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Are you energetic and innovative with a successful history in program development?
If so, then this is the position for you.
The Canadian Native Friendship Centre is recruiting an experienced, resourceful, and culturally competent Executive Director to take over the reins of the Centre.
This vacancy has resulted from the current Executive Director transferring into a role within a new branch of the Centre.  The CNFC is governed by a progressive policy style Board of Directors that are open to new ideas, programs, opportunities and experiences within the Friendship Centre movement. 
Executive Director
Canadian Native Friendship Centre 
Location:              Edmonton, AB
Term:                     Permanent

The Canadian Native Friendship Centre has served urban Aboriginal People in Edmonton for 60 years as a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life of Aboriginal people residing in Edmonton, Alberta. The Society coordinates several programs to connect Aboriginal people in Edmonton with their culture and language.   

Key Responsibilities
  • Direct executive team and senior management to establish organizational objectives and execute plans to achieve them
  • Plan and allocate finances, human resources, and material management to implement organizational policies and programs
  • Manage and coach the executive team and senior management to delegate the necessary authority to create optimum working conditions
  • Serve as the organization's representative internally and externally
  • Collect data from leadership team and present regular reporting on the status of the association's operations
  • Compare financial results with association's objectives and takes appropriate measures to improve unsatisfactory performances
  • Extensive managerial skills and ability to take leadership over association operations
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate as a leader.
  • A university degree in business administration, commerce or other discipline related to the service provided is required.
  • Several years of professional experience in a leadership role, reporting to a Board of Directors.
  • Cultural competence is a must.
  • Specialization in all aspects of program development, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Evidence of successful acquisition of program funding, utilizing applicable analysis of the programs and services required by the urban Indigenous population of Edmonton.
Work Environment
  • Office environment with occasional travel to provincial and national meetings
  • Prolong periods of sitting
  • May be required to be mobile to meet with departments throughout the organization 

Qualified candidates are invited to direct their applications via email or mail, with cover letter and resume by May 5, 2022 to:

Canadian Native Friendship Centre
Attn: Ella Mayer
11728 - 95 Street
Edmonton AB  T5G 1L9

Please direct all inquiries to the email address provided.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.










Employment Opportunity

The Canadian Native Friendship Centre has been Edmonton's urban Indigenous hub since 1962. This organization is well established and connected in the community offering many diverse resources and services, as well as advocacy and outreach supports for their members. 


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The Pathways to Education program is seeking a vibrant Student Parent Support Worker who will work with Jr/Sr High school students in the Edmonton region: helping young people and their families by providing students with supports to help them graduate high school and seek  higher education. They will do this by working with a team of compassionate and motivated people that will provide; weekly tutoring, flexible and personalized mentoring, access to financial incentives and scholarship funding, as well as ongoing advocacy to successfully engage the student and their family, school program, and community.

Candidates must have:        

  • Bachelor of Education degree and/or equivalent experience/training.     
  • Clear Criminal/vulnerable sector check, and CYIM Check.
  • Class 5 Drivers License.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Culture, History, and Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Strong Classroom management skills.
  • Strong committed Team-player.
  • Open to learning Cultural Knowledge and Land Based Teachings.
  • Skilled in Computer software and applications.

Please send Resume with Cover Letter to: or mail to 11728- 95 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5G-1L9

Our Vision

The vision of the Canadian Native Friendship Centre is toward an integrated, self-reliant Indigenous community who participates as urban citizens taking responsibility for their shared condition in a spirit of health, cooperation and wellness within a strong cultural base.

Mission Statement

The mandate of the Canadian Native Friendship Centre is to improve the quality of life of Indigenous people in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities, encouraging equal access to and participation in Canadian society while respecting Indigenous cultural distinctiveness.

Our Values

  • We respect and recognize the inherent worth of all people regardless of race, creed, or culture, and we promote this view in the community
  • We honor our elders and are guided by their acquired wisdom
  • We encourage and support our youth in their role as future leaders and culture bearers
  • We incorporate our traditional values of respect, honesty, sharing and caring in all our programs and services
  • We strive for transparency in the way we conduct business

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