Volunteer Posting 1043

Project Manager - Organization Development
Project Management Volunteers
Work From Home - From Anywhere
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 10 days (Sun, 11 Dec)


Organization:                   International Cognitive Approaches Network

Project Name:                 Organization Development 

Location:                          Toronto

Application Deadline:    December 11, 2022



CO-OP (Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance) is an exciting intervention approach that has been successfully used with children and adults with many life challenges in order to meet their goals. The International Cognitive Approaches Network (ICAN) was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2019 to expand on the work begun by the CO-OP Academy. The inaugural meeting of the Academy was held in Germany in 2009 and was given international endorsement at the Invitational CO-OP Meeting of researchers, clinicians, and educators from North America, Europe, and Australia held in Toronto in 2011.

Organization Mission

The mission of the International Cognitive Approaches Network (ICAN) is based on these three key pillars;

  • Advance the development of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) Approach and other cognitive approaches,
  • Lead the CO-OP knowledge translation, quality assurance and mentorship
  • Provide a forum for international networking among CO-OP researchers, trainers, practitioners, and consumers.

Project Summary

Based on the recently completed Strategic Plan, ICAN needs to develop a Business Plan to ensure a solid financial base, and an Operational Plan to map how to build the new organization, to carry it through its next stage of evolution. The goal is to put in place an organization that is empowered, well-funded, effectively administered, and sustainable.

Project Objectives

Develop an executable plan that will build an ongoing sustainable organization, whose operation is independent of individual volunteer efforts, that will continue and expand the CO-OP approach and training.

Required Qualifications

  • Senior level Project Management experience
  • Senior level Management Consulting experience
  • Excellent planning skills, including high level and detailed planning
  • Experience in Organization Development
  • Experience in the non-profit sector would be an asset
  • Experience in recruiting and forming a project team
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

Estimated Time Commitment

3 – 4 hours per week

Duration:            6 months

Start Date:          January 2023                                                      End Date:            July 2023


  1. Operational Plan
  2. Business Plan to obtain identified required funding
  3. Staffing Plan
  4. Recruited key staff


The Project Manager volunteer will have end-end accountability on project deliverables, reporting to Deb Cameron, President of ICAN, Helene Polatajko and through them to the ICAN Board.


The International Cognitive Approaches Network (ICAN) will provide a letter of recommendation to the Project Manager volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project and serve as a reference where requested.


  • The organization may proceed with interviewing and engaging applicants before the application deadline.
  • We may consider a team approach of a senior/junior project manager. We encourage junior project managers who are interested in acquiring experience to apply. Any such arrangement will be contingent on agreement by  ICAN and the applicants.


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