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Archivist/Note-Taker

Part-Time, Short-term Contract

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR) has begun an exciting strategic visioning/planning process for 2016-2017.

The TRCC/MWAR Strategic Planning Committee would like to hire 1-2 note-takers/archivists for part-time work for approximately one year.

If you are meticulous with details and communication, then this job is for you.

Rate: $25/hour

Hours: 6-10 hours a month (usually 2-3 meetings a month, events, etc.). Mainly evening work.

Responsibilities/Description:

Take notes that are an accurate record of discussions that take place during meetings and events

Write up notes in an agreed upon format (typing will be most common)

Copy and distribute notes as soon as possible (usually within 1 day)

Assist in the organizing and archiving of previous work of the committee

Skills/Abilities that would be useful for this job:

Current or former TRCC/MWAR centre member

Ability to be able to translate English ↔ Spanish (for one but not necessarily both of the note-takers)

Creativity with format is always welcome!

On time to meetings/events

Excellent organization skills

Typing proficiency

Familiarity with Google Documents

Flexible schedule

2spirit, Trans-identified, genderqueer, non-binary, Black, Indigenous and cisgender women are highly encouraged to apply.

TRCC/MWAR Strategic Planning Committee Values*

We believe that how we do this process is just as important as what comes out of it.

As members of TRCC/MWAR Strategic Planning Committee, we dedicate ourselves to upholding and being informed by intersectionality as a means of moving forward as a collective. As ‘strategic planners’ we aim to adopt an anti-racist/anti-oppressive model that centralizes decolonization, BIPoC, nonbinary and transgender people, sex workers, femmes and feminized people, D/deaf and disabled folks, and people from marginalized communities. Wherever the Centre or our work is inaccessible or is unsafe for marginalized communities, we will work to change that.

In our work, we wish to reflect on and value our past as a Center – to know where we have come from and appreciate those who have laboured to create the space that exists today. We wish to address the ways we are complicit in systemic oppressions so that they will not be repeated, and so that we can collectively work toward healing and community building, acting in solidarity, showing up, and mobilizing.

During our process of working toward intersectionality, we strive to: make and hold space for marginalized experiences while being aware of our social locations, honor heavy feelings and conflict, combat disposability while building safe(r) space, and be accountable and transparent to the best of our abilities. We also strive to move toward radical gentleness by prioritizing self and collective care, personal growth, learning and unlearning, and working with the assumption of good faith and potential for change.

*Our values may shift/grow/develop as we move through the process

How to apply:

Please send a one page document outlining:

Your social location/lived reality, your experience at trccmwar

And why you want to work with us and a reflection on your skills

Deadline: Thursday March 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

Reply to: maria@trccmwar.ca

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Toronto Writer’s Collective partners with the TRCCMWAR

Every Friday from 12-1:30 at 2340 Dundas St. West, Unit G32.

  • Everyone is a writer regardless of prior experience or formal education
  • Through encouragement and support, people grow as writers
  • In the unique creative genius of every voice: each persons’ experience provides a wealth of inspiration as a writer and/or artist
  • Non-judgemental environment
  • Through writing, we can shape and influence the life of others
  • We can achieve social change and provide opportunities to all writers regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, sexual identity or ability.

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