Weekly Newsletter February 12-‐18 Go Paperless! Benefits
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BANKING INFORMATION REMINDER: Please ensure that your current banking information is updated with FWFN Finance Department. FWFN ONLY accepts the following: 1. Voided cheque. 2. Bank-‐stamped completed form. This can be faxed directly to
our office from financial institution if they provide this fax service. 3. If an account-‐holder fills out a direct deposit form via their personal online bank profile, the original/online direct deposit form with original signature of account-‐holder must be provided. This form can be either dropped off in person at the Band Office or mailed in.
YOGA 4 ALL Classes start February 2nd 2016 ! Every Tuesday 12 - 1 February 2016 Monday
15 16 17 M A R C H B R E A K
Classes will be held at FWFN Community Center Cultural Room Come dressed in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move and relax.
Department: OFFICE OF THE CHIEF Date Prepared: February 5, 2016 Subject: ACTING CHIEF Prepared by: Kristy Boucher Please be advised that as of February 5 until February 14, 2016, Chief Collins will be away from the office. During this time, the Acting Chief will be Councillor, Michele Solomon. I would personally like to thank Michele for accepting the additional role and providing her guidance and support during this time. To reach Councillor Solomon, please contact: Kristy Boucher, Communications Officer/Executive Assistant-‐Office of the Chief 807.623.9543 Ext. 217 KristyBoucher@fwfn.com Michele Solomon, Acting Chief/Councillor FWFN 807.632.2744 MicheleSolomon@fwfn.com Respectfully,
Chief Peter Collins FWFN
Department: Communications Subject:
Live Streaming-Chief & Council Meetings
Fort William First Nation Registered Band Members now have the capacity to view FWFN Chief and Council meetings live on www.fwfn.com effective, Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. In order to start this process, there are a couple steps that need to be taken first. 1. Go to www.fwfn.com , click on the yellow BROADCASTS link at the top of the home page. 2. You will need to create an account to access this Member ONLY porthole. Click on New User. 3. Fill out the New User Registration page including your Status Card Number. The registrations are held for approval by the Communications Officer. 4. Once you have been approved for access, follow the same process as Step 1. 5. Then enter your user name and password, you will be redirected to the BROADCASTS page where you will find the current Council Agenda (posted prior to the meeting) and the Live Stream viewer. 6. Council will begin live streaming at 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) on the scheduled date of the Council Meeting. Please note: Submission of your Status Card # is ONLY needed for the initial sign up registration process and is not
required for any subsequent log in. All information is kept confidential and secured and is removed from the system once verified by the Communications Officer.
If you have any questions about this process or encounter any technical difficulty, please contact: Kristy Boucher Communications Officer & Executive Assistant-Office of the Chief. KristyBoucher@fwfn.com 807.623.9543 Ext. 217
CAREGIVERS’ ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP You’re the Heart of the Health Care System; You Don’t Have to Feel Alone. Hospice Northwest’s new online support group connects caregivers through sharing experiences and offers emotional and informative support.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Tips on how to Navigate the Health Care System Further Education about Specific Conditions Transitioning from Home to Long Term Care Stress/Anger Relieving Activities Changes to the Relationship First Hand Experiences Financial Information Self Care
Please call (807) 626-5570 ex. 5572 or e-mail email@example.com for more information
Ratification Communication Information Session Monday, February 29, 2016 Fort William First Nation Fort William Community Centre 400 Anemki Place, Fort William First Nation 6 to 9 P.M. Presentations on the First Nation Educational Landscape, Anishinabek Approach to Education â€“ Education Negotiations Overview, The Proposed Anishinabek Education System, and First Nation Constitution Requirement
All Fort William First Nation Citizens! Get involved, join the discussion. Get prepared to cast your vote on the proposed Anishinabek Education Systemâ€”November 28, 2016!
For more information please contact Murray Waboose at (8o7) 623-8887, toll free at 1877-409-6850 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contract Title: Contract Description:
Accountant for Proposal Reviews An Accountant is needed to review financial statement of prospective economic development projects. This review will be completed to determine their financial viability. The primary category of proposal the Accountant will be responsible for is economic development.
