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BCRC Weekly Update for the week of May 20, 2019

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Semaji February 2019 Issue

Thank you for your interest in our Official Newsletter: SEMAJI. Please click on the link below to access the archived issue.

Thank you for your interest in our Official Newsletter: SEMAJI. Please click on the link below to access the archived issue.

The time has come again for BCRC’s annual Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive!

BCRC’s Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive arose out of a shared need with Héma-Québec to increase the number of blood donations from the black community. The black community faces shortages with the growing number of Sickle-Cell, kidney disease, and other conditions requiring blood and tissue matching. BCRC agreed to partner with Héma-Québec to encourage blacks to give for their community’s needs. Events like this help promote engagement and involvement in these communities. Our goal is to acquire over 100 donors this year.

Please come, bring a friend and give 15 minutes to save someone’s life by giving blood.

Details:

Date: Friday May 31, 2019

Time: 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: 6767 Chemin de la Côte des Neiges

QWF Seeks Communications Assistant (8‐week contract)
Deadline for applications: Midnight, Tuesday May 14, 2019.
The Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) is seeking a reliable, detail‐oriented, and motivated young person
between the ages of 15 and 30 for an eight‐week position as Communications Assistant in the QWF Office in
the Atwater Library and Computer Centre, Westmount, in June and July 2019. Supervision, training and
mentorship will be provided by Rachel McCrum, QWF Communications and Membership Coordinator, and Lori
Schubert, Executive Director. The job would particularly suit someone interested in arts management and/or
communications, and would provide invaluable career‐related experience.
 Start date: ***10 June, 2019 TBC***
 Length of contract: 8 weeks
 Hours: 30 hours a week, to be spread over 4 days (10am – 530pm)
 Salary: $12.50 an hour
Primary responsibilities
 Compile, assemble, and send out the monthly QWF e‐newsletter detailing upcoming opportunities,
submissions deadlines, residencies etc.
 Prepare and disseminate e‐communications and social media updates for the QWF, maintaining a
professional and engaging tone throughout.
 Update the news feed on the QWF Website by researching and creating relevant news articles, and
interviewing at least 2 local authors/QWF Members to create original content.
 Update the QWF contacts database to input information on community and outreach groups, and other
special interest groups, and to undertake some reporting on these groups.
 Organize and upload the zine content from the Writers in the Community project with at‐risk youth in
order to disseminate and promote this creative work.
Requirements
 Must be aged 15 to 30 (please note: the funding is no longer contingent on the successful applicant
being a student.)
 Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been
conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
 Must have a valid Social Insurance Number and be entitled to work in Canada in accordance with
relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
 Must have an excellent command of written English, and conversational French for telephone.
 Must be able to work autonomously to organize and prioritize tasks.
 Must demonstrate an ability to write, edit and proofread your own documents for accuracy and correct
spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
 Experience with Facebook and Twitter.
Additional assets
 Experience with Mailchimp, WordPress, and Salesforce.
 Familiarity and enthusiasm for Quebec’s English‐language literary scene.

How to apply
Please send the following two separate Word or PDF attachments to Rachel McCrum (QWF Membership
and Communications Coordinator) at rachel@qwf.org:
 one‐page (maximum) letter of interest, clearly stating why you would be a valuable addition to the
QWF team and what experience you’ve had that qualifies you for the above‐described position.
 c.v. of relevant experience, professional and/or volunteer
Deadline for applications: Midnight, Tuesday May 14, 2019.
Selected candidates must be available for interview on Thursday 23 May or Friday 24 May, 2019.
*
QWF actively seeks to maximize diversity in its staff, part‐time employees, membership and direction.
We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage applicants from members of the
Government of Canada’s employment equity groups (i.e. women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with
disabilities, and visible minorities) to self‐identify if they are comfortable doing so.

This position is funded by the Government of Canada. It is part of Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ), an initiative of
the Youth Employment Strategy, which aims to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30,
particularly those facing barriers to employment, to get the information and gain the skills, work
experience, and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market.

Student Job Description

Community Support Worker

 Saint- Antoine 50 + Community Centre is a not-for-profit organization providing social services for vulnerable seniors in our community. Our goal is to support, and encourage their autonomy while helping them develop healthy lifestyle habits.

Tasks:

  • Applicant will be working directly with seniors to provide information and referrals.
  • Applicant will be accompanying seniors to medical appointments.
  • Applicant will do assessments and visits to new and existing members.
  • Applicant will be required to support special events.
  • Applicant will be required to do manage member’s files and light administration duties as required to complete tasks (stats recording, budget management, report writing).

Requirements:

  • Experience working with seniors.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in both English & French
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work autonomously
  • Experience in the fields of Social Service/ Intervention
  • Computer Literate
  • Must be 18-30 years old
  • Must currently be a full-time student and returning to school in the fall 2019

Work Conditions:

Start date: June 25, 2019

End date:  August 19th, 2019

35 hours weekly for a duration of 8 weeks (Flexibility to work occasional evenings & week-ends)

Salary: Minimum wage

Please send your CV and cover letter to rosemarys@centrestantoine.com before midnight on May 26. 

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Student Job Description

Arts & Social Media Animator

 Saint- Antoine 50 + Community Centre is a not-for-profit organization providing social services for vulnerable seniors in our community. Our goal is to support, and encourage their autonomy while helping them develop healthy lifestyle habits.

Tasks:

  • Applicant will be working directly with seniors to provide both Art & Social Media activities/workshops.
  • Applicant will be animating discussions and group outings centred around Art & Information Technology.
  • Applicant will be responsible for creating, implementing, and evaluating activities/workshops.
  • Applicant will be required to do light administration duties as required to complete tasks (stats recording, budget management, report writing).
  • Applicant will support special events.

Requirements:

  • Experience working with seniors.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in both English & French
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work autonomously
  • Animation skills in both the Arts and Information Technology
  • Must be 18-30 years old
  • Must currently be a full-time student and returning to school in the fall 2019

Work Conditions:

Start date: June 25, 2018

35 hours weekly for a duration of 8 weeks (Flexibility to work occasional evenings & week-ends)

Salary: Minimum wage

Please send your CV and cover letter to @rosemarys@centrestantoine.com before midnight on May 25. 

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.