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


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, 2023 (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


Coordinator, Program and Account Management

Temporary Full-time ending March 31, 2023 (RENEWABLE)

Work hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the time zone where you live and work


What You’ll Do

The Coordinator, Program and Account Management is responsible for supporting Indigenous Health projects and programs and respond to internal and external account management/business needs such as data and resource planning and utilization, analysis, monitoring, forecasting and reporting.  This position performs duties such as developing, recommending and monitoring annual budgets and conducts ongoing tracking, reviews and reporting.  The Coordinator, Program and Account Management provides program and project planning, development and delivery support including implementation of department principles, processes and guidelines and project plans and deliverables.

  • Works in collaboration with program leaders to support and respond to financial and business needs such as statistical, critical data, resource utilization, and planning, analysis, monitoring, forecasting, costing and reporting.
  • Prepares analytical reports on revenues, expenditures, trends and projections and identifies, investigates and responds to variances and errors.
  • Maintains data and account/budgeting documentation and designs department account management and data reporting mechanisms that effectively and efficiently meet required information needs.
  • Provides planning, program development, and project management support for new initiatives and business cases. Provides leadership in the development of processes to analyze the functionality and effectiveness of program delivery and recommend improvements.
  • Analyzes operational problems and recommends innovative solutions by critically evaluating information gathered from multiple sources, reconciling conflicts, deconstructing high-level information into details, abstracting up from low-level information to a general understanding, distinguishing user requests from the underlying true needs, and driving and challenging business assumptions.
  • Identifies issues with complex data and takes initiative in working out optimal solutions with appropriate stakeholders to improve accuracy, timelines, coordination and other data issues.
  • Develops reports, dashboards, presentations and briefing documents for multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Keeps up-to-date about new initiatives, developments, trends and best practices through literature reviews and contact with key stakeholders from other organizations. Communicates information and makes recommendations to program leaders.

What you bring

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Business or Health Administration, Management Information Systems, Health Informatics or related discipline plus a minimum of five (5) years of experience in complex business/operational planning and analysis, and project/program management, preferably in a large, multi-site health care environment.


You also have

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous people in social and health contexts and knowledge of health issues, and especially the determinants of health, legislation and policy affecting Indigenous people. 
  • Knowledge and experience in project management, strategic planning and project implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and perform complex statistical and trend analyses, projections, forecasts and information presentation using Microsoft Office suite and a variety of information systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in preparing professional reports and presentation materials.
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task without supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to synthesize and communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact, good judgment and initiative.


Administrative Assistant(s)

Temporary Full-time ending March 31, 2023 (RENEWABLE)

Work hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the time zone where you live and work


Are you a highly organized person with strong administrative skills?

The Administrative Assistant provides confidential administrative and secretarial support to designated Leader(s) and manages the day-to-day administrative operations to ensure accurate and timely delivery of administrative services. 


What you’ll do

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact, good judgment and initiative.
  • Maintain a coordinated and up-to-date calendar for the designated Leader’s appointment schedules by determining urgency and nature of requests, scheduling and making necessary arrangements, and resolving time conflicts.
  • Coordinate appropriate travel and accommodation arrangements for designated Leader’s attendance at conferences and meetings, confirm reservations, and establish an itinerary.
  • Respond to verbal and written communication and liaise internally and externally to respond to, share information, clarify details, and ensure follow-up by relevant personnel on emergent issues.
  • Produce timely, accurate and well formatted documents using various word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software packages, including creation of tables, spreadsheets, presentations and reports. 
  • Enter and collect data, and compile relevant statistical information and reports.
  • Draft agendas, gather background materials, attend and record proceedings, prepare and distribute minutes, and take follow-up actions. Maintain a bring-forward system.
  • Assist in budget development and monitor expenditures, authorize expense reimbursements and invoice up to a pre-determined limit, and develop an expenditure tracking system for those expenditure invoices qualifying for reimbursements from various third parties.  Complete purchase requisitions/online purchasing and forward for processing, and ensure invoices are authorized for payment and submitted for payment.
  • Complete and submit e-Forms for designated Leaders; process timekeeping for assigned staff; and liaise with Finance, Payroll and Human Resources as necessary.
  • Provide project support, research information, track statistical data, and compile and analyzes data involving new projects, and the interpretation and application of policies and procedures.

 What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to Grade 12 plus graduation from a formal secretarial program plus three (3) years recent related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively, resolve administrative issues/problems, prioritize workload, and to be flexible to meet and adapt to changes in organizational priorities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office applications, including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, at an advanced level. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload and work under time pressures to meet deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to respond professionally, courteously, and in a clear manner. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and time management skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to record and transcribe minutes of meetings. 
  • Ability to type 60 words per minute.