Advocacy Volunteer - Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce
The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) is a nationally incorporated, not-for-proﬁt organization, dedicated to advocacy, advancement, and connection for and on behalf of its members. CanWCC’s membership consists of women-identiﬁed entrepreneurs and businesses that are at least 50% woman(en)-owned and led.
CanWCC focuses on three key interwoven activities to support its members:
1. Connection through the development of a national network of women entrepreneurs, business owners, and the organizations that serve them.
2. Advocacy on behalf of members, informed by members and supported by the national network.
3. Advancement at both the micro- and macro-level, facilitating economic opportunities for women business owners and building a stronger Canadian economy.
About the Role
As the first and only Chamber of Commerce representing women business owners in Canada, we are called upon for input when governments (of all levels) are considering policy change. We take this responsibility very seriously and work tirelessly to understand the issues affecting our members.
We are looking for a volunteer to support our team’s Advocacy and Policy work across a variety of topics including affordable childcare, access to capital and COVID-19 recovery. The role will focus on, but is not limited to, the following tasks:
Creating policy briefs, reports and communications documents
Supporting the development of advocacy campaigns
Analyzing data and synthesizing information
To be successful in this role, candidates must be passionate about women’s entrepreneurship and either possess the following assets or a desire and ability to develop them:
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Professional, reliable, courteous, and discreet
Well organized and accurate
Willing and able to suggest improvements to existing processes and procedures
Experience conducting research and working with datasets
Knowledge of government policies affecting women business owners (e.g. child care) is desirable
Experience with Excel and SPSS would be a plus
Hours of work: Hours will be project-based
Place of work: Remote, work from home
Perks & benefits:
- Casual work environment
- Flexible schedule
- Opportunity to create significant positive social change
Send resume and cover letter (optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please quote VOL-HQ-AV2007. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) believes that gender expression and identity is a fundamental right. We welcome all women, as well as non-binary people to become members.
CanWCC is committed to inclusive and anti-discrimination practices in relation to those who identify as women and non-binary participants. We aim to ensure that all members’, volunteers’, Directors’, Officers’, and employees’ rights are respected and protected.
CanWCC confirms that gender identity or expression is not in any way related to one’s eligibility for participating as a volunteer or employee.
CanWCC is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us when contacted for an interview.