Executive Director – Canadian Native Friendship Centre

Posted Date: April 4, 2022



Apply by: Thursday May 5, 2022


The Canadian Native Friendship Centre has served urban Aboriginal People in Edmonton for 60 years as a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life of Aboriginal people residing in Edmonton, Alberta. The Society coordinates several programs to connect Aboriginal people in Edmonton with their culture and language.

Location: Edmonton, AB


  • Direct executive team and senior management to establish organizational objectives and execute plans to achieve them
  • Plan and allocate finances, human resources, and material management to implement organizational policies and programs
  • Manage and coach the executive team and senior management to delegate the necessary authority to create optimum working conditions
  • Serve as the organization’s representative internally and externally
  • Collect data from leadership team and present regular reporting on the status of the association’s operations
  • Compare financial results with association’s objectives and takes appropriate measures to improve unsatisfactory performances

Requirements (or Qualifications)

  • Extensive managerial skills and ability to take leadership over association operations
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate as a leader
  • A university degree in business administration, commerce or other discipline related to the service provided is required.
  • Several years of professional experience in a leadership role, reporting to a Board of Directors.
  • Cultural competence is a must.
  • Specialization in all aspects of program development, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Evidence of successful acquisition of program funding, utilizing applicable analysis of the programs and services required by the urban Indigenous population of Edmonton.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to direct their applications via e‐mail or mail, with cover letter and resume by May 5, 2022 to:

Chair, Canadian Native Friendship Centre
Attn: Tracy Cardinal
11728 – 95 Street
Edmonton AB T5G 1L9
E‐mail: reception@cnfc.ca

Please direct all inquiries to the e‐mail address provided

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Tracy Cardinal
Email: reception@cnfc.ca
10336-121 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1K8

Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered


  • ANFCA is committed to supporting the principles and grassroots approach of the Friendship Centre Movement.
  • ANFCA priorities are guided by its member Friendship Centres and subsequent defined community needs.
  • Indigenous cultural teachings, values and identity are at the core of ANFCA. We provide opportunities for cultural sharing, focused on bridging the gap between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews. All programs and services incorporate cultural values and teachings into their structures.
  • ANFCA is committed to creating effective, vibrant national and provincial partnerships, focused on collaboration and common goals.
  • ANFCA respects the autonomy of its member Friendship Centres.
  • ANFCA supports its member Friendship Centres in creating safe, friendly, welcoming, status-blind urban hubs that provide culturally appropriate programs and services and create opportunities for Indigenous people and communities to become empowered, to enhance their leadership skills and to be fully engaged and involved in community development.
  • ANFCA’s work is guided by the values and principles identified within a 5-year Strategic Plan as well as by the Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA)

10336 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1K8

Phone: 780.423-3138

Fax: 780.425.6277

Web: anfca.com