REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
ANISHINABEK NATION (UNION OF ONTARIO INDIANS)
Early Years engagement
Seeking a minimum of 2 consultants
PURPOSE – The Journey Together: On-Reserve Early Years Commitments
The purpose is to address the capacity needs for the Journey Together commitments and associated engagement activities that have created increased pressures on First Nations organizations.
The Anishinabek Nation established the Union of Ontario Indians as its secretariat in 1949. The Anishinabek Nation is a political advocate for 40 member communities across Ontario, representing approximately 60,000 First Nation citizens.
SCOPE OF WORK
The activities of the 2 consultants will support the identification of needs, priorities and preliminary opportunities as related to early year’s program in First Nations communities, and the development of proposals for child and family programs. Activities must be completed, including a community Needs Assessment & Program Proposal submission for child and family programs, by September 29, 2017.
Budget submission should include personnel expenditures (for a minimum of two consultants), all travel expenses will be reimbursed by the Union of Ontario Indians. Any additional expenditures not outlined in RFP should also be identified.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCES
The ideal consultants have demonstrated experience in data collection and compilation of data. The consultants must also demonstrate their facilitation and event planning skills and experience. An undergraduate degree is preferred in Social Welfare/Bachelor of Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Education Diploma or a professional graduate degree in Education or similar. Those with an ECE Diploma must also have at least five years or more experience at a supervisory or management level of a Daycare/Childcare centre. This is an Early Years Engagement so the ideal consultants can demonstrate knowledge and experience in child development and early years programming. The proposal submission should also demonstrate an understanding of the Anishinabek Nation and the diversity of member First Nations.
Activities include the following from June 26 to September 29, 2017:
- Research, engagement and information-gathering to identify local needs and opportunities of First Nations communities;
- Participation in activities to build relationships with local partners;
- Participation in meetings with the ministry and/or local partners to discuss priorities and develop plans/proposals;
- Planning and delivery of 1 Central Engagement session and 6 Regional Meetings (travel & meeting costs to be provided for all attendees of these meetings) and the development of Needs Assessment and Program Proposal (i.e. Roll-up Report).
- The Union of Ontario Indians will provide assistance to the 2 consultants to assist with the planning/delivery of the community engagement sessions
- Details of Roll-up Report (Needs Assessment and Program Proposal) – September 29, 2017:
- Two consultants will work with communities to compile input to complete this submitted document, under the leadership of Adrienne Pelletier and the Social Services team
- The report will include a consolidated needs assessment identifying early years needs at a PTO-level, and individual proposals from each AN/UOI First Nation that is seeking to implement a new child and family services program
- All travel costs incurred by the two consultants will be reimbursed by the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) as set out in the budget, original invoices to be submitted in all claims made
- Resource Printing and Materials for Engagement Sessions will be reimbursed by the UOI up to a maximum of $3,500
- The service period of this proposal is from June 26 to September 29, 2017
- Please submit your proposed budget and work plan to complete the deliverables outlined above in your proposal. Future details and guidance will follow to the successful applicant.
- Submit three references with your submission.
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE
Only complete proposals received by Friday June 16, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. will be considered.
Please address submissions to:
Union of Ontario Indians
P.O. Box 711
North Bay, ON P1B 8J8
Attention: Glenda St. Amour, Director of Corporate Services
Packages must be clearly marked: Early Years Engagement
All inquiries about this request for proposal should be directed to:
Adrienne Pelletier – email@example.com or
Dan Truchon – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (705) 497-9127
To learn more about the Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians), please visit our website at www.anishinabek.ca.