Welcome to our new Executive Director – Murray Giesbrecht

November, 2017

Murray has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 12 years. He began his career at the North Central Community Association as program coordinator for the Youth Employment Program from 2005 to 2008. Over the past decade, he worked at the Regina Food Bank as Director of the Adult Centre for Employment Readiness & Training, and as an instructor at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in the Community Services Division. He has worked with many great community partners and colleagues over the years to develop unique and innovative community based programming, and is very excited to return to the NCCA to contribute to the great work being done in the North Central community.

Vibe Fall/Winter Programming 2017

Vibe offers crafts, games, recreation and light snacks. The program runs for one or two hours and is held in mâmawêyatitân centre. All supplies are provided. Bring your interest and creativity! All Vibe programming is FREE. Registration is required by contacting chelsey@nccaregina.ca or by calling 306-791-9888.

* CRAFT & CULTURE TUESDAYS: Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28 and Dec. 5, 12 & 19
Painting: Tuesdays, Nov. 7 to Dec. 19, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
age 8+, in the Program Room

Moccasins & Beading: Tuesdays, Nov. 7 to Dec. 19, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
age 13+ in the Program Room. Creating leather toddler moccasins and applying beadwork.

Ribbon Shirts: Tuesdays, Dec. 5 to 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
age 13+ in the Program Room. Sewing ribbon and appliqués onto shirts.

* FITNESS THURSDAYS: Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 and Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Self Defence: Thursdays, Nov. 2 to Dec. 28 5:30 to 6:30 pm
age 8 to 15 in the Dance Studio

Self Defence: Thursdays, Nov. 2 to Dec. 28 6:30 to 7:30 pm
age 16+ in the Dance Studio

Career Opportunity: Executive Director

Description of Executive Director Position

The North Central Community Association takes an innovative approach to community development in one of Regina’s most diverse neighbourhood. NCCA is looking for a dynamic individual to lead the organization with a passionate team to make a difference. NCCA currently is delivering family recreation programs, a weekly seniors meal, walking club, summer community gardens and clean-up projects, the Go Green social enterprise cleaning up at the Mosaic Stadium, and foot care for seniors and diabetics.

Vision: A safe caring and vibrant community where all people can thrive.

Mission: To enhance, engage, and represent our diverse neighbourhood, where we live work and play, by facilitating partnerships, programs, and services

The Executive Director manages and coordinates the administration, fund development, HR, and community relations of the association, staff, and is directly accountable to the board of directors.

Qualifications/Experiences:

  • Extensive experience working with indigenous people is essential.
  • Experience working with other diverse cultures;
  • Working knowledge of the range of community-based services and organizations available in the City of Regina and surrounding area;
  • Experience working with individuals and community organizations involved in the delivery of health and social services within the community;
  • Experience  in office organization and non-profit administration including budgeting
  • Experience in fund development including proposal writing
  • Must have a valid driver’s license;
  • Knowledge of existing human services and programs available in Regina;
  • Knowledge of current social and community issues;
  • Knowledge of municipal government operations;
  • Diploma or degree in social sciences or businesses admin is preferred;

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Organization and time management skills;
  • Problem-solving capacity utilizing limited resources;
  • A demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds;
  • The ability to communicate clearly in both written and oral forms to a wide range of audiences
  • Must be able to work in a stressful, time-pressured environment;
  • Must demonstrate the ability to lead in a team-oriented environment;
  • Must demonstrate an ability to deal effectively and constructively with both colleagues and members of the general public;
  • Duties and Responsibilities:
    Build and maintain positive working relationships with board, staff, volunteers, community members, community organizations, government and media;
  • Implement Strategic Plan as directed by the board and work with board to update Strategic Plan on a regular basis;
  • Maintain, promote, and update Community Action Plan (CAP) with board and stakeholders;
  • Manage all aspects of the organizations hiring and supervision of staff;
  • Manage all aspects of the organizations operations and administration;
  • Manage fund development plan including grant writing reporting and fundraising;
  • Oversee marketing and communications plan;
  • Respond to media requests;
  • Represent NCCA and North Central community interests within the mâmawêyatitân centre, various boards, committees, and consultations as directed by NCCA board in relation to the CAP;
  • Attend or participate in professional development opportunities as assigned by the board (at the expense of NCCA);
  • Other duties as assigned by the board;

Remuneration: $20 to $25/hour depending on experience

Hours: 35 hours/week Monday to Friday with occasional evenings and weekends

Duration: Permanent

Contest Closes: October 12, 2017

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

NCCA Hiring Committee

BoardSecretary@nccaregina.ca

mâmawêyatitân centre FREE community celebration!

Link

Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm

mâmawêyatitân centre

We kick off our day with CBC The Morning Edition with Sheila Coles, “LIVE” from mâmawêyatitân centre between 6:00am and 8:37am on Friday, September 22, 2017.  You or anyone one who is bright eyed and bushy tailed are welcome to come watch the radio show anytime between these hours.

See the poster for details and the lineup!

Sept. 9 Animal Well-Fair – Regina Humane Society

Animal Well-Fair helps the Regina Humane Society celebrate the end of the summer! Animal Well-Fair marks the end of a busy and educational summer for the RHS and the hundreds of children who learn about animal welfare and responsible pet ownership through our Pet S.T.O.P. (Pet Supply, Training, and Outreach Program) visits. This family event is held every year in Grassick Playground (at the corner of Cameron St. and 3rd Ave.). The 2017 event is on Saturday, September 9.

North Central Health Fair & BBQ

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The 11th annual North Central Health Fair, presented by SaskMilk,  will be on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at the Rainbow Youth Centre. North Central residents will have the opportunity to attend an interactive free heath fair and BBQ in their community where they can meet health professionals and presenters from a number of non-profits to gain information and tips to help improve their health and wellness.

The North Central Health Fair is designed to increase awareness of chronic disease risks and to introduce participants to health resources in their community. The Health Fair provides residents with information on their personal risk for developing diabetes and the opportunity to receive one-on-one diabetes education and counselling from a variety of healthcare professionals. The event follows an upstream methodology, focusing on prevention and early detection, rather than treating the illness after the fact. Residents have access to healthcare professionals and resources in a nearby, familiar setting where neighbouCDA POSTER NCHF poster 2017rhood members are involved in planning the project for their community which promotes pride, health and wellness.

Community partners, Aboriginal Health Home Care, Diabetes Canada, North Central Community Association, Four Directions Health, Rainbow Youth Centre, Regina Food Bank, Regina Police Service and SEARCH have planned a highly interactive event that uses a passport approach to encourage participants to visit the various activities and learning stations. At each station the passport is stamped and then passport is exchanged for a healthy barbecue meal including lean burgers, fruit, vegetables and water. Additionally, dancers and drummers perform traditional dancing, as an example of physical activity that should be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. This year the North Central Health Fair is registered as a Participaction 150 playlist event and residents can become involved in physical activities for the whole family, have a healthy BBQ lunch, learn more about healthy living and enjoy the entertainment. The event runs from 11am – 2 pm on August 16, 2017.

Joining as the presenting sponsor in 2017, SaskMilk proudly represents Saskatchewan’s 160 dairy family farms! SaskMilk’s dairy farmers are committed to producing safe, antibiotic-free, high-quality milk without the use of growth hormones, and to giving back to our communities throughout Saskatchewan.