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Communications and Culture Managing Editor

Description:
The Managing editor report directly to the Communication & Culture Director. The Managing Editor supervises and oversees all aspects of Haida Laas, writing and editing text prior to publication, development of storyboards, planning of publications both physical and digital, and overseeing CHN websites and social media channels, are all the responsibilities of the editor.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Communications team and works to produce Haida Laas and
    other products.
  • Oversees the maintenance of haidanation.com, etc.
  • Leads storyboard development so that all CHN events are covered, delegates assignments, edits copy and manages production and distribution of products.
  • Supervises the production of other CHN publications as required.
  • Other related duties

Qualifications:

  • Keen interest and knowledge in Haida politics.
  • Demonstrated good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft office.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build relationships, teams and strong self-motivation.
  • Class 5 Driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated ability to fill requirements.

How to apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com

Deadline for applications:
Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Communications and Culture Managing Editor Description:The Managing editor report directly to the Communication & Culture Director. The Managing Editor supervises and oversees all aspects of H...View more

Executive Assistant Communication & Culture

DESCRIPTION  

The Executive Assistant reports to the Director of Communications and Culture. The EA coordinates and oversees office administrative duties, supports the Director, and assists in program planning and delivery. With the Director, they will create systems to track, organize and monitor the department's functions and finances.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage systems for documentation and financial control of the Directorate
  • Organize meetings and take minutes
  • Assist with the coordination of projects as requested
  • Manage enquiries and draft responses
  • Manage the Director's calendar
  • Other related duties

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12, with a preference for training in administrative courses or an equivalent combination of experience and two years office experience.
  • Detail oriented with good organizational, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work in a multi-task environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build relationships, work effectively in a team, and adapt creatively to changing situations.
  • Good knowledge and use of Microsoft Office
  • Class 5 Driver's Licence

How to apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com
Deadline for applications:
Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Executive Assistant Communication & Culture DESCRIPTION   The Executive Assistant reports to the Director of Communications and Culture. The EA coordinates and oversees office administrative dut...View more

Solutions Table Sorter

Description:

The Sorter is responsible for preparations for Solutions Table meetings. They will ensure necessary data is collected, analyzed and organized for all applications before the Table. They will integrate Haida input into Solutions table Briefing Notes as directed. They will work directly with SHN Solutions table members to support the implementation of relevant policies and decisions. They work as part of a collaborative team.


Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Collect, analyze and organize supporting materials and data for applications submitted to the Solutions Table (ST).
  • Sort and review applications, collect accurate information and analysis to provide informed input to SHN ST members
  • Attend weekly Solutions Table meetings and update the Record of meetings and Solutions Table Briefing Notes to be reviewed by SHN Table members
  • Support SHN ST members by providing perspective on adherence to LUOO/EBM and other relevant agreements and CHN policy
  • Write reports as assigned on the work of the Table and issues that arise from there
  • Perform data management functions as assigned to support all lands based projects and analysis
  • Assess Table processes and services and make recommendations for improvement
  • Work as part of a collaborative team, assisting with training, mentorship and other programs to build capacity.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, data, organizational and research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience working collaboratively with individuals and groups in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Excellent computer skills, with an emphasis on data tracking and management programs
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Haida Land based agreements is an asset
  • Experience working with First Nations and knowledge of First Nations communities and culture will be an asset
  • Grade 12 graduation or a combination of three years of office experience and experience managing data
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license

How to apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com

Deadline for applications:
Open until filled

Job Features

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Solutions Table Sorter Description: The Sorter is responsible for preparations for Solutions Table meetings. They will ensure necessary data is collected, analyzed and organized for all applications b...View more

Social Media Coordinator

Description:
The Social Media Coordinator will work with the Communications Team to create and manage engaging content for CHN’s social media presence.


Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively with other Secretariat of the Haida Nation employees
  • Work with the Communications Team to produce content and manage social media streams.
  • Follow issues, decisions and strategic direction of CHN
  • Assist/lead in technical equipment management and set-up for regular meetings
  • Other Related Duties

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Haida politics, clan, and family social structures
  • Knowledge of the procedures of the Council of the Haida Nation
  • Good understanding and use of social media apps and analytics
  • Good computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong capacity for teamwork and a collaborative approach
  • Proven capacity for setting and meeting deadlines, and adapting creatively to change
  • Class 5 Driver’s License

How to apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com

Deadline for applications:
Open Until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Social Media Coordinator Description:The Social Media Coordinator will work with the Communications Team to create and manage engaging content for CHN’s social media presence. Key duties & respo...View more

Communications and Culture Writer

Description:

The Writer is responsible for developing content for Haida Laas and other CHN media outlets. They will translate scientific, legal, political and policy documents into relatable language.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create accurate and well-researched content
  • Contribute content ideas
  • Attend and cover CHN events
  • Take and edit photos
  • Contribute written and visual content to special projects as required
  • Work effectively as part of team
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and interest in Haida politics
  • Demonstrated good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer literate Knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Demonstrated capacity to build relationships and strong self-motivation
  • Class 5 Driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to fill requirements

How to apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com
Deadline for applications:
Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Communications and Culture Writer Description: The Writer is responsible for developing content for Haida Laas and other CHN media outlets. They will translate scientific, legal, political and policy ...View more

Haida Gwaii
Posted 3 weeks ago

GIS Trainee

Description:
Responsible for lower-level GIS practices, this is a training position and may lead to a more permanent position. This will allow an individual to learn exciting new skills in the field of GIS/mapping.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and generate maps and GIS database products
  • Create GIS mapping products for analysis, education and display
  • Learn to digitize, do data conversation and organize existing data.
  • Deepen understanding of key governance documents, in land and marine

Qualification:

  • Strong and proven organizational skills
  • Successful in working a team environment
  • Excellent focus and detail oriented
  • Class 5 Driver’s licence
  • Familiarity with Office and related computer programs
  • Interest in and knowledge of Haida laws, values, traditions and Haida government

How to apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com

Deadline for application:
Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

GIS Trainee Description:Responsible for lower-level GIS practices, this is a training position and may lead to a more permanent position. This will allow an individual to learn exciting new skills in ...View more

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION

Negotiations Manager

Description:

The Negotiations Manager will support Gud ad T’alang HlGang.gulxa Tll Yahda / Tll yá;adee G̱ii gud ahl t;álang hlG̱ángulaang negotiations including implementation of the GayGahlda/Kwah.hlahl.dáyaa (Changing Tide) Framework for Reconciliation. The Negotiations Team provides strategic and technical support to the CHN through the President, Vice-President and Haida Reconciliation of Title Team, and works closely with the CHN Legal Team on matters relating to negotiation and litigation.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Mentee and work closely with the Negotiations Director to advance reconciliation negotiations, including providing senior technical support for matters related to:
    • Implementation of the GayGahlda/Kwah.hlahl.dáyaa Framework for Reconciliation, including Good Faith Measures
    • Implementation of the Nang K’uula/Nang K’úulaas Recognition Agreement
    • Development of a draft Haida Title Lands agreement
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the NST to implement internal and tripartite work activities
  • Uphold Haida values and interests in negotiations-related meetings with federal and provincial representatives
  • Provide office-based support for internal coordination across CHN directorates, including working collaboratively with CHN Governance and Stewardship staff and contractors on negotiations matters related to forest management, oceans management, and protected areas management
  • Assist with communication and engagement of Haida citizens in the negotiation process
  • Assist with preparation of materials to support negotiations
  • Coordinate with legal and title case work
  • Other related duties

Qualifications:

  • Sound knowledge of the Constitution of the Haida Nation, the CHN, its mandate, vision,
    goals, objectives and programs including policy and procedures, Haida language and culture
  • Sound knowledge of Haida Nation social and governance structures and processes
  • A good working knowledge of existing CHN agreements and protocols, the Haida Title Case, and federal and provincial reconciliation processes
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience interfacing between the Haida Nation, Canada and/or BC
  • Effective oral and written communications skills
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft office programs
  • Availability to work in the CHN Skidegate or CHN Massett offices
  • Must have valid Class 5 BC Drivers License

 

How to apply:
Submit a cover letter and/or video application that outlines: (a) the reasons for your interest in this position and (b) how you would approach the role of Negotiations Manager, along with a copy of your
resume, to careers@haidanation.com.

