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As part of ESDC’s Canada Summer Jobs program,
CNPEA is looking for an Education Outreach Program Coordinator.

Length of contract: 9 weeks
Amount of hours per week: 30 hours
Rate per hour: $18
Start date: As soon as possible

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, detail-oriented, organized, and outgoing person who enjoys engaging with a wide array of professionals and creating clear, accessible content. Additionally, to be eligible, candidates must fit the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs requirements:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada (which means you must have a valid Social Insurance Number).

About the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA)
CNPEA is a virtual network, built by professionals for professionals and concerned individuals. The network is led by a pan Canadian Board of directors who each bring their passion and varied expertise.

Our Mission:
We connect people and organizations, foster the exchange of reliable information, and advance program and policy development on issues related to preventing the abuse of older adults.

We aim to raise awareness of elder abuse and to increase our collective capacity to fight it through knowledge-sharing. We provide a national perspective on issues related to ageism and abuse of older adults. Our leadership is informed by and responsive to our membership.

The network has a membership of individuals and organizations from across Canada who come from all walks of life and who care about older adults and the prevention of harm in later life.
Please note: CNPEA does not provide counselling, referrals, or direct services to clients.

Current Projects:

  • CNPEA is currently leading a project funded by the Department of Justice’s Victims Fund to develop a Pan Canadian Strategy on Elder Abuse Prevention.

  • By June 2021, it is likely that CNPEA will also start work on a new project (funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada) which will focus on gender-based violence against older women. The project will aim to develop promising practices for front-line workers to better address the needs of older women experiencing gender-based violence. This multi-year project involves a collaboration with several other national and provincial organizations (NICE, NWAC, Egale Canada, and more).

Reporting and Schedule
The candidate will work from home and provide their own equipment, such as a phone, computer, and internet access. The successful candidate must be available to attend all virtual meetings. CNPEA being pan Canadian, with a head office in BC, most meetings will occur in the mornings and early afternoon Pacific time. Meetings will exclusively be online and/or over the telephone. The successful candidate will work closely with and report to the CNPEA Executive Director. They will receive additional oversight and guidance from a committee composed of Board members. 

The Role
This role will provide an opportunity for applying and developing skillsets through a holistic understanding of current elder abuse and prevention infrastructures and sectoral work in Canada. The role of Education Outreach Program Coordinator presents a unique opportunity for a young professional to come into (albeit virtual) contact with some of Canada's leading experts in violence prevention, elder law, health care, education and more.


  • Contribute to the development of learning modules and informative webinars (help identify topics and panelists for future webinars, contribute as co-host of webinars)
  • Connect with stakeholders across the country to inform blog posts and other resources about aging, elder abuse prevention, ageism, and age-friendly communities
  • Develop written outreach collaterals or informational resources for CNPEA’s knowledge-sharing hub
  • Support the planning and implementation of a social-media based awareness campaign for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD - June 15th), contribute to all related digital communications across several platforms
  • Assist with project management to support the work that CNPEA is leading and participating in with provincial elder abuse networks and other national community partners
  • Support with consultation and engagement activities
  • Liaise with Executive Director to support social media, newsletter and website updates
  • Attend Board meetings and relevant committee meetings to support the work (this can include policy, communications, sustainability and fundraising etc.)
  • Liaise regularly with the Education Committee for additional guidance and to ensure targets are met.

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Experience with / passion for human rights and the rights of older adults (demonstrated through previous work, education, volunteer work or personal experiences).
  • Strong written and spoken communication abilities, including active listening and plain language writing skills.
  • Willingness to embrace CNPEA’s values, especially when it comes to respect and inclusivity (such as being mindful of ageism, respecting older people's rights and autonomy, and celebrating diversity in all its forms). CNPEA strives to apply an intersectional, anti-racist, GBA+ lens in all aspects of our work.
  •  Ability to understand and constructively approach complex content or sensitive issues
  • Interest in / willingness to engage in administrative tasks requiring strong project management and organizational skills (event-planning, coordinating logistics, note-taking etc.)
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle various priorities. Strong time management skills and problem-solving skills in terms of task- and stakeholder management.
  • Competency with teleconference platforms or comfort learning about them (eg Zoom, GotoMeeting,Teams)
  • Competency with Google Workspace, Office suite, social media (Twitter, Facebook), Canva, and content management systems such as Hootsuite. Experience with Joomla welcome but not mandatory.
  • Ability to work fairly independently.
  • French language skills are welcome but not mandatory.

We value diversity and acknowledge the expertise applicants may bring related to their Indigeneity, race, place of origin, immigration status, ability, sexual orientation, gender, family status, and socio-economic status. We encourage you to self-identify any personal characteristics or experiences that would support our commitment to diversity if you feel comfortable doing so.

Please send your résumé and cover letter to the Executive Director, Benedicte Schoepflin, at 
by Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 4 PM Pacific Time.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Publishing Criteria

Any resource posted on the Hub is first screened based on the publishing criteria. If you wish to share a resource with the community, please ensure that it fits the requirements and email it to us. We usually post material within 72hrs of receiving it. 

Publishing Criteria

Invitation to Contribute

Become a contributor to the hub!

  • Share your ongoing projects, research updates and favourite tools
  • Announce your upcoming events
  • Tell us about promising practices and initiatives via a blog post.

Check out our publishing criteria or email us for more information 

Thank You to Our Supporters and Sponsors

CNPEA would like to thank our generous sponsors who contribute to the sustainability of our knowledge-sharing hub

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