Indigenous Safe and Secure Editor

Contract Position (non-employee)

Indigenous Safe and Secure Editor: Contract Position (non-employee)

About Us:

The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) is an award winning, Indigenous disability and health organization and the only stand-alone Indigenous organization of its type in Canada. For more information on BCANDS and their services please visit:

Plan Institute is a social enterprise that works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by collaborating on community-based projects, offering a suite of learning initiatives, and advocating for policy reform. For more information on the Plan Institute please visit:

Project Overview:

Safe and Secure is an inspirational guidebook and national bestseller with over ten versions in print since 1996 and an estimated 100,000 books in circulation worldwide. Safe and Secure offers practical information and planning ideas with inspirational stories and has assisted in mobilizing thousands of individuals and families living with a disability to plan for the future. In partnership with British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), Plan Institute will publish an Indigenous version of Safe and Secure which will serve as a vital template to use when creating a plan for the future, reflecting Indigenous experiences, resources, stories and values. The creation of this guide will assist Indigenous individuals and families, living with a disability, to create a safe and secure future, and also contribute to their ability to participate more fully as active members of their community.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Editor will work with the project team, author and Indigenous contributors to develop the content for this version of Safe and Secure and ensure the creation of a guide which incorporates Indigenous specific experiences, knowledge, culture, relationships and understandings. This contract would include developmental and structural editing, and some rewriting to build a new manuscript for this edition.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience of editing (including developmental editing) and the entire publishing process
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities, organizations and individuals
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Flexible work schedule

The Editor is a part-time contract position (non-employee) to be billed on an hourly basis, with no benefits. The successful applicant will be responsible for all remittances to government including but not limited to: Income Tax, Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, etc.

* As per Section 7 of the Employment Equity Act, preference in hiring may be given to Indigenous persons.                                     (

To Apply: 

Please complete online application form at:

For any questions, please contact Nicola Dunne: –  no phone calls please.