2015-2016 Equipement Grants Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council’s (Partners Council) is pleased to announce the Fall release of the 2015/16 Equipment Grant Program, offering First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Aboriginal Friendships Centres across British Columbia the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase sport, recreation and/or physical activity equipment.  The equipment must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs.

The Equipment Grant Program is delivered through each of the Partner Council’s six Regional Committees, inclusive of the Northwest, Northeast, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal and Vancouver Island.  Regional Selection Committees will be responsible for evaluating the applications submitted by communities/organizations from within their region and awarding the grants.

 Eligibility

All First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply. In addition, some provincial not-for-profit organizations that deliver Aboriginal health promotion programs are eligible to apply. Due to limited funds, not all applications will be selected.

 Grant

Grants will range from $500 to $1500. The funds must be used to purchase sport, recreation, or physical activity equipment. Under the 2015/16 program, applications that demonstrate shared use of equipment, a large number of people benefiting from use and easy access, safe storage of equipment and community need will rank highest within the application evaluation process. Jerseys and apparel, and large single user equipment are generally not considered under the program.  If there are questions on what type of equipment is most appropriate for the program, please contact Jessica Bawlf

 Application Deadline

All applications (including official purchase quotes or statements from a retailer, vendor or distributor) must be received on or before 5 pm (PST), Monday October 12, 2015.  Application Forms must be submitted by email or fax to the following coordinates:

Jessica Bawlf, Administrative Assistant
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council
Email: pcadminassist@bcaafc.com or Fax: 250.388.5502
(Note: successful applicants will be notified in November 2015)

Final report

All grant recipients will be required to complete and submit a final report. The report must include all original equipment purchase receipts.  The report form will be provided by the Partners Council.

If you have not clicked on the above link, please Click here to begin your online application: https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/201516-equipment-grant-program/

Respectfully,

Leon Erickson

Coordinator,  Northeast Region

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Region 3 Thompson Okanagan Community AGM Announcements

South Okanagan Similkameen Metis Association AGM

Date: October 7, 2015     Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Penticton United Church 696 Main St. Penticton BC

Kelowna Metis Association AGM

Date: October 17, 2015      Time: 10:00AM

Location: 2949 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC

Salmon Arm Metis Association 

Date: October 19, 2015     Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 370 Lakeshore Drive NE Salmon Arm BC

Vernon and District Metis Association

Date: October 21, 2015      Time: 5:00PM

Location: #005-3402-27th Avenue Vernon BC

Boundary Local Metis Association

Date: October 25, 2015      Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Selkirk College, Grand Forks, BC

2015/16 EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

2015/16 EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/201516-equipment-grant-program/

Application Guidelines
The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council’s (Partners Council) fall release of the 2015/16 Equipment Grant Program offers First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Aboriginal Friendships Centres across British Columbia the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase sport, recreation and/or physical activity equipment.  The equipment must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs.

The Equipment Grant Program is delivered through each of the Partner Council’s six Regional Committees, inclusive of the Northwest, Northeast, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal and Vancouver Island.  Regional Selection Committees will be responsible for evaluating the applications submitted by communities/organizations from within their region and awarding the grants.
Guidelines for the fall release of the 2015/16 Equipment Grant Program are as follows:

All First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply. In addition, some provincial not-for-profit organizations that deliver Aboriginal health promotion programs are eligible to apply. Due to limited funds, not all applications will be selected.

Grants will range from $500 to $1500. The funds must be used to purchase sport, recreation, or physical activity equipment. Under the 2015/16 program, applications that demonstrate shared use of equipment, a large number of people benefiting from use and easy access, safe storage of equipment and community need will rank highest within the application evaluation process. Jerseys and apparel, and large single user equipment are generally not considered under the program.  If there are questions on what type of equipment is most appropriate for the program, please contact Jessica Bawlf

Application Deadline
All applications (including official purchase quotes or statements from a retailer, vendor or distributor) must be received on or before 5 pm (PST), Monday October 12, 2015.  Application Forms must be submitted by email or fax to the following coordinates:

Jessica Bawlf, Administrative Assistant
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council
Email: pcadminassist@bcaafc.com or Fax: 250.388.5502

(Note: successful applicants will be notified in November 2015)

Funding Opportunity for RBC Sports Day in Canada Events

As the organizer of a registered RBC Sports Day in Canada event, or the potential organizer of an event for 2015, you are invited to apply for funding to support your community-wide event or try-it day event!  Please review the two categories below to determine your eligibility. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Bartlett at bbartlett@participaction.com or (416) 913-1506.

1) Community-wide Events:
The purpose of this special funding is to provide targeted resources to help you enhance the community-wide event you are planning. All applications are reviewed by a panel and will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Financial need – what additional value could the funding provide to your event that otherwise would not be possible?
  • Potential of the event to attract media attention (attendance of high performance athletes/politicians)
  • Potential of the event to inspire and encourage sport participation among a large number of people (including the potential to provide onsite participation opportunities)
  • Accessibility to the general public or a broad audience (open to the community to participate)
  • Consideration will also be given to geographic distribution and diversity of sports, age, ability and culture when awarding grants among deserving applicants

Funding is awarded up to a maximum of $2000 at the review panel’s discretion. To apply, please read the Community-wide Grant Guidelines and fill out the online Community-wide Grant Application. The deadline for applications is September 24, 2015.

