The Community Action Initiative (CAI) – Project Manager

The Community Action Initiative (CAI) is looking for a Project Manager

The Community Action Initiative (CAI) was created to support community-led projects that promote mental health, prevent substance use problems and promote effective treatment and support for individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges in BC. We a take a localized, collaborative approach by creating networks and encouraging dialogue within and across sectors. Our goal is to bring together diverse community-based organizations to work to establish innovative, community-generated models for delivering mental health and/or substance use services in BC.

The Project Manager’s primary role will be to support the implementation and management of a province-wide project. The project includes the implementation, management and administration of a $4-million grants program in addition to supporting evaluation and knowledge exchange activities. The aim of the project is to support community-led opioid overdose response efforts across the province of British Columbia. This project is being delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC) as a part of the broader provincial effort. This position will require the successful candidate to work effectively with diverse stakeholders engaged in the response including NGO’s, provincial government bodies and people with a lived experience and their families. This position reports directly to the CAI Secretariat Director.

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