September 2019

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) provides a National forum for Aboriginal Peoples to holistically address HIV and AIDS, HCV, STBBIs, TB, Mental Health and related co- morbidity issues; promotes a Social Determinants of Health framework through advocacy; and provides accurate and up to date resources on these issues in a culturally relevant manner for Indigenous Peoples wherever they reside.

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is accepting applications for an Assessing Community Readiness Project Coordinator position. This is a employment contract position with potential for extension. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and the Director of National Programs and Communications (DNPC), the Assessing Community Readiness Project Coordinator takes a central role in the implementation of the Community Readiness Project.


Vancouver, BC on the Musqueam First Nation reserve; however as CAAN is a national organization qualified candidates from across Canada will be considered.

Project information:

The Assessing Community Readiness Project provides a series of activities to assist Indigenous communities (both on and off reserve) and stakeholders across Canada to promote HIV and AIDS prevention and harm reduction strategies that respect the dignity, self-determination and value of Indigenous people.

The intention of the project is to provide the tools to assess how ready a community is to address an issue and allow for adaptation of interventions to a community’s level of readiness, thereby improving the efficacy. The priority health issues addressed within the communities are HIV, Hepatitis C and STBBIs.


  • Implement Community Readiness workplans.
  • Ensure that project is completed in a timely manner and within the budget.
  • Coordinate travel including hotel contracts, accommodation, per diems, training materials, and logistics.
  • Deliver two-day trainings on Community Readiness, and facilitate face-to-face meetings where communities present their assessments, workplans, and reflect on their experience with the program.
  • Provide ongoing support and regular communication by phone and email to communities throughout the project.
  • Complete project reporting to funders on a biannual basis.
  • Contribute to evaluation by collaborating with evaluators on evaluation planning, distribution and collection of evaluation data.
  • Complete other related tasks as required.


  • A university degree or college diploma in a discipline related to Indigenous health or project management.
  • Willing and able to travel.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities.
  • Experience and interest in Indigenous health.
  • Applications from Indigenous applicants are preferred however all applicants will be considered.

This position is open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Please address your cover letter to Renee Masching, a/CEO. No phone calls please.

(604) 266-7616
Vancouver, BC V6N 2C7