Deadline for applications:
Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION Negotiations Manager Description: The Negotiations Manager will support Gud ad T’alang HlGang.gulxa Tll Yahda / Tll yá;adee G̱ii gud ahl t;álang hlG̱ángulaang neg...View more

Haida Gwaii
Posted 3 weeks ago

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION

Controller

Description:

Reporting to the CFO, the Controller will oversee and manage the finance team and produce financial analysis for the Nation. The Controller will develop and implement streamlined budgeting, payroll and reporting processes. The Controller ensures that senior staff receive thorough and timely financial status reports for planning and budget compliance. They will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer at the Chief of Staff in all areas relating to Finance.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Delivers timely, accurate financial statements and financial reports
  • Assists the CFO in the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures
  • Prepares comprehensive financial updates by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data
  • Provides advice on financial decisions
  • Responsible for maintaining adherence to internal controls
  • Oversees accounts payable, receivable, payroll, and reporting.
  • Supervises finance staff
  • Achieves budgeting goals with proper scheduling, analysis and corrective actions.
  • Maximizes payroll efficiency
  • Assists to develop and support short- and long-term operational strategies;
  • Delivers approved reconciled trial balances with supporting document each year for annual audits
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, history of financial project management
  • Strong foundation in banking processes and financial data analysis
  • Working knowledge of tax regulations and compliance reporting
  • Experience managing payroll and streamlined accounting processes
  • Experience with First Nations
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Willing to relocate to Haida Gwaii

Education & experience

  • Post-secondary degree in business, accounting or related field
  • Experience with Adagio, Paydirt and Microsoft Office
  • Professional certification such as CPA or CA
  • Five or more years as a senior level accounting or finance manager.

How to apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com

Deadline for applications
Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION Controller Description: Reporting to the CFO, the Controller will oversee and manage the finance team and produce financial analysis for the Nation. The Controller will dev...View more

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION

Cultural Wood Coordinator

Description:

The Cultural Wood Coordinator will be responsible for working collaboratively with department staff to design and implement the application process for citizens seeking to apply for cultural wood, work with sources of cultural wood to facilitate access as directed, and facilitate the success of applications.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Design and implement an application process for cultural wood for Haida citizens
  • Build effective relationships with wood suppliers, to coordinate and facilitate access to cultural wood
  • Facilitate citizen access to apply and gain timely access to cultural wood
  • Ensure professional, timely and effective communication acting as point of contact in relation to the cultural wood program with citizens, at meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences and community meetings/events, as assigned.
  • Assist with written reports for the HNRD, the SHN and the Council of the Haida Nation
  • Develop and prepare materials, reports, presentations and other materials for a range of audiences
  • Other related duties

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of Office 365
  • Team experience with good collaborative skills
  • Commitment and attention to detail
  • Some GIS experience an asset
  • Must have a valid B.C. driver’s license
  • Must be willing to attend meetings and public events as required.

How to apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com

Deadline for applications:
Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION Cultural Wood Coordinator Description: The Cultural Wood Coordinator will be responsible for working collaboratively with department staff to design and implement the appli...View more

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION

Heritage & Natural Resources Manager

Description:

Reporting to the Director of Lands, the Heritage & Natural Resource Manager oversees the program areas associated with the implementation of the Strategic Land Use Agreement, the Kunst’aa Guu-Kunst’aayah Reconciliation Protocol and the Haida Gwaii Land Use Objectives Order. This position includes close collaboration with other departments and external government staff. The HNRD Manager is responsible for a wide range of areas including but not limited to Forest Stewardship & Monitoring, Solutions Table, HNRC, and HGMC technical support, GIS Mapping services & Archaeological monitoring.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Oversee the delivery of Heritage & Natural Resources operations ensuring existing policies, procedures, regulations are followed and continue to develop when required.
  • Supervise a team of seasonal and regular staff. Ensures staff are trained in all aspects of their duties and meet safety standards. Ensures the inclusion of capacity building opportunities and succession planning.
  • Develop, implement, maintain HNRD programs, budgets, work plans and services with in the HNRD department.
  • Participate in bodies providing oversight or management of areas as assigned.
  • Assess departmental, staffing and fiscal needs of the programs and services annually and bring forward recommendations to the Director.
  • Provide logistical and where applicable resource support towards emergency and high-risk situations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Recreation or related field with 3 years’ experience; or an equivalent combination of training, skills and experience
  • Experience in budget and contractor oversight and management of people;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience in the development and implementation of operating plans and policies;
  • Knowledge of Haida Culture and Haida Gwaii natural history;
  • Skilled in field work, physically able to perform field duties
  • Must have a valid class 5 B.C. driver’s license

