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  • signed up on Women's March Canada Working Committees 2019-02-07 20:36:54 -0500

    Working Committees

    For three years, we've marched in cities across Canada. Our mission is to inspire, unite and lead the charge for the advancement of women across Canada.

    Now we take action. Are you ready?

    The H.E.R.S.

    The work that we do, our vision and values can be explained in a unifying framework called H.E.R.S., which spells out the women’s rights priorities of Health, Economic Security, Representation, and Safety:

    • Health — Healthcare is the foundation of women’s well-being and economic stability. Women’s March Canada advocates for access to affordable and inclusive women’s healthcare regardless of nationality, age, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
    • Economic Security — Women are powerful drivers of economic growth, and their economic empowerment benefits all nations. Women’s March Canada supports the dismantling of economic barriers that obstruct women’s full and equal access to local, national, and global economic systems.
    • Representation — Women are under-represented globally, adversely affecting our collective health, safety, and economic security. Women’s March Canada seeks fair and just representation of women locally, nationally, and internationally.
    • Safety — Every woman has the need and right to feel physically secure, and security for women should be assured through sound legal practices. Women’s March Canada stands behind the principle that women are not to be held accountable for actions that are outside their control — particularly regarding all forms of assault — and that fair legal action must be applied to prevent these crimes.

    What's Next? 

    In March 2019, we'll be gathering (virtually) women from across the country and asking them to roll up their sleeves and help us work on the Women's March Canada strategic plan (to be announced by the end of January). 

    Will you help? If so, please join one of the committees below. 

    Sign up

  • wants to volunteer 2019-01-19 10:38:44 -0500

    Want to join and help a Chapter executive team?

    Help your Local Chapter

    Looking to help your local Women's March Canada chapter? You're in the right place.

    The work we do is empowering, but not easy. Making the equality of Women the new norm takes a team with a variety of skill sets to support each other professionally and emotionally.

    Before we get started make sure there is a Women's March Canada chapter in your community by having a look at our Chapter list here. If there isn't a Chapter in your area, please consider starting one!

    We have listed some positions Women's March Canada chapters have available. We are open to feedback and ideas on what could be improved. Is there a position missing you think would be a good addition? Let us know.

    Vice Chair

    • Assist co-leads with setting Chapter goals
    • Co-organize regular meetings and check-ins with volunteers
    • Collaborate volunteers with the membership coordinator
    • Attend bi-weekly meetings co-leads
    • Time commitment:
      • Minimum 3h a week, consistent responsibilities
      • Recommended to be shared

    Communications coordinator (Marketing specialist)

    • Manage our social media presence including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
    • Update website with local events that complement the H.E.R.S areas of focus
    • Create event pages and key messaging for upcoming events
    • Respond to inquiries over social media
    • Time commitment:
      • Minimum 3h a week, consistent responsibilities
      • Recommended to be shared

    Event coordinator(s)

    • Collaborate with team members on community engagement, fundraising and march events
    • Create key messaging with communications coordinator for event promotions
    • Help with the ideation, planning, and execution of events
    • Develop key goals and metrics of success for events
    • Find local events that chapter can collaborate on, this could be a boothing opportunity, fundraiser to support, speaking opportunity or re-sharing on our social media channels
    • Time commitment:
      • Minimum 3h a week, consistent responsibilities, approximately 2h higher during event season
      • Recommended to be shared

    Treasurer

    • Aggregate and track receipts, donations and in-kind goods from various chapter members
    • Seek and apply to grants to aid chapter activities
    • Advise members before major purchases
    • Work with event coordinator for event budget and spending
    • Coordinate finances with Women’s March Canada team
    • Time commitment:
      • Minimum 1h a week, heavier around tax season and major chapter events (March January 19th)

    Fundraising Coordinator(s)

    • Proactively approach and create initial contact with community members with the goal of acquiring new local corporate participation, sponsorship and individual donations.
    • Maintaining excellent relationships with established supporters and liaise with prospects to maximize all available opportunities for partnerships and revenue growth
    • Support and inspire event organizers, participants and volunteers so they can be successful in their desire to support Women's March Canada;
    • Assist the chapter and individuals with online fundraising
    • Coordinate funding information with Treasurer and Women’s March Canada team
    • Time commitment:
      • Minimum 3h a week, consistent responsibilities, approximately 2h higher during event season
      • Recommended to be shared

    Faculty Lead(s)

    • Act as a Chapter representative in the academic community within post-secondary institutions in the region. 
    • Advocate for systemic movement to equality within course creation and process changes
    • Identify and implement areas for collaboration between academics and the local chapter. These “areas” are included, but not limited to: event speaking opportunities, research applicable to our work, new content creation that can be informed by the Women’s March lense, etc.
    • Identify the needs of female faculty
    • Time commitment:
      • Flexible, largely project dependent
      • Can be shared

    Student Lead(s)

    • Forge and nurture relationships with post-secondary clubs and organizations
    • Liaise with student volunteers
    • Booth at related on-campus events and demonstrations as a Women’s March Canada chapter representative
    • Represent and advocate for the student population  at chapter meetings
    • Time commitment:
      • Flexible, largely event dependent
      • Can be shared

    Membership Coordinator

    • Create content to draw more volunteers to the chapter
    • Assist Vice Chair and co-leads in volunteer management
    • Onboard new volunteers and familiarize them with Women’s March Canada chapter best practices and goals
    • Coordinate with team members to ensure Women’s March presence at community events
    • Time commitment:
      • Minimum 2h weekly, largely event dependent and peaks pre- and post-March (January 19th)
      • Recommended to be shared

    Lean In Coordinator(s)

    • Recruit and confirm presenters for monthly lunches based on discussion guides available on LeanIn.org
    • Confirm numbers for monthly lunches with Circle location (for lunch orders. if applicable)
    • Confirm room for each monthly lunch with Circle location
    • Update WMC website calendar, WMC facebook group for your area with upcoming Lunches, presentation topics, and presentation leads
    • Time commitment:
      • Minimum 5h monthly

    Other Roles May Include: 

    • Administration
    • Creative (Graphic Design, Photography, etc.)
    • Community Outreach (Advocacy, Social Media, etc.)
    • Student Outreach
    • Event Planning
    • Fundraising & Development
    • Finance
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