Mental Health and Wellness Advisor - Volunteer - Canadian Center for Women's Empowerment (CCFWE)

Nov 05, 2020
Across Canada

Canadian Center for Women’s Empowerment (CCFWE) is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to empowering domestic violence survivors through trauma-informed mentorship. We approach our work through the lens of trauma and resilience and believe that positive, nourishing food experiences can heal survivours. These help the survivours to the recovery process, to heal, regain and life become empowered. It is so important to build up the self-esteem, self-confidence, boundaries & self-love after being in an abusive relationship so that they can thrive in spite of the abuse and become an overcomer. It involves having a basic understanding of trauma and how trauma impacts survivors, understanding trauma triggers and unique vulnerabilities of trauma survivors, and designing services to acknowledge the impact of violence and trauma on people's lives.


To develop a trauma-informed nutrition booklet for domestic violence survivors in consultation with the CCFWE team and CCFWE partners. This will require field testing and then revising the training manuals as appropriate. The volunteer consultant will assist the Wellness and Nutrition Director. The updated guidelines will go through the second round of testing, after which, further improvements will be identified and incorporated. This will ensure survivours across Canada will access trauma-informed healthy recipes and feel competent preparing easy, nutritious meals for themselves and their families. 


  • Trauma-informed nutrition, wellness/self-care booklet to domestic survivors.


  • Baccalaureate with a background in Physiotherapy, Mental Health, Social work, Dietitian, or relevant training or experience in trauma-informed nutrition. 
  • Excellent knowledge of violence against women and children and the intersection of trauma, mental health, nutrition, and substance use issues.
  • Demonstrated skills in and/or knowledge in Canada Food Guide, health education,  behavior change education and public policy
  • Exceptional  communication skills
  • Strong project management capability including managing timelines and deliverables
  • Excellent skill Microsoft Office  (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and creative writing skills preferred and tech-savvy
  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills, and attention to detail 

Location - Homebased, minimum of 3 - 4 hours/week 

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. Our commitment to equity and justice is encapsulated in our values of creativity, accessibility, excellence, integrity, collaboration, and inspiration. Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter in confidence to the Human Resource Specialist via email to Please apply by August 20, 2020. 

We thank all interested parties and advise that only those selected to advance in the process will be contacted.

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