We’re moving!… well, ONE of our offices is moving

Two cats sitting in boxesWe’re moving out of our 1500 de Maisonneuve office!

The new office that we’ll be sharing with our friends at QPIRG Concordia is only a block away at 2100 Guy Street, suite #205. Note that the Guy Street entrance is not very accessible, but there is a second entrance that is wheelchair accessible at 1625 de Maisonneuve West.

Our 1500 de Maisonneuve office will be closed until August 13th (unless you already have a meeting booked there of course). In the meantime, our office at 2110 Mackay is open regular hours.

Job Posting: Administrative Coordinator

""The Centre for Gender Advocacy is committed to employment equity as an ongoing process. People with disabilities, women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups and members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. When candidates do not differ significantly in merit, and one such candidate belongs to a historically underrepresented group, Employment Equity requires that the member in this group will be selected. Please indicate clearly in your cover
 letter if you would like to be considered for Employment

The Administrative Coordinator will work at the office located at 2110 Mackay (there is a second office at 1500 de Maisonneuve West, suite 404). The 2110 Mackay office is on the ground floor. There is a ramp outside leading to the front door that is suitable for use with wheelchairs and other mobility aids, however the front door itself is not automated. Please ring the doorbell located to the right of the door to have someone open it for you. The front door measures 31” / 78 cm and it is the narrowest door in the office. Once inside, the space is wheelchair accessible.
There is a large gender-neutral washroom measuring 9’5” x 6’11” / 2.87 m x 2.10 m with 2 grab bars next to the toilet.

About the Centre for Gender Advocacy:
The Centre for Gender Advocacy (the Centre) is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. This mandate is achieved through ongoing programming, campaigns, resources, services, advocacy and a commitment to accessibility.

The Centre is 
a collaborative work environment in which all core staff provide 
support for ongoing projects, and as such, while the candidate will 
be hired for the position of Administrative Coordinator, they are also 
expected to contribute to and participate in fulfilling all aspects of
 the Centre’s mandate.

Tasks and Responsibilities include:
• Assuring smooth administrative functioning of the organization
• Organizing meetings and trainings of the volunteer board of directors (and board committees) and all accompanying
• Ensuring the board is up to date on the financial state of
 affairs and facilitating financial literacy of board members, ensuring 
financial transparency and accountability of the organization
• Coordinating finance committee, facilitating financial planning and
 the development of annual budget in cooperation with the finance committee
 and other coordinators
• Liaising with accountant, managing accounts, ensuring bills and employees are paid
• Communicating with coordinators about their respective 
budgets and facilitating their access to them
• Welcoming Centre’s users and answering questions on the Centre’s services as needed in person, by phone, and by email
• Liaising with Concordia administrative bodies and services
• Communicating with the landlord about rented space and overseeing the lease
• Developing, maintaining and updating policies
• Overseeing the Centre’s small lending library (including 
maintaining and expanding the library, developing systems as
• Coordinating space bookings and other community
• Maintaining information databases of personnel, volunteers, 
community partners, resources, etc. in collaboration with other staff members
• Office management, including including archiving, filing, computer
 and communication systems
• Working with other staff to maintain clean, organized and welcoming spaces

• Self-motivated and organized, with excellent time management and communication skills
• Proven experience in the field of administration for nonprofits
• Good-to-excellent working background with budgets and financial planning
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Google Suite
• Bilingual in written and spoken English and French
• Able to work in an office that is open to the public and where people frequently drop in to access services
• Solution oriented
• Able to work well both independently and collaboratively in a non-hierarchical, feminist, anti-racist environment
• Demonstrated dedication to social justice particularly as it 
relates to gender and its intersections

• Familiarity with Concordia University, its institutions and its 
campus organizations
• Experience in active listening and frontline services
• Experience in the development and drafting of policy for
 community-based organizations
• Experience working with nonprofit boards, non-hierarchical
 environments and collective decision making
• Knowledge of Montreal area community groups
• Experience with volunteer coordination
• Ability to use Quickbooks

Contract Duration: This is a one year renewable contract with a 3-month probation period.

Salary: Starting salary is $19.48/hour for 20 hours a week for a two-week training period, then 35 hours a week from then on, as well as 4 weeks of paid vacation and
 health benefits after the 3 month probation period.

Application Deadline: Please send cover letter and CV by May 13th, 5 PM to 
hiring[at] with “Administrative Coordinator Application” in the subject line. Cover letters can be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Expected Start Date: Two-week part-time training period begins June 11, full-time contract begins June 25.

Centre for Gender Advocacy Annual General Meeting

""The Centre for Gender Advocacy invites you to its Annual General Meeting!

Help elect new members to the Board of Directors!

Meet new staff members!

Learn how you can get involved in the fight against racial and gendered violence!

Meet others who are passionate about social justice and feminist activism!


Tuesday, April 3rd, 6-9pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
JMSB Building, Room 9 CD
Concordia University, 1450 Guy Street

This meeting will include a summary of our programming, campaigns, and services over the last year, a sharing of visions for the future, as well as the election of new members to our Board of Directors.

Proposed Agenda:
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Presentation and Approval of Minutes of the 2017 AGM
3. Board of Directors Report 2017-2018
4. Staff Reports
5. Presentation of Financial Statements
6. Election of the Board of Directors


Everyone is invited to attend, though you must be a member to vote.

You are a member if:
a) you are a Concordia student,
b) you have volunteered 4 or more hours over the last 12 months, or
c) you are a community member who has paid the equivalent of the student fee levy for the semester.


Interested in running for the Board?

Learn valuable skills, find out more about how grassroots community organizations operate, help out with the decision-making that propels our day-to-day functioning, and most importantly, take an active role in fighting gender oppression, on campus and beyond! More information about the responsibilities of board members can be found here.

If you would like to run for a position on the Centre for Gender Advocacy’s Board of Directors, please submit your intention to run in advance, by March 23rd at 5pm, to



The venue is wheelchair accessible.

We are making efforts to make the space reduced in any artificial or chemical scents. Please avoid wearing scented products.

Childcare is available with 48 hours’ notice by emailing


For more information about the Annual General Meeting, joining our Board of Directors, or about the Centre for Gender Advocacy’s activities, contact us!

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1500 de Maisonneuve West #404

2110 Mackay
514-848-2424 x7431