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First Nations, Métis and Inuit Advisory Work Group – Call for Members

First nations advisory work group

The Provincial Executive is seeking to fill two vacancies on the First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Advisory Work Group for the 2022 / 2023 Federation year.

The role of the FNMI Advisory Work Group is to advise the Provincial Executive on any matters related to issues affecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit and other matters that may be referred to it by the Provincial Executive.  Members of the FNMI Advisory Work Group can serve concurrently on other OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Standing Committees, Councils and Work Groups.

Criteria for Application

The Provincial Executive is looking for members who self-identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit and:

  • have strong expertise and knowledge in the area of First Nations, Métis and Inuit education;
  • have worked with First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit communities and/or organizations in a professional and/or personal capacity;
  • have knowledge and experience, locally or provincially, working on tasks/projects/committees or councils in accordance with OSSTF/FEESO bylaws, policies, or procedures; and
  • be willing to work collaboratively with others.

Members selected to be part of the work group must be able to secure release time from their employer (paid for by OSSTF/FEESO) and be willing to travel to Toronto for meetings.  The work group typically meets three times a year for one day in Toronto or via a virtual meeting (Zoom).  Provincial Office will cover costs to attend all meetings, including time release, transportation, accommodation and meals, as per the Federation Activity Allowable Expenditure Guidelines.

Any member in good standing with OSSTF/FEESO interested in applying for the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Advisory Work Group needs to:

  • submit a brief letter, video, or other document(s) outlining their experience and expertise using the criteria listed above, as well as any other information that they would like the Provincial Executive to consider.

Applicants are encouraged to complete the voluntary self-identification form and submit it with their application letter/video/other documentation outlining their experience and expertise. The storage and use of this self-identification data will not be tied to any identifying information.

Applications may be submitted to Dan Earle at Provincial Office by 4:00 pm on Monday, October 3, 2022 by email at dan.earle@osstf.ca.

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