Provincial Election Advocate

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Time Details

This role is short-term and requires a time commitment of approximately 2-4 hours per month for two months.

Location

Manitoba

Location Details
Virtual
Position Description

We are looking for Manitobans who are blind, partially sighted, or part of the wider community to join the CNIB Foundation in changing what it means to be blind today. Join us as an advocate!

Celebrating 100 years in 2018, CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empowers people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. 

Our focus over the next few months is ensuring the needs of Manitobans with sight loss are on the agenda of all provincial political parties and candidates. With a provincial election on September 10, 2019, CNIB's advocates will be a powerful voice. Join us to advocate in your community by engaging with candidates, voters and community organizations. 

Specific Responsibilities and Tasks

Advocates will receive training by phone in early August, and will be provided with key messages, sample letters and advocacy support. From mid-August to early-September, advocates will be asked to:

  • Reach out to candidates from all major parties in their riding either by phone or email
  • Share information within their personal social circles
  • Complete a letter through CNIB’s online letter writing platform
  • Attend a local debate or townhall
Benefit of position
  • Be part of a larger movement of advocates across Manitoba, working towards the same goal.
  • Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted in your community and across Manitoba by making sure their concerns and issues are heard.
  • Gain or share skills in communications, media and government relations, strategic planning and advocacy.
Qualities, Skills and Training
  • Ability to make connections and mobilize others to act.
  • Ability to articulate key messages clearly and concisely.
  • Reliable, organized and able to work with minimal supervision.
Position Commitment
Short Term
Application and contact information

If you are interested in this position please send an email to jessie.klassen@cnib.ca