The vision of the CPABC is to create a Life Without Limits for people with disabilities.
We will accomplish this by becoming the recognized leader in providing information, support and guidance to children, families and adults living with CP in our province.
Each year we receive more than 6,000 requests for information from individuals and organizations across our province. Most of the calls we receive are from parents of children with CP.
Adults with CP, other family members, care providers, educators and medical professionals also turn to the CPABC for information they can’t find anywhere else – information on topics ranging from treatment, funding and housing options to human rights, advocacy and special needs education.
People whose lives are touched by CP know they can count on us to be here when it matters most.
The Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia is looking for an Events and Training Intern to:
- provide event planning and marketing support for the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
- provide computer based training for pre-employment program participants
- help further the mission and mandate of CPABC through programming, public awareness and education
The Events and Training Intern will work in collaboration with staff and volunteers of the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC and will report to the Executive Director.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Participating youth must:
- be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake;
- have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level (this means that you must have more than secondary school achievement);
- intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge;
- meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
- must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
- help create electronic newsletters, announcements and advertisements through Mailchimp
- contact supporters through social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
- draft articles and stories for newsletters
- assist with other reports and articles as required
- assist in planning and organizing community events (annual gala, Community Connect, community booths, charity run and annual general meeting)
- help to promote and advertise community events
Media and Marketing
- help develop brochures, flyers and advertisements
- distribute promotional materials
- develop marketing strategies and community outreach list for programs and events
- track and monitor media for CP-related stories and news
- Assist pre-employment training program by offering computer computer-based training seminars as needed
- Providing computer-based training and support to pre-employment practicum students
- Direct hands-on experience with event planning, writing, electronic communications, marketing
- Frontline experience in social services by working directly with program participants
- Background or interest in social work, event planning and marketing, or disabilities issues
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Experience with writing, research and social media
- Experience with graphic design is an asset
HOURS: Full-time (35 hours/week)
INTERNSHIP DURATION: 650 hrs
Internship provided via the Vancouver Community Network Youth Internship Program and funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), administered by Industry Canada.