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April 19, 2021

Jobs Jar: Positions Available on National Technical Committees on Accessibility

The Government of Canada has openings for their Technical Committees on Accessibility.

Help create standards for the built environment! You have until Thursday April 23, 2021 to apply.

The role of the technical committee is to:

Identify barriers to accessibility in the built environment
Take into account emerging trends in the area of accessibility of the built environment
Develop a model standard for the built environment – accessibility that will reflect language consistent with the national model building code. This standard will apply best practices in accessibility of the built environment.
Areas of focus
There are common areas where persons with disabilities may face barriers related to the built environment. These include, but are not limited to:

building entrances;
paths of travel;
access to storeys;
parking and loading zones;
power door operators;
assistive listening devices;
washrooms and universal washrooms (including showers).

Experts with disabilities are key to the successful development of accessibility standards. Experts with disabilities, as well as other experts, would fit into one of the stakeholder categories noted below.

Eight different  technical committee will have 12 to 18 members each. Please click here to find more information about this opportunity.


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The SFU Urban Studies Program invites applications for the position of Sessional Instructor – Summer 2021

URB 497-691 International Field Studies – Comparative Urban Sustainability: Nordic Region

DURATION: May 7 – Aug 31, 2021
SEMINAR TIME: Tuesdays, 5:30-9:20 PM


Details here.

LOCATION: Online, with up to 4 in-person meetings in Vancouver, as allowed under public health restrictions
CONTACT HOURS: 4 (9 Undergraduate and 6 graduate credit units)

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Did you know that City of Surrey Road Safety Team was recently awarded the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (Greater Vancouver section) Mavis Johnson Award for the Safe Mobility Plan? Are you an experienced Engineer who is looking to join an organization who is a leader in road safety? The City of Surrey is leading the province with its Vision Zero Safe Mobility Plan where we strive to have zero people killed or seriously injured on our roads. The Plan was launched in February 2019 at BC’s first ever Vision Zero Summit which was hosted by the City of Surrey.

If you are an experienced traffic safety engineer who is excited about shaping the transportation landscape in one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, this unique opportunity is for you. As our lead Road Safety Engineer, your senior position will play a key role in implementing our road safety vision. You will ensure that Surrey establishes road safety cultures, data collection systems, organizational structures, and partnerships to achieve its Vision Zero targets and objectives, all while working and collaborating alongside true industry leaders that were instrumental in developing the City’s award winning Traffic Management Centre and Intelligent Transportation System.

Reporting to the Road Safety Manager, you as the Senior Road Safety Engineer, will help lead the development and implementation of data driven road safety improvements and programs in alignment with the priorities identified in the Vision Zero Surrey Safe Mobility Plan.

You can find out more about this opportunity by clicking this link.


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Please note that applications close today, January 6, 2020.

The Dutch Cycling Embassy is looking for an intern starting in February/March 2021. Do you have affinity with cycling and international cooperation, and would you like to commit yourself to spread the Dutch cycling knowledge worldwide? Take a look at the vacancy below!

The Dutch Cycling Embassy is a public private partnership that aims to promote Dutch cycling knowledge internationally. Daily, we receive requests from all over the world to share the Dutch knowledge. The Dutch Cycling Embassy offers a broad network of Dutch companies, knowledge institutes, NGOs, and government agencies to adhere to these requests.

The internship can broadly be divided into two parts: international cooperation and marketing. You will support the DCE with the intake of (international) requests, the drafting of programs for international delegations, and the accompaniment of these delegations. Thereby, you will help with the completion of our social media strategy and the development of marketing and communication tasks. You may also be asked you to help with ad hoc assignments.

You can find further information about this position by clicking this link.


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MODUS planning, design and engagement  is seeking a full time Senior Urban Designer to join their team.

“MODUS is a mission-driven planning, design and engagement firm based in Vancouver, BC. Our small and powerful team is working on some of the Vancouver region’s most challenging and exciting projects. We primarily work with municipal, development and non-profit clients across Western Canada to deliver urban design, neighbourhood to regional scale community planning, and public and stakeholder communications and engagement consulting services.
We believe in:
• Innovating to provide effective solutions to global and local challenges and issues.
• Building capacity with clients and communities through genuine, meaningful collaboration.
• Having fun while we’re at it!
We’re passionate about having a collective impact on the world, making it a better place to live today and in the future. We also contribute positively to the generational challenge of sustainability by focusing on the places where people live and how they live. “

You can find out more about this opportunity by visiting their website here and clicking on this application.



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The nonprofit organization Small Housing BC is looking for an Executive Director. The position is full-time on a one year contract with the potential for an extension.

