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We’re Hiring! Canada Summer Jobs


Canada Without Poverty is pleased to announce that we have received funding for one Canada Summer Jobs position for 2019!

Are you interested in social justice work to make Canada more equal? Do you want to learn how to work with diverse communities, plan public awareness-building campaigns, and advance human rights?

We’re looking for a team member who can bring an energy to our civil society organization and help us tackle projects for the summer. Learn more about the role below.

Position details:

Community Liaison Worker/ Research and Community Engagement Associate

The Associate will support two key projects for CWP: our annual Chew On This! awareness-building campaign held every October 17th to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the development of our Lived Experience project to strengthen the first voice perspective in anti-poverty work. The Associate will also support the rest of our work, including communications, fundraising, and project administration.

The Associate can look forward to:

  • Helping coordinate public events, including educational workshops and webinars, campaigns, and fundraising events
  • Conducting research on human rights, governmental policies, and current events
  • Writing blogs and other content on poverty, homelessness, food insecurity and more
  • Learning about international human rights law and how people in Canada can access their rights
  • Developing relationships with stakeholders from civil society organizations, the anti-poverty community, government bodies, and the public
  • Contributing to the development of long-term projects to mobilize, educate, and engage people across Canada

CWP is a small organization with a collaborative approach to work. A successful candidate will have some of the following:

  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • A solid understanding of poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity in Canada
  • Knowledge of human rights, international law, and the United Nations system
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to connect, build, and maintain relationships with diverse groups
  • An ability to analyse complex information, statistics, and policies from federal, provincial, and territorial governments
  • Capacity to work as both part of a collaborative team and in a self-directed manner under tight timelines

The position will pay $15 per hour at 35 hours per week for 8 weeks. Work will be conducted in the organization’s Ottawa office, with a possibility for occasional home-based work. The position will commence in early June.

Please send a short cover letter with your resume to Alexandra Zannis at alexandra[at] by 11:59 pm on May 10.