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Our Condolences

April 26, 2017

We are shocked and saddened by the deaths of Wendy Carlick and Sarah McIntosh. It is difficult to find words to express the grief and outrage we feel that two women in our community had such violence inflicted upon them. 

The staff at VFWC would like to offer their condolences to the Kwanlin Dun First Nation, the McIntosh and Carlick families, and to the family of Greg Alvin Dawson. 

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation has organized a Memorial Walk on Wednesday, April 26th starting at the baseball diamond in McIntyre at 4:30pm. The walk will move through the community, ending at 19 Murphy Road where folks will have an opportunity to pay their respects. 

- VFWC Staff





Call for Proposals - Communications Consultant

February 14, 2017

Communications Consultant Call for Proposals

Background

Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre, in partnership with Les EssentiElles and other Yukon women’s organizations, are seeking a Communications Consultant for Sexualized Assault Prevention Month (May 2017)

The campaign seeks to:

  1. increase awareness of the prevalence of sexualized assault in the Yukon and Canada;
  2. educate about consent;
  3. challenge stereotypes and victim-blaming rhetoric;
  4. encourage the public to hold offenders accountable for sexualized violence;
  5. encourage the use of accurate language when discussing sexualized violence;

The campaign will build upon the successes and lessons learned from past campaigns. It will also reflect the 2015 Violence Against Women Communication Strategy, prepared by Les EssentiElles and VFWC.

The campaign may include a variety of events that will be planned and facilitated in partnership with other organizations.

The campaign must be bilingual. All the communication materials must be produced both in English and in French.

Skills and Abilities:

  • experience planning public education campaigns
  • experience engaging local media
  • experience and competence using social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and basic website content management
  • willing to collaborate within a feminist values framework
  • flexible in terms of scheduling and content; adaptable to feedback
  • ability to speak French will be an asset.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. Campaign Communications Plan - identification of target audiences, development of key messaging;
  2. Communications tools – developing a social media strategy, updating and managing the campaign website, designing campaign posters, billboards, ads etc.;
  3. Project management – working with the project’s timeline, scope & budget, attending regular meetings with stakeholders, assisting with planning major campaign events etc.
  4. Media relations – liaison with local media to organize coverage of the campaign and events, including but not limited to radio interviews, print media coverage, live television appearances and social media coverage.

 

Budget (subject to change)

Project Management: $6000

Materials/Deliverables: $4000

 

To apply:

Please submit cover letter, work plan, budget, and references by March 1st, 2017

 

Sarah Murphy, Program Coordinator

503 Hanson St

Whitehorse Yukon

Y1A 1Y9

coordinator@vfwomenscentre.com

 

 

APPEL D’OFFRES :

CONSULTANTE EN COMMUNICATION

 

Description sommaire :

Le Centre des femmes Victoria Faulkner (CFVF), en collaboration avec Les EssentiElles et d’autres organisations de défense des droits des femmes, sont à la recherche d’une consultante en communication pour la campagne du Mois de prévention des agressions sexualisées, qui se tiendra au cours du mois de mai 2017.

 

Cette campagne a pour but de :

 

a. informer et sensibiliser le public au sujet de la prévalence des agressions sexualisées au Yukon et au Canada ;

b. éduquer le public au sujet du consentement ;

c. s’attaquer aux stéréotypes et à la rhétorique blâmant la victime ;

d. encourager le public à considérer les agresseurs comme étant responsables de la violence basée sur le genre ;

e. encourager l’usage de vocabulaire approprié pour décrire des actes de violence basé sur le genre.

 

Cette campagne sera développée en tenant compte des succès et des leçons appris lors de campagnes de prévention précédentes. Elle reflètera aussi la Stratégie de communication sur la violence envers les femmes de 2015, développée par Les EssentiElles et le CFVF.

 

Cette campagne peut inclure une variété d’événements qui seront planifiés et animés en partenariat avec d’autres organisations.

 

La campagne doit être bilingue. L’ensemble du matériel promotionnel doit être produit en anglais et en français.

 

Profil recherché :

 

 expérience dans la planification de campagnes de sensibilisation publique de grande envergure  

 expérience avec les médias locaux

 expérience et habileté à utiliser les médias sociaux, incluant Facebook et Twitter, ainsi qu’à gérer et mettre à jour le contenu d’un site web

 prête à travailler dans un environnement féministe

 la flexibilité au niveau des horaires et du contenu du matériel à produire

 une bonne maîtrise du français écrit et parlé est un atout.

