Research & Facilitator

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)

Contract position available September 2018

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC), a non-profit community-based legal clinic based in Belleville requires an experienced researcher to carry out a part-time participatory action research project beginning in September 2018. The project seeks to uncover the unmet civil legal needs of prisoners and ex-prisoners and to develop actionable and sustainable strategies to begin to meet those needs in the Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee and the surrounding community. Project deliverables will be developed collaboratively with CALC's Executive Director/Lawyer and an Advisory Committee and will include a community action plan, a final needs & community capacity report, and draft web page with referrals and resources for people who have been in conflict with the law. Responsibilities will include a brief literature review, undertaking quantitative and qualitative research strategies under the direction of the Advisory Committee whose members include staff from the John Howard Society (Kingston) and Legal Aid Ontario. This project, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, must be completed within approximately 250 to 300 hours over a seven to nine month period beginning in September 2018.

Please send a detailed CV and cover letter with examples of a prior research report and a community engagement project to calc@lao.on.ca with the re line "Unmet civil legal needs study" prior to Tuesday, August 28. Prior experience with relevant stakeholders would be an asset. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity and strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of Canadian society. We encourage applicants who are members of historically marginalized groups including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual and gender orientations, and members of a visible minority group to self‑identify in their cover letter.

"We are an equal opportunity employer striving to reflect the population of Ontario"

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