Happy City is hiring three Canada Summer Job positions to support the organization’s Summer and Fall activities!
Please note that these positions are funded by Service Canada and candidates must be:
between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and
legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.
Happy City St. John’s is committed to fulfilling its mission while embracing equity and diversity. We would be particularly interested in applications from youth who are members of designated groups including women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, racialized persons/visible minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQIA2S+).
About the Role Board members are a key part of shaping and executing the work of Happy City St. John’s. They serve a two-year term and meet at least monthly, with additional committee meetings to plan for and implement events and campaigns.
Members of the Board are encouraged to bring forward ambitious ideas for Happy City projects and are given the opportunity to work with our energetic team to bring those ideas to fruition.
Board members are expected to attend at least 50% of board meetings, unless accommodations are agreed upon by the Chair.
Happy City St. John’s has an active volunteer board, and members should expect to spend at least 5-10 hours per month on Happy City duties.
These positions are interim, meaning that you will serve until our next Annual General Meeting in October. You would then be free to apply for re-election, or you may choose to not seek re-election.
Who Should Apply? We are seeking board members with diverse experiences who have a passion for making their community a better place. All levels and kinds of expertise and lived experience are welcome.
Happy City St. John’s is committed to fulfilling its mission while embracing equity and diversity. We would be particularly interested in self-nominations from people who are members of designated groups including women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, racialized persons/visible minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity (2SLGBTQIA+). We believe these citizens’ experiences must be at the center of the work we do and hence strongly encourage nominations from people with these identities to apply.
How Does It Work? Individuals self-nominate by completing an online form. Anyone can stand for election, except for candidates or elected officials for municipal, provincial, or federal office. The election of new Board members takes place on Wednesday, July 21 at Happy City’s SGM. Members vote to elect candidates at the SGM following the introductions of all candidates and all candidates must attend the SGM.
Submit your application by 4 pm on Friday, July 16.
Jane’s Walksis a series of free, citizen-led neighbourhood tours that help people discover unseen, under-celebrated, and unique stories about their community. Due to COVID-19, all Jane’s Walks for Newfoundland and Labrador can be enjoyed from home by visiting our website at www.happycity.ca or our Facebook Page and will be offered in video, audio, interactive webinar, and visual formats.
Become a Jane’s Walks Lead!
We are looking for people to share a story from their past or show a hidden talent in the arts, give a guided audio tour through their favourite neighbourhoods, or share their knowledge on the history of a personal treasure. This year we want to not only hear about the beautiful place we all call home, but learn about the people that live in it.
Now more than ever, we need to feel connected to one another and Jane’s Walks has provided you with the perfect opportunity. Together we can explore our city and share our stories through social distancing while bringing a little peace and distraction into the homes of neighbours, family and friends.
Want to lead a Jane’s Walk? Check out our Guide for Walk Leads, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your topic!
Jane’s Walks 2021
Please note that we will continue to update this list as walks are released!
Historic St. John’s told through the Viewfinder of a Student (Part 1 & Part 2) Walk lead: Chris Peters & NL Studies 2025 class Format: Video (Part 1 & Part 2) Release date: May 21, 2021
Living in Community St. John’s is proud to release its report on what was heard and learned following a series of dialogues on sex work and safety, hosted in fall of 2019.
The Community Dialogues in 2019 were a space to convene conversations about sex work and safety, hearing from folks with lived experience in the sex trade, the public and private sector, and service providers. This report is to share back what we heard in these dialogues. Through it, we hope to practice accountability on sharing knowledge more broadly in our communities and as a place to continue conversations.
Thanks to all the candidates who put themselves forward & to our members who joined us for a great discussion this evening at our first online AGM. We’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead!
Our 2020-2021 Board of Directors include: Ayse Akinturk, David Brake, Jen Crowe, Ozgen Demirkaplan, Brad Glynn, Meghan Hollett, John Lander, Julia Lawler, Loujein Mouammer, Elizabeth Oliver, Chelsey Pike, William Short, Debbie Wiseman, and Elizabeth Yeoman.
Find more information about the AGM, including minutes and activity and financial reports, here.