Major Responsibilities: • The Accountant facilitates the financial review of proposals for economic development opportunities that will benefit the community; • Make recommendation of proposals to Director of Economic Development. • Provides timely advice and information on economic development proposals, requirements, and procedures; • Handles confidential financial records and grant materials with great discretion; Qualifications: • Undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting required; • Chartered Professional Accountant designation preferred; • Five (5) years of experience at a senior-‐level finance or accounting position. • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. • Extensive knowledge of contract development, proposal development, and assessment or evaluation methodology. Compensation: Will be negotiated. Closing Date: Applications must be received by 4pm on Friday, February 12th, 2016. Please direct your application to the attention of: Michael Pelletier Jr., Human Resource Manager P: 807-‐623-‐9543 ext. 239, F: 807-‐623-‐5190 Email: email@example.com When hand delivering, ensure that your application is date stamped and a copy provided to you. We appreciate all applications. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
JOB POSTING Position Title:
Student Nutrition Coordinator Part-time Position, 10-20 hours per week Contract ending July 8th, 2016
The Education Department is looking to hire a community member as the Student Nutrition Coordinator. This position’s duties includes: keeping work areas clean; packing nutritionally approved snacks; distribution of snack bags; registrations of student for program; monitoring and facilitation of food distribution; menu planning; ordering or purchasing food; preparing snacks for three sites. The successful candidate will work to build and support the student nutrition program in Fort William First Nation.
Major Responsibilities: • Works with the Education Manager to identify “start-up” needs and arrange for delivery. • Develop registration form for parents to identify food allergies. • Prepares food for cooking by washing, peeling, shredding, slicing, and mixing various food items. • Possesses ability to work well in teams, familiarity with proper nutrition and Canada food group, and special dietary needs. • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required. • Prepare monthly menus for students. • Keeps within the established budget for food purchase. • Communicate and forward monthly plan to manager one week before the end of each month. • Order and purchase food products as per the menu plan. • A full job description is available upon request. Qualifications: • The successful applicant must undergo a criminal records check, a pre-employment drug testing. • Safe food handling course (training will be provided). Wage Rate:
$13.00 per hour
Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume with three (3) references, must be received by 4pm on Friday, February 12th, 2016. Please direct your application to the attention of: Michael Pelletier Jr. Human Resources Manager Ph: 807-623-9543 ext. 239, F: 807-623-5190 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen hand delivering; ensure that your application is date stamped and a copy provided to you.
We appreciate all applications. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Employment and Training
First Nation Pre Employment Program
Join us for SPROUTING!!
& YOGURT MAKING February 26, 2016 at 10 am @the Community Center Learn to sprout your own healthy, fresh and tasty food.
Call Ginger Randle @ 807-‐622-‐6931 email@example.com
Fort William First Nation Youth & Social Development
MUST REGISTER!! Registration forms can be picked up at Fort William First Nation Band office. Registration deadline will be Friday, February 26th, 2016
March Break Activities 2016 Day Time Activities
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Swimming at Canada Games Complex 1:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. Light Snack Will be provided Transportation: Buses will start doing pick-‐ups from 12:00p.m.-‐1:00p.m. Stop Locations will be Squaw Bay Church Area Mountain Road – Sky Hill Area
Wednesday, March 17, 2016 Sledding at Centienielle Park 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Light snack will be provided on site Transportation Buses will begin pick up at 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Stop Locations will be Squaw Bay Church Area Mountain Road – Sky Hill Area
Day Time Activity
Friday, M arch 19, 2016 Thursday, March 18, 2016 Movie N ight at Old Fort William Community Center Outdoor Activities and Snack and Refreshments Native Encampment will be served Tour 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. Light Snack will be provided on site Transportation: Buses will start doing pick-‐ups from 12:00p.m.-‐1:00p.m. Transportation Stop Locations will be Squaw Bay Church Area Buses will begin pick up at 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Mountain Road – Sky Stop Locations will be Hill Area Squaw Bay Church Area Mountain Road – Sky Hill Area
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
• All children must be signed up before the registration deadline – this is necessary for us in our planning and transportation arrangements • Please ensure all information is up to date on the registration forms i.e. correct emergency contact numbers if an emergency situation should arise – we need to be able to contact someone immediately • Children 10 and under must have parental supervision/Guardian 18+ at all activities scheduled No Exceptions • Transport times are an approximate time frame – A bus will go around to each location – if your child (10 and under parental supervision) is waiting at the end of the driveway, the bus driver will pick you and your child up – they will not wait at homes for people • We will provide a light snack at all the daily scheduled activities • Please ensure you and your child are dressed appropriately for the weather – some activities are outside and it is the responsibility of children to ensure proper clothing • Please try and leave digital devices home as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items • Please, let’s try to keep our week smoke free for the children • Depending on weather and registration, some activities may change – we will keep parents posted if this happens. All activities subject to change. • We are only able to allow one parent at activities unless driving on own And once again…..don’t forget to register for March Break activities and have completed and dropped off at the Fort William First Nation Reception (upstairs)by Friday, February 16, 2016
Fort William First Nation Youth and Social Development
March Break – 2016
Personal Information Child’s Name:
Date of Birth:
Health Card Number:
