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Communications Lead

5-10 hours / monthly
Ongoing until the event on October 3
BE a part of something BIG and here’s why...


BE a part of a collective of people united by a singular focus where no Canadian fears cancer. BE bold by committing your time to driving positive change alongside families, friends, healthcare teams, donors, scientists, advocates and all those who strive to make the cancer journey one that is supported in every way.

We believe that life is bigger than cancer. We believe your support is stronger than cancer. If you do too, read more...


At CCS we are committed to improving the cancer experience by helping people with cancer live their lives more fully. The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure brings together communities united by the same goal of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer. CIBC Run for the Cure is an opportunity to celebrate those who live and have lived in the face of breast cancer.

Funds raised through CIBC Run for the Cure will contribute to groundbreaking breast cancer research, compassionate support programs and services, trusted cancer information and advocacy on behalf of all Canadians


As the Communications Lead you will be responsible for:

• Building and executing a marketing and communications plan in your community that promotes CIBC Run for the Cure and the Canadian Cancer Society, driving participation and support

• Leading and supporting the Social Media Coordinator in building and executing a Social Media campaign and ensuring their tasks are completed if this role remains vacant

• Using approved provincial/national materials and branding to promote the CIBC Run for the Cure (and team events) in your immediate community via multiple channels including posters, announcements, Twitter, Instagram, business / club visits and traditional medias.

• Building media partnerships to create awareness around the community about the event through media releases, online community boards, post event media releases and more


As the Communications lead you understand the power compelling stories have to inspire. You are motivated to help raise funds by increasing community awareness with the goal to build larger community involvement. You know how to communicate ideas clearly and write effectively. You are organized, social media savvy, you have a great network and you’re ready to share the importance of Relay with everyone you connect with.


As an organization we will provide you with online resources, training and support to help you lead the Communications portfolio and be an effective leader for the Social Media Coordinator.

You will work closely with the Social Media Coordinator and also be supported by the Run Director, Community Engagement, a fellow volunteer, who will oversee all aspects around bringing more community members to CIBC Run for the Cure.

You will be part of the larger CIBC Run for the Cure community and have opportunity to learn and mentor as you engage with CCS staff and volunteers.


• This is an important leadership role. We are anticipating an ongoing level of commitment which will include regular monthly meetings with the entire committee.

• Between committee meetings you will be researching media opportunities, exploring the available CCS materials and initiating a comprehensive media plan that is crucial for a successful event.

• You are agreeing to initiate and respond with regular, consistent communication between the Run Director, Community Engagement and other members of the team, including the Social Media Coordinator.

• As the event date approaches your time commitment will increase and on event day your leadership, as you continue to connect with the media and other partners, will be critical in creating the sense of accomplishment that everyone will go home with, knowing that their actions have created something bigger than cancer.


Please visit our website for volunteer opportunities in your area and apply today! CIBC Run for The Cure
Additional Details & Skills Required
Age requirement - minimum age of majority in your province or territory.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Working closely with a volunteer committee, you will plan and execute the CIBC Run for the Cure event in your community, building your leadership skills and honing your community building and communication skills along the way. *Note, this event will be virtual in 2021.
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