Chén̓chenstway
Human Resources

Chén̓chenstway exists to provide Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) employees with inclusivity, equity, and support in their roles while acknowledging and practicing the traditions and values of the Nation.

Employment Opportunites

Job postings can be found at:

Chén̓chénstway is always looking for on-call/auxiliary workers. Resumes can be dropped off at the HR office or emailed to hr@squamish.net.

Chén̓chenstway Reception
Phone: 604-985-8335
Email: hr@squamish.net
Address: Unit 3, 380 Welch Street, West Vancouver, BC V7P 0A7
Director: Jina Johnston-Hall
HR Manager: Wendy Demosten
Phone: 604-985-8335
Email: Wendy_Demosten@squamish.net

Talent Acquisition Manager: Rahima Kara
Phone: 604-985-8335
Email: Rahima_Kara@squamish.net
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Name:  Chén̓chenstway
“Chén̓chenstway” could be interpreted as “Upholding One Another”. It refers to the role the department plays to uphold our staff by supporting them, but also refers to the department’s role of upholding the Nation.

Services

Benefits

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw is continuously working on Health & Wellness initiatives to support employees and their families by ensuring market competitiveness and staying on top of trends.

We currently have a group benefits plan—which is 100% Nation paid for all eligible employees and their eligible family members—and a pension plan with the opportunity to have the Nation match your contributions up to 5% and a semi-flex account. In addition, employees can access and use their leave bank, family days, and vacation days.

Benefits Administrator: Wendy Love Alexander
Phone: 604-985-8335
Email: hrhelpdesk@squamish.net

Talent Acquisition

Talent Acquisition serves as a strategic business partner to the Nation. Our team’s mission is to take a collaborative and sustainable approach to fulfilling immediate and future needs of the Nation. We achieve this through creating a talent circle – a source for aligning qualified talent with careers that elevate Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw as an employer of choice.

Talent Acquisition Manager: Rahima Kara
Phone: 604-985-8335
Email: Rahima_Kara@squamish.net

Health & Safety

The Nation is pleased to provide a high level of Health and Safety resources throughout the organization, raising the level of awareness for all Nation employees through the Nation’s Workplace Health and Safety Committee.

Senior Health & Safety Officer: Doreen Maruska
Phone: 604-985-8335
Email: Doreen_Maruska@squamish.net

Safety Training

The Nation is committed to safety training, and conducts multiple sessions each year. Training programs included Boat Operators Certification, Fall Protection Certification, Spill Response Training, Electrical Safety, Personal Emergency Preparedness, Say No to Violence in the Workplace, Industrial First Aid Certification, and Crosswalk Training for the Nation’s little ones.

HR Specialist: Lynnea Mills
Phone: 604-985-8335
Email: Lynnea_Mills@squamish.net

Employee Training

The Nation is committed to providing opportunities and training for our employees.  Topics covered have included: MS Office, customer service skills, presentation skills, goal setting, organization, problem solving/having difficult conversations, and supervisory training, etc.

Senior Generalist: Nicole Graham
Phone: 604-985-8335
Email: Nicole_Graham@squamish.net