Time commitment: 16 Weeks, 12 Hours/Week
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:
Organizing existing research conducted by the SUTE research team and creating tangible next steps for choosing what medium we share the information in. (Might differ depending on the context of the research, as we have timelines, historical recounts, stories/lived experiences, studies documenting environmental racism, legislature related materials, and more.)
Conduct a scan of of our existing research to identify areas to critically expand on or to identify missing areas of research for the project's timeline resource. Would also be responsible for the researching of these new/exisiting areas.
Create a database of communities/community stakeholders, organizations, agencies, existing partners in our network and institutions/school board contacts that we should leverage to increase the impact and reach, and also to use to find folx to contribute new content, and to become advisory board members at a later point in the project.
Subject to changes as needed with appropriate support and notice.
Strong written communication skills required
Attention to detail, leadership and organization skills.
Previous experience as a community organizer, working with registered non-profits is highly valued.
Individuals with history, political science, or sociology backgrounds and/or experience are encouraged to indicate this alongside their years of experience on their application.
Works well independently and is comfortable with working with a team in an online setting, through the use of such apps as Slack, Google Docs.
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.