Join Us

Groundstory Community

There are many ways to join or participate in Groundstory according to availability and interest.  Fill out our brief community survey to let us know how you may wish to contribute, including:

Endorsement

Publicly endorse the value of Groundstory‘s mandate as an important step for the community by providing permission to use your name and/or testimonial of support in grant proposals, press releases, and other public media including Groundstory‘s social media and website.

Community Outreach / Advocate

Help promote and market Groundstory events and activities, or communicate and share knowledge and/or recruit additional partners and participants from diverse communities. According to your available resources, help spread the word of Groundstory‘s mandate and activities.

Impacted People Representative

Help ensure Groundstory reflects and engages the needs and interests of communities most impacted by gentrification.

DIVERSE CommunitIES Representative

Help ensure Groundstory reflects and engages the needs and interests of diverse and racialized communities in Ontario, including Francophone, New Canadian, 2LGBTQ+, Deaf and Disability arts and cultural workers, and other diverse groups.

Indigenous Community Representative

Help ensure Groundstory reflects and engages the needs and interests of the Indigenous Community.

Research Participant

Support applied research activities by participating in focus groups or surveys.

Research Committee Representative

Contribute to the direction, implementation and/or evaluation of applied research (including an international literature review, focus groups, general public and arts industry surveys, public roundtables) to ensure they are relevant and effective. Flexible commitment levels according to availability or interest.

Advisory Committee Representative

Offer feedback on the mandate, scope, direction, practices, and structures developed to ensure they are responsive to community needs. Commitment level is flexible according to availability and interest.

Steering Committee Representative

Contribute to collectively determine the scope, direction, governance structures, Common Agenda, shared Theory of Change, and other strategic actions and priorities through semi-monthly convening sessions of a cross-sectoral Steering Committee. Meetings are hosted in-person and/or in-the-cloud, roughly 6 to 8 weeks apart, 2 hours each, from April 2018 to March 2019) plus intervening communications via electronic means.. While attendance at 50% or more of the meetings is desired, participation is flexible according to availability and interest. Meetings will take place primarily in Toronto, with additional outreach sessions in Hamilton, and across the GTA (Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Mississauga, and Brampton).

Steering Committee Convening Host

Offer meeting space for one or more Steering Committee convening sessions with seating likely required for 40 to 100. Either in-kind or as fee-for-service contribution.

Roundtable Host

Provide meeting space for Round the Block public roundtables with seating for 100 to 250. Either in-kind or as fee-for-service contribution. Endorsement

Fundraising Committee Representative

Contribute to fundraising efforts such as grant writing, major donor/sponsor cultivation, special events fundraising management.