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Career & Volunteer Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Position Available: Support Materials Writer (Program Development).

Job Type: Short-Term Contract (Maximum of 280 hours). Full-Time or Part-Time negotiable. Full-Time preferred.

Location: Toronto, ON (Based remotely from home during the COVID19 pandemic).

Compensation: $14.25/hour

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021

This is a Canada Summer Jobs position funded by the Government of Canada. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years old.

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Easter Seals Canada is committed to the quality of the internship program we offer. The successful candidate will be provided with mentoring and genuine learning and skills-development opportunities.

Testimonial from former Easter Seals Intern
“It is not an exaggeration to say that working for Easter Seals Canada last year was one of the best employment experiences I have had to date. Not only was Easter Seals Canada willing to accommodate my disabilities, but they saw my differences and experiences as a person with disabilities as a valued asset, not a hindrance, to the team. In my experience, this is a mindset that can be difficult to find in the workforce. Without worrying about what are often considered my limitations, I could dedicate my whole mind to the task at hand. Using my knowledge, skills and experience, I was able to help Easter Seals Canada continue to improve the lives of children and youth with disabilities, as they had for me while I was growing up.” – Jessica G.

About the Organization

Established in 1922, Easter Seals Canada is a national charitable organization with close to 100 years of community service across the country. We are a trusted industry leader and, in partnership with our federated member organizations in each province, we are Canada’s largest local provider of programs, services, issues-leadership and development for the disability community. We strive to enhance the quality of life, well-being and independence of Canadians living with disabilities by ensuring that children, youth and adults have access to the equipment, technology, programs, services and support they need to maximize their potential, realize their aspirations, and participate fully in society.

About the Position

The Support Materials Writer (Program Development) is a short-term contract funded by the Government of Canada (ESDC) through its Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative, which is intended to provide youth with the opportunity to build their skills and gain high-quality paid employment experiences.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, National Corporate Partnerships, and working in conjunction with other Easter Seals staff, the successful candidate will assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of a number of campaigns, events and initiatives which are detailed in the Duties and Responsibilities section below.

By the end of the contract, the Support Materials Writer – Program Development will have had the opportunity to learn and hone their skills with specific (new) software, build their professional networks, and develop their skills and experiences in a multitude of areas such as research and writing; written and oral communications; event planning, coordination and evaluations; graphic design, publishing and video-editing; and much more.

The following description provides a brief outline of the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the skills and characteristics that would help ensure a successful placement and positive experience

Duties and Responsibilities

Support the planning, promotion and implementation of Easter Seals’ Red Shirt Day Campaign (held in conjunction with National AccessAbility Week) by researching, writing, designing and developing meaningful and compelling (digital and print) activities, resources and content for various age groups – particularly for elementary and secondary students – that would assist them in learning about and taking action to enhance accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities (e.g., schools, workplaces, etc.). Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Characteristics:

The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in working in the charity/non-profit sector, and/or in advancing issues pertinent to persons living with disabilities. Desired skills and characteristics include:

  • A strong desire to learn, and willingness to take direction and accept constructive feedback.
  • Enjoys problem-solving and a fast-paced work environment.
  • Proactive, creative, enthusiastic, and flexible.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills. French-language skills an asset.
  • Collaborative, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail

Education and Other Experience:

  • Diploma/Degree in related field such as Social Work, Education, Political Science, Marketing/Communications, etc.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) is required.
  • Prior experience/training using MS Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign/Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, WordPress, and/or HTML/CSS/Javascript an asset.
  • Prior experience/training in writing and publishing an asset.
  • Graphic design, video production/editing, and web development experience an asset.
  • Prior experience in curriculum writing or as an educator an asset.
  • Prior lived experience or training in working with or issues affecting individuals living with disabilities an asset.

Qualified and interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Easter Seals Canada at partnerships@easterseals.ca, no later than 5:00 pm, Sunday, May 21, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are also committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to a disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Easter Seals British Columbia/Yukon is welcoming applications for multiple summer camp opportunities.

For more information about career opportunities, requirements and application procedures, please visit the Easter Seals BC/Y website.

Easter Seals Quebec (Fondation Papillon) is welcoming applications for multiple summer camp opportunities.

