Job posting: Community Co-Researcher, Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) and Resilience Planning


Are you a community connector? Are you someone with lived experience of homelessness? Or
have you dealt with the challenges of housing insecurity? Are you interested in the role that data
and information about Indigenous homelessness have in providing culturally safe, quality and
affordable services?

The research team is looking for people who share similar life experiences to participants
accessing Indigenous homelessness or housing services. This may mean you have lived
experience and/or understanding of issues related to diversity, inequality, stigma, discrimination
and self-care. People with first hand experience are an essential part of the research project
and have a vital role as Community Co-researchers (community-based research team

The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) and Resilience Planning are inviting
collaboration with ten (10) Community Co-researchers. Resilience Planning, as consultant to
the BC Indigenous Homelessness Strategy Steering Committee, is undertaking a research
project to understand the state of knowledge of Indigenous homelessness in British Columbia.

The Community Co-researchers will work closely with Resilience Planning, the research
consultants conducting this study. Community Co-researchers will primarily be responsible for
gathering and sorting community-based research data relating to the Indigenous Homelessness
Strategy Data Collection and Recommendations. Community Co-researchers will ensure data
is collected in a clear and concise way, both in communities (e.g. interviews and focus groups)
and virtually across the province (e.g. online survey).

Training in data governance and data sovereignty and collection techniques, and technical
equipment will be provided for the project.

Job Type: up to 10 Part-Time Community Co-researcher Positions
Rate of pay: $40/hour (maximum 23.5 hours / 3 months = up to 7.5 hours per month)

Job Location: Community Co-researchers will be hired from around the province of BC and
will work as a team from home locations using tele-video conference. One Community
Co-researcher for each region:

• Prince Rupert or Fort St. John
• Haida Gwaii
• Kamloops
• Cranbrook
• Lillooet
• Alkali Lake or Blue River
• Vancouver Coastal
• Surrey/Chilliwack
• Mission
• Victoria
• Campbell River or Courtenay



  • Comfortable with overall computer use and navigation:

– Comfortable working on a computer or iPad/tablet
– Spreadsheet and word processing programs
– Email and video-conferencing skills
– (further training will be provided, though comfort and experience is an asset)

  • Effective verbal, listening and writing communication skills
  • Attention to detail and well-organized
  • Decision making skills
  • Relationship building skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Lived experience and/or understanding of issues related to diversity, inequality, stigma, discrimination and self-care


Application Process:

Please email your answers to the following questions to [email protected]. You are
welcome to attach a resume, but it is not required. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing
basis, and will remain open until filled.

1. Tell us about yourself

2. Please describe your interest and/or experience with any or all of the following:

a. Homelessness or housing insecurity (absolute or at-risk of homelessness)
b. Accessing services for Indigenous homelessness

3. You are welcome but not required to describe the communities and/or lived experiences
you identify with (Indigenous, racialized etc.)

4. Where do you live? We will be hiring positions in urban, rural, northern locations around BC.

5. Please indicate how you would like to be contacted: email address or phone number. We
will be in touch once we receive your application.