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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Ottawa Valley chapter

John McDonnell
Executive Director
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Ottawa Valley chapter

15 Taschereau Suite 240
Gatineau, QC
Canada J8Y 2V6

Téléphone: 819 778-3355


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Minorités visibles ou Nouveaux Canadiens; Hommes; Jeunes (16-18 ans); Jeunes (11-15 ans); Enfants (0-10 ans); Animaux; Aînés; Femmes; Jeunes (19-24 ans)

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada's voice for public wilderness protection. We're working to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild - forever. Campaigns of the Ottawa Valley Chapter include the Ottawa Greenbelt, Gatineau Park and the Eastern Wolf.

Les possibilités de bénévolat

We are looking for people to serve on our fundraising committee to help develop strategies to raise funds from individuals and corporate entities. This committee meets from time to time and is intended to provide advice and guidance to staff, including the Development Coordinator and Executive Director. We are looking for new ideas for fundraising, including the development of new funding streams through corporate engagement, individual donor recruitment, events and third party fundraising. We are also looking for people with experience organizing silent auction-type events and corporate sponsorship for an event.
Endroit : 15 Taschereau Suite 240
Date limite pour postuler: 30 avr 2019
We are looking for an event planner to help organize a fall event, In this role, you would help build a budget, find venues and develop a proposal, as well as possibly helping to find sponsors and helping to coordinate with potential partners.
We have some ideas but need your expertise to make it happen.
Endroit : 15 Taschereau Suite 240
Date limite pour postuler: 30 avr 2019

CPAWS Ottawa Valley (CPAWS-OV) is a small not for profit organization based in Gatineau with a mandate to protect nature in the broader Ottawa River watershed region of both Quebec and Ontario. We work to establish new parks and other types of protected areas, ensure existing parks, like Gatineau Park or Algonquin Park, are well managed while also looking to protect and restore connections which exist across the landscape that allow for the movement of species. We also firmly believe in connecting Canadians, in particular, youth to nature through education programs.

We are seeking a volunteer to help us update our communications plan (developed in 2016) with a view to help us engage more people and to raise awareness of conservation issues in the region. We currently have no staff dedicated exclusively to communications and we feel it is unlikely that we would fill this void in the next year. We would like to learn how other small organizations manage their communications and identify best practices which may be applicable to CPAWS-OV. The ideal volunteer should have some experience in the field of communications or marketing, media or journalism or a keen interest in social media and engagement. We expect this opportunity to represent a commitment of less than 6 months. While the current opportunity relates to an update of the current communications strategy, we would welcome a volunteer with an interest in helping to implement the strategy in the longer term.
Endroit : 15 Taschereau Suite 240
Date limite pour postuler: 21 avr 2019
CPAWS Ottawa Valley needs a volunteer researcher for a retrospective project. Initially, the volunteer will help the project manager to go through CPAWS Ottawa Valley’s publications starting from 1969 and record the names of the people involved in producing them. Once this information has been recorded, the project will attempt to build a history of CPAWS and its achievements through old documents, interviews, and any other sources of information.
Endroit : 15 Taschereau, Gatineau, QC
Date limite pour postuler: 31 mar 2019
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Ottawa Valley is looking for outreach volunteers to attend events to inform the public about who we are, what we are doing and to promote our major campaigns such as our Make it a real park campaign.

The role of volunteers would be to attend events or canvass at events across the Ottawa Valley area. Some events we will be going to is Marché Vieux Aylmer and other outdoor and indoor events. We will provide you with information about our organization, our campaigns, give you tools to draw people in like our games or crafts for kids. Generally speaking this position does not involve fundraising, although we try to encourage visitors to our information booths to consider supporting the organization by becoming a member.

Our Make it a real park campaign is to achieve legislated protection for Gatineau Park equivalent to a national park, with boundaries protected by law. Gatineau Park's 361 square kilometers are home to 118 rare or endangered species and 50 lakes. Connections of natural areas are essential to the movement of species, and therefore the health of the park. Roads and development threaten this connectivity in the absence of legislative protection.

Most of Gatineau Park belongs to the federal government and the National Capital Commission (NCC) manages the land, but it does not have the permanent legal protection provide to "real" national parks. Without legal protection portions of the park will continue to be subject to use for new roads, housing development and shopping centers.

This position would be great for people wanted to volunteer but wanted to learn more about the organization first.

A knowledge of local environmental issues and the ability to communicate orally in French would be considered assets for this position, but not absolute requirements.
Endroit : Office: 15, rue Taschereau, suite 240
Other locations depending on events.
Date limite pour postuler: 30 mar 2019