Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership!
We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations! And you could win a $100 Visa Gift Card or free FNPSS training for participating!
Imagine being in another country and you do not speak their language. You may still be able to communicate as some people in the other country may know some of your language. You will get by but you will never be able to engage in a meaningful conversation.
When one party does not fully comprehend what the other party is communicating, the understanding and accepting of what is heard is not meaningful nor will it be fully supported. One of the primary organizations First Nation Band Administrators interact with is the Government of Canada. But much of what we say, they don’t understand, and much of the information that comes to First Nations from the Government might as well be in a foreign language.
So, now, we need your help! As Band Administrators, you are charged with ensuring the community you work for not only understands but also administers existing and new programs and services and grants or funding as they come available.
This short survey will help us help you! Your answers will help us provide a rationale and framework for creating a tool designed by and designed for First Nations, to help us all better navigate the complex maze of Government of Canada programs and services. A guide that will grow over time and one that will be the go-to for all First Nations in British Columbia. If you are a Band Administrator, click here to complete this short survey by Friday, January 29, 2021. All Band Administrators (or equivalent positions, e.g. Band Managers, First Nation Band CEOs, COOs, etc) that complete the survey will be entered to win a draw for a $100 Visa Gift Card or (1) free training session during the coming year from FNPSS.