Why work with us?
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) is a progressive financially secure Tribal Council. As witnessed by its success since its creation in 1986, The CMM is well known throughout Canada as a professional organization that is committed to providing a pleasant and healthy working environment for all its employees.
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq has recently completed its five-year strategic plan. In accordance with the strategic plan, new positions, projects, and departments will be emerging at the CMM in an ongoing capacity. If you have any questions, please contact us.
As positions become available they are posted on this page.
Please visit often so you won’t miss out!
Opportunities from partner organizations:
Opportunities in Member Communities:
Available Programs and Opportunities, Scholarships and Awards:
Existing Dalhousie Scholarships and Awards for Indigenous Students-https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/communities/indigenous/Financial_ISC.html
DFO Scholarships for Indigenous Peoples in Canada DFO scholarships
Indspire is an Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people. In 2017-18, Indspire disbursed $14.2 million through over 4,900 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students.
Here is an alphabetical listing of the bursaries, scholarships, and awards offered by Inspire currently: https://indspirefunding.ca/
The criteria for each award is listed when you click on each link and will show the applicable category (i.e. type of institution), application deadlines, program of study, level of study, and any specific Indigenous affiliations, as well as if there are any other specific criteria such as financial need, preferred geographic location, minimum GPA’s, etc. It does take some time to click through each, so I did want to confirm that there is a sizable number that have no requirements around the geographic location.
Information on Matching Fund Opportunities with Indspire
Indspire has received a sizeable amount of federal funding that it can use to ‘match’ new incoming funds that will be used to support bursaries, scholarships and awards for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students. This match can apply to any monies, with the only exception being funds that originate from the Federal government. For example the match could apply to (but is not limited to) the following:
- Donated funds
- Pre-existing funds already designated for bursaries, scholarships and awards
- Annual proceeds resulting from endowments
- Provincial/municipal government funds
The “matching process” requires the funds to be sent to Indspire. A 12% administration fee is then deducted by Indspire and the balance is matched (1:1). The funds (including the match) can then either stay with Indspire to be fully administered and awarded, or returned to the originator to be administered and awarded. The specific criteria for each award is agreed upon prior in a formal agreement. Although Indspire provides the option of providing all promotion, the collection and vetting of applications, and the selection of awardees, the degree of participation of the originator of the funds can also be negotiated and spelled out in the agreement.
Indspire reports a 95% success rate in awarding bursaries and scholarships to students, and are the largest awarder of financial support to indigenous students in Canada outside of the federal government.
NSCC Donald R. Sobey Bursary Program awards renewable bursaries valued at $2,500 to students entering NSCC on a full-time basis http://www.nscc.ca/docs/admissions/scholarships-and-bursaries/donald-r-sobey-application.pdf
NSCC Work at Sea Opportunities: $2.5 million in bursaries available to women and Indigenous peoples to pursue marine education. You could have 90% of your course cost covered with these flexible opportunities! Click HERE for more information!