Electoral Commission – Call for Chief Voting Officer

Squamish Nation Electoral Commission

From the desk of the Electoral commission Chairperson – Christine Baker


Chief Voting Officer

Election Commission to Appoint a Chief Voting Officer

Applications are being accepted for the position of Chief Voting Officer (CVO) for the Squamish Nation.

The CVO is responsible for the overall referendum election process and must be fair, impartial and have efficient administrative skills.

Duties include:           appointing other election officials as required; establish and maintain the voter’s list; giving public notice of upcoming referendum; establishing and equipping the voting places; giving public notice of elections; printing the ballots; overseeing all aspects of the referendum on the general voting day and all other duties as established in the election and referendum regulations.

The successful applicant must have some election experience, strong management, communication and interpersonal skills.  Computer experience would be a definite asset.

The letter of interest from the applicants should include education and experience and will be accepted until September 14, 2018 and can be delivered, faxed or emailed to:

Electoral commission Chairperson – Christine Baker

Deliver to:
North Vancouver Squamish Valley
SN Band Office Totem Hall
320 Seymour Blvd 1380 Stawamus Rd
North Vancouver, BC Squamish, BC
(Registry Dept)
Fax: (604) 980-6818 (604) 980-6818
Phone: (604) 849-3223 (604)848-2255

Email: Christine_baker@squamish.net

Download this notice here: LINK

REMINDER: GENERAL VOTE DAY IS DECEMBER 6, 2018

Pipe Installment and Temporary Road Construction

Pipe Installment and Temporary Road Construction to Start Soon in Xwmelch’stn

NORTH VANCOUVER, August 20th, 2018 ‐‐ The Squamish Nation wants to inform local residents and members about the temporary road construction and eventual underground pipe installation near the train tracks in Xwmelch’stn (Capilano) starting in the coming weeks.

The pipe installment a part of the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Conveyance Project. This is a project to move the wastewater treatment from the current Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plan located near the Capilano River on the Capilano Reserve to a new location near Pemberton Avenue.

The hours of the construction will be Monday through Friday from 7:30am‐5:30pm and Saturday from 8:00pm to 5:00pm.

The project starts in fall 2018 and expected to be complete in late 2020.

In the fall 2018, the Squamish Nation will be hosting open houses and community meetings to explain more about this project and the exciting opportunities coming to the Nation.

Click any of the images below to read the letter from North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Conveyance Project for more information.


 

Ayas Men Men Expansion

Mother Bear Child Development Program Expansion

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR START DATE: Oct 1st, 2018
Our Mother Bear Child Development Program will be expanding the existing hours and creating an additional 16 spaces for Head Start Preschool Programming. Start date will be October 1st, 2018. This will be for ages 3-5 year olds. The Program will run on Monday’s to Friday’s from 8AM to 5PM.

Families interested in accessing our child care spaces can submit registration forms to Renee Campbell at:

Download the registration form here: MBCDP REGISTRATION FORM

Deadline for registrations is September 7th, 2018
We will accept registrations after this date and If needed, we will manage a wait-list


Announcement

Ayas Men Men will be building a NEW 2nd location on our Xwemelch’stn Reserve (Site to be determined) in order to meet the current need for childcare for Squamish Nation members and staff. Ayas Men Men is working closely with Squamish Nation Council, other Nation Departments, as well as Vancouver Coastal Health Authority for this project.
The expansion will include new licensed child care spaces for:

  • 32 – Ages 3-5 year olds
  • 12 – Ages 0 – 3 Infant/Toddlers
  • 16 – Out of School Care

Our projected date for the opening of our NEW Mother Bear Child Development Program on Xwemelch’stn is September 2019.


Hiring

We are eager to invite community members, who are trained in Early Childhood Education and Infant Toddler or Specials Needs certificates and ECE assistants to join our team! Please watch for postings at www.squamish.net or contact the Squamish Nation Human Resource Department at hr@squamish.net

Chen kw’enman-túmi,
Kelley McReynolds; Yataltenat
Department Head/Executive Director
Squamish Nation Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services


Download this as a PDF here

SN Council approves development of housing authority

Squamish Nation Council approves the development of a housing authority to increase the number of housing units for its members

August 10th, 2018, North Vancouver – The Squamish Nation Council on August 9th, 2018 approved the exploration and development of an independent housing authority for the Squamish Nation.

First Nations Housing Authorities are becoming a way for First Nations to improve the management and development of new housing for its members both on- and off-reserve. Housing Authorities typically are run by an independent board of directors who are experts in the field of property management, housing development, and tenancy issues. The Squamish Nation Council has approved a work-plan with a committee to explore the development of a housing authority.

Over the next six months, this committee will work with Council, staff, and Nation members to design a mission, vision, and values, as well as a unique name, for this housing authority. This work will guide the decision making of the housing authority’s board of directors. The committee members include Councillors Joyce Williams, Kristen Rivers, Wilson Williams, Chris Lewis, and Khelsilem. Additionally, it will work with experts in housing authority development and consult Squamish Nation members on what kind of governance structure this board of directors would best serve the values and principles of the community.

The mandate for the development of this housing authority is for it to focus on new social housing and affordable rental but remain separate from the existing housing allocation program of single detached houses.

The development of this Squamish Nation Housing Authority comes in response to the new federal and provincial funding opportunities for First Nations Housing. $1.04 billion to be spent on Indigenous housing by the federal government between 2018 and 2023 and $550 million to be spent on Indigenous housing by the provincial government between 2018 and 2028. The housing authority would work with federal and provincial partners to create more housing for the Squamish People.

The Housing Authority will develop more transitional housing, supportive housing for singles, elders, students, those with disabilities, and non-market subsidized housing. The targets of these housing units would be for very low income, low income, and low-to-moderate income households in Squamish Valley and North Vancouver.

More information will be coming in the months ahead on this exciting initiative to get moving on more housing for the Squamish Nation community.

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Dustin Rivers
Sxwchálten / X̱elsílem
Squamish Nation Councillor and Spokesperson
Skwxwu7mesh Uxwumixw
Cel: 604-318-0458
Office: 604-980-4553
Email: dustin_rivers@squamish.net

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