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NOW CLOSED. Call for Proposals: Editor for the Canadian Friend and quaker.ca

Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) seeks a contractor to edit The Canadian Friend and to upload materials to our website, quaker.ca. CYM is a religious organization of Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) in Canada.

The contractor will solicit material, edit and produce two issues of The Canadian Friend (CF) per year, to appear in the spring (April) and fall (September/October). Working with an editorial committee, the contractor will set editorial direction for The Canadian Friend. The contractor will receive requests for advertising in The Canadian Friend and communicate with advertisers. The contractor will work in InDesign, and send the issue of The Canadian Friend to the printer, as well as creating a PDF version to be posted on the website. Past issues of The Canadian Friend can be viewed at http://quaker.ca/resources/the-canadian-friend/

Material from The Canadian Friend will also be used as content on quaker.ca, our website.

The editor will solicit and receive additional content to be posted on quaker.ca

The editor will also use our FaceBook presence to post information about material in The Canadian Friend, upcoming deadines, and quaker.ca posts.

Quaker.ca is a WordPress multisite webpage, with public-facing and private sections. Maintenance of the public site will include posting materials, updating contact information, and other updates as requested. The private sections of quaker.ca consist of internal documents and committee webpages. The contractor may be asked to post materials, or to provide technical support to committees posting their own materials.

The contractor is responsible for providing space, software and hardware required for the work, including InDesign, image processing abilities (such as resizing and cropping photos for web use and print), and internet access.

The contractor is encouraged to attend the 2016 Canadian Yearly Meeting gathering (August 5-13) in Camrose, AB, with paid travel, housing and food.

The contractor should have demonstrable experience with InDesign, WordPress and the production of print and/or on-line magazines. Experience with unprogrammed Quaker meetings, particularly within CYM, is desirable. Previous experience or training in journalism, editing and social media is an advantage.

Deliverables:

  • two issues of The Canadian Friend per year
  • regular posting of materials for quaker.ca, to be posted twice weekly on a schedule mutually agreed upon by the editor and Publications and Communications committee.
  • regular posting of new material on the blog for quaker.ca (at least 2 posts per month)

Production of The Canadian Friend will be paid for up to 100 h per issue. Web editor work is expected to be 10 h / month.

This is a one-year contract, to be renewed on mutual agreement for an additional two years, with the possibility of further extension. Work is to be invoiced monthly, and will be paid at a rate of $35/h by the CYM bookkeeper following approval by the Clerk of Publications and Communications committee.

To apply, please send a letter outlining experience and interest in the position, with resume and any other supporting information. Questions and applications may be sent to cf-editor-search@quaker.ca

Applications should be received by July 10, 2016.

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The 2016 Gathering in Camrose, Alberta needs your help!

Dear Friends, the Youth Program needs your help! The following positions are available.

Youth Program:

We are looking for people to help lead our Youth Program this summer at CYM. The Youth Program is an incredibly fun place to be at CYM – there is enthusiasm, laughter and joy; but we need great leaders to bring a wonderful program together. If you can serve CYM by being a leader in the Program we want to hear from you! Your responsibilities would include working with the Youth Program Coordinator to put together a program for the summer and running the program at CYM (there will be volunteers to help). The program needs to include worship time, Quaker study time and outings. There are many resources available to help you. We cannot run a program for children and youth without leaders.

If you feel able to offer this service, please contact Beth Ward bward9@gmail.com. Your travel, meals and lodging can be paid for by CYM as these are Required Services positions.

FOOD COOP Coordinator:

To coordinate the Food Coop at Canadian Yearly Meeting 2016 at Camrose, Alberta

The Coordinator plans shopping lists and menu choices in consultation with the Continuing Committee of Food Coop and the Local Arrangements Committee, facilitates food preparation, manages food storage and ensures safe food-handling practices.

The Coordinator has volunteers available for site set-up and maintenance, financial control, food shopping, preparation and clean up. Typically Food Coop participants sign themselves up for volunteer shifts throughout the week that CYM is in session.

