Apply to be an Advisory Committee Member for the Accessibility Initiative

Deadline date: 
Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
RFP status: 

OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants  invites you to: Apply to be an Advisory Committee Member for the Accessibility Initiative

What is the aim of the Accessibility Initiative? 

The Accessibility Initiative aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of settlement sector professionals across Canada so that they are better equipped to serve newcomers with in/visible disabilities. 

What is an Advisory Committee Member? 

An Advisory Committee member is someone who is located in Canada who works as part of a team to support the Accessibility Initiative activities.  

What Do Advisory Committee Members Do?

The national Advisory Committee members provide feedback, expertise, and ensure that all activities under the Accessibility Initiative address the community's needs in supporting newcomers with in/visible disabilities. 

What Supports Do Advisory Committees Members Receive?

The national Advisory Committee will work closely with the AI Coordinators throughout the duration of their term. In addition, all committee members will receive training and orientation.

What is the Time Commitment?

The full time commitment will be 1-2 years, with varying amounts of meetings, depending on the activities of the initiative. We anticipate that Advisory Committee members will be dedicating roughly between 6-10 hrs/month in supporting the initiative. On average, we will hold 3 meetings each year (1 in person, and 2 teleconference) 

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Anyone committed to advancing an accessible Canada through a disability justice lens. We are seeking 10-14 Advisory Committee members who are 18 years of age or older, across Canada. 

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