Thank you for your interest in Whistleblowing Canada Research Society. We welcome all forms of support to the organization including volunteers, advisory board members and board of directors. In keeping with our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion we invite volunteers from diverse backgrounds and experiences to engage with us in fostering a culture of belonging, dignity and respect as we work to achieve our Mission.
Before we request information from you, let us tell you about who we are and what we do.
What is whistleblowing: Whistleblowing is the act of disclosing wrongdoing by any person with knowledge of a situation they believe is seriously wrong to whomever they believe can do something about it, whether the truth-teller is an insider employee or outsider witness. Allowing the whistleblowing phenomenon and contradiction - of punishment for truth-tellers and often impunity for wrong-doers - to persist means that people who witness wrongdoing frequently don't speak up for fear of reprisals and victimization. It also raises concerns about legitimizing organizational lawlessness and accepting corruption in government as a norm.
Who we are: Whistleblowing Canada is a leading Canadian non-profit corporation and registered charity. Our leaders are volunteers and come from every region of Canada. Our organization’s work builds on decades of experience in the whistleblowing area: protection of freedom of expression, due process for truth tellers, and protecting the human rights of those who speak out about betrayals of public trust.
What we do: We research, educate and advocate. Our Mission is to improve the lives of all through producing reliable, evidence-based knowledge and sharing it publicly to inform public policy dialogue and development; to create safe, speak-up cultures and to improve protections for whistleblowers who are vulnerable when facing formidable, powerful organizations
Here are some of the volunteer positions we offer:
- Advisory Board: Four meetings per year. Any additional time is up to the advisory board member should they wish to further contribute to the functioning of the organization.
- Board of Directors: Six meetings per year and the time it takes to fulfill the role they accept on the board, committees and/or special projects.
Facilitator, Whistleblowing Networking and Discussion Group: Ten meetings per year (once a month) including preparation time, wrap up and post-meeting report.
- Marketing/ Communications: Assisting the organization in various tasks including writing copy for advocacy letters, press releases, fundraising and social media.
Fundraising: Assisting the organization with fundraising activities like phone calls, thank you letters, grant writing and appeals.
- Events: Assisting with different events throughout the year including fundraising events, webinars, and conferences.
- Technical Skills: Maintaining web site, managing data base, etc.
To apply for a position, please download the application form below, and email a completed copy of the form along with your resume to: [email protected].
Once this form is submitted, we will review your application and get back to you within two weeks’ time.
If you'd like us to contact you, please fill-in sign-up form below and check all the positions you are interested in.
We thank you for your support!