Job Posting: Program and Communications Assistant

Fall 2021
The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) collaborates with partners to increase the participation of Canadians with cerebral palsy and related disabilities in sport and physical activity, while leading, developing and growing boccia from grassroots to producing World and Paralympic Champions.

Position Overview: We are seeking a creative, self-starting individual to support CCPSA’s events, communications and development activities.

Location: Ottawa or Montreal, telework options can be discussed

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Program Manager


Assist Program Manager with the following:

  • Provide pre-event and onsite logistics support for the 2021 Canadian Boccia Championships in Quebec City, QC, including:
    • Assist with accreditation, travel and other pre-event logistics
    • Assist with ordering awards, certificates, and prizes
    • Assist with merchandise order
    • Support event set-up and take down as needed
    • Assist with onsite trouble-shooting as needed
  • Assist with frame running pilot program
  • Assist with other miscellaneous administrative tasks and special projects, as required.

Assist Communications & National Team Coordinator with the following:

  • Provide support to CCPSA and Boccia Canada websites and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), including content development, curation, posting and monitoring
  • Update media release distribution lists
  • Support communications for the 2021 Canadian Boccia Championships, including:
    • Create webcasting graphics
    • Update event schedule and webpage
    • Create bilingual messages for social media
  • Electronic organization and categorization of photos on file
  • Assist with other miscellaneous administrative tasks and special projects, as required.


  • September 13, 2021 to December 3, 2021. Total of 12 weeks.
  • 5 days per week, 35 hours per week, $14.25 per hour ($14.35 effective October 1st)


  • Eligibility includes all youth aged 15-30, to complement the Government of Canada Youth Employment and Skills Strategy
  • Completed or currently registered in a college or university program in sport management, kinesiology, marketing, communications, business, or related field
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Bilingualism considered a very strong asset
  • Experience in communications related activities
  • Demonstrated work ethic, marked by creativity, enthusiasm and a knack for putting ideas into action
  • Excellent computer skills – particularly MS Office Suite, Adobe Premiere Pro, Canva and social media platforms
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately, with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent team and independent work skills
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, Boccia and Paralympic sport

CCPSA values the importance of diversity, and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities, women, Indigenous persons or other traditionally marginalized groups.

Apply in confidence by sending a cover letter and resume by August 27, 2021 to [email protected], citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
c/o House of Sport, RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7
[email protected]

This position is made possible through a grant received from the Canada Summer Jobs Program funded by the Government of Canada.