Seeking BIPOC and minority candidates for Board of Directors:
We are currently welcoming applications for Board positions, in particular from BIPOC folks – Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour – as well as those from other minority or disadvantaged groups – eg, people who are racialized, transgender, live with a disability, or other groups.
Having a diverse team will help ARCC be more effective in our work and do more to protect everyone’s reproductive rights. ARCC strives for Reproductive Justice, which means uplifting the issues and priorities of BIPOC and other minority groups, and following the lead of those communities when it comes to the work itself. We believe that if we focus first on recognizing and respecting the rights of the most marginalized populations, then everyone benefits.
Qualified BIPOC and minority candidates will be given preference.
About the ARCC Team
Board of Directors
ARCC has a Board of up to 12 people across Canada. We strive for geographic and demographic diversity. For security reasons, we do not share the names of Board members on our website.
ARCC has seven paying part-time positions. There are no vacancies at present.
- Executive Director – Joyce Arthur
- Membership Manager – Olivia
- Social Media Coordinator – Margret
- Web & IT Manager – Mary
- Merchandise Coordinator – Leslie
- MailerLite Coordinator – Hazel
- Treasurer – Reza
ARCC relies on volunteers to help carry out its work. Most work is remote and can be done anywhere in Canada. Depending on the project, volunteers may serve on a team or work alone. Volunteer work varies but may consist of research, fundraising, strategizing, event organizing, social media, letter writing, compiling data, admin work, and more.
If you are interested in becoming an ARCC volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention your interests and skills, as well as your location in Canada. We verify all volunteers before acceptance and ask that you please supply one of the following:
- A reference (not a friend or family member) who can attest to your support of reproductive rights, or
- Evidence of your pro-choice stance – for example, something you’ve published, a resumé showing work history for progressive organizations, a photo of you holding a pro-choice sign at an event, etc., or
- A brief written essay (200-500 words) explaining why supporting reproductive rights is important to you personally (this will be kept confidential).
Due to capacity issues, we cannot guarantee that interested folks can be matched to available volunteer work at any given time. If you are accepted as a volunteer, you will be added to our ARCC-Activist listserv where volunteer opportunities are posted. ARCC volunteers are encouraged to join ARCC as a paid member but this is not mandatory except for those serving on an official ARCC committee. Thank you!
ARCC has several official committees on which members can serve if they have an interest. Ability to join a committee depends on current committee needs and whether there is space.
Fundraising Committee – Finds and applies for grant opportunities, carries out funded projects, promotes ARCC and builds our member/donor base, and organizes ARCC Activist workshops.
Reproductive Justice Committee – Initiates projects with a broader focus than just abortion rights, does outreach to diverse communities, works with a university partner to carry out research projects, and more.
Strategic Planning Committee – Undertakes strategic planning for the organization, implements the strategic plan, and advises the Board on ARCC goals and direction.
Social Media Team – Responsible for all of ARCC’s social media activities, including postings and videos, expanding our reach, and innovating our use of social media.
In addition to the above, ARCC has project teams that work on specific initiatives as needed.