For more information about career opportunities, requirements and application procedures, please visit the Easter Seals Quebec (Fondation Papillon) website.

For more information on current job opportunities available with Easter Seals provincial organizations, please visit the websites for Easter Seals in your province.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Position – French Translator

Location: Volunteer Remotely from Home (You can be based anywhere in Canada).

Website: www.easterseals.ca     

Start Date: Negotiable, minimum 6-month commitment, average 1 to 2 hours/week.

Level: Advanced working knowledge of written and oral French language.

Deadline to apply: Rolling deadline.


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About the Organization

Easter Seals is a national charitable organization with close to 100 years of community service in Canada. We are a trusted industry leader and Canada’s largest local provider of programs, services, issues-leadership and development for the disability community. We strive to enhance the quality of life, well-being and independence of Canadians living with disabilities.

Easter Seals helps to ensure that all children, youth and adults who are living with disabilities have access to the equipment, technology, programs, services and support they need to make the most of their abilities and participate fully in society.

About the Position

Easter Seals Canada is looking for a Volunteer French Translator with a strong mastery of written and oral French (preferably Quebec French) to assist with translations of English language documents and materials into French to support our development, programming, and marketing and communication initiatives. This position is suitable for students and retirees. The Volunteer French Translator can primarily work from home/remotely in tandem with staff; and may be required to work/meet at our office from time to time.

The Volunteer French Translator will report to the Senior Manager, National Corporate Partnership, and also work with other staff as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with staff to translate English language documents into French – for print or oral publications – as required, in a timely manner.

Skills and Characteristics

The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in working in the charity sector, and an interest in supporting those persons living with a disability.  Essential Skills include:

  • Bilingual, with outstanding English and French (preferably Quebec French) communication skills, both oral and written – at the College/University level.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office -Word.
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Can work with limited supervision to achieve results and meet deadlines in fast pace environment.
  • Proactive, creative, technically savvy, and diplomatic.
  • Collaborative, flexible and adaptable.

Benefits of volunteering with Easter Seals

  • Be part of a friendly and dynamic team at charitable organization with a proven history and track record that provides impactful and meaningful programs and services in support of individuals and families living with disabilities.
  • Help make a meaningful contribution that would make information more accessible for French-language speakers.
  • Build your resume and portfolio for future opportunities.

Application Requirements

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter  to Easter Seals Canada via email to partnerships@easterseals.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest and will only contact those selected for interviews.

 Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to a disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

Easter Seals Albertaa is welcoming applications for multiple volunteer opportunities.

For more information about volunteer roles, requirements and application procedures, please visit the Easter Seals Alberta website.

Easter Seals British Columbia/Yukon is welcoming applications for multiple volunteer opportunities.

For more information about volunteer roles, requirements and application procedures, please visit the Easter Seals BC/Y website.

Easter Seals Manitoba (Manitoba Possible) is welcoming applications for multiple staff/volunteer opportunities.

For more information about volunteer roles, requirements and application procedures, please visit the Easter Seals Manitoba website.

Easter Seals Newfoundland & Labrador is welcoming applications for multiple staff/volunteer opportunities.

For more information about volunteer roles, requirements and application procedures, please visit the Easter Seals Newfoundland & Labrador website.

Easter Seals New Brunswick is welcoming applications for multiple staff/volunteer opportunities.

For more information about volunteer roles, requirements and application procedures, please visit the Easter Seals New Brunswick website.

Easter Seals Ontario is welcoming applications for multiple staff/volunteer opportunities.

For more information about volunteer roles, requirements and application procedures, please visit the Easter Seals Ontario website.

Easter Seals Saskatchewan (SaskAbilities) is welcoming applications for multiple staff/volunteer opportunities.

For more information about volunteer roles, requirements and application procedures, please visit the Easter Seals Saskatchewan website.

  • Do you have a special skill or talent and interested in volunteering with Easter Seals Canada (national office)? Please contact us at info@easterseals.ca
  • For more information on current volunteer opportunities available with Easter Seals provincial organizations, please visit the websites for Easter Seals in your province.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

There are many other ways to get involved with Easter Seals. Support us by taking part in an Easter Seals event or campaign, or organize your own fundraising event for Easter Seals.  Click here to learn more

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