Council Portfolio Report Fall 2013

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TERRY-LYNN MCNAB
COUNCIL PORTFOLIO REPORT
FALL 2013
ASSIGNED PORTFOLIOS
 Band Legislation Task Force
 Childcare
 Finance
 Health
 Human Resources (Communications)
 Urban – Off-Reserve Advisory Council
 Shared Responsibility – Treasury and Women’s Commission
BA N D L E G I S L AT I O N TA S K F O RC E
 Proposed GGFN Election Act
• Third draft submission dated September 2010
• Revised version required prior to ratification
 Revisions and required schedules have been completed
• Custom code conversion chart provided editing, recommended, suggestion and required amendments
 Governance Unit Meeting, AANDC October 17, 2013
 Next Step – Constitution Review, Governance Act and Financial Management Act
HEALTH
 GGFN HEALTH COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE
• Structure
• 3 to 5 adult members and one elder
• Include one youth (15 – 25 years)
• Set Term
• Term to coincide with the GGFN Governance Term
• Functions of Committee
• Provide advisory and recommendations
HEALTH
 Call for Committee Members – July 2, 2013
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Marcia Bitternose
Dale Gillman
Candace Longman
Charlene Longman
Denise Morris
Youth Representative, TBD
HEALTH…WHAT’S NEW?
 The Wellness Centre Statement Revised
 Wellness Centre Staff Job Descriptions amended and ratified
 Youth Outreach Centre – Work plan and Calendar of Events
 Unity of Nations Youth Conference
 Fall Health Fair
HEALTH…WHAT’S NEW?
 First Nations and Inuit Health Services Accreditation
• Health services accreditation is standardized level of
quality in health planning, management and delivery of
health services.
• Enables organizations to strive for excellence through
participation in a continuous process that leads them
from a self-assessment to an action plan for improving
all aspects of health care leadership, management and
service delivery
HUMAN RESOURCES
( C O M M U N I C AT I O N S )
 HR Committee
• Comprised of GGFN Senior Staff
• Linda Okanee, Director of Operations
• Pauline Anderson, CFO
• Rita Pratt, Post Secondary
• Bev Vinterlik, SA
• Ed Bitternose, Lands Manager
HUMAN RESOURCES
( C O M M U N I C AT I O N S )
 Human Resources
• Personnel File Contents Checklist
• Start date, current job description, verification of
education, training certificates, etc
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Conduct HR Audit – Measure the effectiveness of functions
and programs
• Evaluations - completed
• Job Descriptions – update and amend
• Compensation and Benefits - Develop Wage Scale
• Revised selection and recruitment process
• Orientation checklist
HUMAN RESOURCES
( C O M M U N I C AT I O N S )
 GGFN Personnel Policy
• Define the treatment, rights, obligations and relations
of all GGFN staff – the rules and procedures that
protect the workers and the GGFN Administration
• Policy Review – Last Review was in 2009, Enforced –
Nov. 1, 2013
• Changes to Canada Labour Code
• Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) amended
and now applies to First Nations
H U M A N R E S O U RC E S
( C O M M U N I C AT I O N S )
 George Gordon First Nation Post
• August 2013 – next edition: target January 2014
• Designing the GGFN Health Clinic Newsletter
 Advertising Print Media – Brochures, Policy Document
 George Gordon First Nation Website
• www.georgegordonfirstnation.com
• Built by Sandy Wall
• Staff training completed
HUMAN RESOURCES
( C O M M U N I C AT I O N S )
Facebook Policy - use of social media in workplace
GGFN Facebook Page – Administered by GGFN to
provide up-to-date and accurate information
URBAN
History
• Motion to support Proposal - November
2012
• Urban Development Project Proposal
submitted to TLE Board December 8, 2012
• Coordinate and provide services for all
members regardless of residency
URBAN
 GGFN Business Centre
• Investment of GGDL, provides leasing opportunity for office space
• 2704 10th Avenue, Regina SK
• Contact #: 306-949-4230
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Urban Services
GGDL
TLE
Post Secondary
 -GGFN Urban Services
• Michelle Pratt, Urban Services Coordinator
• Melody Bitternose, Receptionist
URBAN
Focus on Programs and Services
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Employment and Training
Education Support
Health and Wellness
Prevention Programs
By providing community based programming that are holistic, accessible and
reflective of our member’s needs and priorities we can eliminate the barriers to
participation and the advocacy required for the progress of our people.
URBAN
STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION
 Phase 1 – Development Phase
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Acquire office and programming headquarters
Staffing – Urban Services Coordinator, Receptionist
Develop Off-Reserve Advisory Board
Initiate working relationships to develop programming
Develop Urban Strategy Needs Assessment
Develop as non-profit charitable organization
Initiate proposal development
Coordinate satellite offices in other Urban settings
Develop Phase 2 – 4 work plan
URBAN
 Off-Reserve Advisory Board
• Call for members – Closing September 13, 2013
• Fred Bird
• Murall Bird
• Garth Geddes
• Ivy Kennedy
• Heather Montanna
• Kathleen Worm (McNab)
URBAN
Long Term Goal
The goal of the GGFN Urban Office will be to become self-sufficient. By developing
effective programming we will aim to acquire funding sources that our people are
entitled to, but not fully realizing such as:
 Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy (AHRDS)/SITAG
 Urban Aboriginal Strategy
 Heritage Canada – UMYAC
 City Grant Programs
U R BA N S E RV I C E S – F U N D I N G S O U R C E
Projected Revenue:
SIGA
$60,000.00
TLE BAND DEVELOPMENT
$110,875.00
Confirmed Funding
$170,875.00
FUNDRAISING
$10,000.00
GRANTS/PROPOSALS
$5,000.00
U R BA N S E RV I C E S – F U N D I N G S O U R C E
Fundraising Initiatives
• Art Show/Talent Show
• Poker Tournament – Casino Opportunities
• GGFN Championships
• Adult, Oldtimers, Women and Youth
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