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Steering Committee Recruitment (Volunteer), Rainbow Health Network

The Rainbow Health Network (RHN) is a volunteer-run non-profit network which acts as a catalyst and a resource for activities promoting the health and wellness of people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, in Toronto and beyond. We are committed to equity-based, community-based, anti-racism and anti-oppression values.

We are currently undergoing a process of change and integration to better represent the full diversity of our communities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Two-Spirit, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning people, including complexities of intersecting social
currents such as race, class, age, ability, gender and citizenship.

As part of this process, we are recruiting volunteers to serve on our Steering Committee. The newly expanded Steering Committee will consist of seven to nine positions: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer; one representative each for Networking, Education, Advocacy, and Equity; and two Members at-large.

The role of the Steering Committee is to support and facilitate RHN's work - which is mostly done through various committees - and to provide a structure for strategic planning and decision-making. Areas of focus include: political advocacy, event planning, fundraising,
communications, website, project management, and community partnerships. Bring your expertise, knowledge and skills to RHN, and enlarge your own experience.

We are seeking applicants who work with the mission of RHN (see http://www.rainbowhealthnetwork.ca), are queer and sex positive, work within an anti-oppression framework and are familiar with LGBTTTIQQ communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Good communication and teamwork skills are essential, as well as experience working or volunteering in community organizations. You will be expected to commit approximately 10 hours a month to attend monthly meetings, read and respond to email communications and attend community events. The term of office is one year.

Applications from those who are part of equity-seeking groups are particularly welcomed. If you are interested in promoting activities such as lobbying for trans human rights, developing educational  materials for health and social service staff, and exploring diversity and equity concerns within our communities, then we would like to hear from you.

Please submit a resume and brief letter of interest to Rachna Contractor, [email protected].

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Interviews: first two weeks of October

Successful candidates will form a slate, to be elected at the AGM, October 15.