We Matter Seeking Director, Operations & Outreach
September 22nd, 2020- The We Matter team and Board of Directors would like to announce their search for a permanent Co-Director due to the resignation of Director, Operations & Outreach Frances Elizabeth Moore. Frances Elizabeth has played an integral role on the We Matter Team, supporting our operations and outreach, expanding the scope and reach of We Matter as well as ensuring that resources get into the hands of communities and youth. She is often seen as an Auntie or Momma Bear to the youth we work with and a role model within the team, so it is with sad hearts that we wish her the best of luck as she leaves to pursue other opportunities for professional career growth. The We Matter team and Board of Directors want to thank Frances Elizabeth for her drive, dedication, warm heart and passion over the last two plus years where she was a driving force in the growth of the organization, and wish her all of the best in her endeavours.
“The last two plus years with We Matter have been some of the most reaffirming and reinvigorating of my career. I have been truly blessed to work with an organization that is not only staffed by amazing people who are truly passionate about what they do but with youth from all over Turtle Island who gave me so much more than I gave them. While it is with the heaviest of hearts, I leave my role with We Matter I look forward to what this new journey will bring. I will be transitioning to the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre as part of the leadership team at the Nshwaasnangong Child and Family Centre as their Family Centre Manager. Nshwaasnangong opening in December of 2020 is the first of its kind in London (Ontario) and I’m excited to help build the culturally relevant programs and services that will focus on the needs of Indigenous youth and families in the city. I look forward to continuing to support We Matter’s work and see the organization continue to grow as it impacts youth across the country positively. Baamaapii.” – Frances Elizabeth Moore
We Matter is an Indigenous-led and youth-centered organization and registered charity dedicated to Indigenous youth support, hope and life promotion. Our mission is to communicate to Indigenous youth that they matter. This is done through our founding project, the We Matter Campaign which is a national multi-media campaign where Indigenous role models and allies from across Canada submit short videos, art and stories sharing their own experiences of overcoming hardships, and communicating with Indigenous youth that no matter how hopeless life can feel, there is always a way forward. Other pillars of We Matter include our resources, Toolkits (Mini, Support Workers, Teachers and Youth) and Lesson Plans to facilitate dialogue with Youth; the National Ambassadors of Hope program; and our COVID-19 Support Fund, a subsect of our soon to be launched National Mini Grant program. We Matter does so via a small remote team spread across British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario that the Director, Operations & Outreach oversees with the Director, Programs & Youth Engagement.
Interested applicants may view the full job description, qualifications, and application info HERE. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter and all supporting documents by October 1st, 2020. Inquiries regarding the application process should be directed to Co-Founder & Board of Directors Secretary, Tunchai Redvers at [email protected]; Co-Founder & Board of Directors Chair Kelvin Redvers at [email protected]; and Director, Programs & Youth Engagement, Chelsea Mulvale at [email protected]