Contract Opportunity – Partnership Coordinator for Shuswap Indian Band – District of Invermere Partnership
Together, Shuswap Indian Band (SIB) and District of Invermere (DOI) are looking to fill a 1-year contract (April 16, 2021 – April 15, 2022) to support the community to community partnership with partnership coordination, administration and third-party facilitation. Priority will be given to Columbia Valley residents.
Context: Since 2018, Shuswap Indian Band and District of Invermere have participated in the First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI). CEDI is a national program delivered jointly by Cando (the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The SIB – DOI partnership is 1 of 9 partnerships (out of 90+ applicants) participating in the CEDI program between 2016 – 2021 from across Canada. With support of the program, the two communities are working to build and strengthen their inter-community relationships, and to build capacity for joint planning and collaborative community economic development. Utilizing the CEDI program supports, including third-party neutral facilitation, monthly meetings, bi-annual workshops, and joint strategic and work planning, Shuswap Indian Band and District of Invermere elected officials and staff identified several shared joint social and economic development priorities.