Application Form: Maggie's Toronto SWAP Board of Directors
Apply to volunteer with our Board of Directors using this application form. Connect with us at email@example.com with any questions about this application or the process!
We're Recruiting Volunteers for our Board of Directors!
Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project is one of Canada's oldest by and for sex worker justice organizations serving community in Toronto's downtown east end through drop-in programming, outreach, social and political advocacy. This year we are expanding our Board of Directors and recruiting for 10 new board members. Our Board of Directors provides governance and oversight to the organization; assists in program & event development and facilitation, committee development & facilitation; and oversee the advocacy work and broader political direction of the organization. Our Board roles operate in 2-3 year terms.
What We're Looking For:
We are looking to recruit folks with skills in: fundraising, grant writing, human resources, project management, group facilitation, community organizing, and e-commerce. Previous governance/Board experience is an asset, but not necessary. Successful candidates will be given training around the organization's history, current projects and mandate. Our bylaws require a majority of our Board of Directors to have lived experience in sex work - we will be prioritizing applicants from sex-work backgrounds with limited capacity for allies with particular professional skillsets (e.g. legal background, finance/accounting background, etc.) Our Board of Directors operates on a hybrid model - meaning Board members are tasked both with tasks related to governance and play a direct role in supporting our programs, services and campaigns at Maggie's. We are prioritizing applications from current/former sex workers, Queer and Trans/Black and Indigenous Communities of Colour (QT/BIPOC) migrant sex workers, and sex workers with disabilities, and living with chronic illness.
While we appreciate the interest from everyone who applies, we will contact only those whose responses best align with our work on the Board of Directors. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Orientation for successful candidates will be provided.
Name (legal name not required)
Please enter a valid phone number.
Background + Interests
Why are you interested in volunteering on the Board of Directors?
Please tell a little about yourself and your background.
What skills or experience would you contribute?
Do you have experience in fundraising? (e.g. fundraising strategy, donor relationships, e-commerce, events). Please share about any experience.
Do you have experience in grant writing? (e.g. preparing grant proposals, sourcing viable grants and foundations)
Are there specific programs, supports, resources you'd like to see at Maggie's? (Or any projects you're interested in contributing to?)
Is there a specific role you're interested in, or area you're wishing to contribute to (e.g. Board secretary, Board Treasurer, fundraising, human resources- can also be something not previously mentioned!)?
What would you be hoping to get out of your experience volunteering on the Board, and how can we support you in that?
We are prioritizing Board Members who are current/former sex workers, Queer and Trans/Black and Indigenous Communities of Colour (QT/BIPOC), migrant, disabled, living with chronic illness. Do you identify as someone from these categories? If you feel comfortable, please tell us how you self-identify.
Sex Worker Justice Organizing
What are your views on sex work? Please expand to describe your views on heavily stigmatized sex workers (e.g. migrant & undocumented, youth, drug-using, disabled, sex working parents, BIPOC & trans workers).
What is anti-Black racism, and how does it impact sex workers?
Maggie's prioritizes programs, resources and leadership for sex workers who are Queer and Trans/Black and Indigenous Communities of Colour (QT/BIPOC), migrant, sick, poor, disabled, incarcerated. Please tell us 1) why you think this is crucial for the sex worker rights movement and organizing & 2) how you would help us to uphold and expand this in your role as a Board member.
Maggie's is against whorephobia of any kind. Do you agree that full service sex work is legitimate and valuable labour?
Do you agree with Maggie's mandate and principles (Please see graphics at the opening of the application)?
What term length are you interested in? (Our Board of Director positions operate in 2 and 3 year terms.)
2 years (2021 - 2023)
3 years (2021 - 2024)
Is there anything additional you would like us to know?
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