As a charity, Amici Curiae Friendship Society 法庭之友 (AC) volunteers help British Columbians understand legal procedures and complete their paperwork, regardless of their means. For free. Members of AC recognize that their work is in service of the community; they are not experts in the lives of others, and must adopt cultural humility and trauma-informed practice when engaging with communities.
As an organization that serves clients throughout British Columbia, AC acknowledges the traditional territories of the many diverse Indigenous Peoples in the geographic areas we serve.
About the Project:
The free workshops in Kamloops are open to every British Columbian, regardless of their means. Appointments are confidential and are at least one hour long. Appointments for family law matters are two hours long, to accommodate additional screening for family violence. Individuals can return as needed. There is no income test.
Workshops are available both in-person and virtually via Zoom.
AC offers trauma-informed services, in multiple languages (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, French). Our clients include Indigenous people filing Indian Day School claims, and survivors of intimate partner violence in close partnership with organizations like Rise Women’s Legal Centre and CHIMO Community Services.
AC is also proud to provide legal education and training to our volunteers.
This position is part of our legal forms workshop services, which focuses in assisting communities in the Interior understand legal procedures and helping them with their paperwork . The Kamloops Community Engagement Coordinator is expected to perform front-line contact with local legal service providers and stakeholders in Kamloops. The Assistant will report to the Deputy Executive Director and Executive Director.
Overview of Duties:
The successful applicants will have the opportunity to
1) Conduct research to identify and collate a list of small community group organizations that serve racialized populations principally in the Lower Mainland.
2) Engage in outreach with identified community organizations in the Interior to build meaningful relationships. Community engagement may involve attending in-person networking events, supporting partner events, site visits, etc.
3) Collaborate with these identified organizations in the Interior to design and execute a needs assessment through varied types of community engagement opportunities.
4) Assist in volunteer recruitment activities in the Interior.
5) Attend and support AC events, programming, and strategic meetings.
6) Other relevant duties.
Education & Experience:
Knowledge & Abilities:
VISIT OUR WEBSITE: legalformsbc.ca
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Reconciliation:
Equity, diversity, and using a trauma-sensitive approach are central to this project and Amici Curiae Friendship Society’s work. Indigenous, Black and People of Colour are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. If you require accommodation during, don't hesitate to let us know so we can make arrangements.
We would like to thank all external applicants for their interest but regret that only those shortlisted will be contacted.
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