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Ka na Kaat si nom ( All Friends Place) | Program Manager

About Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary
The Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary (AFCC) is a non-profit organization with a
mandate to provide social, cultural, education and employment services to the
Aboriginal peoples within the Calgary Metropolitan area. AFCC plays a regular and
significant role in the daily lives of our members in many ways: providing care for our
children, our elderly, our in need and our homeless; enabling access to cultural and
spiritual care; offering referrals for suitable housing, food, clothing, pursuit of education,
skill development and training; and building a resourceful Aboriginal community.
AFCC's non-profit family is an expression of how we live, what we value, where we
turn for comfort and where we turn when in need. AFCC is a community leader in the
advocacy of Indigenous social and cultural services while serving as a support and
community resource to other Indigenous Service Agencies on the local, provincial and
national level.

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The Ka na kaat si nom - Program Manager is an administrative position responsible for
the overall management of the Indigenous Seniors’ Centre, including supervision of,
and providing direction to, a team of Program Workers and Support Staff.
The Program Manager is required to provide mental health, substance abuse, and support services governed by the Indigenous principles of Respect, Responsibility, Accountability, and Discipline. They will work with a vulnerable population who struggle with addiction, homelessness, and mental illness. In addition, the Program Manager will work to:

Develop networks that strengthen partnerships and build resources to assist
Indigenous clients
Establish community-based initiatives regarding education, awareness, and
Develop partnerships and agreements for professional services (professional
counselling, for example)
Fulfill reporting requirement to funders
Establish protocols for intake, assessment, consent, privacy, and client and staff
Establish standards for mental health care support
Ensure legislated requirements are met
Develop policies and procedures related to client care
Other tasks and responsibilities as needed


Strong background and practical experience in working with Indigenous
Familiarity and knowledge of Indigenous culture, protocols, and histories
Degree or diploma in Recreational Therapy, Social Work, Human Services, Health
Services or related field
Minimum two years in a management position responsible for supervision ofstaff
Minimum two years direct care experience providing mental health services,
including experience with Intergenerational Trauma (IGT) and Post Traumatic Stress
Experience working with community-based organizations,municipal governments,
and federal/provincial departments
Extensive proposal writing and fundraising knowledge
Experience in addictions, healthcare, social work or health care coordination
Working knowledge or community health and addictions resources (addiction,
health, lifestyle, etc.)
Knowledge of complex systems and jurisdictions affecting services to Indigenous
Valid driver's license
Criminal and Vulnerable sector check required
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong diplomatic and communication skills that can build positive and relevant
Self-starter and comfortable working both in a team environment and


This position is on site daily supervision Monday – Friday (and as needed) 8AM-4PM.
Email Resumes or questions to info@afccalgary,org
Thank you for your interest but only applications selected for an interview will be
contacted. Competition closes April 7, 2023 at 11:59pm.

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Date posted
March 30, 2023
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Position: Ka na Kaat si nom ( All Friends Place) | Program Manager

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