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Cal%20 Albrightresume2 2010 Aug

  1. 1. Cal Albright<br />4919 Scott Ave, Terrace, B.C. <br />V8G 2B7; cell number 250 615 9935<br />E-mail:<br />Career Objective<br />To provide executive leadership to human service organizations specializing in ways of removing barriers to oppressed groups such as Aboriginal people.<br />Work Experience Summary<br />I have over thirty years of human service work, a Master of Social Work and have successfully worked for provincial and aboriginal governments. I have a well-rounded 15 years of middle and senior management experience in multi-disciplinary settings such as child welfare, corrections, health and education. I understand the principles of leadership, organization and financial management. <br />Professional Experience<br />Feb. 2006 to present<br />Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) <br />Director, Programs and Services Directorate<br />New Aiyansh, BC<br />Through regulation, or by direction, the Director ensures the effective implementation of the Nisga’a Programs and Services Act, including developing, negotiating, establishing, monitoring, evaluating, financial managing and providing functional control in respect of:<br />Supporting and reporting to the NLG Executive Committee, the Programs and Services Committee and the Peace Order and Public Safety Committee;<br />Establishing an effective Nisga’a population data base;<br />Overseeing financial agreements with Nisga’a Valley Health Authority, $14m and SD 92, $8m;<br /> Providing oversight to the Programs and Services Departments such as: Nisga’a Child and Family Services, Access to Justice, Culture and Language, Citizenship, Social Development and Youth Organizing Youth.<br />Developing social policy; and<br />Overseeing an annual budget of $26 million and supervising seven managers.<br />August 2004 to January 2006<br />Northern and Aboriginal Population Health and <br />Wellness Institute<br />Thompson, Manitoba<br />Executive Director (contract position)<br />I directed a northern Health Institute that was based in Thompson Manitoba and I reported to a 16 member Board.<br />Built strategic alliances with 65 partners representing 7 First Nations, 3 levels of Government, the Métis and community based organizations.<br />Implemented the mission of improving the health and wellness of aboriginal and northern people residing in northern Manitoba focusing on 3 areas: traditional healing, suicide prevention and diabetes prevention.<br />Managed a budget of $2.9 million and supervised 10 staff. <br /><ul><li>Directed staff to conduct community based research with the outcome of identifying solutions that are grounded in multi-jurisdictional approaches.</li></ul>October 1994 to August 2004<br />Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN)<br />Saskatoon, Saskatchewan<br />Youth Justice Director, Health and Social Commission<br />Acted as liaison to governments and NGOs to examine ways to transfer youth programs and services to First Nations.<br />Was the principal in developing a cutting edge approach in dealing with aboriginal youth gangs.<br />Chaired a First Nations justice committee that developed a youth justice strategy.<br />Was a member of a Committee that examined ways First Nations could deliver child welfare services.<br />Successfully lobbied for more monies to flow to First Nations communities for crime prevention activities.<br />University of Regina, Faculty of Social Work March 1993 to December 1998<br />Saskatoon, Saskatchewan <br />Session Lecture<br /><ul><li>Taught social work students a fourth year course on aboriginal issues including racism, poverty, Indian government processes, culture and spirituality.</li></ul>Education<br />November 1989<br />University of British Columbia, Faculty of Social Work <br />Vancouver, B.C.<br />Master of Social Work<br /><ul><li>Took classes in social administration, qualitative research, social services management, social policy and economics.</li></ul>April 1983<br />University of Regina, Faculty of Social Work<br />Saskatoon Campus<br /> Bachelor of Social Work<br />April 1978<br />Bethel College<br />St. Paul, Minnesota<br /> Bachelor of Arts in Social Work<br />Presentations<br /><ul><li>Co-presented the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) position to the House of Commons, Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, 1996.
  2. 2. Co-presented to the Saskatchewan All Party Special Committee to Prevent the Abuse and Exploitation of Children through the Sex Trade, March 2001.
  3. 3. Co-presented the FSIN position on the proposed changes to the Youth Justice Criminal Act to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, April 2001.
  4. 4. Co-presented a paper on aboriginal youth gangs “Alter-Natives to Non Violence”, to the Third International Restorative Justice Conference. Vancouver, B.C. June 2003.
  5. 5. Co-panelist to the Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch, February 2004.</li></ul>Accomplishments<br /><ul><li>I was a part of the delegation that advocated for changes to the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) with respect to sentencing principles for Aboriginal youth that were adopted into the revised YCJA.2001.
  6. 6. I assisted in the establishment (2001) of the Saskatoon Race Relations Committee.
  7. 7. I played a key role in the founding of two nonprofit organizations in Saskatoon - Building a Nation Inc. and Egadz Youth Center.
  8. 8. I was the principal in the development of a First Nation youth gang prevention strategy that was adopted as a policy by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.
  9. 9. I was a part of the Nisga’a negotiating team that negotiated a multi-year comprehensive funding commitment from the B.C. government for the Nisga’a Child and Family Services. This is likely the only funding agreement of its kind in B.C. and possibly Canada.
  10. 10. I have been successful in fundraising over a $1 million for employment and training in the Nass Valley.</li></ul>References<br />References available on request.<br />