Communication Coordinator

Job Posting

February, 2019

Job title: Communication Coordinator

Position reports to: Executive Director, Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC)

The OCCRC is seeking a bilingual Communications for a part-time position 21 hours/per week. The Coordinator will play a key role in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all communication activities at the Centre development and implementation of the 2018–2022 Communications Plan for the OCCRC.

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the Centre has an appropriate and achievable communications plan and resources and activities to support it. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for the key areas of communications such as printed materials, social media, the internal and external website as well as plays a key role in media relations.

The Communications Officer also supports the management team’s development and maintenance of a Communications strategy and plays a key contributory role in communications policy development.

Reporting to the OCCRC Executive Director, the Communication Coordinator will work closely with the senior management team, staff, volunteers and partners of the organization.

Responsibilities Related to Communications

  • Coordination between Communications and fundraising strategies;
  • Ensure funding strategies and Communications are aligned;
  • Implement the 2018–2022 communications strategy and ensure the realization of key goals;
  • Develop content and materials pertaining to communications, including email blasts, the OCCRC website and annual reports;
  • Play a key role in social media engagement, such as working closely with program staff to encourage their contributions to content;
  • Ensure pro-active and reactive media relations;
  • Measure in a meaningful way the effectiveness or shortfalls of the organization’s communications products and strategies and recommend adjustments as required;
  • Ensure consistent branding across all OCCRC communications products;
  • Support the management of the Communications budget and work plan;
  • Participate in discussions on the OCCRC budget and work plans.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to communicate thoughts clearly and by using plain language;
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Mail Chimp and knowledge of social media platforms;
  • Excellent time management, decision making, organizational and problem-solving skills;

Education, Experience and Special Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree in communications, public relations or other related fields;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of work experience in communications, marketing or public relations;
  • Work experience or volunteer experience in the not-for-profit sector would be an asset;
  • Bilingual in both official languages – French and English;
  • A clean criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check are two conditions of employment.

To Apply

Applications must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 1st, 2019.

Interested candidates are invited to submit in English or French their resume with a cover letter outlining why they feel they would be suitable for this position to Luc Ouellette, OCCRC Executive Director, by email to or by mail to OCCRC, 240 Centrum Blvd., 
Unit 105, Orléans ON  K1E 3J4.

The OCCRC subscribes to the principles of employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The OCCRC also strives to attract and retain highly talented employees and to provide them with opportunities to grow. Their diverse backgrounds allow the OCCRC to reaps the benefits of a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

The OCCRC wishes to thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Affordable Housing for a Diversity of Women

Bringing a gender lens to Ottawa’s housing crisis

  • Hear how the housing crisis is putting women and their families at risk.
  • Learn why community organizations are asking Council to approve $12 M for affordable housing in the 2019 City Budget.
  • Have an opportunity to express your opinions on why housing matters
  • Learn ways to make your views known to City Council

Presenters Include:

  • Mercy Lawluvi, Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
  • Keri Lewis, Nelson House
  • and more….


  • Councillor Catherine McKenney, Housing and Homelessness Liaison
  • Councillor Theresa Kavanah, Women and Gender Equity Liaison

Organized by women, all are welcome.

Refreshments will be served.

Reimbursement Expenses: We have limited funds for those who need childcare or bus vouchers in order to participate.

Co- Sponsored by: City for All Women Initiative, The Well, Immigrant Women Services Ottawa, Cornerstone Housing for Women, Harmony House, Interval House, Gignul Non-Profit Housing, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women.

With funds from Status of Women Canada and CUPE National.

Register Here

CU in the City – Sanctuary Cities: Refuge, Citizenship, and the Politics of Belonging

About the Event

Jennifer Ridgley

Professor Jennifer Ridgley, Department of Geography

A renewed interest in sanctuary cities has emerged in recent years as a strategy to support refugees and migrants in the context of intensifying anti-immigrant politics. In the United States, policies passed in the 1980s to support Central American refugees have been revived by local and state governments in response to President Trump’s restrictive immigration agenda.

In Canada, several cities that include Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, have declared themselves sanctuary cities, and there are active sanctuary campaigns across the country aimed at increasing access to municipal services and limiting local involvement in immigration policing. But what, exactly, is a sanctuary city? And what potential do they have for migrant justice movements? This presentation explores the history, purpose, and concrete challenges of sanctuary cities, with specific focus on their relevance to efforts to make Ottawa a more healthy, just, and inclusive city for all residents. Presented by Dr. Jennifer RidgleyDepartment of Geography.

CU in the City Lecture Series

The aim of CU in the City is to share FASS research with the community by holding research talks across Ottawa. The CU in the City series will provide opportunities for FASS faculty and students to interact with one another off campus as well as strengthen ties between FASS and the general public.

Each CU in the City event features a Carleton faculty member or student discussing a stimulating and accessible topic. An engaging question and answer session follows each lecture.

Light refreshments will be served.

Any questions? Please contact:

Get involved – Community Acting Together

We’re currently recruiting 2 residents (living east of Place d’Orléans) to participate in this Crime Prevention and Community Development Framework initiative.

Branch Out Theatre and Community Mediation Ottawa are leading partners in this project (and they’re awesome!)

A note that most meetings will occur in English, during the daytime and likely in a central location as this is a city wide initiative.

Kms, parking, childcare or bus expenses can be reimbursed to facilitate participation.

Our first meeting is scheduled for Jan 7th, 10h-13h, at City Hall. Can you join us?

If you have any questions, please contact  ( or 613.255.4004)

City of Ottawa – Children’s Services Survey


We need your help!


The City of Ottawa is responsible for planning and managing local licensed child care and early years services.   The City just launched an online survey to hear from parents about their child care experiences and needs.    The information will be used to develop a five-year plan with the goal of improving access to quality child care services for Ottawa’s families.


The survey is for parents of children 0-12 who have a child(ren) in child care (in centres, schools, or in home child care) or parents who will be looking for child care in the next 18 months.   Parents can access the survey link at until December 16, 2018.

Today is the Annual City of Ottawa Firefighters’ Food Drive.

The Firefighters are picking up food donations at local grocery stores and delivering to the Orleans Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) Food bank.

Here are the locations:

Sobeys – 5150 Innes Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 0G4
2276 Tenth Line Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 0X4

Sobeys Inc. will match all financial donations made by customers from 11am to 4pm. 

Metro – 4510 Innes Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 4C5
1675 Tenth Line Rd, Orléans, ON K1E 3P6
6509 Jeanne D’Arc Blvd N, Orléans, ON K1C 2R1

Thank you for your generosity!