How to apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com

Deadline for applications:
Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION Heritage & Natural Resources Manager Description: Reporting to the Director of Lands, the Heritage & Natural Resource Manager oversees the program areas associated ...View more

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION

Seasonal: Marine Planning Field Assistant

Description:
The Marine Planning Field Assistant is a seasonal position that will participate in a wide variety of fieldwork, data collection, and sampling methods around the marine environment throughout Haida Gwaii, and contribute to numerous marine projects and priorities for the Haida Nation.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the European Green Crab Project fieldwork, including assisting eelgrass, bivalve, and shore crab surveys, moving crab and bait, cleaning and repairing gear, supporting contractors, and lab work with various samples.
  • Support kelp monitoring, including notetaking, counting and measuring kelp.
  • Support invasive tunicate monitoring, including cleaning and assembly of gear, field deployment and retrieval, and microscope lab work.
  • Support estuary monitoring, including collecting data on an iPad, carrying field gear, and walking estuaries.
  • Support marine environmental emergency response, assisting with boat travel, field surveys, response tactics, and training.
  • Data entry, field report writing, and other computer tasks.
  • Other field-based and office/lab-based tasks on various projects as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license
  • Small Vessel Operators Proficiency in Knowledge of Haida/Indigenous communities and experience working with First Nations an asset
  • Knowledge of Haida Gwaii waters and experience working on boats an asset
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and experience working collaboratively.
  • Willingness to work longer days and weekends as needed.

How to apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com

Deadline for application:
Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategorySeasonal

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION Seasonal: Marine Planning Field Assistant Description:The Marine Planning Field Assistant is a seasonal position that will participate in a wide variety of fieldwork, data ...View more

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION

Solutions Table Member

Description:

Reporting to The HNRD Manager, The Solutions Table Member, working collaboratively with department staff, performs a technical review of all materials necessary to analyze applications through the Solutions Table. The review determines compliance with the Haida Gwaii Land Use Order objectives and other agreements, along with CHN goals and objectives.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly Solutions Table meetings (or as required) on behalf of the Nation and within direction provided, ensure that the processing of applications is performed in compliance with the LUOO/EBM and CHN goals and objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with the Solutions table team, to determine that all material, documents and data is available to inform decisions at the table.
  • Ensure professional, timely and effective communication to the staff team, the Province of British Columbia, outside agencies, applicants and the public
  • Act as point of contact in relation to solutions table business at meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences and community meetings/events, as assigned.
  • Assist with quarterly and annual written reports for the Solutions Table to the Haida Gwaii Management Council, the SHN and the Council of the Haida Nation.
  • Work with staff, committees and elected officials as assigned.
  • Develop and prepare materials, reports, presentations and other materials related to Solutions table business for a range of audiences
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including successful experience working collaboratively with individuals and groups in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Excellent advocacy skills with an emphasis on reaching agreements.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with First Nations and knowledge of First Nations communities and culture will be an asset
  • Some post- secondary training is an asset, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience working with Haida or other First Nations in natural resources
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License

How to apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com

Deadline for applications:
Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION Solutions Table Member Description: Reporting to The HNRD Manager, The Solutions Table Member, working collaboratively with department staff, performs a technical review of...View more

