Are you the newest member of our team?

Refugee 613 is growing - a lot! - and we’re looking for talented connectors and communicators to join us. 

During the pandemic, our team has applied our knowledge of strategic communications and newcomer audiences to addressing gaps in information equity. In plain language: how do language, race and immigration status impact who gets the information they need, and how they get it?

We have created multilingual content to increase access to information about the virus and the vaccines. We have deepened our expertise in the use of digital messaging apps to meet our audience where they are, and we have shared strategic insights and encouraged collaboration with communicators in government, health and beyond.

Now, Refugee 613 is doing even more to close information gaps, and we have openings on several teams. 

With investment from IRCC, we are piloting a digital service in Dari and Pashto for Afghan arrivals, to give them more options for getting the answers to their questions quickly and easily. We’re looking for an experienced non-profit leader to oversee this national project and be part of Refugee 613’s leadership team as our National Program Manager. We’re also recruiting a Community Manager to be the informative and welcoming voice in this inclusive online community, and a Project Coordinator to oversee the workflow. 

In partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the University of Toronto, Refugee 613 is also undertaking research on how vaccine misinformation spreads in newcomer digital spaces, and developing tools and tactics to help digital champions in newcomer communities address misinformation in their online spaces. We are recruiting an experienced Program Manager to lead the project team, which includes our partners at the University of Toronto and in the community, and staff like the Stakeholder Relations Manager who will build relationships with digital champions and stakeholders across the country.

While all of that is taking place at the national level, Refugee 613 remains firmly rooted in serving our home town of Ottawa. Thanks to the Carolyn Phillips Fund at the Ottawa Community Foundation, we are recruiting a Community Outreach Coordinator to help us continue providing local support for community information and mobilization to welcome and support refugee arrivals.

At Refugee 613, we value life experience, curiosity, listening skills and creativity. We work hard, laugh a lot and care deeply about what we do. We particularly encourage applications from former refugees and other newcomers with the relevant skills, life experience and language abilities to help Refugee 613 continue to deliver innovative and relevant communications services to build a more welcoming world.

You can find all the positions listed above on the Employment web page of the settlement agency, OCISO, the fiscal sponsor of Refugee 613 since 2015.

Our small but mighty and highly diverse team will grow to at least 20 people by the end of 2021. Will you be one of them?