First Nations University of Canada (Administrative, Professional and Technical)

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion (URFA) is the cer­ti­fied bar­gain­ing agent for First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Cana­da full- and part-time Admin­is­tra­tive, Pro­fes­sion­al and Tech­ni­cal (APT) employees.


The First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Cana­da embod­ies the val­ues and aspi­ra­tions of First Nations’ peo­ples to achieve edu­ca­tion of qual­i­ty with in a unique­ly First Nations’ envi­ron­ment. The Uni­ver­si­ty seeks to pro­mote, for all mem­bers of the Uni­ver­si­ty fam­i­ly, the devel­op­ment of spir­it, body, mind, and sense of community. 

The Admin­is­tra­tive, Pro­fes­sion­al and Tech­ni­cal staff at the First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Cana­da (for­mer­ly known as the Saskatchewan Indi­an Fed­er­at­ed Col­lege) was cer­ti­fied in 1991 under the umbrel­la of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Association. 

Cur­rent­ly, URFA rep­re­sents approx­i­mate­ly 20 per­ma­nent First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty APT members.

Col­lec­tive Agreement

Your col­lec­tive agree­ment is the writ­ten con­tract that out­lines many of the terms and con­di­tions of your employ­er as a mem­ber of the bar­gain­ing unit. The terms and con­di­tions of the agree­ment are reached through col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing between URFA and the First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Canada.

Please note that the doc­u­ments post­ed online are not legal­ly bind­ing. Errors of com­mis­sion and omis­sion excepted.

2017-2021 Collective Agreement (423 KB)

2014-2017 Collective Agreement (341 KB)

2010-2014 Financial Settlement (119 KB)

2006-2010 Collective Agreement (758 KB)

Bar­gain­ing Updates

Bar­gain­ing updates are avail­able in our mem­ber area on this web­site. If you require assis­tance log­ging in, con­tact us and we’ll be hap­py to help!

Bar­gain­ing Team

Team member
Candace Cappo
Team member
Cory Gauthier
Team member
Lisa Bighead
URFA staff
Colin Tether

Let us know what’s impor­tant to you in your next col­lec­tive agreement

As you may know, your cur­rent col­lec­tive agree­ment expired at the end of June 2021. Your bar­gain­ing team invites you, as a First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Cana­da Admin­is­tra­tive, Pro­fes­sion­al and Tech­ni­cal (APT) mem­ber, to sub­mit your feed­back about what’s impor­tant to you as we pre­pare for the upcom­ing round of bargaining. 

You are wel­come to share your com­ments about top­ics gen­er­al­ly or as they may relate to par­tic­u­lar arti­cles or appen­dices in your cur­rent col­lec­tive agree­ment. Thank you for shar­ing what mat­ters to you!

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