Hiy̓ám̓ ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Housing Society: Call for One (1) Nation Member Board Director (Voluntary Position)

Application deadline: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Hiy̓ám̓ ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Housing Society (also referred to as “Hiy̓ám̓ Housing” or “the Society”) is the new not-for-profit organization mandated to lead the development and management of non-profit housing for the Squamish People and raise the standard of housing for the community. The organization is mandated to build on strong cultural practices and traditions of the Squamish Nation. Hiy̓ám̓ Housing is currently developing their strategic plan to identify their deliverables for housing in the next five years.

We are seeking one (1) Squamish Nation member to serve on Hiy̓ám̓ ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Housing Society’s Board of Directors. The successful candidate will fill a Squamish Nation member position on the Board and serve the remainder of the term of the vacant position (ending December 3, 2023). This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and dynamic individual to contribute to and help shape the new Squamish Nation Housing Society.

Term lengths for the Board of Directors vary between two and four years. Terms will be staggered to ensure retention of corporate knowledge. The structure of the Board of Directors will include three (3) Squamish Nation members and four (4) non-members to provide internal as well as external expertise, education and skills.

Role Purpose:

The members of the Housing Society will be the Squamish Nation Council, and the Board of Directors shall be appointed by Council.

The Board of Directors will receive overall direction from Council and will be responsible for operation of the Society. The Board will be a policy board and will provide input in areas such as governing structure, finance, human resources, tenant relations, operations and maintenance, housing development, and infrastructure. The Board will report to the Members of the Society and will provide strategic direction to the Housing Society’s CEO.

Commitment:

Board members will be required to attend regularly scheduled meetings as well as being expected to attend the Annual General Meeting, special events, and fulfilling other commitments of the role. There will be a minimum of six meetings per year, and Directors will be required to read all documents and materials provided in advance, and participate fully in the meetings.

Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:
• Market and non-market housing development
• Squamish Nation communities, history and culture
• First Nations socio-economic needs and realities
• Board governance and the non-profit sector
• Fundraising, grant funding, loan management and finance
• Human resources
• Partnership development
• Environmental sustainability and energy efficient technologies
• Government relations
• Oral and written communications

In selecting the Board of Directors, the Council will utilize a matrix selection process to ensure a broad range and diversity of skills, knowledge, experience, and expertise.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following for consideration for the position:
• Resume with relevant experience & qualifications
• Cover letter
• Three references

Please send your application to Council_Applications@squamish.net. Be sure to include the phrase “Board of Directors Application” in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

If you have questions, please call 604-980-4553 and ask to speak with Council staff or email Council_Applications@squamish.net.

COVID-19 Community Update – Nov. 9, 2020

In response to a significant recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases, on November 7, 2020, Dr. Henry issued a regional order for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions that prohibits social gatherings of any size outside of your household.

This regional order supersedes the provincial order issued on October 30th (limiting gatherings to 50 people) for these two health regions. This order is in effect as of November 7th at 10:00pm until November 23rd at 12:00pm.

Click here to download the Squamish Nation COVID-19 Community Update for Monday, November 9.

This update contains an overview of what this means for community members, as well as impacts on Squamish Nation programming.

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island (MAINTAINED)

A message from the BC River Forecast Centre, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island (MAINTAINED)
ISSUED: 10:30 AM November 4, 2020

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for:
• South Coast including tributaries around the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, Squamish, North Shore Mountains, Fraser Valley and surrounding areas
• Vancouver Island including West Vancouver Island, Central Vancouver Island, South Vancouver Island and East Vancouver Island

Moderate to heavy rainfall amounts (30 to 120 mm) have accumulated over the past two days on Vancouver Island and the South Coast. River flows have risen in response to the rainfall. However, most rivers in the regions have remained below flood levels (below 2-year return period).

Additional rainfall (20 to 60 mm) is forecast on Wednesday evening and some rivers may experience additional rapid rises. Flows will likely remain elevated through Thursday but should recede quickly afterwards due to colder and drier conditions into the weekend.

The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant.

A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island

High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast and Vancouver Island
ISSUED: 2:00 PM November 2, 2020

A message from BC River Forecast Centre, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:

The River Forecast Centre is issuing a High Streamflow Advisory for:
South Coast including tributaries around the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, Squamish, North Shore Mountains, Fraser Valley and surrounding areas
• Vancouver Island including West Vancouver Island, Central Vancouver Island, South Vancouver Island and East Vancouver Island

A frontal wave in anticipated to slide down the British Columbia coast later Monday and into Tuesday. Rain, potentially heavy amounts, is expected through to late-Thursday, when temperatures are expected to drop, and weather is expected to dry. Rainfall totals forecast for the first wave of rainfall through Tuesday are in the 100-150mm range for West Vancouver Island, and in the 50-70mm range for other areas.

River flows are expected to rise through Tuesday and into Wednesday, and potentially remain elevated through Thursday.

The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant.

A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.

 

Notice of Survey Work – Capilano IR No. 5

Please be advised that during the week of Monday, November 2, 2020, survey work will be ongoing at the future site of the Xwemelch’stn Affordable Housing Project at the corner of Welch Street and Mathias Road.

Survey work will begin Monday morning and continue throughout the week using a combination of drone photography and conventional survey techniques.

If you require additional information please contact Sarah Silva, CEO of Hiy̓ám̓ ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Housing Society, at ssilva@Hiyamhousing.com.

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