Seasonal Boat Captain – Haida Gwaii Watchmen

DESCRIPTION  

Under the direction of the Haida Gwaii Watchmen Manager, the Boat Captain is responsible for the effective and cost-efficient field and boat operations, in keeping with vessel polices and Transport Canada Regulations and making sure the boat, motors and other equipment is serviced and maintained.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Navigate and operate the boat and ensure all crew and passengers adhere to all safety standards and regulations
  • Preparing the vessel prior to each trip insuring that the boat is in proper working condition, doing pre trip inspection and doing post trip inspections, cleaning and maintenance of the vessel
  • Oversee and direct crew to manage the safe operation including deck cargo on and off loading and passengers.
  • Navigate the vessel safely to and from each destination and ensuring that a trip plan has been made and given to the HGW Manager.
  • Record and report immediately to the HGW Manager all vessel accidents and incidents, regardless of the seriousness, including ill or injured crew or passengers.
  • Ensure all Safety equipment, including first aid supplies, is kept fully stocked at all times and is in good working order and that the crew is familiar with First Aid procedures and equipment usage.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate, complete date vessel logs daily
  • Conduct fire and emergency drills to the extent that all crew are sufficiently trained to act promptly in the event of an emergency, and record the drills
  • Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five years' relevant work experience and knowledge of boat operation and maintenance. Wilderness First Aid, Marine First Aid, ROC-M, MED A3, and SVOP tickets
  • A sound knowledge of the Haida Gwaii waters and area, as well as being familiar with Reading and understanding tide tables for Haida Gwaii waters and familiar with the weather conditions of Haida Gwaii
  • Must be able to work in a physical environment and conditions, and be able to load and unload gear and equipment repeatedly and safely
  • Be willing to work flexible schedule as directed by the HGW Manager
  • Being familiar with the policies, goals and objectives of the Haida Gwaii Matchmen programs is an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with experience working collectively as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of Haida/Indigenous communities and experience working with First Nations and asset.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your cover letter and resume to: careers@haidanation.com.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Open until filled

Job Features

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Seasonal Boat Captain – Haida Gwaii Watchmen DESCRIPTION   Under the direction of the Haida Gwaii Watchmen Manager, the Boat Captain is responsible for the effective and cost-efficient field and bo...View more

The Secretariat of the Haida Nation is seeking expressions of interest from Educators to deliver marine stewardship lessons to grade 4 classrooms.

The Educator will deliver a set of three lessons on Abalone stewardship in 2-3 elementary schools, coordinate with teachers and lesson guests, and organize classroom materials. Lesson plans and materials will be provided.

The contract will be for a maximum of 60 hours, with lessons to be delivered between late February and March 2024.

Please send your expressions of interest including your expected hourly rate. Preference will be given to persons of Haida ancestry, with previous experience in marine stewardship.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Expressions of interest must be received by Monday, February 12th 2024 to be considered:

Please mail or e-mail applications to:

HFP Skidegate
#1 Reservoir Road
PO Box 98
Skidegate, Haida Gwaii V0T 1S0

quinn.andrews@haidanation.com 

HFP - Massett
272 Eagle Avenue P.O. Box 87
Massett, Haida Gwaii V0T 1M0

250-945-4914

After the closing date, the CHN may select individuals and enter into contract arrangements without further public notices.

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The Secretariat of the Haida Nation is seeking expressions of interest from Educators to deliver marine stewardship lessons to grade 4 classrooms. The Educator will deliver a set of three lessons on A...View more

Community Energy Plan for Haida Gwaii
COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION

Project Overview

The Council of the Haida Nation (CHN) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) for professional services to develop a Community Energy Plan for Haida Gwaii.

The selected firm will work with the CHN as well as additional Haida Nation members and staff to lead a Community Energy Planning process resulting in a written Plan. As part of the Plan, the firm will facilitate community engagement and provide a prioritization guide that weighs potential to advance Haida Gwaii’s objective to transition the Islands’ electrical systems to clean and renewable energy, and reduce overall electrical consumption.

While numerous studies have already been completed on supply side resource options to reduce diesel generated electricity on Haida Gwaii, the primary goal of this plan is to deliver effective community engagement on the results on those studies that will lend toward a community informed strategy. Subsequent to that goal, this plan aims to increase community dialogue on demand side management, food sovereignty, transportation and waste reduction options and prioritize strategies for implementation of initiatives.

Scope

The CHN wishes to review and update its current greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and establish a pathway of actions to achieve these goals. The Plan will expand these emission-reduction goals to include community resilience and adaptation to climate change actions.

