng.shtml
The incumbent of this position will be based at Willow Cree Healing Lodge providing services and interventions to offenders at that site.  These will be delivered to individual as well as groups of offenders who are under the supervision of the Correctional Service of Canada.  In addition, the incumbent will be required to facilitate NESP on an as needed basis at Saskatchewan Penitentiary. On occasion, if the individual is agreeable, may be asked to deliver NESP at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon.  The incumbent must be willing to work on a regular basis within a federal correctional environment, and have direct contact with offenders.

Information you must provide: Your résumé and cover letter

In order to be considered, your resume/cover letter must clearly explain how you meet the following:

*Experience in intervening with and/or supporting individuals who are working on changing their behaviour;

You are encouraged to detail your work experience and other relevant skills and abilities in your cover letter and resume to demonstrate why you are interested in and what you would bring to this position.  These documents will be used to determine which applicants will be interviewed.

*Note: A Valid driver’s license is required.

Security Requirement: Reliability Status security clearance is required (will be completed following candidate selection if individual does not already have)

Positions to be filled: 1 – position up to one year with potential for indeterminate in future determined

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter no later than October 18, 2019 to Margie Brown, A/Manager, Employment and Employability at Margie.Brown@csc-scc.gc.ca.

Statement from Council: 2019 Federal Election

For Immediate Release

September 27, 2019


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by the Council of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation regarding the upcoming federal election on Monday, October 21, 2019:

“Our Council has watched with great interest the current political climate as it relates to the federal election. Elections are important – they are an opportunity for you to ensure your voice is heard and an opportunity for you to express your satisfaction, or displeasure with the government of the day.

First Nations people were given the right to vote in 1960, and since then, each and every election participation has grown more and more as we realize our voice matters and can shape the political landscape on our shared lands. In the last federal election (2015), 61.5% of on-reserve eligible First Nation voters cast a ballot, and our collective effort resulted in an historic 9 Indigenous Members of Parliament elected to the House of Commons – the most ever!

On October 21st, we’re encouraging you to do the same.

We live in the federal constituency of Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek. The candidates seeking election are:

  1. BLOCK, Kelly – Conservative Party of Canada
  2. CALIX, Jasmine – New Democratic Party of Canada
  3. GIBSON,Dean – Green Party of Canada
  4. MALO, Rebecca – Liberal Party of Canada
  5. PAYANT, Cody – Peoples’ Party of Canada

You can register to vote by clicking here.

A Community Resource Officer has been assigned to the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation. Clayton Sutherland will be going door-to-door working for Elections Canada and will be able to assist you with your voter needs. If you require his assistance, you may contact him at 639-212-7244. A polling station will be located at the Justice Building the day of the election.

On Monday, October 21st, go vote!”

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
communications@beardysband.com  |  306-467-4523