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The Guelph and District Multicultural Festival had its beginnings as a small downtown event in 1978. It has since moved to Riverside Park, attendance has increased from 2,000 to 25,000 people and generates cultural awareness and funding for local community groups, as well as foster economic development in Guelph and beyond.
The Guelph & District Multicultural Festival relies heavily on an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Due to Covid-19, our organization has evolved beyond just a 3-day Festival. We now have several different positions that focus on ensuring our ethnic communities and youth group are engaged. We strongly believe it is through these engagements we can create a culturally diverse and inclusive community.
GDMF is committed Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are all values that we hold dear. We seek to provide an environment that allows all participants to thrive. We encourage applications from people of all races, ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Interested applicants should have leadership and governance experience. Candidates with a range of skills and backgrounds are encouraged to apply and in particular in the areas of IT, Social media communication, Social services background and/or advocacy.
Our mission is to open green doors to the future by promoting sustainable conservation, environmental education and public enjoyment at the former Guelph Correctional Centre lands. We are seeking to fill 2 positions: 2 Members-at-Large. Terms are for 2 or 3 years by choice of nominee.
Nominations will be accepted with a review of the skills we are in need of, followed by an interview.
We are a not-for-profit corporation and a registered charity, managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with support from GWSA staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.
The GWSA partners with the City of Guelph in the operation of the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, a state-of-the-art recreation facility. We also operate in other locations, including the West End Community Centre and elsewhere, depending on interest and resources.
GWSA’s Community Support Services (CSS) provide additional specialized services for many vulnerable seniors in the community.
We are committed to a future that is progressive, accountable, and innovative in providing services to the older adult community.
The GWSA is looking for volunteers with broad based life or work experience that will contribute to the operation of a large seniors organization. The organization is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and accessible environment that is reflective of our community. The Evergreen Seniors Centre is fully accessible and easily reached by public transit.
Board duties include: Supporting programs and services for seniors, acting in the best interests of the organization and its members, familiarity with the organization’s bylaws, procedures, and strategic plan.
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association current membership is required.
Guelph Dance delivers a wide range of programs including the annual Guelph Dance Festival, co-productions with other local festivals, workshops in schools, community engagement initiatives and multi-disciplinary arts camps for children and youth. The Board of Directors is made up of committed volunteers who have a demonstrated interest in Guelph Dance, with their diverse skills in leadership, knowledge, and experience applied in support of the Guelph arts community. We encourage applications from all interested candidates.
Guelph Dance board members provide guidance by contributing to our organization’s culture, strategic focus, effectiveness, and financial sustainability, as well as serving as ambassadors and advocates.
b) Make a monthly social media plan (our former Social Media Mavens would make a loose plan for each month of what they would post on our social media accounts)
c) Keep up to date on what's happening at Chalmers
d) Answer questions posed by social media users to our accounts
Mentors will ideally own a Mac computer.
Ideal mentor candidates will have programming expertise and experience in a Mac environment, including knowledge of alternate coding languages.
Placement involves developing a virtual app using SWIFT programming language, which the mentor will provide some guidance on.
Students’ are also in contact with a mentor (YOU?) to guide learning (1-2/per week) - virtually.
Final task involves presenting and pitching the created virtual applications. Mentors are invited to attend.
Mentorship information session will be provided prior to the first session starting.
Interested mentors will have the option to assist with additional groups of students in the future (through the Career Education Council)
• Understanding and identifying methods to remove barriers that increase universal accessibility,
• Advising from a public education perspective methods of identifying and removing barriers,
• Familiarity with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA),
• Advising on accessible website development and accessible graphic design; can be an understanding of the WCAG 2.0 Level AA from the designer perspective or the user experience (UX),
• Advising on education methods/effective idea sharing,
• Identify within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) community and have an understanding of barriers experienced by people with disabilities,
• Advocating and/or speaking in support of an idea or course of action from an ally perspective; and/or
• Thinking from an inclusive lens.
Representation from all areas of Guelph is desired. The Guelph Barrier Free Committee is committed to ensuring our members and Board reflects the community we serve. Our recruitment processes strive to ensure a diversity of backgrounds and experiences are represented.
The Committee has the following goals:
Work to develop a comprehensive marketing plan for Up and Running to enable us to reach out to potential participants, volunteers, and community partners
Develop and implement a plan for our social media communications
Develop marketing materials such as posters and brochures, and a plan for their distribution, enlisting Board members where needed
Update our website to ensure it is aligned with our goals, relevant, and effectively reaching our target audience
Maintain and build relationships with local businesses, organizations, health care professionals and media to enhance our presence in the community
Evaluate effectiveness of marketing initiatives/tools and make appropriate changes
Conduct community outreach and develop partnerships (e.g. partner with community events, other organizations)