We Are Hiring!

The San’yas team is a multi-racial team comprised of Elders, facilitators, registrars, curriculum developers, evaluation/researchers, and supported by Animikii an Indigenous technology company. We are a virtual team with team members located across the country from Nova Scotia to BC, continuing the mission of our program founder, Dr. Cheryl Ward.  As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with

PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


Join a unique team supporting Indigenous Cultural Safety across the Yukon, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Canada

Join the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Program, an accredited online learning program that aims to increase peoples knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and develop skills to work more effectively and safely with Indigenous people. The program is based on the concept of cultural safety; an ongoing process of actively working to make services and systems safer and more equitable for Indigenous people. Topics covered include:

  • Colonization in Canada
  • Racism, discrimination and stereotyping
  • Health inequities & social determinants of Indigenous peoples’ health

How to Apply

For all positions please submit your cover letter and resume to ics@phsa.ca


  • Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.                                      Please self-identify in your cover letter.
  • Applicants must live in Canada and be legally able to work in Canada


For questions about any open positions please contact:

Diane Smylie or Jane Collins, Sr. Directors, Indigenous Learning Programs

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Program

Email: dsmylie@phsa.ca or jane.collins@phsa.ca 



Temporary Full Time December 2021 to March 31, 2024 (RENEWABLE) 

Work Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the time zone where you live and work

  • Join our team of skilled facilitators to facilitate learners across the Yukon, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Canada to examine these issues in their own work or practice settings.
  • Facilitators work as a team to facilitate on-line, interactive foundational Indigenous Cultural Safety Training.  The successful applicants will be working in a team environment with other facilitators, and Lead Facilitators directed by the Sr. Director, Indigenous Learning Programs, San’yas Indigenous Cultural SafetyTraining Program.
  • We encourage all qualified applicants living in the Yukon and across Canada to apply.
  • The Facilitators, Indigenous Cultural Safety Program may be able to work remotely.

What you’ll do

  • Work collaboratively with team of facilitators in providing on-line facilitation adhering to the San’yas ICS facilitation model to support the learning trajectory.
  • Meet San’yas program facilitation quality and productivity standards.
  • Assess participant online posts to identify situational and system dynamics supportive of Indigenous Cultural Safety practices.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Indigenous Cultural Safety learning and personal racial identity development to integrate learning into practice.
  • Manage conflict within emotionally charged and complex cross racial learning dynamics using highly specialized skills and knowledge.

What you bring

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Education, Adult Learning or a related discipline plus three (3) years of recent related experience in coaching, mentoring, training, and on-line facilitation.


You also have

  • Conversational, plain language writing skills.
  • Exceptional facilitation skills
  • Critical understanding of transformational learning pedagogy, decolonizing anti-Indigenous racism, and critical race theory
  • Analytical skills to deconstruct learning on-line posts and support transformational learning
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to racial identity development
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
  • Demonstrated flexibility to work in a fluid fast paced environment work environment
  • Demonstrated team player with exceptional ability give, receive and incorporate feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to support dynamic change