Kids, Cops & Computers Launch!

On January 15th at 5:30 pm, the Kids, Cops and Computer Program was launched at Tahayghen with the families of all the grade 7 students. The RCMP Foundation and Merry-Go-Round Foundation sponsored the event with a catered meal of lasagna, caesar salad, garlic bread and fruit salad prepared by Joyce Bennet. Cst. Smith, Cst. Hull and Cpl. Kienzle were in attendance with Cst. Smith and Cst. Hull donning red serge.

Principal Verena Gibbs welcomed the families of the grade 7 students and spoke a little about the Kids, Cops and Computers program having been involved in the program last year in Port Clements. Principal Gibbs informed the students and parents that the program is very exclusive with only Haida Gwaii and one school on Vancouver Island taking part this year. Cst. Smith and Cst. Hull handed out the Chrome Books to the students along with an RCMP Foundation laptop bag, thumb drive and launch envelope. Cst. Smith and Cst. Hull explained the program to the students and parents and read out the Code of Conduct.

Parents completed pre-program surveys concerning the program and students filled out model release form for the RCMP Foundation to use the photographs in promoting the program abroad. Overall the program was very well received by the families and the students were all excited to start the program, working towards the goal of owning their own Chrome Book.

Continuing StrongStart Facilitator – SNES

START DATE:  January 7, 2019

SALARY:  $26.70per hour

HOURS OF WORK:  Four(4) hours per day, two (2) days per week

This position reports directly to the School Principal. The StrongStart Facilitator performs a variety of duties related to family literacy, numeracy, parent support and education, stages of early childhood development and community resource sharing.


  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) with a current license to practice;
  • One to two years experience in a related field, i.e. early childhood education, teaching; recreation, social work, community development;
  • Training and/or experience working with children in the 0-5 age range;
  • Training and/or experience working with parents/adults in a facilitative role;
  • Knowledge of Haida Gwaii community services;
  • Knowledge of relevant early learning programs and services.

Please forward applications to:

Selection Committee

School District No. 50(Haida Gwaii)

PO Box 69

Village of Queen Charlotte,BC V0T 1S0

Facsimile:  (250) 559-8849


Application Deadline: Open until filled

If no qualified applicants are identified, theposition may be filled on a temporary basis with a candidate who is activelyenrolled in an approved ECE training program and mentored by an ECE with acurrent license to practice.

Continuing Bus Driver – Route 1 – Skidegate Landing – Gidgalang Kuuyas Naay

START DATE:  Effective as soon as possible

SALARY:  $25.31per hour

HOURS OF WORK:  One(1) hour per day, five (5) days per week for a.m. shift

The Bus Driver is responsible for the operation of school buses used to transport students within the district and maintains the safety and cleanliness of the school buses.  This position works under the supervision of the Maintenance and Transportation Supervisor and will in the course of duties take direction from Principals and individual teachers.


  • Minimum Grade 10 education
  • Valid BC Class 4 Unrestricted License
  • One year related experience
  • Ability to interact with students in an effective manner.
  • Ability to apply, and may involve a choice of, established methods and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Physical capability to perform the job duties
  • To maintain a neat and tidy personal appearance while performing job duties.
  • Trained in WCB Level I First Aid or better, or the willingness to obtain the same
  • Willingness to obtain various training as directed by the Maintenance & Transportation Supervisor.

Please visit our website for a comprehensive job description:

Please forward applications to:

Selection Committee
School District No. 50(Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
Facsimile: (250) 559-8849

Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Thisposition may be bid on by qualified employees with existing appointments wherethe total number of hours worked will be a minimum of two (2) hours and amaximum of eight (8) hours per day; this caveat is without prejudice orprecedence. Financial support for training for unqualified candidates may bepossible.

Request for Proposals K-12 School Design

The Board of Education of School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) is looking to contract with a qualified individual consultant or organization to facilitate community engagement activities in support of its development of a design for a kindergarten to grade 12 school in Masset, BC.

Project Timeline: January 2019 to February 2019, with possible extension

Project Scope

The contracted consultant or organization will help plan and implement community engagement activities with the goal of seeking input from the District’s community stakeholders in development of the design to renovate Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary to support students from kindergarten to grade 12.

Key components of the work will likely include:

  • Designing and planning of community engagement activities in consultation with District leadership.
  • Aid with community engagement activities/meetings by providing communication and outreach, content development, and facilitation of discussions.
  • Providing full reports from all community engagement activities/meetings including 1) detailed notes from each meeting, 2) summary report and implications, and 3) documentation of high level findings.


  • Resident of Haida Gwaii.
  • Experience in related field (nonprofit, foundations, community development) with proven track record of mission-driven work built on deep understanding of strong engagement with the communities it serves.
  • Knowledge and experience with northern Haida Gwaii communities.
  • Outstanding written, oral/public and visual communication skills.
  • Expertise in community engagement, facilitation, and communications strategies.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in close collaboration with diverse constituents including in group settings.

Proposal Requirements

Prospective contractors are requested to submit the following information via email to by Friday, January 4, 2019 with Subject Line filled as “RFP: Community Engagement – (Your/Organization Name)”.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV or Organizational Qualifications
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Contract budget

For any questionsabout the RFP, contact Joanne Yovanvich at