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Job Number:  45908
Job Posted: Thursday, 5 July 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018
(61 days ago)
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape
Region: Central Ontario Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: $49,000-$53,000

Job Description:

Counselor / Activist / Advocate


Position Type: Full Time


Job Region: ON - Metro Toronto Area

Application Deadline: JULY 24th at 10am

Location(s): Toronto


The collective of the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape is seeking a Counselor / Activist / Advocate to join our staff collective. This is a full time position.

The successful candidate must have the skills and lived experience required to provide a range of support services to survivors of sexual assault, their families and communities. She/they will also be responsible for educating the public around the issue(s) of gender-based violence.

This is a full time, permanent position. This person will play an integral role within the Centre and participate in all of its service areas, from frontline to organizational/administration to activism.


2spirit, Trans-identified, genderqueer, non-binary folks, Black, and Indigenous and/or cisgendered women are highly encouraged to apply.


Who we are? What is our history?


We are a 44 year-old collective-structure, gender-based violence organization. We are a majority settler organization and we are made up of ‘centre members’.


We do this work on the land of the Anishnawbe, Haudenoshone, Whendat and Metis Peoples of Ontario, and most recently the Mississauga of the New Credit peoples. We believe that it is our inherent responsibility to honour the knowledge, resilience, and claims to sovereignty of the First Peoples of this land.

TRCC/MWAR is a grassroots, cis women and non-binary people run collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism.

TRCC/MWAR envisions the liberation of women, non-binary people and children from all forms of violence. We celebrate freedom of choice, sexual freedom and healthy communities and human interactions.

What do we believe? How do we work?

TRCC/MWAR operates on principles of mutual respect and anti-oppression. We believe survivors of (sexual) violence are experts in their own healing. Together we work toward creating a thriving community, empowering survivors of all races, classes, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and spiritualities.

We strive toward the principles of good faith, basis of unity, consensus-based decision making, anti-oppression, transparency and accountability. We work to end White supremacy, Colonization, anti-Black racism, Heterosexism, and Cissexism in an ableist world.


We are a collective-run organization. This means that we understand that there are inequalities between us in terms of our identities and experience. We strive to create equity among the collective, where there is an exchange of learning among all members. We make decisions through Consensus-based decision making. In working collectively, we manage both operational/administrative aspects of the organization as well as financial, front line work and activist work. The staff team creates the culture of the organization in part by upholding the collective structure. You are joining an active collective, one that upholds working class values, political capacity to learn and unlearn, learning ways to give critical feedback that is kind, compassionate and empowering and offers strategies for change as ‘practical’ activism.


Our job title is: Counselor/Advocate/Activist. We define as doing shared work, where each of us have strength and leadership in different areas of the organization.

We are a survivor-led and survivor centered. This means that most of your membership identify as survivors. We are feminist peer-based counselors. We are a majority ciswomen’s organization. We are majority queer, non-binary, 2spirit, genderqueer, butch and femme-identified folks.


We think working class values are important. We use practical ways of supporting community members; sharing resources, building community and eating food.


We believe we do activist work within the community. We have co-hosted Take Back the Night Toronto for 38 years. We have the responsibility and privilege to support survivors.


As an organization growth comes with struggle. We acknowledge some of the struggles we have as an organization is the struggle to end sexual violence because it is not on us to do so. We have struggled with other rape crisis centres, such as Vancouver Rape Relief; around trans inclusion, Black Lives Matter, working to decolonize our work; organization and practice. We have had struggles in working to end anti-Black racism in our organization. We struggle as majority English-speaking people and the cultural difference in working from a western model to one that centralizes Latin American, Black and Indigenous communities in particular.


We want to build a new TRCCMWAR platform. We acknowledge that we are experienced in the field as workers in the gender-based violence sector in Toronto-based non-profits. We are mentors who want to empower a new generation of workers through increased organizational financial stability.


We also continue to hold space with many long-time centre members, mentors or elders. Meeting with long-time centre members, mentors or elders can provide the history and leadership needed to learn about the organization. We encourage this as part of learning the culture and getting to know the membership.

  • If you are currently part of the membership; please let us know what role(s) you may have engaged/volunteered for


What is expected in this work

-       Personal and Collective Resiliency

-       Having a passion for ending gender based violence and being part of the movement to end violence

-       Struggle respectfully with organizations

-       Self-awareness and understanding and implementing critical feedback with support

-       Frontline work, administrative work, activist work,

-       Working with centre members including elders

-       Being in an authentic learning place

-       Supporting collective members

-       Your time

-       Understanding of feminized labour, non-profit labour

-       Understanding of anti-oppression and anti-oppressive actions/behaviors


How to apply:

Tell us why you want to work with us.

Tips on How to Apply:

  • Please see attachment on Ideal Candidate
  • DO NOT SEND RESUMES. We do NOT read them.
  • Be creative;
  • Video submissions should be no longer than 5-7 minutes
  • Written submissions should be no longer than 2.5 pages



Job Contact Information


Submit via email:

Submit to: TRCCMWAR Staff Team

Subject line: FT 2018

Deadline: Tuesday July 24th at 10am





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Send application in PDF or video format. Be creative! Email submissions ONLY
Contact Details:
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Submit to: TRCCMWAR Staff Team
Subject line: FT 2018
Deadline: Tuesday July 24th at 10am
www:   trccmwar.ca

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