Community Living BC

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Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is a Crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strive to advance the vision of Communities of belonging, lives with connection. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration, and community.

The purpose of the Indigenous Relations Department is to plan, support, coordinate and advance Cultural Safety through research & development, continuous business improvement initiatives, and priorities identified by Indigenous Advisory Committee, Leadership, or provincial mandate.

The Role:

As the Director, Indigenous Cultural Safety & Humility at CLBC, you will provide leadership and advice to integrate Indigenous cultures and needs into a policy and practice framework for CLBC staff working with Indigenous Peoples who are eligible for CLBC supports and services. In this position, you will be responsible for implementing the Reconciliation plan, and continuing to build our capacity towards supporting the diverse Indigenous populations in a culturally safe way both on and off reserve while also balancing an operational capability.

Duties include:

  • Leading the process to engage Indigenous communities to implement and improve services both on and off reserve, and to create sustainable service delivery models
  • Working with the VP, developing Indigenous models for CLBC services, including funding models, that assist Indigenous communities and organizations to participate in service delivery
  • Assisting the VP to facilitate Indigenous-led planning, delivery and evaluation of services using models based on Indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Supporting Indigenous-led mapping of services for Indigenous people with disabilities and development of baseline information to support planning
  • Working closely with Quality Services & Indigenous Relations team to drive new & existing strategic initiatives that have been identified as critical for service delivery
  • Supporting relationship building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations
  • Providing advice and reporting progress to senior stakeholders (Executive, Board and government) regarding the implications and progress on the Indigenous strategy for CLBC services
  • When requested, helping to negotiate and manage oversight of any required funding agreements or memorandums of understanding with government agencies or other stakeholders to support improved access to services in First Nations communities
  • Overseeing the growth of important Service & Partnerships that have been identified as strategically beneficial for indigenous partners and external clients

You will also manage a budget, inclusive of team positions of $6 million dollars, and ensure Indigenous specific funding is managed within guidelines.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Indigenous Studies, Human Services, Public Administration, or a related field and a minimum five years' experience working at a senior leadership level preferably in both the government systems and with Indigenous Peoples.

Possession of a class 5 driver's license and a clean driver's abstract are required. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of CLBC. Use of own vehicle on expenses.

Location: Utilizing a hybrid working model, this position combines on-site office work with work from home flexibility.


You will receive a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • extended health and dental
  • a BC Public Service Pension plan
  • generous vacation and special leave to help you achieve work/life balance
  • personal days
  • paid maternity/paternity/adoption leave
  • life insurance, salary protection for sick days, and if needed, long-term disability
  • Wellness supports, including an Employee and Family Assistance Program, and a health and wellness incentive program.
  • Professional development programs provide continuous learning and the opportunity for professional development and skill-building

Additional Info:

This position is posted to fill a new vacancy
Term/Status: Permanent/Full time
Preference will be given to an Indigenous person or a person of Indigenous ancestry
Classification/Salary: MNG Level 5

The health and safety of our team and communities is paramount to CLBC. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Closing date: February 3, 2023

Apply now! Submit a resume and cover letter through our online application system to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Resumes received by other methods will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a criminal record review check.

Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.

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