Friday or All 4 Days
Please circle the days your child will be attending Tuesday
1. Is your child presently on any medication(s)?
£ Yes £ No (If so, medication must be administered by a parent)
2. Does your child have any allergies?
£ Yes £No (If so, please list the allergies and what treatment is required in case on emergency) 3. Is there any other medical condition we should be aware of? (If so, please describe) 4. Person to contact in case of emergency: Name: Phone Number: Name: Phone Number: Parental Consent I give permission for the above named child to participate in recreational and cultural activities both on and off the property of Fort William First Nation, realizing that the activities may involve transportation which is provided by Fort William First Nation. I understand that participation is voluntary and agree that should an accident occur while engaged in such activities, I will not hold Fort William First Nation or it’s designates liable. I also give consent to the person in charge to attend to my child if he/she should need medical attention. Parents Signature:
Saturday February 20, 2016
Doors open @ 2:00 p.m. Paper Sales starts @ 4:00 p.m.
Book Prices 12 up ...50.00 9 up ...30.00 6 up ...20.00 Specials ...10.00 Early Birds...10.00
Loose Paper Specials ...2.00 1st Jackpot ...2.00 2nd Jackpot ...3.00 Bonanza ...1.00
TEDS Prices Basic ...85.00 Early Birds...10.00 Special ...30.00 Bonanza ...8.00 1st Jackpot ...6.00 2nd Jackpot ..9.00
Penny Auction • Bake Sale • 50/50 Draw $23,000 PRIZE BOARD
Licence # 7861
**12 UP or TED Basic must be purchased in order to play**
FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION Youth and Social Development Family Day Activity Presents our 1st Ever
Family Square Dance Night &
Chilli Bar Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Community Centre 6:00p.m. â€“ 9:00 p.m. Dance Caller: Sandy Beginners and Experienced Dancers Welcome Lots of Prizes!!! Prizes for the first 20 participants who sign in to participate in the square dance Other Prizes for: Attendance draw prize, On spot dancers, best dressed Cowboy/Cowgirl, family participation, best coupleâ€Ś.
YOUTH & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & COUNCIL PORTFOLIO MEETING THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2016 6:00-‐9:00 P.M. FWFN COMMUNITY CENTRE CULTURAL ROOM PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT: • ADDICTIONS • COMMUNITY WELLNESS • RECREATION • CULTURE • BINGO BALLS PROGRAM For more information please contact: Renee Boucher Director of Youth & Social Development 807.623.9543 Ext. 260 ReneeB@fwfn.com
FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION HEALTH CENTRE
Fit Nish Program @ FWFN Arena Gymnasium January 18, 2016 6pm-7pm January 25, 2016 6pm-7pm February 1, 2016 6pm-7pm February 8, 2016 6pm-7pm February 22, 2016 6pm-7pm L ose yourself in the m usic.. F ind yourself in shape
AGES 4 – 12 WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17 & 24 2016 4:30PM – 6:00PM FWFN Community Centre – Elder’s Side
PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S) MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE WITH CHILD(REN)
FWFN Health Department
Family Support Workers