Position title
Ka na Kaat si nom ( All Friends Place) | Program Support Staff

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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About AFCC’s Ka na kaat si nom
AFCC supports urban Indigenous people adjusting to urban life. For many of our community members, entry into the cities can result in crisis, trauma and in some case homelessness. The AFCC – Ka na kaat si nom will assist our most needy unhoused/precariously housed seniors;
addressing isolation through the provision of culturally based programming and
intergenerational learning opportunities in five specific areas:
1) Culture: drumming, storytelling, ceremony, stick games, traditional
crafting and access to traditional medicines
2) Basic needs: geriatric-care kits, Depends and other geriatric specific needs,
food and special diet items such as Ensure, dentures, clothing and footwear
3) Mental health: activities to address isolation, biweekly community
feasts/lunches with bingo, cards and crib
4) Disability supports: addressing mobility issues with walkers, crutches and
toilet adjustments and
5) Communication: through computer desktop, internet.

Role Description
Ka na kaat si nom Program Support Staff is an administrative position assisting the
Program Manager with the overall operation of the Centre. Monday to Friday 8AM4PM ( and as needed) to support community.
Case management
Referrals to service providers
Program recruitment
Workshop development and execution
Staffing for workshops
Crisis supportSupport Staff are required to provide:

In addition, the Support Staff will:

Help the Program Manager develop networks that strengthen partnerships and build
resources to assist Indigenous clients
Support community-based initiatives regarding education, awareness, and
Support and foster partnerships and agreements for professional services
(professional counselling, for example)
Complete protocols for intake, assessment, consent, privacy, and client and staff
Meet standards for mental health care support
Follow all legislated requirements
Follow and adhere to policies and procedures related to client care
Other tasks and responsibilities as needed


Required Qualifications:

Strong background and practical experience in working with Indigenous
Familiarity and knowledge of Indigenous culture, protocols, and histories
Degree or diploma in Social Work, Human Services, Health Services or related field
Experience working with community-based organizations,municipal governments,
and federal/provincial departments
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 clients
Criminal and vulnerable sector check required.
Valid driver's license
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


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.

Job Location
Date posted
March 30, 2023
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