From mid-day Thursday, Aug 4 to next Saturday, Aug 13 (a two-day start-up shopping/planning period precedes the first meal which is Saturday supper, Aug 6). Attends for four hours at each of two meals a day (breakfast is completely in the hands of Coop participants).

We are seeking someone who is familiar with volunteer organizations and sensitive to the Quaker values of simplicity and community building. The person may or may not be a member of the Religious Society of Friends. An honorarium of $800 (eight hundred dollars) is available.

For further information and for application form:
David Summerhays, david.summerhays@gmail.com
Food Coop Committee

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Job Posting: Focus on Food Youth Interns

Our ten Focus on Food Interns are nearing the end of their six-month internship here at FoodShare as part of our Focus on Food Intern Project. The program hires ten Interns to work in either our commercial kitchen or Good Food program for six months. While they are here, they gain paid work experience prepping, cooking, serving and cleaning in the kitchen, as well as packing orders of fresh produce for markets, community agencies and schools.
Every Thursday, Interns participate in Life Skills programming, which include trainings such as First Aid, Food Handler’s Safety and WHMIS, as well as workshops on anti-racism, community accountability, budgeting, holistic nutrition, film making and team building. There is a focus on employability skills throughout and we work with other community organizations to ensure that each intern has the skills to create and update a resume as well as network, job search and give a great interview.
 
We have also been building partnerships with local businesses to increase the employment and community experience of our Interns. Each Intern has had the opportunity this session to spend a few days working at a partner location. Interns are able to try out a different work environment, build their resume with a new experience and create a network of community references that help them to find employment after leaving FoodShare. We continue to look for local businesses or community groups that would be willing to host an intern for a two week period to provide them with additional work experience, if this interests you please contact us to find out what’s involved.
Our current group finishes with us in the beginning of March and are currently looking for their next employment opportunity. If you have employment connections in kitchen, warehouse, office or community agency settings, get in touch with Luam Kidane, our Focus on Food Coordinator, to get more information on hiring an Intern.
As one group of Interns finish the six month programming, we will be looking for another group of 10 Interns. To be eligible for the Focus on Food program, Interns must:
  • Be between the ages of 15 – 30
  • Be currently unemployed
  • Have not completed high school
  • Not have received Employment Insurance in the last two years
  • Face systemic barriers to accessing long-term employment
For more information about how to hire Interns, to host an Intern, or the intake process for the next program please contact Luam Kidane at 416-363-6441 ext. 238.

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Job Opportunity: Seeking a Food Coop Co-Coordinator for CYM 2012

Thursday, August 9 to Saturday August 18, 2012 at Augustana University in Camrose, Alberta.

Would you like a way to take part in Yearly Meeting with work that places you at the heart (well, stomach anyway) of the community, while earning a little money to help subsidize your attendance?

The CYM Food Coop is looking for a second Coordinator, to share the workload with an already-experienced Coordinator.  Food Coop Coordinators collaborate with the Local Arrangements Committee to purchase food supplies, making use of available menus, recipes and shopping lists.  They manage food storage and use, direct volunteers to facilitate food preparation and clean-up, and ensure safe food-handling practices. 

The Coordinators have available a Coordinator’s Manualcontaining menus, recipes and procedures for guidance; they are supported by the Food Coop Organizer of Programme Committee, the Local Arrangement Committee, and a host of volunteers for site set-up and maintenance, financial control, food shopping, preparation and clean up.  

If you love good food and community, are physically active enough to spend hours on your feet and lift the occasional heavy pot, have good communication and organization skills and the ability to be calm and of good cheer when the spices are frying in oil, the beans are about to overflow, and six people want to ask you questions all at once, this is a most rewarding way to experience Yearly Meeting!

An honorarium of $400 is available to each Co-coordinator.

If you are interested, please contact the Food Coop Organizer, Nathalie Brunet, at mdnatbrunet@gmail.com.

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