RC4G Gender Policy Community Consultations

Rock Camp for Girls MTL is holding public consultations to get input about our existing gender policy from our membership!

How it Works:

The Board of Directors wants to gather input and ideas in order to revise our gender policy regarding volunteers and campers. There will be 3 meetings over the course of the year:

  • Two public consultations, structured to facilitate discussions in small groups about RC4G’s gender policy. The first consultation was held on Sunday, November 16, 2014, and another will be held in 2015. Stay tuned for the next date!

  • A meeting where we share a proposed policy based on your feedback for further discussion.

Then, we plan to present and vote on the revised gender policy at our 2015 Annual General Meeting.

We welcome all members to participate!

You are a member if you’ve ever:

  • Volunteered at camp, or for the organization, in any capacity

  • Attended camp

  • Been to an event (including shows, fundraisers, parties, showcase concerts, etc.)

  • Donated to RC4G MTL

We strongly encourage anyone and everyone to contribute to this discussion. We really need your input!

There are 3 ways to give us your feedback:


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Camp Coordinator Call Out 2014-2015

Volunteer Position Available at Rock Camp for Girls Montreal – Seeking Camp Coordinator to join our team!

Volunteer Position Title:

Camp Coordinator

Duties / description:
Coordinators at Rock Camp for Girls Montreal are responsible for the coordination and execution of all aspects of the summer camp. They work as part of a team with other coordinators to plan and execute a yearly summer camp for girls, young women, and trans-identified youth in Montreal. Supported by the Board of Directors and various committees, they work year-round to organize and implement the programming and logistical aspects of the camp, as well as liaising with community and/or fundraising events throughout the year.

Rock Camp for Girls Montreal welcomes individuals who identify as women, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming to apply for such leadership positions at the camp.


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Comfortable taking on several areas of responsibility at once
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, to lead in groups, and be open and flexible in work style.
  • Familiarity and commitment to feminist and anti-oppression practice in community organizing, and the mission & mandate of Rock Camp
  • Interest in skill-sharing
  • Passionate about music and arts as tools for youth empowerment
  • Excellent spoken and written English; (spoken and written French an asset.)
  • Must be 18 years or older


  • Fundraising & funding: Knowledge and experience around fundraising; cultivating and maintaining donor networks and partnerships; fundraising event coordination; grant writing skills and experience; developing organizational fundraising culture.
  • Youth work: Any and all experience relating to programming for youth, especially girls or young women, in schools and/or community settings. Experience with conflict resolution training an asset.
  • Equipment & sound: Strong knowledge and experience of music equipment; ability to set up multiple practice spaces; strong organizational and coordination skills; ability to develop and lead gear sponsorship and coordination; live sound engineering an asset.
  • Communications & social media: Skills and experience in community public relations, event promotions, networking, media relations, social media and online communications.

Time commitment:

1 year commitment (November 1st-October 31st)

  • November – January (5-10 hours/month)
  • February – April (15 hours/month)
  • May (25 hours/month)
  • June (50 hours/month)
  • July (130 hours/month)
  • August – October (5-10 hours/month)

Coordinators must be available for monthly coordinator and committee meetings and occasional board meetings. Coordinators are not required to join committees, but may do so if related to interest or area of coordination work. Meetings increase in frequency closer to camp (up to 2-3 times a week in peak periods). All meetings are scheduled according to coordinator and committee availabilities. In addition to meetings, coordinators usually check-in over the phone or e-mail on an ongoing basis.

Please note that this is a volunteer position with an honorarium of $3,000. The honorarium is distributed over the course of the contract but does not account for all the hours worked.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and Letter of Intent to: with “Camp Coordinator Position” in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is 31/10/2014 at midnight. The position starts 15/11/2014. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

For all questions please contact

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Rock Camp for Girls Montreal is seeking new Board Members for 2014-2015!

Are you interested in being involved with Rock Camp for Girls year round?

Rock Camp for Girls Montreal is seeking new Board Members for 2014-2015!

Board Members are responsible for governing the organization to make sure that our summer camp and year-round choir programs continue and grow in the coming years. Rock Camp for Girls is looking for Board Members who are invested in the organization’s growth and well-being.

