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Attention residents of Mt. Lorne, a short term employment opportunity has come up!
YUKON RURAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CONTRACT Fall 2020
Inter-Community Transportation (ICT) Project
With the support of Yukon’s Community Development Fund, the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce (YFNCC) and an experienced consultant team are looking at the feasibility of and model for inter-community transportation initiatives in the Yukon. The project started in May 2020 and will end in spring 2021.
Connecting Yukon individuals and communities to essential services and resources is an important part of contributing to that quality of life. In the Yukon we hear many examples about the challenges in connecting our diverse and vast network of communities and citizens.
This project will research and explore various community transportation initiatives which could provide safe, reliable and affordable passenger service, as well as small cargo service. Community engagement will include storytelling and identification of gaps and opportunities for user groups and those in need.
We are looking for connected community members in Yukon communities who can provide short-term engagement services in fall of 2020.
- general promotion of the ICT project and ICT survey within community to maximize responses
- as applicable and possible, attend any community gatherings or events where project info can be made available (brochures, display, hard-copy surveys, online survey submissions); set up and oversee distribution, answer questions and collect completed surveys
- receive hard-copies of ICT survey for distribution within the community, collect when complete, and return to ICT team
- assist community members in completing surveys as needed (either online or in hard-copy.)
- identify and coordinate storytelling/ lived-experienced one-on-one interviews (incl. technology set-up as needed) between 2-3 community members and ICT team (approx 20-30 minutes)
- disburse honorariums to community members for completed storytelling/ lived-experienced one-on-one interviews
- collect and send names and contact information for possible stakeholders as well as individuals or organizations that request follow-up from ICT team
- mail all hard-copy surveys and documents to ICT team (in provided pre-paid packages)
- Ensure a minimum of 10 people complete a survey (either online or hard-copy surveys)
- set-up 2-3 one-on-one interviews between community members and ICT team
- provide completed and signed honoraria disbursement form for reimbursement
- provide list of names and contact information of potential stakeholders and individuals or organizations that request follow-up from ICT Team
- provide brief written summary of engagement of activities completed, any concerns raised, gaps in the community engagement
Contract Value: The contract offers a maximum fee of $2,000 (including GST if applicable).
Contract Timeline: Work is to be completed between September and end November 2020.
ICT project support person: Colette Acheson (867) 334-9272 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt. Lorne Local Advisory Council (LAC or Council)
The Hamlet of Mt. Lorne was established in 1990 and the first Local Advisory Council (LAC) was elected. LAC’s are governed by the Municipal Act and are an advisory body with no legal status. The Mt. Lorne LAC is elected from residents in legislatively defined boundaries of the hamlet called Wards: Kookatsoon Lake, Cowley Lake, Robinson, The Meadows and Annie Lake Road. Elections are held every three years. Council meetings are held once a month and are open to the public. LAC’s receive annual operational funding from the Yukon Government for which they are accountable.
The council´s mandate is
- To advise the Minister on:
- What works or services are required within the local advisory area and how these should be supplied
- The regulations deemed desirable for the benefit of the residents; and
- Any other matter of local concern
- To facilitate community involvement in matters concerning the community
First Nations Lands
The boundaries of Mt. Lorne fall within the Traditional Territories of three First Nations: Kwanlin Dun First Nation, Carcross/Tagish First Nation, and Ta’an Kwach’an Council. Members of KDFN and C/TFN live within Mt. Lorne. A representative of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation is a delegate to the Mt. Lorne LAC.