CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, April 15, 2020


1. Webinar: Improving Pathways to Safety for 2SLGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence (April 28, 2020)
1. Call for proposals - International Policy Ideas Challenge 2020 (May 15, 2020)
1. Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator - Project to combat Anti-Asian Racism during COVID-19 (April 19, 2020)


1. Webinar: Improving Pathways to Safety for 2SLGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence (April 28, 2020) 
Improving Pathways to Safety for 2SLGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence
Presented by: Ellis Furman, PhD candidate and Vanier Canada Scholar in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and Vivila Yujuan Liu, researcher, sex educator and a Master student at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 28, 2020  |  1:00 to 2:15 PM EST
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
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Description: The Improving Pathways to Safety project for 2SLGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence project was conducted between 2018-2019 to work with a small sample of five domestic violence organizations in Ontario to understand the barriers and facilitators in supporting multiply-marginalized Two-Spirit, queer, transgender, and non-binary survivors access supports. The webinar will describe the overall findings from the research project, and outline recommendations for understanding how we can work together to support 2SLGBTQ+ in accessing what they need to promote their safety, health, and well-being.
Learning objectives:
Increase awareness of how 2SLGBTQ+ individuals are impacted by violence, and the gap in adequate interventions and supports to serve these communities
Increase capacity to envision creative strategies for promoting gender and sexual diversity in our places of work, our communities, and our personal lives.

1.  Call for proposals - International Policy Ideas Challenge 2020 (May 15, 2020)
SSHRC would like to inform researchers that due to the circumstances caused by the COVID-19, the deadline for the International Policies Ideas Challenge competition, organized in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, has been extended to Friday, May 15, 2020.
Global Affairs Canada, in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) recently announced a call for proposals for the fifth edition of the International Policy Ideas Challenge.  A summary is provided below.
To draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada
Applicants are invited to submit brief proposals. Proposals should outline a trend or dynamic affecting Canadian foreign policy that applicants believe needs additional study.  Preference will be for ideas that fall under one of the themes indicated below, however, proposals related to other emerging issues and trends affecting Canada’s international policy priorities will also be considered.
Protection of Canada’s interests internationally, within a global context of increasing social volatility and uncertainty related to contested multilateralism and to predicted future decades of environmental, economic, political, cultural, and technological upheaval.
Canadian-led or -supported international responses to technologies that have the potential to seriously disrupt economic, social, and security systems, including those connected to the decline of fact-based reasoning in public discourse and social media.
Canadian-led or -supported approaches that champion changes in power structures and social norms that address global gender inequality.
Harnessing knowledge and innovation, such as from science, technology and applied research, in order to ensure greater effectiveness of Canada’s international assistance.
Canadian-led or –supported approaches to promoting economic security in order to strengthen international peace and security.
Canadian-led or –supported approaches to address diplomatic and security issues (e.g. climate change and increased accessibility for commercial and government interests) among Arctic states to advance trust, peace, and stability in the region.
Successful recipients will be given several months to consult with Global Affairs Canada “client” divisions and further develop their proposals into longer policy briefs, which will then be presented to Government of Canada officials in a day-long Ideas Symposium, hosted by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa.
The award will be provided upon the submission of the final brief and formal presentation at Global Affairs Canada.  A modest travel supplement will also be provided to winners from outside the National Capital Region to facilitate the in-person participation of the lead researcher in the Ideas Symposium.
Application due at ORS – May 1, 2020
Application due at agency – May 15, 2020
Post-docs should contact Kim McIntyre, Post-doctoral Services Coordinator, at or extension 22993, should they wish to apply to this competition.

1. Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator - Project to combat Anti-Asian Racism during COVID-19 (April 19, 2020)

Job Posting Engaging, Empowering and Equipping Canadians to Combat Anti-Asian Racism (EEECAR) Project Coordinator -
Contract: 28 hours per week until the end of March 31, 2021 Pay Rate: $27/hour (plus 8% benefits)
Start date: Immediate
The Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic has received funding from Canadian Heritage to work on a project to combat Ant-Asian Racism as a result of COVID-19. CSALC is working with several other community organisations in this project. We are hiring a project coordinator to oversee the entire project.
Description: Guided by principles of decolonisation, anti-racism, anti-discrimination and anti-oppression, the Project Coordinator reports to President of Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice and is accountable to the Steering Committee of EEECAR to coordinate and facilitate the smooth implementation of EEECAR project according to established work plan and specified timeline.
Key Job Requirements:
1. Provides project management to facilitate implementation of activities and tasks according to established work-plan and timeline.
2. Provides supports to partner organisations to facilitate implementation of the work-plan
3. Oversees contract compliance of all contracted service providers to ensure deliverable's are completed on time and within budget
4. Provides advice to facilitate development of websites and online tools
5. Provides reports and supports to the Steering Committee to facilitate decision making
6. Facilitates the participation and engagement of volunteers and community members in the project
7. Facilitates the engagement of advisers of the project
8. Collaborates with CSALC to oversee financial management of the project and to ensure compliance with all legal requirements
9. Collaborates with CSALC to develop budget and submit to Steering Committee for approval
10.Collaborates with CSALC to review and make revisions to the budget for approval by Steering Committee
11.Collaborates with CSALC to provide financial reports to the Steering Committee and the funder to comply with requirements as appropriate.
Key Qualifications:
1. Experience in working with community members, community organisations and agencies to address issues faced by racialised communities, and particularly Asian Canadian communities
2. Sound understanding of, and experience working for, access, equity and inclusion in community Projects
3. Demonstrated project management and implementation skills, including the management of multiple stakeholders, and meeting multiple project deadlines
4. Excellent communications, facilitation, planning, organisational and time management skills
5. Knowledge of and experience with developing web based and social media content including graphics, videos and podcasts
6. Experience in web and social media promotion across various platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
7. Experience working from an anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic and fuller anti-oppressive perspective
8. Awareness of systemic barriers faced by equity-seeking groups; either from first-hand experience, work and/or educational background
Deadline Application: April 24, 2020 before 5 p.m.
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter by email to:
We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates shortlisted for interviews.