Call of interest - youth representative
Are you between the ages of 16 and 24? Are you interested in working towards the common goal of reducing poverty in our territory? The Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction is looking for a youth representative to act in an advisory role to its secretariat by representing the youth perspective of the day to day realities of living in poverty. The voice of a youth is important in finding solutions for poverty reduction in Nunavut, and we value your opinion.
About the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
The Roundtable is a forum for organizations that are committed to a shared understanding of poverty and a shared approach to reducing poverty in Nunavut as expressed in the Makimaniq Plan. Roundtable gatherings provide an opportunity for communities to work together to recommend ideas and actions to address poverty. The Roundtable is also committed to supporting community driven initiatives.
The Roundtable is co-chaired by the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Other Roundtable members include regional Inuit associations, municipalities, non-government organizations, community groups, and businesses. The Roundtable also includes representative seats at each gathering for youth, elders, persons with disabilities, and persons with lived experience of poverty.
What we do
The secretariat is the “administrative backbone” of the roundtable. It includes staff from Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the Government of Nunavut. Secretariat duties include:
- Coordinate Roundtable membership;
- Plan and facilitate all events, activities and gatherings;
- Coordinate communications with members and the public;
- Provide administrative support to working groups;
- Produce reports and resources to support Roundtable work;
- Provide support to community-led programs; and
- Guide the implementation of the Makimaniq Plan.
What we are looking for
The secretariat meets once a month with additional meetings scheduled closer to events.
If you are selected, honoraria will be provided to compensate your contribution.
Interested in joining? Applicants are asked to write a letter expressing interest or contact Tracy May at 876-975-5212 to explain why they want to be a part of the secretariat, and how they feel they can contribute to the work of the roundtable. The deadline to apply is January 30, 2017.
Be a strong advocate and change-maker in your territory - apply today!
Have questions? Send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
Tracy May Poverty Reduction Division Department of Family Services PO Box 1000 Station 1220 Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0