You can check out Rock Camp for Girls’ mission and mandate on our website: Individuals who identify as women, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming are welcome to apply for these leadership positions. Board members are all volunteers and cannot be financially compensated, and are expected to fulfill 1 or 2 year terms.

Responsibilities of the RC4G Board of Directors

  • To establish and evaluate the organization’s vision, mission, and direction
  • To ensure the financial health of the organization
  • To ensure the organization has sufficient and appropriate human resources
  • To direct operations of the organization

We are a Working Board. What does that mean?

  • Board members are actively involved in decision making and in planning the short, medium, and long term goals of the organization.
  • Board Members act as point people for committees- they organize meetings with volunteers and communicate committee work back to the Board. The committees are Events, Donor Relations, Accessibility, Outreach, Merch, and Grant Writing.
  • Board members provide general organizational support (For example, volunteering during events, facilitating outreach workshops, or joining ad hoc committees).
  • The Board of Directors meets once a month for a minimum of 3 hours, plus 5-20 hours per month of additional work (committee meetings, individual work, events, e-mailing, etc).

Board Members must understand and identify with Rock Camp’s mission and mandate. They have experience or are interested in:

  • Youth programming
  • Working in a community-based not-for-profit organization
  • Working in a collective, with a consensus based decision making process
  • Working with anti-oppression and feminist frameworks

Some skill sets that would be assets to the Board are:

  • Previous experience volunteering with Rock Camp for Girls
  • Fundraising, grant-writing, and budgeting
  • Leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Community outreach or public relations experience
  • Organized, committed, motivated
  • Taking on multiple projects at a time and working on a tight deadline
  • Comfortable and timely with e-mail communication
  • Able to speak and/or write in French

To apply, send us a short paragraph explaining why you want to be on the Rock Camp for Girls Board of Directors, by Tuesday, October 14 at midnight. This will be sent by e-mail to our membership before our Annual General Meeting.

The AGM will be on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 11am to 2pm, where board nominees will give a short speech. Board members will be voted in by the membership at the AGM.

Send your application or any questions to


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Rock Camp for Girls Montreal 2014 Annual General Meeting!

When: Saturday, October 18th from 11am-2pm

Where: le Cagibi (5490 St Laurent)

You are invited to RC4G Montreal’s 2014 Annual General Meeting!

The AGM is a time to come see what what the organization and its many volunteers have been up to all year with the Board of Directors, the year-round committees, the 2014 camp, and the new Rock Camp Choir program.

Come have some free snacks, learn how volunteering with our year-round committees, and help us select a new Board of Directors for 2015!

Info on accessibility: the back entrance to le Cagibi (the room where the AGM will be held) has a 4” step at the entrance, and an washroom with a 30” wide entrance and handrail.

Interested in running for the Board of Directors? Email for more info.
For more information on year-round committees, visit:



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☮ Rock Camp for Girls 6th Annual Showcase Concert! ☮


37 campers between the ages of 10 and 17 will be performing original songs written over the span of FIVE DAYS. AMAZING!!

Come out and support Rock Camp for Girls – the finale and showcase of truly amazing accomplishments, growth and learning. There won’t be a dry eye in the room!


Doors: 5pm // Show starts 6pm sharp!

$15 in advance-children under 5 get in for free!

Tickets can be purchased at the Casa del Popolo box office (4873 St Laurent) or ONLINE

**We will have a limited number of tickets AT THE DOOR for a PWYC price, so arrive early!!**

All proceeds go to Rock Camp for Girls

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Charitable Status!!!

We are THRILLED to announce that Rock Camp for Girls has finally been approved for CHARITABLE STATUS! Yay!!!

What does this mean? As a charity, Rock Camp can now accept donations from our community partners and local businesses and provide tax receipts in return!

If you or someone you know is interested in a tax refundable donation, get in touch with us at

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2014 Camp Session!


Rock Camp for Girls is very happy to announce the dates of the 2014 Camp session! This year’s Rock Camp for Girls Montreal will take place at:

with the Showcase Concert on Saturday July 26th
and recording on Sunday July 27th!

Apply now!

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