Y4Y Québec
Published
August 30, 2022
Location
Québec City, Sherbrooke, Canada
Job Type

Description

Job Title: Youth Advisor for Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
Locations: Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke
Office Location: Remotely
Duration: 6 months (September 2022 - February 2023)
Type of Employment: Contract, 6-month contract
Salary: $1200 (paid in three instalments)
Anticipated Start Date: To be discussed

About Y4Y Québec:
Y4Y Québec is a provincial non-profit committed to addressing the issues facing English-speaking youth (ages 16-30). Founded in 2018, we are a youth network working together to speak on behalf of English-speaking youth across the province. Y4Y is a strong, diverse and inclusive network that is part of a larger community ecosystem focused on the linguistic minority of Québec.

About the Project:
Meet Your Neighbour is a new initiative by Y4Y Québec that will bring together English and French-speaking individuals from three Québec communities (Montréal, Sherbrooke and Québec City) in a safe space for dialogue and exchange through personal conversations that challenge stigma and stereotypes. Adapted from the widely successful Human Library Project in Denmark, this project will host a series of three (3) community wide events where participants (of all ages and backgrounds) are invited to “checkout” and read a “human book,”, which is a person who volunteers to be an open book and share their life story, by engaging with one another through open bilingual conversations.

The idea is to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. Partners from both linguistic communities will be invited to collaborate on a joint project that celebrates the diversity of people as well as our linguistic communities through storytelling of individual lived experiences. Equity seeking groups (e.g., women, racialized people, newcomers, LGBTQ2S+, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities) will be prioritized for inclusion in the project. Through meaningfully engaging with different lived experiences, the project aims to foster a safe environment which promotes belonging, inclusivity, and social cohesion across official language communities, amongst equity seeking groups and youth more specifically.

Job Description:
Working remotely, the Youth Advisor will be expected to:

  • Convene on a regular basis to guide implementation of the project; looking to have Youth Advisory Committee meetings once every month. Expected to attend five out of six meetings
  • Provide project oversight and support the Y4Y Project Coordinator and Event Planner in the project’s activities.
  • Develop, with support from Y4Y’s Project Coordinator and Event Planner, community guidelines around safe and respectful conversations for the Human Library events. (September - October)
  • Organize, with support from Y4Y’s Project Coordinator and Event Planner, training sessions for the human books. (September - October) 
  • Recruit additional volunteers, with support from Y4Y’s Project Coordinator and Event Planner, to support local events/dialogue sessions. Looking to recruit seven (7) human book volunteers per event. (September 2022 - January 2023) 
  • Assist in the process of developing bilingual promotional materials that will be shared across both linguistic communities in the three cities. (September, October, and December)
  • Assist, with support from Y4Y’s Project Coordinator and Event Planner, in producing a video series from the recordings of conversations during the events and publish them on the Y4Y website and social media. (February - March) Organize, with support from Y4Y’s Project Coordinator and Event Planner, a closing event with networking activities, presentations of the videos and the key results of the participant survey, as well as a roundtable on building communities. (December - March)

Qualifications:

  • The applicant must be a current resident of the region for which they apply (Montréal, Québec City, and Sherbrooke).
  • The applicant must fall within Y4Y’s definition of youth (ages 16-30, inclusive).
  • Some experience liaising and consulting with community partners and stakeholders.
  • Good communication and public relations skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Interest in learning about the history of the English-speaking communities of Québec.

Applications must include your CV and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the project, must be sent to [email protected]

Y4Y celebrates both shared and different lived experiences in pursuit of collective action. We are committed to employment equity and diversity and encourage applications from all qualified applicants including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible/racialized peoples, persons with disabilities, people of any sexual orientation or gender identity, etc. Applicants are welcome to self-identify in their cover letter, should they feel comfortable.

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