The First Peoples Innovation Centre is always looking for people of any background who want to help us with our mission.

  • Volunteering

    Volunteers are an integral part of the FPIC team. Volunteering with us is the perfect opportunity to develop your professional skills or acquire new ones! You will not only help the FPIC accomplish our mission, but will be part of the widespread effort to foster closer ties and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

    Join us and get involved in our projects and activities. We are particularly looking for people with skills in the following areas:

    • Social media
    • Websites
    • Communication
    • Translation
    • Project support

    However, we encourage any individual interested in contributing to the FPIC’s mission to contact us, no matter what skills you have to offer or how often you can help out. We hope to see you soon!

Jobs available
  • Research Officer

    Type of position

    The First Peoples Innovation Centre (FPIC) is a reference organization that supports innovative social initiatives where Indigenous and non-Indigenous work together to put forward and into action the full potential of First Peoples, in a context of authentic and lasting reconciliation.

    We are looking for a Research Officer to conduct a research project to survey Indigenous communities on stereotypes and perceptions associated with jobs in the digital technology sector. The goal is to identify systemic barriers limiting the participation of Indigenous women in FPIC projects.

    Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the project manager, the research officer will

    • Independently conduct quantitative and qualitative scientific research over three years;
    • Conduct interviews with a sample of urban and community Indigenous women;
    • Write all follow-up and end-of-stage reports as well as presentations and all other communication documents in relation to the research and the project


    Experiences and skills sought

    • Hold a university degree in social sciences or feminist studies;
    • Have work experience in the field of social science research (2 years);
    • Possess work experience related to Indigenous issues;
    • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity;
    • Ability to speak French and English;
    • Be willing to visit Indigenous communities in Quebec;
    • Valid driver’s license.


    Specific qualities required

    • Have knowledge of gender issues;
    • Excellent communication skills, including report writing and presentation of results;
    • Excellent proficiency in English and French (spoken and written);
    • Knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel software.


    Terms

    • Remuneration: $37,50 per hour
    • Weekly schedule: 22.5 hours
    • Start of employment: as soon as possible

    Please send CV and cover letter to: eulogep@cipp-fpic.com

  • Director of Operations

    The First Peoples Innovation Centre seeks to be a standard-bearer for innovative social initiatives, in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous people collaborate to promote and nurture the full potential of First Peoples, in a context of authentic and continuing reconciliation.et durable.

    The CIPP is a growing organization and we are looking for a Director of Operations to support the efforts of the Executive Director in the day-to-day management of operations.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist the Executive Director in developing and facilitating the tools of execution, monitoring and analysis in order to increase the performance of operations and the efficiency of the team;
    • Supervise the planning, implementation and reissuing of accounts of programs and projects;
    • Work with the Director of Finance and Human Resources in the financial management of programs and projects;
    • Ensure strict compliance with deadlines and targets;
    • Supervise the team of Lead Instructors;
    • Work with the Senior Analyst to develop an evaluation methodology and plan for each program and project;
    • Travel to Indigenous communities as needed.


    Key skills

    • Significant skills in communications and public and interpersonal relations;
    • Good management of time and priorities;
    • Great adaptability;
    • Agility in management.


    Requirements

    • 3 years of work experience in operations management;
    • Diploma of college studies in administrative techniques or undergraduate university degree in administration or any combination of training and equivalent work experience;
    • Work experience in an Indigenous environment would be an asset;
    • Mastery of Excel, Word, Outlook software;
    • Imperative bilingualism in French, English spoken and written;
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Availability to travel frequently to Indigenous communities.

    Advantages

    • Competitive salary based on experience;
    • Group insurance with employer contribution;
    • Group RRSP with employer contribution;
    • Accessible by public transport.

    Terms

    • Salary: between 83,850.00 $ and 91,650.00$ / year
    •  Full time: 37.5 heures par week
    • Start of employment : July 4, 2022

    Please send your CV and cover letter to: eulogep@cipp-fpic.com

  • Social worker / Indigenous Health Liaison Officer

    The First Peoples Innovation Centre seeks to be a standard-bearer for innovative social initiatives, in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous people collaborate to promote and nurture the full potential of First Peoples, in a context of authentic and continuing reconciliation.

    We are looking for an Indigenous health liaison officer to provide support and accompaniment to the young participants of the Onaki FabLab and to the team of instructors and assistant instructors.

    Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Indigenous Health Liaison Officer will:

    • Meet with Onaki FabLab participants and CIPP staff to assess their situation and their problems and determine the nature of the services they need (punctual or therapeutic follow-up, referral to various resources, etc.);
    • Contribute to improving, promoting and facilitating the socio-professional reintegration and job retention of Onaki FabLab’s participants;
    • Define the specific needs of Indigenous youth and make them aware of the Indigenous and community resources available to them in Gatineau and surrounding area;
    • Inform and guide newcomers to the Gatineau region in order to facilitate their integration;
    • Use the services and advice of reputable elders to guide youth in their journey.

    Experiences et skills sought

    • Bachelor degree or technical degree in social work
    • Have at least 2 years of experience in social work;
    • Have experience in mental health intervention;
    • Be a member of the Order of social workers and marital and family therapists of Quebec or Ottawa equivalent and communities.
    • Possess work experience related to Indigenous issues;
    • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity;
    • Excellent command of French and English (written and spoken);
    • Be willing to work outside normal business hours and travel to Indigenous communities as required;
    • Possess a valid driver’s license.

    Specific qualities required

    • Have excellent communication skills, including writing reports and presenting results;
    • Demonstrate a high level of confidentiality;
    • Possess strong interpersonal skills.
    • Have a good knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel software;

    Terms

    • Remuneration: between 35$ et 40$ per hour
    • Schedule: One day per week
    • Starting date: as soon as possible

    Please send your CV and cover letter to: eulogep@cipp-fpic.com

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