Wise Practices and Skills Building Gathering Coordinator

Contract Position

Application Deadline: January 21, 2022
Renumeration: up to $15,000 / based on experience
Request for Proposals (RFP) to be submitted, must include: a sample event workplan and examples of similar conference/event experience. Please visit the Wise Practices page, and www.caan.ca for organization, project, and conference information.

CAAN provides a National forum for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples to wholistically address HIV and AIDS, HCV, STBBIs, TB, Mental Health, aging and related co-morbidity issues; promotes a Social Determinants of Health Framework through advocacy; and provides accurate and up to date resources on these issues in a culturally relevant manner for Indigenous Peoples wherever they reside. The AHA Centre was funded in 2012 to support Indigenous HIV and AIDS Community-Based Research (CBR) across Canada. One of the AHA Centre’s biggest and most important knowledge sharing events is Wise Practices, which occurs every two years. The Wise Practices VIII Gathering will be hosted in Winnipeg Manitoba, May 17-19, 2022 at the Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg.

Wise Practices provides an opportunity for Indigenous peoples living with HIV, HCV and STBBI, Indigenous and allied community-based researchers, health care workers, policy makers, students and more to share wise and promising CBR, project and programming practices and our knowledge. We create opportunities for members of our diverse delegation to learn from one another as we celebrate and build relationships across cultures and traditions, languages and disciplines.

CAAN is seeking a contracted coordinator to support AHA Centre and CAAN staff in the planning and successful delivery of Wise Practices VIII. The successful candidate will work with the Research and Logistics Manager and CAAN’s Admin team to perform the following key duties:

1. Plan and develop conference events, meetings and activities, taking direction from CAAN leadership and other stakeholders. This includes both in person and virtual components of the Gathering.

2. Coordinate planning with the Wise Practices Planning Committee (WPPC), ensuring appropriate alignment with regards to the established theme(s) and main conference objectives.

3. Collaborate with other stakeholders through the WPPC to develop a conference agenda, call for abstracts for workshops, posters and resource/vendor tables, abstract peer reviewing process, and schedule of events / meetings; providing the logistical and technical coordination to ensure all details for venue hosting is completed.

4. Act as the on-site concierge to delegates and stakeholders. 5. Working with CAAN’s external evaluation consultant, complete a final findings report, with qualitative and quantitative evaluation performance data.

To apply: Please email a cover letter addressed to Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis, CEO; a resume that includes one personal reference and one former employer reference; and a PDF of an event workplan that outlines a similar conference/event experience to [email protected]

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Based on the Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act CHRA, everyone is encouraged to apply, however, Indigenous people with living experience of HIV will be given preference.

Application Deadline: January 21, 2022

See complete posting on CAAN site.