Advocacy Volunteer - Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce

Oct 01, 2020
Across Canada

About Us

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:

  • Conducting research

  • 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

 

 
Application deadline: July 19, 2020, 5pm (ET)

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
 
How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter (optional) to hello@canwcc.ca. 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.

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