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DAO is Hiring a Human Resources Business Partner


Dominion Astrophysical Observatory is Hiring a Human Resource Business Partner CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*. City: Preference: Victoria, Boucherville. Other NRC locations may be considered. Organizational Unit: Human Resources Branch Classification: PE-4 Tenure: Term Duration: 2 years Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC Notes: The intent of this staffing action is to fill one vacancy, preferably in Victoria or Boucherville, and create a list of prequalified candidates for positions in various locations as [...]

DAO is Hiring a Human Resources Business Partner2024-02-17T00:28:33+00:00

VAA is Hiring an Electrician


Victoria Airport Authority is Hiring an Electrician CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title: Electrician Reporting To: Electrical Supervisor Key Relationships: Internal – All VAA Staff; External – Third Party Contractors, Airport Security, Vendors Supervisory Responsibilities: None   Role Summary: The Electrician is responsible for performing electrical inspections, maintenance, and repair related to airfield lighting and building electrical systems at the Airport. Electricians must be available to be ‘on-call’ to respond to after-hour lighting, signage, electrical emergencies and winter operations. The Electrician is a union position reporting to the Electrical Supervisor and will normally work a 40-hour [...]

VAA is Hiring an Electrician2024-02-17T00:20:04+00:00

TLC is Hiring a Communication Officer


The Land Conservancy (TLC) is Hiring a Communication Officer CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION TLC The Land Conservancy of BC is a charitable, membership-based land trust working to protect British Columbia's biological diversity. We are currently seeking a Communication Intern to provide support while gaining experience working in the non-profit sector to promote events, fundraising initiatives, and the organization in general. Position Overview: The Communication Intern will work with TLC’s team to implement comprehensive communication strategies for TLC projects. This will include contributing to TLCs website, social media accounts, and designing/producing promotional material (print and digital). The [...]

TLC is Hiring a Communication Officer2024-02-14T22:55:43+00:00

Meet Robyn Heaslip Kefi


Meet Robyn Heaslip Kefi, the new Program Manager for the Indigenous Management Board Read the transcript below to learn more about Robyn and the work she’ll be doing with the Indigenous Management Board. Interviewer: Can you tell us a bit about who you are and where you’re from? My name is Robyn Heaslip Kefi and I live in Cowichan Bay in Quw'utsun lands. I am of Irish, French, Scottish and English ancestry. I grew up in Cree territory in Edmonton and moved with my parents and siblings as a young adult to Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ lands in Victoria. After [...]

Meet Robyn Heaslip Kefi2024-02-09T22:48:58+00:00

Share your thoughts to receive a $50 gift card!


Share your thoughts to receive a $50 gift card! The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is working on developing a Marine and Land Use Plan for the W̱SÁNEC people that will help guide us under a unified vision for the marine/land environment and protect the W̱SÁNEĆ way of life. It will help identify appropriate strategies to assert and affirm W̱SÁNEĆ authority and presence throughout the territory. This is a multi-year (5+) initiative that will identify community goals and priorities regarding Douglas Treaty Rights, Aboriginal Rights and title, and appropriate strategies to assert and affirm W̱SÁNEĆ authority and presence throughout the territory. [...]

Share your thoughts to receive a $50 gift card!2024-02-12T23:35:22+00:00



In our world, this is the true beginning of the Saanich Year. The new moon signifies a change--our days are growing longer. Nature, the moons, and the whole world are being reborn. ṈIṈENE – MOON OF THE CHILD  The face of the young man represents youth, a new beginning, the rebirth of the animal world, and the new edible shoots. This is the Saanich New Year. The moon’s yellow hair is the returning light to the world. WEATHER This is the time the Earth starts to move closer to the Sun once again. All things begin to warm [...]

ṈIṈENE – W̱SÁNEĆ New Year2024-02-12T20:15:29+00:00

Sacred object returned home to W̱SÁNEĆ


Sacred object returned home to W̱SÁNEĆ W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) hosted a homecoming ceremony on Thursday, January 25, 2024. The ceremony marked the significant return of SDÁLṈEW̱, a sacred bowl set to be sold by settlers, but intercepted by SFU. Since arrival, settlers have appropriated and displaced countless W̱SÁNEĆ sacred objects. Outside of W̱SÁNEĆ care these objects are unable to serve their sacred purposes, and are instead shuttled worldwide as museum display pieces or elements of private collections without regard to their ancestral home.  In recent years, WLC has made significant efforts to raise awareness regarding the proper care [...]

Sacred object returned home to W̱SÁNEĆ2024-02-07T20:32:14+00:00

We want your Input on the W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Council


We want your Input on the W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Council We are seeking feedback from the community about the W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Council. Fill out the survey by February 26th for a chance to win one of five $50 Visa gift cards! TAKE THE SURVEY Why have a W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Council? The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) is an organization that was created to provide a space for W̱SÁNEĆ leaders to come together to discuss topics that are in common and relate to the broader territory of W̱SÁNEĆ. The WLC researches and provides information to W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership on topics in which [...]

We want your Input on the W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Council2024-01-30T20:20:28+00:00

Sign Up for the W̱SÁNEĆ-Only Web Portal and Win $50!


Sign Up for the W̱SÁNEĆ-Only Web Portal and Win $50! In November 2023 we launched the W̱SÁNEĆ-Only Website Portal, where W̱SÁNEĆ  Community members can access valuable insights and information about the community. All while keeping sensitive information safely stored in a password-protected portal. To make this exclusive new feature even more accessible, we are giving away $50 gift cards to lucky sign-ups! You can find information on how to win $50 at the end of this article. What is the W̱SÁNEĆ-Only Website Portal? It’s the newly launched community-only portal on the WLC website that offers secure access to [...]

Sign Up for the W̱SÁNEĆ-Only Web Portal and Win $50!2024-01-30T20:03:39+00:00

All W̱SÁNEĆ are invited to the WLC’s Open House


WLC hosts Open House: All W̱SÁNEĆ are invited On Thursday, February 8th from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is hosting an open house at the WLC offices at 800b Stellys Cross Rd. All W̱SÁNEĆ Community members are invited to attend, this is a great opportunity to meet the team, and to hear the latest updates on the projects WLC staff are working on. Staff members will be sharing presentations with details on the various projects they are working on and will be available to answer questions.  In addition, the WLC's 2023 Annual Report will be available [...]

All W̱SÁNEĆ are invited to the WLC’s Open House2024-01-30T20:10:39+00:00
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