Sexual Assault Network - Let's end sexual violence




Project SoundCheck

Bystander Intervention Facilitor/Consultant

The Sexual Assault Network (SAN) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to work with the Network and the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) to expand Project SoundCheck, which looks to prevent sexual assaults at large events and festivals. The successful consultant must have experience in  developing creative and interactive learning tools, strong facilitation skills, an awareness of the Ottawa sexual violence against women and gender-based violence community, commitment to and understanding of how to apply anti-oppression and anti-racism principles, and knowledge of structural causes of sexual violence. 

SAN is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, members of a racialized or visible minority group, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, person of any sexual orientation, and person of any gender identity or gender expression. Throughout the selection process SAN will be mindful of the existence of systemic barriers, and will work actively to identify and remove barriers to equal participation in the process.  Qualified consultants from the before mentioned groups will be given priority in the selection process.

The objective of this request for proposals is to select an individual who will be able to assist with the expansion of Project SoundCheck and be the lead bystander intervention facilitator. The key outcomes for the contract will include: delivering bystander intervention training to festival and event staff and volunteers, creation of new interactive learning and sexual violence prevention tools, development of a train the trainer program, assisting in the coordination of a pre/post training evaluation, and assisting with social media.

Length of contract and payment: mid-April to December 2017, 24 hours per week ($27.00/hr). 

The ideal consultant will possess all of the following skills and qualifications: experience in group facilitation, knowledge of gender based violence and how bystander intervention can be used a prevention tool, experience working collaboratively with non-for-profit organizations, committment to feminists/anti-racist/anti-oppression principles, strong communications skills (English essential, French asset), experience working with festivals (asset).


How to apply for the job?  Please send the following to us.

• Statement of intent - Why should we choose you? What skills/knowledge will you bring to the project?

• CV and biography

• 2 references with contact information

NOTE: We were having difficulties with our email server. If you applied previously, please resend your CV/Letter of intent and references.  Thanks for your understanding!

The closing date for this consultancy has been extended to APRIL 10, 2017.  All proposal should be sent to Please send all required documents in both Word and PDF format, and specifically identify “Proposal SAN Project SoundCheck [Consultant Name]” in the subject line.