Consultant will engage community stakeholders and governments to complete this effort. Consultant may present to these groups as well as Council of the Haida Nation while drafting the plan, and once it is final. Work will be completed within 9 months of accepting this proposal, with anticipated final plan approval by Council by October 1 2024.

Proposals should embed existing policies on sustainability, equity, and community engagement in proposal content, and will be considered based on scope, schedule and cost.

Project Deliverables – the final Community Energy Plan should include:

  • Results of community engagement that lend toward the prioritization of existing community electricity plan resources options (i.e. supply-side management projects identified as feasible and economically viable) to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs).
  • Results of community engagement that lend toward the prioritization of demand-side management options to reduce GHGs.
  • Community engagement that will lend toward the prioritization of transportation options to reduce GHGs.
  • Community engagement that will lend toward the prioritization of food sovereignty options to reduce GHGs.
  • Community engagement that will lend toward the prioritization of waste reduction projects to reduce GHGs.
  • Suggested tools to track progress for CHN operations and community-wide emissions reductions by timeframe, emission source, and mitigation or adaptation-related action;
  • Comprehensive menu of strategies and tactics to achieve goals. These could include, Policy – changes to existing or inclusion of new policies, structural – creating new departments, or other methods as identified by the consultant.
  • Reflect on past and ongoing planning initiatives for Haida Gwaii’s communities and resources; including and not limited to Comprehensive Community Plans, municipal and regional strategic plans, and plans related to land and marine use.

Interim Project Schedule

The following schedule demonstrates key milestones in the project process.

  1. Advertise Request for Proposals — Jan 17, 2024
  2. Request for Proposal Due — Jan 24, 2024
  3. Award Contract to Consultant — Jan 25, 2024
  4. Consultant to work with local partners on high-level engagement for initial “launch” of planning process — Jan 2024
  5. Initial community engagement/Listening Tour — Jan 31st/Feb 1st at two open houses hosted by Swiilawiid Sustainability Society and Tll Yahda Energy
  6. Progress Report #1 — May 2024
  7. Report to Council— June 2024
  8. Progress Report #2 — Aug 2024
  9. Present Draft Plan for submission— Sep/Oct 2024

Proposal Content

The following will be considered minimum contents of the proposal:

  1. A statement of objectives and goals and a description of the consultant's proposed approach to Plan development, including engagement strategy   on how to meaningfully engage with all communities of Haida Gwaii.
  2. A description of the scope of service, and a list of specific deliverables to be provided by the firm.
  3. A work plan that identifies major tasks to be completed and a timeline for those tasks. Please identify any optional work tasks in this area and any work sub-consulted in the detailed cost breakdown.
  4. A cost breakdown of the tasks to be performed with a breakout of the hours per work task identified. The consultant will indicate any assumptions made (e.g., number of meetings, number of drafts, etc.) and include this information with the cost proposal. Total hours and dollars for each deliverable and the final project shall be shown.
  5. A statement of qualifications, list of recent similar projects, references for recent projects, and the proposed project manager and team.

Any optional work tasks suggested by the consultant shall be indicated as such and should be included in task information identified above.

Prior Studies and Planning Document Review

Several previous studies and planning efforts have focused on decarbonizing the electricity grid on Haida Gwaii. The Consultant may review available documents and relevant elements of other citywide plans to inform their proposal. These documents will be provided by CHN and can be found here or at http://bit.ly/HGEnergyResources

  • Haida Gwaii 100% diesel reduction plan-application to Natural Resources Canada (2018)
  • Haida Community Electricity Plan commissioned by BC Hydro (2020)
  • Draft BCH Load Forecast document (2021)
  • BC Hydro Draft PPT for Haida Gwaii Long-Term Resource Planning(Feb 2023)
  • Tll Yahda Energy (TYE)/BCH draft MOU submitted for discussion (July 2023)
  • List of additional planning documents compiled between TYE/BC Hydro (2022)
  • BCUC resource planning guidelines (2003)


Contact protocoltable@haidanation.com for questions and proposal submission.

Job Features

Job CategoryContract

Community Energy Plan for Haida GwaiiCOUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION Project Overview The Council of the Haida Nation (CHN) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) for professional services to develop ...View more