Privacy and Security Statement

FIRST NATIONS PUBLIC SERVICE SECRETARIAT

Note: The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (“FNPSS”) is an initiative of the First Nations Summit Society (“FNSS”), which is the funding and administrative arm of the First Nations Summit.

Terms of Service

This is the FNPSS Terms of Service (“Terms”).

Please read these Terms completely. Our web site https://fnps.ca/ is owned and operated by the FNSS. These Terms document the legally binding terms and conditions attached to the use of this FNPSS web site (“Site”).

By using or accessing the Site in any way, viewing or browsing the Site, or adding your own content to the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms.

Intellectual Property

The Site and all of its original content are the sole property of the FNSS and are, as such, fully protected by the appropriate international copyright and other intellectual property rights laws. The Site may contain artwork, audio, graphics, images, pictures, text, video, pictures and other materials (“Content”).

Disclaimer

The Site and its Content are provided “as is”. The Content is believed to be accurate when it was posted on the Site. However, the Content may not be accurate, complete or current. The FNSS makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the Content or the operation of this Site.

Limitation of Liability

The FNSS and its staff, management, agents, consultants, service providers or volunteers are not liable to you or any other party for any damages of any kind including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages, lost profits, business interruption or other damages arising directly or indirectly from your use of the Site or the Content.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site does contain a number of links to other websites and online resources that are not owned or controlled by the FNSS.

FNSS has no control over, and therefore FNSS does not assume any liability or responsibility for, the content or general practices of any of these third party sites and/or services. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the entire terms and conditions and privacy policy of any site that you visit as a result of following a link that is posted on our Site. All links provided by the FNSS are for your convenience only.

Changes to these Terms

The FNSS reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time without notice. We do so by posting and drawing attention to the updated terms on the Site. Your decision to continue to visit and make use of our Site after such changes have been made constitutes your formal acceptance of the new Terms.

Therefore, we ask that you check and review these Terms for such changes on an occasional basis. Should you not agree to any provision of these Terms or any changes we make to this Terms, we ask and advise that you do not use or continue to access the Site immediately.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please feel free to contact us via email at info@fnps.ca.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how and why the FNSS collects, uses and discloses information, including personal information on this web site.

Personal Information

“Personal Information” means any information, recorded in any form, about an identified individual or an individual whose identity may be inferred or determined from such information, other than business contact information. Business contact information is: name, title, business address, business telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses.

This Privacy Policy will notify you of the following:

  • What Personal Information is collected from you through the web site, how Personal Information is used and with whom it may be disclosed;
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your Personal Information;
  • The reasonable security procedures in place to protect your Personal Information; and
  • How you can correct any errors or omissions in your Personal Information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

The FNSS collects Personal Information that would be considered reasonable in the circumstances in order to:

  • Provide products, services or information;
  • Comply with any legal or regulatory requirement; and
  • Such other purposes consistent with the foregoing purposes.

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this Site.

We do not sell, rent or trade Personal Information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request or as required by law.

Consent

Unless permitted by law, we collect no Personal Information, without first obtaining the consent of the individual concerned to the collection, use and dissemination of that information. However, the FNSS may seek consent to use and disclose Personal Information after it has been collected in those cases where the FNSS wishes to use the information for a purpose not identified in this Privacy Policy or not previously identified or for which the individual concerned has not previously consented. In the event an individual, who provides information to the FNSS, does not indicate his or her consent, the submission of the information to the FNSS is evidence of the consent of an applicant to the use of his or her personal information for these purposes.

Disclosure of Personal Information

The FNSS may release Personal Information, which is not already public, when the FNSS believes, in good faith, when it is reasonably necessary to:

  • Comply with any legal or regulatory requirement;
  • Protect the legal rights, property or safety of the FNSS and its staff, management, agents, consultants, service providers or volunteers; or
  • Provide you a product, service or information.

The FNSS may provide aggregate statistics about this web site’s operation to third parties, but these statistics will not have personally identifying information. Where the FNSS discloses Personal Information to organizations that perform services on the FNSS’ behalf, the FNSS will require those service providers to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to the person concerned or the FNSS and to have appropriate safeguards for the protection of your Personal Information. 

Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, the FNSS will not disclose more Personal Information than is required.

Accuracy and Retention of Personal Information

The FNSS takes reasonable steps to ensure that any Personal Information provided to the FNSS and in the FNSS’ possession is as accurate, current and complete as necessary for the purposes for which the FNSS uses that information. If the FNSS becomes aware that Personal Information is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, the FNSS will revise the Personal Information and, if necessary, use the FNSS’ best efforts to inform third parties which were provided with inaccurate information so that those third parties may also correct their records.

The FNSS retains Personal Information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected. When Personal Information is no longer required by the FNSS, FNSS will employ reasonable methods to destroy, delete, erase or convert that Personal Information into an anonymous form.

Protection of Personal Information

The FNSS takes reasonable steps to maintain appropriate security so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. The FNSS also takes these reasonable steps regarding disposal or destruction of Personal Information. 

From time to time, the FNSS audits the FNSS’ information management practices and security procedures to ensure compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Access To Personal Information

The FNSS permits the reasonable right of access and review of Personal Information held. The FNSS will use best efforts to provide the information requested within a reasonable time and no later than 30 days following the Personal Information request. Where Personal Information will not or cannot be disclosed, the individual making the request will be provided with the reasons for non-disclosure. 

To visit the FNPSS web site, you do not have to reveal any individually identifiable information, such as name, address, or telephone number.

In browsing the Internet, you will encounter “cookies”. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your computer browser that give information about you and your computer. The FNSS uses cookies to provide you with information, to improve access to web sites, to improve the content of the FNPSS web site and to collect aggregate statistical information. If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can configure your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

This web site may contain links to other web sites. The FNSS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these web sites.

Revision to the Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may be revised and changed change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

The principal place in which the FNSS holds Personal Information is the City of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email: info@fnps.ca.

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Applications are now open for the 2024 First Nations Well Being Fund!

Deadline to apply: June 23rd, 2024, at 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time). Applications received before this date will be given priority. FNPSS will continue to accept and review applications beyond June 23, 2024, if funding is available.

The First Nations Well Being Fund has been developed and is being implemented by FNPSS in order to support First Nations in their efforts to promote well-being, increase quality of life for all community members and reduce poverty at the community and Nation level.

There are two streams of project funding available: Stream 1: Community Projects and Stream 2: Wellness Planning Projects.
Stream 1 - A maximum of $250,000 will be available.
Stream 2 – A maximum of $50,000 will be available.

First Nations who received project funding in a previous round of the First Nations Well Being Fund should contact FNPSS to discuss eligibility under the current funding opportunity.

For additional details on each funding stream and eligibility, and to apply, visit our website: ow.ly/TJuh50RRPMQ
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Applications are now open for the 2024 First Nations Well Being Fund!

Deadline to apply:  June 23rd, 2024, at 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time). Applications received before this date will be given priority.  FNPSS will continue to accept and review applications beyond June 23, 2024, if funding is available.

The First Nations Well Being Fund has been developed and is being implemented by FNPSS in order to support First Nations in their efforts to promote well-being, increase quality of life for all community members and reduce poverty at the community and Nation level.

There are two streams of project funding available: Stream 1: Community Projects and Stream 2: Wellness Planning Projects.
Stream 1 - A maximum of $250,000 will be available.
Stream 2 – A maximum of $50,000 will be available.

First Nations who received project funding in a previous round of the First Nations Well Being Fund should contact FNPSS to discuss eligibility under the current funding opportunity.

For additional details on each funding stream and eligibility, and to apply, visit our website: https://ow.ly/TJuh50RRPMQ

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Do you have your be a First Nation in BC to apply. It doesn’t really iterate that in the eligibility section

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Shayla Ruth Jacobs Wilson Williams would this be something for our community ?

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Sunday, May 5 is National MMIWG2S Awareness Day, also known as Red Dress Day. We encourage you to recognize the day by taking time to participate in an honouring activity or event happening in your community or area, wearing or displaying red, or by spending time increasing your awareness of this ongoing national tragedy.

For support:
Kuu-Us Crisis Line Society provides crisis services for Indigenous people across BC. Adults/Elders line 250-723-4050; youth line 250-723-2040. Or call toll free 1-800-588-8717.