Small Housing BC (SHBC) is a non-profit society focused on the promotion and development of groundoriented
small housing forms such as coach houses, secondary suites and pocket neighbourhoods in
communities across British Columbia. SHBC advocacy, education, research and demonstration projects
champion the creation and inclusion of smaller housing forms in new and established neighbourhoods.
SHBC invites highly qualified candidates to assume the role of Executive Director and support the
organization through an exciting period of growth and opportunity. The Director will be expected to
minister an active volunteer board, engage consultants and in time hire staff to advance a number of
initiatives including but not limited to:
1. SHBC Permanently Affordable Homeownership model
2. The Small Housing Summit
3. Municipal Policy Partnerships
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing administration, budgets and financial reporting,
programming and executing the SHBC strategic plan. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing,
and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.


1) Program Delivery: Lead the development and delivery of flagship projects to advance the mission
of SHBC.
• Identify and advance policy recommendations that will enable small housing developments in
British Columbia.

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This position is a full-time contract position and can be filled from anywhere in Canada.

CUI is Canada’s Urban Institute. We are the national platform that houses the best in Canadian city building – where policymakers, urban professionals, civic and business leaders, community activists and academics can learn, share and collaborate with one another from coast to coast to coast.

Role Description
CUI is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team. The Senior Planner will work on a range of projects related to CUI’s mandate of achieving healthy urban development. The candidate should have experience coordinating complex planning, policy and research assignments and initiatives.

Responsibilities will include:

Research, analysis and reporting:
Investigate, analyze and identify solutions to complex urban planning and policy issues.
Develop plans, strategies and frameworks that build the capacity of local partners on a wide range of planning matters, such as climate change, intelligent communities and main streets/downtowns.
Lead data collection processes and analyze demographic, geographic & economic data collected in research.
Integrate information obtained through research into concise, well-structured, easily understood reports, memos and other tools.

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Vancouver Heritage Foundation promotes the appreciation and conservation of our city’s historic places for current and future generations. VHF does this by creating opportunities and resources to learn about Vancouver’s history and heritage places, and providing practical support for the successful conservation of historic buildings and sites.

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is located in a heritage building in Vancouver’s downtown core. We are a small but passionate team dedicated to supporting Vancouver’s heritage places and their conservation.

They have a position available for a Project Researcher in their library, either for a student or graduate.

Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF) is seeking a student or graduate intern (paid) to join our staff team as a Project Researcher for 8 weeks starting on January 4th 2021. The role is 15 – 30 hours per week with a wage of $16/hr, based in our downtown Vancouver office. Due to the current public health situation, the role is likely to be a combination of office-based and remote working. Hours can be flexible to fit around class schedules.

VHF is seeking a post-secondary student or graduate in Library Studies or a related field with a strong interest in local history and heritage conservation to join our team for 8 weeks. You will help shape plans for the future of the VHF Library including content, physical and digital access, cataloguing and acquisitions. The role offers an opportunity to contribute to enhancing VHF’s collection of books, periodicals and other materials to be a unique and valuable resource.

You can find information about the VHF Library and Reading Room by clicking this link.

For a full  list of the skills and experience needed for this position, please click on this link.

Applications close December 7th at midnight.

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Are you looking for a communications role with a purpose-driven organization? Are you interested in exploring ways that sustainable transportation can make communities more livable?

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation is a non-profit charity with a vision of healthy, vibrant communities through sustainable transportation. We aim to activate better transportation options though initiatives, collaboration and leadership. For more about BEST, please visit our website at

BEST is looking for a Communications Manager to articulate the impact and results of our programs, plan engagement opportunities, and craft stories about sustainable ways of moving around the Metro Vancouver region. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the General Manager to develop content that engages audiences and positions BEST as a leader in sustainable transportation.

You can find out more about this position by clicking this link.

To apply for the Communications Manager role, please send a resume and a cover letter telling us about your career goals to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Via Dr. David Sadoway at Kwantlen Polytechnic University:

Greenways for All – Engagement and Communication Lead

Trails Society of BC is a provincial organization operating on ancestral, traditional and unceded territories.  We have been in operation since the mid 1990s working with the Trans Canada Trail to establish and develop The Great Trail (formally known as the Trans Canada Trail) in British Columbia.

Trails Society of BC (Trails BC) seeks a person to assist us with building partnerships; identify and address structural challenges; develop project opportunities; develop trails and active transportation policies; and increase our organization capacity. 

This position will involve engaging with and building relationships with people living in Indigenous and rural communities and related organizations in BC to determine the need and opportunities for greenway trails for active travel and recreation throughout British Columbia. The contractor will initially focus on identifying barriers and solutions for provincial active travel, including both  responding to the immediate needs related to COVID 19 and longer term projects and policies.

The successful candidate will have a mix of community engagement, organizational development, facilitation, communications and project management experience.  They will work with the Board of Directors, Development contractor, consultants, the project Advisory Committee and engaged volunteers.  

The mission of Trails Society of BC (TrailsBC) is to support public policy that makes quality trail experiences for active travel on trails in British Columbia.  Our goal is to strengthen the Trails Society of BC advocacy role in the Province by increasing public awareness and building support for active recreation and transportation at the provincial level.

Engagement and other activities will occur via phone, conference call and email while COVID 19 restrictions are in place. 

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