Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative


Registered Nurse for Reclaiming Our Spirits Program (0.6 FTE)

We are seeking a Registered Nurse who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to join the Reclaiming Our Spirits (ROS) program at Kilala Lelum Health Centre. ROS is a wellness program developed to promote healing and to improve the safety and health of women living in diverse life contexts. It aims to provide intensive 1:1 nursing care delivered by community nurses working in partnership with women over a 6-month period. Drawing on local support services, the program addresses both short-term needs, such as problems encountered by women from ongoing violence, as well as long-term goals such as safety, health, and well-being. The program is women-led, Elder guided, and includes access to 1:1 Elder support, circles, and cultural wellness. The ROS program operates out of Kilala Lelum Health Centre, providing healthcare services through an outreach-based, culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, and harm reduction approach.

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse (0.6 FTE), supported by an integrated health service team, will provide excellent culturally-safe care to members of the ROS program following these principles: safety first, women-led, health advancement as a priority, strength-based, and hope- and future-oriented.


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Supervision Provided:

This position is supervised by the Primary Care Program Co-Leads, a team of nursing professionals, and will receive support from the Administrative Lead and Executive Director.

Additional Information:

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to lauren.leslie@uihhc.ca by Friday, April 23, 2021. Your cover letter should clearly articulate why you are interested in this role and working with Kilala Lelum, how your background is a good fit for this specific role and our organization, and your current availability and desired schedule. Incomplete applications will not be considered.