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Deadline for Submissions: May 29, 2020

Request for Proposals: National Conversations on Gender Equality with Young Canadians

Statement of Work

Title

National Conversations on Gender Equality with Young Canadians

Context

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (Pauktuutit) fosters greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocates for equality and social improvements, and encourages their participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada. Pauktuutit leads and supports Inuit women in Canada in policy development and community projects in all areas of interest to them for the social, cultural, political and economic betterment of the women, their families, and communities. Violence and abuse prevention have been among Pauktuutit’s top three priorities since 1984. Pauktuutit is committed to creating safe homes, schools and communities that support all Inuit children, youth and their families – and continues to advocate for the well-being, safety, and equal access to healthcare and education of all Inuit across Canada.

The Department for Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) is working on an initiative called: National Conversations on Gender Equality with Young Canadians. The intent is to expand and amplify youth-led dialogue about behaviors and attitudes that perpetuate gender inequality and support action for long-term change. The initiative has two streams: A national stream co-created with a diverse group of youth; and an Indigenous stream co-created between Indigenous youth and Indigenous organizations. The two streams are brought together to exchange ideas, challenges and best practices related to co-development and youth engagement. The sharing between streams intends to support reconciliation amongst youth participants in addition to ensuring that the conversations in both streams are grounded in an intersectional approach to gender. To spearhead the initiative, youth across Canada have formed the Youth Working Group on Gender Equality (YWG), including a representative from Pauktuutit.

As part of the initiative five Indigenous organizations, including Pauktuutit, received funding to work with young Indigenous people across Canada and engage them in gender equality. These initiatives will be developed at the same time as the work by the YWG.

Goal

Pauktuutit will engage with Inuit youth through the National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) toward co-developing a national dialogue and action plan on gender equality in support of inclusiveness and acceptance of shifting gender norms. Specifically, we will co-develop a strategy in collaboration with NIYC and co-create appropriate messaging, youth engagement opportunities, and products and/or tools that support gender equality and inform actions to support a gender-inclusive society. Pauktuutit will support youth engagement activities toward empowering youth from northern Inuit communities and urban centers. By facilitating the development of skills, knowledge, leadership capacity, advocacy skills, and confidence we hope that Inuit youth in Canada may understand the intersectionality and cross-cutting issues of gender analysis, and identify and respond to negative gender norms, values, gender equality issues, and stereotypes in their community. 

Scope

This is an open call to individuals, firms, or organizations to provide a comprehensive proposal for co-development with youth, the National Inuit Youth Council, and Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada employees and Advisory committee the content, design, layout, project branding, and products related to this project.  Applications need to demonstrate an understanding of Inuit culture, gender equality, youth engagement and a proven ability to produce culturally-appropriate work. The successful applicant will work closely and collaboratively with the projects advisory committee and a member of the national working group.

Specifications

Co-Development and production up to and including:

  • A project logo (possibly in collaboration with 4 other Indigenous organizations);
  • Graphic design, layout, and content development for project outputs and branding;
  • Social media platforms content; and,
  • Web design, possibly including the interactive web page and e-learning products, and an e launch of project outputs.

In addition, the successful applicant will be required to:

  • Participate in project meetings and teleconferences when applicable;
  • Provide progress updates as required; and,
  • Submit all final project documents upon completion.

Timeline

The duration of the contract will be from June 19, 2020 to March 31, 2023.

  • Bids accepted until May 29, 2020;
  • Contract begins June 19, 2020;
  • Delivery of final products by December 23, 2022; and,
  • Contract ends March 31, 2023.

Pauktuutit’s Roles and Responsibilities

The primary contact at Pauktuutit for this project is Alexandria Kazmerik, Program Coordinator for Violence and Abuse Prevention (akazmerik@pauktuutit.ca).

Pauktuutit commits to provide the information and materials necessary to complete the work and will respond to requests for information in a timely fashion. Pauktuutit will provide a decision within four business days.

Confidentiality, Privacy, and Copyright

The successful applicant shall not disclose to any party any confidential information gained or resulting from activities undertaken under this project, nor shall the applicant disclose any information concerning Pauktuutit or their affairs where such information is obtained through this project.

Pauktuutit and the successful applicant will agree to publicly and mutually acknowledge and accord appropriate credit for each other’s contribution in this project, including any products, developed and disseminated as a result. Both parties will agree on how credit is attributed, depending on the nature and degree of each organization’s contribution.

It is understood that Pauktuutit retains ownership of all materials and intellectual property created, designed, or produced as a result of activities undertaken by the successful applicant when awarded this project.

It is understood that the successful applicant will generate original work for this project.

Proposal Instructions

  • Applicants must submit their company name, and confirm their incorporation, references and/or portfolio;
  • Submit by email to akazmerik@pauktuutit.ca;
  • Word format or PDF;
  • Estimates/budgets must remain firm until March 31, 2023;
  • No payment will be made for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a proposal in response to this RFP;
  • No costs incurred before receipt of a signed contract can be charged to the proposed contract;
  • Travel that may be required will be separate from this scope of work budget and will be paid for by Pauktuutit; and,
  • Pauktuutit reserves the right not to award a contract as a result of this RFP.

Budget

The proposal must:

  • Include a detailed budget not to exceed $40,000 and that demonstrates that the objectives and deliverables for the project can be met;
  • Indicate the billing rate;
  • List any other expenses that might be applicable; and,
  • Total bid MUST include a 13% HST tax.

Rights of the Organization

Pauktuutit reserves the right to:

  • Enter into negotiations with one or more bidders on any or all aspects of this proposal;
  • Accept any proposal in whole or in part;
  • Cancel and/or re-issue this requirement at any time;
  • Award one or more contracts; and,
  • Verify any or all information provided by the bidder concerning this requirement.

Contact Information

Please direct the application to:

Alexandria Kazmerik, akazmerik@pauktuutit.ca, 613-238-3977 ext. 234
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