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Wellbeing On the Land

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 March 4, 2020
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

Call for Steering Committee Members

We’re looking for new faces to join a steering committee; to help develop a training program for on the land leaders to respond to and manage difficult situations, (for example, people who are being violent, who are detoxing, or experiencing overwhelming emotions, experiencing trauma symptoms, or contemplating suicide) both out on the land and in their communities.

The proposed training will be modular, adaptive, made-in-the-North, culturally appropriate, and trauma-informed. It will support and promote community wellness, while also increasing the effectiveness of land-based programming and the overall wellness being on the land offers.

The steering committee is responsible for the overall leadership of the Supporting Wellbeing project. Over a two-year period, the steering committee will provide guidance for designing, developing, and implementing the training program.

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2020.

Who We’re Looking For

We’re looking for one to three energetic, motivated, and highly collaborative land-based programmer(s) with the following experience, skillset, and qualities:

  • 3 or more years of experience leading and/or delivering on the land programs in the North;
  • Reside in the Northwest Territories
  • Experience establishing relationships, fostering trust, and strengthening existing networks, especially with Elders and youth in the region;
  • Highly collaborative, and
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience with program development, curriculum development, or a related discipline would be a strong asset; or experience with social work, mental health, psychology, or a related discipline would be a strong asset

Priority will be given to Indigenous applicants. To ensure a regionally and culturally diverse committee, the administrative team will be considering regional representation, and will attempt to be territorially equitable with representation.

Steering Committee Member responsibilities:

  • Assist with the design, development, and implementation of the training program approach and content;
  • Reflect traditional Indigenous ways of working, knowing, and healing by consulting community members, including Elders and youth, in your region about the training program approach and content;
  • Participate in occasional meetings and training gatherings.
  • Approximately 20 working hours per year on this project in their home regions.

This is a two-year, volunteer position. Committee member volunteers must commit to the entire length of the project. (The project will have funding available for travel (transportation, accommodations, and per diems).

Steering Committee Timeline

A two-year timeline of the meeting and gatherings committee members will be expected to attend.


Submit an Expression of Interest by clicking the button above, or contact Rachel Cluderay for Word Document or PDF version of the application.

Deadline: April 1, 2020

This two-year project is being administered by the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, but guided by a steering committee of on the land leaders from different regions of the NWT. We currently have an administrative team whom reside in the following regions: Akaitcho, Beaufort-Delta, and Dehcho regions. The project is dependent on available funding.

For more information, contact Rachel Cluderay, On the Land Programs Consultant, rcluderay@nwtrpa.org or (867) 669-8392.