Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an independent grassroots network of chapters made up of youth and students who are concerned about the negative impact current drug policies have on individuals and communities. CSSDP considers problematic drug use a health and human rights issue rather than a criminal justice issue, and advocates for appropriate government and agency responses to reduce and prevent harm from drug use. CSSDP provides education and resources to empower young people to make informed decisions about illicit substances, while simultaneously creating a compassionate and non-judgmental space for discussion. CSSDP mobilizes its members to participate in the political process at all levels and to push for government policies grounded on evidence which will help Canada achieve a safer and more just future.
CSSDP is launching a two year national cannabis education project to engage young people across Canada in sensible, evidence informed cannabis education and support. Building from an extensive, evidence-based resource titled, “Sensible Cannabis Education: A Toolkit for Educating Youth”, which aims to guide educators and parents in having non-stigmatizing, informative, and mutually beneficial conversations with young people about cannabis, this two year project will engage English and French speaking young people aged 17-25 through a series of workshops and other engagement activities. We also seek to expand the assets related to the dissemination and utility of the toolkit (e.g. website, social media messaging, posters, pamphlets, etc.), and provide a platform to hear, learn from and educate young people across the country. Additionally, CSSDP is looking to update and translate the toolkit into languages other than French and English, as well as host an additional seminar series to engage relevant stakeholders such as parents and teachers.
Strategize (with Board and employees), design and develop independent website focused on sensible youth cannabis education, and specific to the CSSDP Toolkit, which is accessible to youth, easy to read and provides all the Toolkit related activities, events and resources in one place. Particular focus on highlighting the cannabis education workshop series and ability to host the online video series. Develop and update pre-existing CSSDP website to make current resources more accessible. Must be able to design webpage layouts, determine technical requirements, train Board Members as needed, update websites as needed, create backup files, and solve any tech issues. Must be familiar with and able to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A.
Please include two quotes with your application
1) For website design and 2) Monthly upkeep (can be hourly)
CSSDP is an anti-oppression based organization that values diversity. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, trans people, people of colour, people who use drugs, queer folks and youth with other identities that are often marginalized. CSSDP is committed to being an accessible employer. Please let us know of any accommodations you might require throughout the application process or while working at CSSDP.
How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to by September 21st, 2020
Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email. Thank you for your interest in this position.
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