Beyond the Wards Canada (Writer/Content Creator – Beyond the Wards Canada)

Organization Name: Beyond the Wards Canada
Opportunity Title: Writer/Content Creator – Beyond the Wards Canada
Category: Counselling / Support / Mentoring
Commitment: Less than 6 months, 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: July 26, 2021
End Date: May 1, 2024

  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Beyond the Wards Canada (BTWC) is a youth-led, non-profit initiative that highlights the contributions of under-recognized essential workers. While we don’t want to take light away from medical workers who are tirelessly fighting COVID-19, it’s important for us to also look beyond the hospital wards and see the heroes that occupy our day-to-day lives too. These heroes include the people we rely on every day: community service and social workers, transportation workers, sanitation and custodial workers, postal service and delivery workers, teachers and childcare workers, food and agriculture workers, retail and manufacturing workers, and public health workers.

We provide a platform where individuals can submit messages of gratitude through art, written notes, letters, and even performances to essential workers across Canada. These messages harness the evidence-based health benefits of kindness, which bolster both the mental and physical well-being of essential workers during this especially difficult time. Within one year, BTWC has recruited over 90 volunteers, received hundreds of message submissions, and connected with thousands of essential workers across Canada.

Find out more about Beyond the Wards Canada on our website:


Writers use their mastery of the written word to draft letters, messages, stories, poems, or more to show support and appreciation for various frontline workers. Some writers may also be asked to potentially write educational posts and content for our website and social platforms. Minimum requirement of 1 submission on a bi-weekly basis (i.e. complete and submit at least 1 written piece every two weeks).

Content creators make use of their artistic talents to create visual art, photos, video and audio recordings, performances, or other content of different mediums to uplift and appreciate under-recognized essential workers. Minimum requirement of 1 submission on a bi-weekly basis (i.e. complete and submit at least 1 creative piece every two weeks); however, some exceptions may apply for larger creative projects after approval from executives.

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