Indigenous and Decolonization Consultation for BraveSpaces Public Education Program

Embrave is developing the BraveSpaces Public Education Program which has been funded through Women and Gender Equality Canada’s Women’s Program. The program will result in trainings, resource packages, and tools to standardize knowledge across the gender-based violence (GBV) sector and increase community access to education about the role of systems and institutions in relation to GBV, systemic oppression, and marginalization. The objective is to promote systemic change and remove barriers between service providers and survivors by creating a shared knowledge base of GBV within community organizations and social services sectors, focusing on criminal justice and police, psychiatry and mental health, and sex work and worker’s rights. The public education training program will be shaped by the findings from community consultations in the form of town halls, surveys, and focus groups. The final product will deliver three sets of training modules to organizations in the gender-based violence sector on the three areas of focus: criminal justice and police, psychiatry and mental health, and sex work and worker’s rights.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Initial meeting with project leads to discuss project needs
  • Review existing strategy/process to provide input on the decolonized approach embedded throughout project:
    • Town hall questions
    • Survey questions
    • Focus Group Questions
  • Provide feedback on the best practices for engaging with Indigenous survivors of violence
  • Development of a focus group for Indigenous persons
  • Highlight areas of known systemic violence:
    • Intersections between Indigenous survivors and criminal justice & police, psychiatry & mental health, and sex work & sex worker’s rights;
    • Policies and Procedures that perpetuate systemic violence against Indigenous folks
  • Provide input on training development strategy
  • Review produced training material
  • Pilot training presentation review
  • Quarterly meetings with Project Evaluator


  • Identify as being part of the Indigenous, First Nations, Métis, or Inuit community.
  • Experience evaluating programming from a decolonization lens and implementing strategies to represent the needs and perspectives of the Indigenous community in Peel Region.
  • Organization and time management skills necessary to meet program due dates
  • Communication and knowledge translation of complex subjects
  • An understanding of the systemic barriers that people are forced to navigate in the criminal justice and police, psychiatry and mental health systems, or systemic violence experienced by sex workers.
  • Understanding of gender-based violence as a complex social problem and the application of the intersectionality of sexism, racism, classism, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia, and sanism to approaches and the analysis, development, and evaluation of this project.
  • Strong networks with stakeholders in the First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis Peoples, communities, and organizations

Embrave is committed to the development of an organization that reflects the communities it serves. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including: 

  • First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples. 
  • Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion, spiritual beliefs or place of origin. 
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations. 
  • Persons with visible or invisible disabilities. 
  • Survivors of the psychiatric system/consumer survivors. 
  • Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary people. 

To apply:

Please apply for this position through Charity Village platform. Submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references from past employers or consultation clients. In your cover letter please include your availability and potential monthly time commitment, compensation expectation, and why you are the right person to help us succeed in meeting our strategic objectives.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We will provide employment accommodation (i.e., an accessible location, technical aids, accommodation during the interview, rescheduling of interviews that fall on religious holidays, etc.) if we are advised of an applicant’s needs in advance of any part of the selection process.

Purchase of Service

July 2022 to March 2024

Salary Range

$10,000.00 inclusive of applicable HST

Date of Posting

July 8, 2022

Application Deadline

July 24, 2022