The next Board meeting of the CQFB will be held on February 4 and 5, 2020 in Montreal
JOB OFFER – PROJECT LEADER
The Cree‐Québec Forestry Board (CQFB) is primarily responsible for monitoring, analyzing and evaluating the implementation of the forestry component of the Paix des Braves Agreement. As part of its follow‐up activities, the CQFB has selected to conduct a wildlife habitat quality assessment project from an Aboriginal perspective
and a biological habitat analysis. The overall objective of this evaluation is to estimate the effectiveness of the provisions of the Adapted Forestry Regime to maintain or improve the habitat of wildlife species of importance to the Crees, 15 years after the signing of the Paix des Braves. The project will focus on two specific issues: the
assessment of sites of special interest to the Cree (25%) as well as the quality of Moose habitat considered as a target species for the Crees.
The approach chosen for this assessment is based on case studies. The project will be carried out in 2 phases :
the first phase of the project, which the Board wishes to put forward following the hiring of the project leader, will focus on 2 Cree traplines. A second phase should follow. At the end of the project, it is expected that aboutten cases should be evaluated.
Job : Project Leader
Project : Wildlife habitats quality Assessment from an Aboriginal perspective and a biological habitat
The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing the first phase of the project, in accordance with the orientations given by the steering committee of the project and the Board Management. In particular, he is responsible for organizing, contributing and coordinating activities related to the implementation of the
various stages of the project, for ensuring effective communication and the collaboration of the various implied stakeholders.
Duration of the 1st phase: 7 months period beginning as soon as possible (preferably from May to October 2018)
Place of employment: In the Nord‐du‐Québec territory
Among his responsibilities, the incumbent:
Plans, organizes, contributes and monitors the activities and deadlines of the various stages of the project
Conducts and seeks approval by the steering committee for the detailed planning of the main steps of the project
Identifies the historical information (reports, data), analyzes the information and draws up a synthesis.
Participates in the development of the methodology and tools (eg maps, forms, interview questionnaire) related to the collection of data from Cree users of the territory, which are collected through interviews.
Participates in interviews with Cree users in the territory and gets involved in the compiling and analysis of the outcomes
Contributes to the structuring and analysis of forest databases relevant to the assessment of the quality
of wildlife habitats concerned
Ensures the realization of geomatic analyzes
Establishes professional and technical collaborations with representatives of the Department of Forests,
Wildlife and Parks, Cree communities or the Cree Nation Government.
If necessary, estimates and contributes to the identification of the complementary technical and professional resources required for carrying out the project and collaborates with them
Participates in the analysis, validation and communication of the information obtained
Keeps the Board’s management as well as the Steering Committee informed of the progress of the project
Periodically reports and produces a final report
Ensures effective communication between all the participants involved in the project
Training and experience:
Masters or PhD in one of the following fields: forestry, biology, wildlife management, environment, social science, anthropology or a related field. Holder of a BA degree with relevant experience could be considered.
Knowledge in forest and/or wildlife management
Knowledge in geomatics and database processing (ArcGis)
Competencies in organizing and conducting interviews
Knowledge of the Aboriginal community is an asset
Work organization and coordination skills
Great analytical capacity
Research experience and writing skills
Comfortable in both spoken and written communication
Bilingual (French and English)
Competitive salary and benefits
Submit your application by sending your resume and letter of interest to
Deadline to apply: May 3rd, 2018
Only selected candidates for the interview will be contacted.
Should you need more details about this job offer, please contact Marie Gosselin by email : marie.gosselin@ccqf‐cqfb.ca or by phone: 418‐528‐0002.
March 14, 2017
The Cree-Québec Forestry Board is releasing its 2015-2020 Sustainable Development Action Plan
Application of the sustainable development principles goes hand-in-hand with the Board’s activities. Reconciling environmental protection, compliance with social values and economic development are at the very heart of the Board’s mission.
The organization will pursue its commitments in this regard in 2015-2020.
It is with great pleasure that we announce Mr. Hervé Deschênes as the fourth chairman of the Cree-Québec Forestry Board.
On August 17, 2016, after consultation with the Cree nation, the Québec government Cabinet appointed Mr. Deschênes to replace Mr. Gilbert Paillé who passed away while in office last December.
Mr. Deschênes was given a three-year mandate.
Mr. Deschênes is a forest engineer. He graduated in business administration and has extensive experience in the forestry sector. During his career he has worked in various fields of forestry including industry, education, health and safety at work, forestry and business development, at the regional, national and international levels.
You will find more information about Mr. Deschênes’ career on the Québec Prime Minister’s website (French only).
It is with enthusiasm that the Board members and the secretariat team wish to welcome Mr. Deschênes.
The next Cree-Québec Forestry Board meeting will be held on April 7, 2016 in Montréal.
It is with great sadness that we inform you that our Chairman, Mr. Gilbert Paillé, passed away, surrounded by his family on December 24 at Laval Hospital in Québec City.
The family will receive condolences
Saturday, January 9, 2016, from 12:30
at Château Bonne Entente
3400, chemin Ste-Foy, Quebec, QC G1X 1S6.
A tribute ceremony will take place at 3:30 pm.
Additional information is available on the website www.harmonia.ca.
On behalf of his Cree-Québec Forestry Board members, collaborators and Secretariat, we extend our deepest condolences to his family and relatives.
The next Cree-Québec Forestry Board meeting will be held on February 3 and 4, 2016. The venue will be confirmed later
The next Cree-Québec Forestry Board meeting will take place on december 9, 2015 in Montréal.
On August 20, 2015, the Cree-Québec Forestry Board sent a letter of advice to the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, as well as the Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees.