Request for Proposals Indigenous Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) Development Closes: Oct. 15, 2021, at 11:59pm
Request for Proposals
Indigenous Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) Development
October 15, 2021, at 11:59pm
Purpose of the RFP:
Na-Me-Res is seeking the service of a consultant to research and design an programs and services for an Indigenous Men’s Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) Shelter, with Emergency Trauma Informed Harm Reduction Approach.
This program will be implemented at the new Na-Me-Res Emergency Harm Reduction Indigenous Men’s shelter. This will be the first Indigenous MAP shelter lead and operated by an Indigenous organization in Ontario.
Background: Na-Me Res Native Men’s Residence
In 1985, Na-Me-Res began offering emergency shelter to Toronto-based Aboriginal men who were without a place to live. The 26-bed shelter grew quickly to accommodate the growing needs of the community and as a greater understanding of the underlying reasons for Aboriginal homelessness emerged, Na-Me-Res implemented support programs to address those causes. Today, the Na-Me-Res Housing initiatives include:
- A 69-bed emergency shelter at Bathurst St. and St. Clair Ave. West
- Sagatay, a nationally recognized transitional housing program
- O’Gitchidaa Mushkiki Wigwam, a long-term independent housing initiative
The Na-Me-Res team meets the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs of our clients wherever they are on their journey. We are traditional Elders & teachers, case managers, counsellors, client care and support workers, street outreach workers, housing support and aftercare workers, Registered Nurses, Oshkabaywis (spiritual helpers), and a life skills coordinator. Na-Me-Res also partners with psychiatrists, doctors, and many other community service providers.
For more information about Na-Me-Res
Scope of Work
- Review literature and conduct research identifying the community need (Toronto and GTA) for an Indigenous harm reduction shelter
- Conduct program/environmental scan of the MAPs and harm reduction programs
- Design programing that will incorporate traditional beliefs and teaching representing Turtle Islands nations (Anishinaabe, Metis, Inuit)
- Design program logic, resources, and delivery including but not limited to:
- Research safe handling of substances and suggest type of substances that are most widely utilized in the community (interview existing mainstream MAP services providers to contribute to program design)
- Care and access/distribution of substances
- Identify shelter responsibilities – in relation to storage of substances
- Draft shelter policy, procedures, and protocols
- intake process, intake package, related forms
- Job descriptions, staff orientation package, program guide(s) for staff
- Suggested types of support to be provided both traditional and western
- Suggested program resources for clients/participants (as determined through community outreach/need)
- Roll out plan for opening of shelter
- Project plan and work breakdown schedule
- Final report – including all steps taken in development
- Research package – listing of all research conducted and sources of information
- Substance Management plan
- Policy and procedure package
- Training package (matrix)
- Staff orientation package
- Completed job description (management and front line)
- Complete program description manual
- Target audience
- Logic – harm reduction approach
- Supports, support delivery
- Cultural components, cultural supports
- Program related forms
- Intake packages and Discharge packages
- List of suggested program materials, resources, and supporting materials
- Suggested sample program calendars
- Suggested data collections, and data collection forms
- Program rollout plan
- Community outreach plan, community information package
- All deliverables will be presented in electronic format, as well as a single printed copy
Submission Guideline – Proposal Requirements
- Consultant Profile
- Name, Title and Contact Information, resume
- Qualifications and Experience
- Describe the consultants relevant experience working in the Urban Indigenous community
- How will the Indigenous community be approached in the development of the program, what is your approach to researching, engaging, planning, and developing program.
- Proposed project timeline
- General outline of project timeline, including details of deliverables (project completion March 31, 2022), How will each deliverable be completed?
- References & Sample Work
- Provide two references.
- Provide a sample of work the consultant completed in program development (similar sector if possible)
- Proposed Costs
- Detailed total cost with a breakdown of fees and deliverables, including expenses.
Please submit any questions, by email to email@example.com no later then October 13th 4pm.
Please submit proposals with subject line “RFP 2021 – MAP” to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. on October 15. Only successful applications will be contacted.
Na-Me-Res requires all employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent of a valid medical exemption or other reasonable consideration pursuant to the Human Rights Code of Ontario.