Job Post: Yukon Archives Government Records Archivist - (18333)

Government Records Archivist - (18333)

Department: Government of Yukon -> Tourism & Culture - Archives

Location: Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 CA (Primary)

Job Type: Permanent

End Date: Full/Part Time Standard Hours Bi-weekly 75 Hours

Classification: SS15

Salary: $78,153.00 - $90,228.00

Job Post: Contract Writer for the Response to the Report of the TRC Report Taskforce


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Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives Comité directeur sur les archives canadiennes

Contract Writer Position


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Position Title: Contract Writer
Employer: Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report Taskforce

Location: Remote
Closing Date: September 13, 2019

The Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report Taskforce (TRC-TF) of the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives is seeking a creative, thorough, and detail-oriented writer committed to providing quality work to support Taskforce research.

The mandate of TRC-TF is to conduct a review of archival policies and best practices existent across the country and identify potential barriers to reconciliation efforts between the Canadian archival community and Indigenous record keepers and researchers. The Taskforce has drafted an actionable response to this research which will become the foundation for a reconciliation framework for Canadian archives; however, this work is in need of polishing. As such, in this short term, contractual position the incumbent writer will be provided with all necessary content with which to create the required comprehensive, engaging and accessible reports.

Writer Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend creative briefs and consult with Taskforce members to determine needs and objectives

  • Report directly to TRC-TF Co-Chairs

  • Create interesting, innovative, and educational written content

  • Work to outlined expectations and requirements established in project brief

  • Write in accordance with specified format, tone, and voice

  • Provide effective copy for advertising outlets

  • Self-edit work for spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors prior to initial submission

  • Revise work based on feedback and line notes received from editorial team

  • Familiarize yourself with TRC-TF research and vital background information

  • Cite all material used for research and/or direct quotations according to the Chicago Manual of Style

  • Ensure all written work is authentic and original

  • Always meet established deadlines

Writer Requirements and Qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience as a technical writer or copywriter, or equivalent education and experience

  • Knowledge of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and interest in ongoing reconciliation work

Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives Comité directeur sur les archives canadiennes

  • Knowledge of archives an asset

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities an asset

  • English/French bilingualism an asset

  • Strong grasp of proper sentence structure and grammar

  • Ability to write in a variety of tones

  • Creative and dedicated

  • Organized and detail-oriented

  • Self-starter who works well independently

  • Excellent communicator

Contract Term

  • Hourly contract fee dependent upon experience.

  • This short-term contract is expected to run intermittently from the end of September 2019 to the end of January 2020.

  • The incumbent will work remotely from their home location and will be expected to attend tele/video conferences with the TRC-TF co-chairs and members as required.

  • Consultants are expected to provide their own technology (computer and software) and mobile communication device.

    Applications should be submitted to Erica Hernández-Read ( no later than 4:30pm (PST) September 13, 2019. |

What is OCAP? And Why Do I Need to Know About it?

What is OCAP®?

The First Nations principles of OCAP® are a set of standards that establish how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used, or shared. They are the de facto standard for how to conduct research with First Nations.

Standing for ownership, control, access and possession, OCAP® asserts that First Nations have control over data collection processes in their communities, and that they own and control how this information can be used.

What do the four “OCAP®” principles mean?

There are four components of OCAP®: Ownership, Control, Access and Possession.

Take a Look! "A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age" by: Laura A. Millar

[Excerpt] The safeguarding of authentic facts is essential, especially in this disruptive Orwellian age, where digital technologies have opened the door to a post-truth world in which “alternative facts” can be so easily accepted as valid. And because facts matter, evidence matters. In this urgent manifesto, archives luminary Millar makes the case that authentic and accurate records, archives, data, and other sources of documentary proof are crucial in supporting and fostering a society that is respectful, democratic, and self-aware.

Connect and Engage With ARMA International’s Mentorship Program


The time commitment’s small, but the outcome can change an entire career! Don’t miss this opportunity to make connections, offer professional guidance, share knowledge and experiences, and build a stronger community.

In the program, seasoned members are matched with those who are newer to the field and are seeking professional guidance. Matches are made based on the results of our short survey, with the goal of optimizing the mentor/mentee partnerships.

Mentors and mentees are matched every six months using the term schedule below. To participate, simply read the code of conduct and fill out the survey. We will connect you to your mentor or mentee at the beginning of the next term. Once you are matched and the term starts, you will receive an email introduction to start connecting right away.

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Want to be a Mentor?

If you have been an ARMA International member for at least three years, you can sign up as a mentor and help guide a newer information professional along his or her path to career success.

Visit our Mentor FAQs for more information.


Want to Find a Mentor?

Have you been in the industry for less than five years and would like career guidance and advices

If so, you can sign up to become a mentee and be paired with one of our long-term members.

Visit our Mentee FAQs for more information.

 This is your opportunity to make our community even stronger. Sign up today!

Please note: The ARMA International mentorship program is primarily via phone and e-mail and is not a replacement for in-person networking. Please check out local mentorship opportunities run by your regions and chapters as well.

National Research Council’s Indigenous Languages Technology (ILT) RFP project


The National Research Council’s Indigenous Languages Technology (ILT) project has a core mandate to develop language technology for Indigenous languages in Canada in collaboration with Indigenous stakeholders.

 The NRC ILT is soliciting proposals to fund projects related to language technology for Indigenous languages spoken in Canada. The funding may be applied to a broad range of projects. Some eligible examples are refining existing technologies for Indigenous languages in Canada, developing new ones, collecting data to support these technologies, and assisting communities in the development of language learning methodologies and assistive technologies.

 It is anticipated that most successful proposals will receive funding in the range $100,000 - $300,000, though proposals of exceptional merit requesting funding outside this range may be considered. The funding period is short: it begins one month after issuance of this request and ends on March 31, 2020.

 Applications must be received by April 31, 2019. 

Proposals will be evaluated by the NRC project team and the Indigenous Advisory Committee on the basis of the criteria described above. Decisions will be sent to applicants by May 20, 2019.

WRFN RFP Seeking Project Manager/ Team

WRFN RFP Seeking Project Manager/ Team

Project Management Proposals for Phase 3 April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

WRFN is seeking a Project Manager or Team (preferably including a Yukon First Nation person) to work with the Language Revitalization Working Group (LRWG) to manage Phase 3 of the WRFN Language Revitalization Project (LR Project). The contractor(s) will report to the WRFN Executive Director. The professional fee amount allocated for the Project Manager or Team including travel is $64,500.

AABC Archivist's Toolkit Updated!

Wanting to look for more resources on archives and records management in the New Year? You’re in luck! The Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) just updated their resource toolkit for everyone to use. Take a look at what they have to offer here: