Employment Opportunities

Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

Employment Opportunity: Canso Community Facilitator


The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association is accepting applications for a Community Facilitator for Circles of Change and Support: Transferring Successful Rural Indigenous Practices to Other Rural Contexts.

From 2014-16, the AWRCSASA partnered with Paqtnkek First Nation to create and implement community-based survivor-centred collaborative responses to gender-based violence (GBV).   Circles of Support and Change will test the transference of these practices from the indigenous context to a broader template for rural communities. The promising practice will bring community-based knowledge and support as well as town-based system resources to local coordinated activity that is led by survivors-in-place.  This project will include three sites: the African Nova Scotian communities of Sunnyville, Lincolnville, and Upper Big Tracadie; Canso; and the Strait Area Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, located in Port Hawkesbury.

The AWRCSASA is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, values diversity and has a staff that is representative of the communities in which we work.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups.  Members of an equity group are encouraged to self-identify on their application cover letter or resume.


The Community Facilitator for Canso will be responsible for:

  • working in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other Community Facilitators, the Advisory Committee and community partners to develop a comprehensive action plan for addressing sexualized violence in the Canso area;
  • completing a community needs assessment of sexualized violence response and prevention needs;
  • the coordination and delivery of all aspects of the project in Canso;
  • developing a detailed workplan and time frame for program delivery and completion;
  • establishing working relationships with appropriate community partners;
  • engaging community members in the project in order to carry out the project objectives;
  • documenting project activities;
  • developing resource and presentation materials in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other community facilitators;
  • providing regular reports to the Project Coordinator that will inform project partners and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Education and/or experience in community development work, especially in the areas of community healing, building partnerships, and supporting individual and community wellness and change.
  • A feminist and culturally relevant analysis of sexual violence.
  • Demonstrated formal and/or informal knowledge and experience in delivering trauma-informed supports to survivors of gender violence.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong report writing skills and excellent inter-personal communication and networking skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently, to take initiative, and to be accountable.
  • Some travel within Antigonish and Guysborough, Counties will be required, although this position will be primarily based out of a home or community office in Canso. The position will start as soon as possible. This is a 28 hour per week, term position for the duration of the funding (5 years). Preference will be given to candidates with strong connections to the Canso community.
  • Hiring for this position will take place on a continuing basis until a suitable candidate is found. Resumes with a cover letter can be sent to Wyanne Sandler: wyanne@awrcsasa.ca


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