Organization and Position Description

The Ticket Defence Program (TDP) is a volunteer-run legal clinic providing legal support and representation to homeless, unhoused, and street-involved individuals who have been charged with poverty-related offences in the Ottawa area.

The TDP partners with the University of Ottawa to provide students with an opportunity to work with lawyers and paralegals providing legal services to TDP clients.

The main role of the board of directors is to oversee the organization’s operations. This includes: raising funds (fundraising and grant applications); managing social medias and communications; management of the organization; coordination between the volunteers, students and instructors.

Diversity and Official Languages

The TDP will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language.

The TDP celebrate an inclusive, diverse and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a board of directors that reflects the diversity of the communities we live with and serve. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Experience in access to justice for marginalized populations and harm reduction;
  • Experience working with community organizations and homeless and street-involved populations;
  • Experience working with Indigenous populations;
  • Experience on a board of directors of a not-for-profit organization;
  • Experience in the area of communications and social media management;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA);
  • A law degree, paralegal diploma, or relevant legal experience;
  • Experience in translation;
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations affecting homeless and street-involved populations in the City of Ottawa;
  • Knowledge of the various Indigenous communities in the Ottawa region and commitment towards reconciliation;
  • Awareness and commitment towards advancing anti-racism objectives.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2022.

Candidates should apply by sending their resume and cover letter to [email protected]