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Mental Illness Caregivers Association MICA

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Sandy Macpherson
Board Member
Mental Illness Caregivers Association MICA
Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

Our Vision:

The Mental Illness Caregivers Association will ensure that family caregivers have awareness of and access to resources that provide meaningful support for themselves and lifelong care for their loved ones with mental illness.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to identify gaps through consultation with the caregiver community, and to narrow those gaps with the help of appropriate partners who we encourage to strengthen their programs and/or services by including the caregiver perspective.

We facilitate the development and implementation of solutions that result in enhanced caregiver capacity to tend to their own well-being and that of their loved ones.
We do this by bringing caregivers together to work with our partners to achieve a lasting and positive impact on quality of life.

Objectives:

Assisting caregivers in the navigation of the mental health and/or addiction system to locate services.
Organizing facilitated peer support group meetings and workshops.
Family educational workshops.
Actively recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to assist the functioning of MICA and to become knowledgeable and valued members of their mental health/addiction community.
Establishing collaborative partnerships with health care organizations to provide education and public awareness.

www.micaontario.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Mental Illness Caregiver’s Association will ensure that caregivers have awareness of and access to resources that provide meaningful support for themselves and lifelong care for their loved ones with mental illness.

Art in Strathcona Park is MICA’s major annual fundraiser. As Marketing Manager you will work with the Event Manager and other marketing volunteers to increase public and artist attendance through promotion of the event.

Responsibilities:
• Coordinate and implement the marketing plan for Art in Strathcona Park, 2nd Saturday in August
• Promote Art in Strathcona Park to Artists and to the Public
• Update and enhance Art in Strathcona Park’s promotional plan
• Create promotional materials including letters to artists, press releases, posters and others
• Maintain pre- and post-show communication
• Track event attendance

Requirements:
• Marketing Experience or studies in marketing
• 1 year
• Knowledge of Social Media use, experience with software products, publicity, promotional materials,
• Communication skills, highly motivated, creative, etc.)
• Bilingualism would be an asset
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 31, 2019
Mental Illness Caregiver’s Association will ensure that caregivers have awareness of and access to resources that provide meaningful support for themselves and lifelong care for their loved ones with mental illness.

Art in Strathcona Park is MICA’s major annual fundraiser. As Marketing Assistant you will work with the Marketing Manager and other marketing volunteers to increase public and artist attendance through promotion of the event.

Responsibilities:
• Work with the Marketing Manager to promote Art in Strathcona Park to Artists and to the Public
• Distribute promotional material according to the promotional plan
• Assist in enhancing marketing strategies
• Assist with promotional materials including letters to artists, press releases, posters and others
• Assist in maintaining pre- and post-show communication
• Help track event attendance

Requirements:
• Marketing Experience, studies in marketing or an interest in marketing
• 1 year
• Knowledge and use of Social Media, software products, publicity, and promotional materials
• Communication skills, highly motivated, creative, etc.)
• Bilingualism would be an asset

Possible extension of position in 2020
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 20, 2019