Are you a passionate, courageous, and ambitious young leader who aspires to challenge the status quo? 
Are you comfortable with ambiguity and open to innovation while testing new skills?  
Are you a possibility thinker?


For two years, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) has been exploring transformation at three levels: internally within our team, relationally across the community foundations movement, and more broadly, to relentlessly pursue a future where everyone belongs. CFC acknowledges that this future is only successful when integrating an equity lens, principles of decolonization, and intergenerational collaboration. One of our goals is to engage young people (18 – 33 years old) more fully in this work at CFC and within the collaborations we are engaged in. We are seeking to mobilize young people through the Transformation Storytelling Fellowship Program to bring storytelling with an equitable and intergenerational lens into this transformation work. We are mindful that no one person can represent any group.


The Transformation Storytelling Fellow will participate in the committees, tables, and discussions in the transformation portfolio, help to reflect on the transformation work, capture the learning and document the journey through storytelling tools relevant to them. The Transformation Storytelling Fellow is part of the transformation team that is exploring the pathways to systems transformation and the role of philanthropy. Experience and comfort with digital technologies is helpful (e.g. video, art, blogs, podcasts, social media, web3 tools, blockchain, Discord etc. Candidates are not expected to have experience with all forms). 

By the end of the program, fellows will add to their storytelling experience, expand their connections and networks, gain leadership and listening skills, gain deeper exposure to and experience in philanthropy, and contribute to transformation work in a collaborative learning environment. Bringing reciprocity into the working relationship will be critical—we are looking for fresh perspectives and striving for a space for honest feedback, iterative processes, and open discussion. At the conclusion of the fellowship, fellows will be invited to complete a reflection of their learning in a way that best suits them and that offers a strong building place for the future of the fellowship.

We are looking for someone who brings an anti-oppression, decolonization, anti-racist, and feminist lens to their work, and who is comfortable exploring newness and uncertainty together. 

Process & Timeline

This is a 9-month role at 10-20 hours per week (this is flexible and negotiable), compensated at $23/hour to recognize the knowledge, skills, and gifts the Transformation Fellow will be bringing to the role. Applications are due October 4, 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be scheduled for a conversation with Michelle Baldwin (Senior Advisor, Transformation) and an additional member of the CFC team. There will also be a short writing assignment for those who proceed beyond the first round of interviews. All candidates who complete the writing assignment will receive an honorarium of $100. 

At this time, the anticipated Start date is November 2023. This is open to slight modification for the right candidate.

This position is supported by Canada Life in partnership with Propel Impact.

How to Apply

Please send your interest with a short paragraph (max. 300 words) about your interest in this role and what you hope to give and gain from this opportunity, along with your resume or your LinkedIn profile.

Please send to and/or reach out to Michelle Baldwin if you have any questions. 

CFC is an equal opportunity organization committed to building and fostering a fair and inclusive community that values diversity and encourages respect for all. We welcome applicants across any race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Indigenous status, or any other legally protected factors. We recognize the value of identifying and removing barriers for any applicants. Please contact Michelle Baldwin to start a conversation about the different accommodations available.