2) Try-it Day Events:
The try-it day grants provide funding for organizations, clubs and communities in British Columbia to plan a sports “try-it” day in the week leading up to and on RBC Sports Day in Canada. Give the people in your community the opportunity to experience and try a new sport for free between November 14 and 21, 2015 and your organization could be eligible to receive up to $300 to fund the event.

Try-It Day grants are open to non-profit and community sports organizations, municipalities, Aboriginal and community associations as well as multi-sport and provincial sport organizations to host events in British Columbia.

To apply, please read the Try-it Day Grant Guidelines and fill out the online Try-it Day Grant Application. The deadline for applications is September 24, 2015.

NCCP Courses in William Lake, FREE

PacificSport Northern BC Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre • 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC • Canada • V2N 4Z9 • 250.960.5348

Pomeroy Sport Centre • 9324 – 96 Street, F or t St . John, BC • Canada • V1J 0H6 • 250.794.3308

For more information & to register online:
http://www.pacificsportnorthernbc.com
September 26 & 27 • Williams Lake, BC

National Coaches Week Competition Introduction Modules

Design a Sport Program, Teaching & Learning, Basic Mental Skills

These NCCP Introduction to Competition modules focus on the important principles of coaching such as teaching & learning techniques, desigining a sport program, and basic sport mental skills. The new NCCP format replacing Level 2 Multi-Sport Module introduces coaches to the needs of developing athletes preparing for competition.

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2015 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, Williams Lake, BC
Cost: Free
Registration for 16 +
http://pacificsportnorthernbc.com/events-calendar

Kamloops BC Job Opportunity Housing Project Manager

Exciting Full‐Time Two Year Employment Opportunity
Housing Project Manager For “A Place of Belonging”

A culturally safe home for Aboriginal young men who have aged out of the child welfare system. In partnership with the identified agencies, we are recruiting a Housing Project Manager to develop a culturally safe home for Aboriginal Young Men between the ages of 19‐26 who have aged out of the provincial child welfare system. The Housing Project Manager will work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services and receive guidance and direction from a Project Reference Group consisting of membership from the noted agencies.

We are seeking a self‐motivated, creative and culturally competent individual who wishes to contribute to the reconciliation process in Aboriginal child welfare and transform outcomes for Aboriginal young men aging out of care.

Purpose:
The primary objective of the Housing Project Manager is to provide overall project management, planning and program development. Performance objectives and standards are driven by the need for adherence to timeliness, strong administrative skills, project management and attention to detail.

Responsibilities:
 Develop a project management plan in consultation with the project’s External Evaluator and
the Project Reference Group
 Develop a policy and procedure manual for the home
 Explore housing options, lead negotiations and secure a location
 Fundraise and secure financial and material donations from the community
 Create an intake system for the home
 Create and manage a schedule for the daily operations of the home
 Manage and maintain confidential client files
 Prepare and produce reports as required by the supervisor and Project Reference Group by identifying and organizing the required information, compiling data, designing format, and printing reports for the granting body
 Create professional documents such as routine correspondence and communications including but not limited to; program brochures, posters, professional letters, memos, etc.
 Other job related duties as requested by the supervisor and Project Reference Group Qualifications:
 Successful completion of a business administration, project management of related educational program
 Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a similar project
 Demonstrated experience in completing successful proposal submissions and fund raising initiatives
 Knowledge of Aboriginal history, culture and Community
 Knowledge of the BC child welfare system, outcomes for Aboriginal youth in care, issues related to intergenerational trauma impacting Aboriginal Peoples, substance misuse, mental health and homelessness
 Knowledge of local community, social and health resources
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Proficiency in Excel, Word, Publisher and Outlook
 Previous experience working within a non‐profit organization an asset
 Able to work independently
 Valid driver’s license and vehicle required
 Successful applicant must pass a criminal record review
 As per Section 16 of the Federal Charter of Human Rights Act, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry

Remuneration:
 Up to $24.00 per hour along with benefits following successful 3 month probationer period.
 Funds to support this two year position have been generously provided by the Community
Action Initiative

Application Process:
 Please send your resume along with 3 professional references to the attention of:
Colleen Lucier, Executive Director
Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services
707 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC, V2B 3J1
Email: ed@lmofcs.ca

 For further information or question, please contact Colleen at 250‐554‐9486
Application Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 4:30pm
All resumes will be carefully reviewed, however, only those applicants invited to an interview will be
contacted

FREE NCCP Coaching Clinics and Travel Subsidies

National Coaching Week is fast approaching and PacificSport Okanagan and PacificSport Interior will be hosting numerous FREE NCCP Coaching Clinics throughout the Interior.  Please visit their websites to find out the locations and dates for these Free events.

Aboriginal Coaching Travel Subsidies:

Limited Travel subsidies are available for Aboriginal coaches travelling 50+ km’s to participate.  Please contact Bernard Manuel at 250-350-3254 or at 250-315-3457 to inquire if you qualify for a Limited Travel Subsidy.  Travel subsidies will be provided after the completion of a coaching course.

Thank you,

Bernard (Buzz) Manuel

Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator – Interior Region

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Office Location:

C/O  N’kwala School, Upper Nicola Band

9410 N’kwala Road, Douglas Lake BC

Mailing Address and Contact Info:

PO Box 3700 | Merritt, BC | V1K 1B8

Phone:  250.350.3254  | Mobile:  250.315.3457

Fax:  250.350.3319 | Email: bmanuel@bcaafc.com