For immediate emotional assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. This is a national, toll-free 24/7 crisis call line providing support for anyone who requires emotional assistance related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

#reddressday #MMIWG2S #NoMoreStolenSisters
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Sunday, May 5 is National MMIWG2S Awareness Day, also known as Red Dress Day. We encourage you to recognize the day by taking time to participate in an honouring activity or event happening in your community or area, wearing or displaying red, or by spending time increasing your awareness of this ongoing national tragedy.

For support:
Kuu-Us Crisis Line Society provides crisis services for Indigenous people across BC. Adults/Elders line 250-723-4050; youth line 250-723-2040. Or call toll free 1-800-588-8717.

For immediate emotional assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. This is a national, toll-free 24/7 crisis call line providing support for anyone who requires emotional assistance related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

#RedDressDay #MMIWG2S #NoMoreStolenSisters

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In this webinar, Scott McCann, Joshua Sutherland, and Abigail Owen will discuss various important employee issues that arise at the end of the fiscal year, including the non-renewal of funding, the expiry of funding agreements, the impact on employment agreements, and related layoffs. Recent amendments to the Canada Labour Code will also be discussed to help you prepare for the new year, including the recent amendments to reasonable notice requirements, employment statements, employment expenses, and more. Finally, health and safety obligations and end of year reporting requirements will be covered to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, various legal obligations.

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In this webinar, Scott McCann, Joshua Sutherland, and Abigail Owen will discuss various important employee issues that arise at the end of the fiscal year, including the non-renewal of funding, the expiry of funding agreements, the impact on employment agreements, and related layoffs. Recent amendments to the Canada Labour Code will also be discussed to help you prepare for the new year, including the recent amendments to reasonable notice requirements, employment statements, employment expenses, and more. Finally, health and safety obligations and end of year reporting requirements will be covered to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, various legal obligations.

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Join us for another Webinar Wednesday!

In this webinar, Scott McCann, Joshua Sutherland, and Abigail Owen will discuss various important employee issues that arise at the end of the fiscal year, including the non-renewal of funding, the expiry of funding agreements, the impact on employment agreements, and related layoffs. Recent amendments to the Canada Labour Code will also be discussed to help you prepare for the new year, including the recent amendments to reasonable notice requirements, employment statements, employment expenses, and more. Finally, health and safety obligations and end of year reporting requirements will be covered to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, various legal obligations.

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Join us for another Webinar Wednesday!

In this webinar, Scott McCann, Joshua Sutherland, and Abigail Owen will discuss various important employee issues that arise at the end of the fiscal year, including the non-renewal of funding, the expiry of funding agreements, the impact on employment agreements, and related layoffs. Recent amendments to the Canada Labour Code will also be discussed to help you prepare for the new year, including the recent amendments to reasonable notice requirements, employment statements, employment expenses, and more. Finally, health and safety obligations and end of year reporting requirements will be covered to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, various legal obligations.

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In this webinar, employment lawyers Scott McCann, Partner, Joshua Sutherland, Counsel, and Abigail Owen, Associate, from Zacharias Vickers McCann LLP (zvmllp.com) will discuss various important employee issues that arise at the end of the fiscal year, including the non-renewal of funding, the expiry of funding agreements, the impact on employment agreements, and related layoffs. Recent amendments to the Canada Labour Code will also be discussed to help you prepare for the new year, including the recent amendments to reasonable notice requirements, employment statements, employment expenses, and more. Finally, health and safety obligations and end of year reporting requirements will be covered to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, various legal obligations.

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Join us for another Webinar Wednesday!

In this webinar, employment lawyers Scott McCann, Partner, Joshua Sutherland, Counsel, and Abigail Owen, Associate, from Zacharias Vickers McCann LLP (https://zvmllp.com) will discuss various important employee issues that arise at the end of the fiscal year, including the non-renewal of funding, the expiry of funding agreements, the impact on employment agreements, and related layoffs. Recent amendments to the Canada Labour Code will also be discussed to help you prepare for the new year, including the recent amendments to reasonable notice requirements, employment statements, employment expenses, and more. Finally, health and safety obligations and end of year reporting requirements will be covered to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, various legal obligations.

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