 

Responsabilités et description de tâches :

1. Plan de communication de la campagne, incluant l’identification d’un public cible et des messages clés.

2. Outils de communication, notamment (mais pas exclusivement) les médias sociaux, un site web, des panneaux d’affichage, des affiches, des annonces publicitaires dans les journaux et à la radio, etc.

3. Gestion de projet, notamment (mais pas exclusivement) la création d’un plan de travail, collaborer avec les partenaires et travailler avec des contractuels.

4. Relations médiatiques pour la campagne.

 

Budget (approximatif) :

Gestion de projet : $6000

Matériels/produits attendus : $4000

 

Pour soumettre votre candidature, veuillez faire parvenir une lettre de présentation, un plan de travail, un budget et des références d’ici le 1er mars 2017 à :

 

Élaine Michaud, directrice

Les EssentiElles

302, rue Strickland

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2K1

elles@lesessentielles.ca

Communications Consultant Call for Proposals

Background

Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre, in partnership with Les EssentiElles and other Yukon women’s organizations, are seeking a Communications Consultant for Sexualized Assault Prevention Month (May 2017)

The campaign seeks to:

  1. increase awareness of the prevalence of sexualized assault in the Yukon and Canada;
  2. educate about consent;
  3. challenge stereotypes and victim-blaming rhetoric;
  4. encourage the public to hold offenders accountable for sexualized violence;
  5. encourage the use of accurate language when discussing sexualized violence;

The campaign will build upon the successes and lessons learned from past campaigns. It will also reflect the 2015 Violence Against Women Communication Strategy, prepared by Les EssentiElles and VFWC.

The campaign may include a variety of events that will be planned and facilitated in partnership with other organizations.

The campaign must be bilingual. All the communication materials must be produced both in English and in French.

Skills and Abilities:

  • experience planning public education campaigns
  • experience engaging local media
  • experience and competence using social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and basic website content management
  • willing to collaborate within a feminist values framework
  • flexible in terms of scheduling and content; adaptable to feedback
  • ability to speak French will be an asset.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. Campaign Communications Plan - identification of target audiences, development of key messaging;
  2. Communications tools – developing a social media strategy, updating and managing the campaign website, designing campaign posters, billboards, ads etc.;
  3. Project management – working with the project’s timeline, scope & budget, attending regular meetings with stakeholders, assisting with planning major campaign events etc.
  4. Media relations – liaison with local media to organize coverage of the campaign and events, including but not limited to radio interviews, print media coverage, live television appearances and social media coverage.

 

Budget (subject to change)

Project Management: $6000

Materials/Deliverables: $4000

 

To apply:

Please submit cover letter, work plan, budget, and references by March 1st, 2017

 

Sarah Murphy, Program Coordinator

503 Hanson St

Whitehorse Yukon

Y1A 1Y9

coordinator@vfwomenscentre.com

 

 

APPEL D’OFFRES :

CONSULTANTE EN COMMUNICATION

 

Description sommaire :

Le Centre des femmes Victoria Faulkner (CFVF), en collaboration avec Les EssentiElles et d’autres organisations de défense des droits des femmes, sont à la recherche d’une consultante en communication pour la campagne du Mois de prévention des agressions sexualisées, qui se tiendra au cours du mois de mai 2017.

 

Cette campagne a pour but de :

 

a. informer et sensibiliser le public au sujet de la prévalence des agressions sexualisées au Yukon et au Canada ;

b. éduquer le public au sujet du consentement ;

c. s’attaquer aux stéréotypes et à la rhétorique blâmant la victime ;

d. encourager le public à considérer les agresseurs comme étant responsables de la violence basée sur le genre ;

e. encourager l’usage de vocabulaire approprié pour décrire des actes de violence basé sur le genre.

 

Cette campagne sera développée en tenant compte des succès et des leçons appris lors de campagnes de prévention précédentes. Elle reflètera aussi la Stratégie de communication sur la violence envers les femmes de 2015, développée par Les EssentiElles et le CFVF.

 

Cette campagne peut inclure une variété d’événements qui seront planifiés et animés en partenariat avec d’autres organisations.

 

La campagne doit être bilingue. L’ensemble du matériel promotionnel doit être produit en anglais et en français.

 

Profil recherché :

 

 expérience dans la planification de campagnes de sensibilisation publique de grande envergure  

 expérience avec les médias locaux

 expérience et habileté à utiliser les médias sociaux, incluant Facebook et Twitter, ainsi qu’à gérer et mettre à jour le contenu d’un site web

 prête à travailler dans un environnement féministe

 la flexibilité au niveau des horaires et du contenu du matériel à produire

 une bonne maîtrise du français écrit et parlé est un atout.

