• Advocacy
  • Canada

STAND Canada is a national advocacy organization with chapters across the country that advocates to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian domestic and foreign policy. We are dedicated to providing Canadians with the educational and advocacy tools that they need to take action toward a world without genocide.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Role

As a member of the STAND Canada advocacy team, you can work on:

  • Campaigns: Work with STAND Canada on developing and executing nation-wide advocacy campaigns related to anti-genocide advocacy;
  • Political Advocacy: Facilitate and attend meetings with Members of Parliament and other decision makers in Ottawa and across Canada as part of our political strategy efforts;
  • NGO Outreach: Build relationships with other non-governmental and advocacy organizations for collaborative campaigns and projects;
  • Community Outreach: Build relationships with community organizations affected by genocide in Canada and abroad (e.g. diaspora communities from our focus regions);
  • Research and Resources: Work with the team on conducting research pertaining to advocacy projects and campaigns and create resources for chapters (e.g. fact sheets, campaign handbooks, etc.);
  • Team-Building: Participate in advocacy and campaign training provided by STAND Canada and Advocacy Team/STAND Canada meetings, events, and conferences;


  • Assist with operational elements within the advocacy team 
  • Spearhead projects related to campaigning and lobbying 
  • Assist in leading and organizing team members. 
  • Communicate with and respond to STAND Directors’ emails and messages in 48 hours max;
  • Take interest and actively participate more broadly in other aspects of STAND, such as attending virtual town halls or advocacy team calls, as required;
  • Stay informed of the policy developments and on-the-ground developments of the situation in our focus regions
  • Stay informed of comments made by politicians pertaining to genocide/human rights.


In order to succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Political advocacy and strategy;
  • Human rights (specifically genocide);
  • Working with non-profits and non-governmental organizations and developing those relationships;
  • Building relationships with community organizations, including diaspora communities in Canada affected by genocide and Indigenous communities in Canada affected by genocide;
  • Project coordination skills
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven exceptional oral and written skills, with experience in professional correspondence (a writing sample will be requested);
  • Responsible, reliable, and self-motivated individuals, capable of working in a virtual team environment on their own time with minimal supervision, meeting deadlines, and answering emails within 48 hours.

    Why Volunteer for STAND?

    • STAND is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization with chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.
    • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work

    We ask for a commitment of at least a year with 5 hours per week. If you are unsure of your schedule for the next year, we still encourage you to apply as we are happy to discuss your time commitment to STAND.

    Volunteer with STAND!

    To apply, please fill out the application form. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received and will close when we have filled the position.


    Please visit https://standcanada.org/volunteer to see all volunteer opportunities available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources team at humanresources@standcanada.org.

    If you know people who are looking for volunteering opportunities in a flexible, forward-thinking environment with the skills, experience, and interests we’re looking for, please share this posting with them.