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Homalco Comprehensive Community Plan Updated Revised November 26th 2015

Homalco First Nation Comprehensive Community Planning

Team Call for Nominations

 

Posting Date:

Updated Nov 26, 2015

Time Requirement:

Monthly Meetings (until Mar 31, 2016)

Term:

Until Mar 31, 2016, with strong possibility of renewal (for the 2016/17 fiscal year)

 

Background:

 

The Homalco First Nation (HFN) has initiated a Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) process, which is a holistic planning process that enables the community to build a roadmap to sustainability, self-sufficiency and develop organizational capacity (administration, governance, economic development and other community organizations).

 

This process revitalizes traditional systems of governance and decision-making where the community guides the process, rather than a small group or committee.  The primary purpose of the CCP Planning Team is to support and guide the development of the CCP. This call for nominations is to identify interested CCP Team members.  The CCP Champion and Coordinator will approve the planning team members, based upon family representative nominations received, and considering geographic representation.

 

Composition

 

The CCP Planning Team will be formed based the traditional HFN family representatives leadership model.  The current team includes: Larry Hanson, Verna Peacey, and Daisy Hill.

The Team is seeking family heads of all ages (including youth[1]) from the following Homalco families:

Francis;                              Wilson;                         Blaney;

Leo;                                    Hanson; and                 Paul.

 

If the above listing of families does not reflect members please feel free to self-identify a family representative, or a second representative (as determined by the representing family). The HFN is requesting that members discuss, plan and submit nominations to the CCP Coordinator.  See nomination form attached as an appendix to this package.

 

Recommended skills and competencies for the team include, but are not limited to:

  • Some Computer skills (can access team dropbox files/documents, email);
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams;
  • Good role models;
  • Some knowledge of HFN traditions and culture, and interest to learn;
  • Interest in HFN community planning research and development;

 

Members are not required to have these skills individually, however the goal is to have the team collectively possess these skills.

 

Term

 

Team members will be working on the CCP Team until Mar 31, 2016, with strong potential for funding renewal in 2016/17.

 

Role

 

The CCP planning team’s broad role is to:

  • Support and guide the development of the HFN CCP; and
  • Make recommendations to Chief and Council on projects, policies, and procedures that support the effective pre-planning, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the HFN CCP.

 

Responsibilities

 

The CCP planning team’s responsibilities for the 2015/16 fiscal year include:

  • Lead the HFN CCP Pre-planning process, and carry out HFN CCP related tasks, as required;
  • Develop an annual work plan;
  • Participate, complete, and apply training to identified areas of training, related to the HFN CCP;
  • Facilitate, gather and interpret community feedback, and develop an Engagement Strategy, based upon member communication preferences;
  • Develop a 2016/17 Work Plan; and
  • Develop a funding proposal for the NRT to complete CCP Planning in 2016/17.

 

Compensation

 

The Team members will be reimbursed with a nominal honoraria.

 

Accountabilities

 

In carrying out its work, the CCP planning team is accountable to Chief and Council.

 

Staff Resources

 

The planning team will be supported by:

  • Todd Peacey, Jamie Wilson, and Darren Blaney (CCP Coordinators),
  • Alison Trenholm, CCP Champion, and
  • HFN Administrative Staff, as determined by the Band Manager.

 

Technical support will be provided by:

  • Laara Mixon, Carden Consulting, and
  • Technical consultants, as determined by the CCP Coordinator and Band Manager.

 

Vacant Positions

 

Chief and Council is seeking nominations to ensure representation of all family groupings of the HFN in the HFN territory and those living away from home.

 

Personal Attributes

 

All planning team members should possess the following personal attributes:

  • High ethical standards and integrity in professional and personal dealings;
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to HFN;
  • Able and willing to raise issues in a manner that encourages dialogue;
  • Flexible, responsive, and willing to consider others’ opinions;
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues;
  • Strong reasoning skills;
  • Able and willing to fulfill time commitment required to carry out responsibilities; and
  • Interest to make a positive difference in the HFN community.

 

Time Commitment

 

CCP Planning Team meetings will occur on a monthly basis, depending on the phase of the CCP and in accordance with planning team’s identified tasks and priorities.

 

Orientation

 

Any new planning team members will be oriented with the CCP Team Terms of Reference, and past CCP Team work and activities if applicable.

 

Nomination Process

 

Expressions of Interest will continue to be requested until the Team and it’s members feel confident that the HFN families and community are fully represented.  All expressions of interest should be submitted directly to:

 

Jamie Wilson, CCP Coordinator

Email: toddpeacey [at] homalco [dot] com  

c/o The Homalco First Nation

1218 Bute Cres,

Campbell River, BC V9H 1G5

Ph: (250) 923-4979

Fax: (250) 923-4987

 

Please note that the Family Representatives Meetings at the HFN Offices are scheduled, as follows:

  • January 11, 2016 2:00pm – 6:00pm;
  • February 8, 2016 2:00pm – 6:00pm (date to be confirmed by the Team as a whole);
  • March 7, 2016 2:00pm – 6:00pm (date to be confirmed by the Team as a whole).

 

If you have any questions about submitting, please contact Jamie Wilson, CCP Coordinator Ph: 250-923-4979, or Email: jamie [dot] wilson [at] homalco [dot] com.

 

 

 

Appendix A:

 

HFN CCP Family Representative Nomination Form

 

First Name:

 

 

Last Name:

 

Street Address:

 

 

City:

 

 

Postal Code:

 

Email:

 

 

Phone:

 

 

Cell:

 

Families you represent (by last name):

 

Do you have any special health concerns that the Team should know about to ensure your safety?

 

 

Code of Conduct:

Homalco First Nation CCP Team Members hold a position of trust, and as such agree to:

  • Meet with my extended family to understand their goals and priorities with respect to the CCP;
  • Communicate these goals and priorities throughout planning;
  • Attend and participate fully in all session discussions, openly share ideas, and contribute to problem-solving;
  • Respect the rights of others to be heard and listen attentively;
  • Interact with other family representatives, staff, leaders, and outside facilitators in a fair, open, honest, and respectful manner;
  • Deal with issues, not personalities, consistent with HFN traditional practice;
  • Uphold and respect the collective decisions made, consistent with HFN traditional practice;
  • Communicate the planning outcomes to my extended family; and
  • Not use alcohol or illicit substances during this community planning session. 

 

 

I understand and agree to act as a family representative for the HFN and my family, and to conduct myself according to the terms outlined in the code of conduct. 

 

Signature:_____________________________________________________________

Date: _________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

Family Representative Name

Signature

2nd Family Nominator Name

Signature




[1] This potentially includes youth in grade 12 where volunteer hours can support graduation, and youth who are in post-secondary whose studies can be supplemented through understanding/ developing community-planning skills.