SPECTRUM is Recruiting EDI Consultants

SPECTRUM recognizes that the organization has work to do to ensure that its  programs and services are accessible and relevant to all members of the community.  One of our four strategic priorities for 2021-2023 is Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We want to ensure that we are working within anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks. To that end, we are recruiting three part-time consultants to help us audit and evaluate the organization and make recommendations and improvements that will help SPECTRUM move forward.

Please click to download the three postings below:

SPECTRUM acknowledges that this is but the first step in the right direction. These three areas are being targeted to start with based on feedback we received in the community surveys we conducted earlier this year. This project is made possible thanks to our federal LGBTQ2 Community Capacity grant and we intend to continue looking for funding opportunities that will allow us to expand this work in the future.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter by September 10, 2021. Send an email to info@ourspectrum.com with the subject APPLICATION: Consultant.

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SPECTRUM Waterloo Opportunity – Co-Facilitator, Transgender Peer Support Group

SPECTRUM Waterloo Opportunity – Co-Facilitator, Transgender Peer Support Group

Job Posting_ Trans Peer Support Co-Facilitators (Cambridge)

Trans Peer Support Group Facilitator Recruitment Poster

Job Posting

Co-Facilitator, Transgender Peer Support Group (Cambridge) x2

Part-time, Contract

SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space

Posting Date: June 1, 2021

Closing Date: June 20, 2021

Thanks to a grant from the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation, SPECTRUM is able to fund two co-facilitators to run a Transgender Peer Support Group specifically for Cambridge. This will be a pilot project for one year with the goal of developing this into an ongoing service. These two positions will not be employees but will be paid stipends:

$25/hour, two hours bi-weekly, 26 weeks

Pay will be by cheque, once per month on the 15th

Our new co-facilitators will shadow our existing Transgender Peer Support Group facilitators for two meetings in July before beginning the new group. Our Transgender Services Coordinator will oversee this project. The new Cambridge group will begin in late July.

Reporting to our Acting Executive Director and our Transgender Services Coordinator, the two co-facilitators will work together to facilitate a two-hour group every second week. Initially, this will take place virtually using Zoom. When it is safe to do so, we will move to an in-person location in Cambridge. This group will be a resource for anyone age 18+ that identifies within the transgender variant umbrella, including but not limited to: transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender fluid, non-binary, genderless, agender, non-gendered, third gender, two-spirit, bigender, transman, transwoman, neutrois, questioning and beyond.


  • Must be 25 years of age or older
  • Must be able to commit to working the same evening every two weeks (proposed Tuesdays and Fridays to integrate better with our existing offerings)
  • Must have access to reliable high-speed internet and a private place to work from
  • Must have access to reliable transportation within Cambridge
  • Must identify as transgender or non-binary
  • Preference will be given to applicants who live in Cambridge or North Dumfries
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience facilitating groups

To apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email by the end of the day, June 20, 2021


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SPECTRUM Waterloo Opportunity – Call for an Advisor/Sensitivity Reader

SPECTRUM Waterloo Opportunity – Call for an Advisor/Sensitivity Reader 

The Opportunity

SPECTRUM recognizes that the organization has work to do to ensure that its programs and services are accessible and relevant to all members of the community. This work will include audits of our existing programs and services, the development of new programs, development of evaluations and outcomes for programs and services, consultations and training in anti-racism, inclusion, and accessibility.

SPECTRUM is seeking a sensitivity reader to assist in the creation of a Request for Proposal. The RFP will enable the organization to hire an Indigenous consultant and a Black consultant for internal review of its programs and policies.


Completion of the Request for Proposal must take no longer than two weeks, approximately 5-8 hours. Work will be done collaboratively over 2-4 sittings via Zoom. Compensation: CAD 200 in total.


Those involved in this work are ineligible to apply for the consultancy role when the RFP is released.

Job Overview:

  • Co-create a draft Request for Proposal through the lens of Indigenous and Black community needs, ensuring there are nobarriers to employment
  • Communicate recommendations to SPECTRUM promptly
  • Work from home, flexible hours


  • Lived experience or extensive knowledge of the LGBTQ2+ community
  • Experienced copy editor and proofreader
  • Detail-driven; self-directed
  • Able to make an impact within a cooperative team environment
  • A skilled, written, and verbal communicator with the ability to convey ideas in a clear andconcise manner


SPECTRUM is Waterloo Region’s first-ever LGBTQ2+ / Rainbow community space! SPECTRUM is an organization that serves, affirms, and supports the well-being of LGBTQ2+ individuals in Waterloo Region and the broader community through peer support, community partnerships, education and training, resources, and events.

To apply:

Submit a resume via email to Kristy Skelton by the end of the day, May 30, 2021

Acting Executive Director
Kristy Skelton

Thank you for your interest in SPECTRUM! Should your skills and experience match the requirements for the role, you will be contacted in a timely manner.

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SPECTRUM Waterloo is committed to creating a culture of diversity and belonging. We appreciate all who apply.

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