Creating Hope

Indigenous Story-Telling; Truth Telling to Reconciliation

Indigenous Story-Telling; Truth Telling to Reconciliation


Position: Researcher and Writer Contractual Position

Start date: August 1st, 2019                End Date: March 31, 2020


The Creating Hope Society is a non-profit organization established to recognize the Sixties and Seventies Child Welfare Scoop is a continuation of the Residential School era. In all of our work, CHS seeks to cultivate traditional Indigenous values of mutual respect, shared leadership and responsibility, ethical conduct and acknowledgment of diverse ways of knowing in our work with individuals, families and our partner agencies and organizations.


Overview of Job

We are seeking a researcher, and a writer for the specific project “Indigenous Story-Telling; Truth Telling to Reconciliation”. This project is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action that highlight the need to bring forward Indigenous story-telling, truth-telling and community approaches to reconciliation.


Essential Duties


  • Must research for Lit review
  • Must have interviewing skills
  • Must have excellent writing skills
  • Must be able to effectively and efficiently write the narratives
  • Must be able to develop and maintain a strategic relationship with staff, other agencies and community at large.
  • Must be able to collaborate and work efficiently with digital director
  • Must have traditional and cultural awareness
  • Must be able to know the resources available when in need


General guidelines:


Under the direction of the Executive Director ensures that the strategic project is accomplished well and complete promptly on time.

  • Collaborate closely with the digital director.
  • Must be able to identify the challenges and provide recommendations
  • Maintain contact with sources, participants and strategic partners
  • Maintain a database
  • Maximize productivity through the use of appropriate tools and management skills.
  • Research, utilize and develop resources that creates a modern and efficient workflow.
  • Prepare regular progress updates to the Executive Director.



  • You must have a Diploma or a Bachelor degree in communications, journalism, social sciences, administration, arts or a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • A minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of related experience in communications, public relations, marketing, community development, project coordination, would be a definite asset.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • You will also possess exceptional reading, writing, editing, proofreading, presentation and event planning skills.  Knowledge or experience in graphic design, desktop publishing, word processing, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Suite and presentation software applications is an asset.
  • To be considered for the position, a valid Class 5 Driver’s License is required.
  • A criminal records check and child welfare intervention check will be required before an offer of contractual employment is presented.
  • Must possess a sound understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture and issues
  • Three references: two (2) from a previous employer and one (1) character references.

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