 

Responsabilités et description de tâches :

1. Plan de communication de la campagne, incluant l’identification d’un public cible et des messages clés.

2. Outils de communication, notamment (mais pas exclusivement) les médias sociaux, un site web, des panneaux d’affichage, des affiches, des annonces publicitaires dans les journaux et à la radio, etc.

3. Gestion de projet, notamment (mais pas exclusivement) la création d’un plan de travail, collaborer avec les partenaires et travailler avec des contractuels.

4. Relations médiatiques pour la campagne.

 

Budget (approximatif) :

Gestion de projet : $6000

Matériels/produits attendus : $4000

 

Pour soumettre votre candidature, veuillez faire parvenir une lettre de présentation, un plan de travail, un budget et des références d’ici le 1er mars 2017 à :

 

Élaine Michaud, directrice

Les EssentiElles

302, rue Strickland

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2K1

elles@lesessentielles.ca





Call for Proposals: Registered Dietitian Contractor

February 01, 2017

The dietitian contract at the Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies program at VFWC is up for renewal and we feel obligated to do our due diligence for the participants of the program. As such, proposals from registered dietitians are welcomed to fill our dietitian service needs in the Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies program at Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre for the next contract period. Please read below…

Background:

The Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies (HMHB) program at Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre (VFWC) is funded by the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) through the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).  The program provides support for pregnant women, and parents and their babies up to age one.  Clients of HMHB are a diverse demographic of people with a wide range of experiences related to transitioning to parenthood.  There are also 7 similar prenatal/postnatal support programs throughout the Yukon funded through PHAC. These programs are often called CPNP programs.

The HMHB program seeks to contract a registered dietitian for the three-year period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020. The dietitian is required to provide in-house nutritional consultations for VFWC HMHB program participants; to provide education and updates for Yukon-wide CPNP program staff whose programs are funded through PHAC; and distance support via phone/email/video link for all Yukon-wide CPNP program staff and their clients whose programs are funded through PHAC.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be a Registered Dietitian, in good standing with a Canadian provincial regulatory body
  • Experience providing nutritional counselling, support and education to prenatal and postnatal clients and groups, as well as nutrition for breastfeeding, and for infant feeding
  • Understanding of confidentiality in the context of a small community
  • Knowledge and experience working within the societal and cultural issues faced by First Nations populations, new immigrants to Canada, marginalized populations, low income and single parent households, and new parenthood transitions as well as clients with possible postpartum mood experiences

Responsibilities and Deliverables:

Listed below are the minimum necessary requirements with regard to hours and provided services. A competitive proposal should meet these requirements, and clearly outline what the applicant can offer in addition to them.

  • 5 hours per month, 10 months (September to June) of the year for nutritional consultations in-house at VFWC, first Thursday of the month
  • 48 hours per year to provide education and updates for Yukon-wide CPNP coordinators
  • Availability to provide distance support (phone/email/video-link to Yukon-wide coordinators and their clients for consultation of 8 hours per month, 9 months/year (September to June but not including Spring Break or Christmas Break)

Additionally:

  • The dietitian attends three times yearly Steering Committee meetings with Yukon CPNP program coordinators
  • The dietitian provides information to VFWC HMHB Coordinator for yearly report to program funder
  • The dietitian updates VFWC HMHB Program Coordinator monthly with basic information regarding service usage of consultation services, distance support statistics (time used for interactions,  which programs using services etc), attendance at trainings
  • The dietitian works with the VFWC HMHB Program Coordinator and CPNP Steering Committee to ensure that Yukon-wide staff training needs are met within the budget and hours of the contract
  • The dietitian is reasonably flexible, although keeping within contracted hours and budget, in order to accommodate changing needs of the VFWC HMHB program needs, as well as all eight Yukon-wide CPNP programs needs, and in order to make best use of the budgeted hours of the contract
  • The contracted dietitian provides VFWC consultations at 503 Hanson Street in the CPNP office, and other work is completed in the contracted dietitian’s space
  • The dietitian is required to carry liability insurance through their regulatory body as well as obtain employee coverage and benefits through their own business

Budget:

$19,550 yearly, for a total of $58, 650 between April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020

*If the Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies program receives more funding in the future, there is potential for expanding the dietitian contract.

 

To apply please submit cover letter, resume, work plan, budget and references by February 15, 2017 to:

 

Brandie Chetcuti

Program Coordinator for Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies at Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre

503 Hanson Street

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1Y9

cpnpwhitehorse@northwestel.net

(867) 667-4134





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