Communications Specialist

Time commitment: 16 Weeks, 12 Hours/Week

Payrate: $18/hour

Application deadline: EXTENDED TO May 26th at 11:59 PM EST

Description: Play a foundational role in our upcoming Righting History project! The project aims to fill in the knowledge gaps within "Canadian" historical accounts and amplify the stories of historically oppressed, minoritized and under-served communities, such as Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and Persons of Colour folx. This will be accomplished by establishing an online platform to showcase a timeline featuring decolonized accounts of what is currently Canada’s history, alongside narratives centring lived experiences of being racialized in “Canada”, with key considerations for the impacts of racism and the environmental determinants of health on health outcomes and one’s quality of life. This platform will be a living document, whereby we can begin to write and record present day history, about the land we’re on with the goal of creating an accessible, decolonized account of environmental racism.


In this role, you would be responsible for,

  • Setting up social media brand kit for the project which would include logos, social media content templates for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the website.

  • Setting up a dynamic website fully to be ready and optimized for content upload.

  • Launch our feed and our website, and create a hiring campaign for the advisory board.

  • Subject to changes as needed with appropriate support and notice.


  • Talent in visual design and attention to detail required.

  • Strong written communication skills are also vital.

  • Skill in Adobe Creative Cloud apps including but not limited to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

  • Access to a personal computer and to reliable internet

Applicants must be aged 15-30, based in what is currently Canada and must identify as being a racialized and/or Indigenous person.  Due to the nature of this project, lived experiences within historically oppressed, minoritized and/or under-served communities are in and of themselves a necessary qualification for this position. These parameters are in line with the Ontario Human Rights Code and are allowed by our funding agreement.

Made possible with the support of Canada Summer Jobs.

The application form for this position is now closed.