Fundraising Support & Grant Writing

Fundraising Support & Grant Writing

Primary Role:  Research potential grant opportunities, assist in grant writing, and create templates for ongoing grant writing.

Secondary Role: Assist the Special Events Coordinator in hosting the annual Haliburton Highlands Challenge summer fundraising event. 

Brooksong Retreat and Cancer Support Centre, formerly known as Abbey Retreat Centre, is a safe, caring and healing community for people affected by cancer. 

Located in the Haliburton Highlands, we provide a variety of in-person retreats and online programs that offer rest and renewal, companionship, and an introduction to evidence-informed practices that tend the body, mind, and soul. We offer these programs at no cost to participants, recognizing there are already many increased expenses for individuals and families facing cancer.


  • Research potential grant opportunities
  • Create grant application templates
  • Support staff in applying for grants to support the vision and mission of the organization
  • Connect with the Brooksong community to invite and motivate teams of fundraisers
  • Connect with local businesses to invite financial and in-kind sponsorship
  • Help to organize and implement a marketing and communication strategy (social media, radio and newspapers)
  • Assist in organizing and implementing local events connected to the fundraiser


  • Positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging
  • Not-for-profit familiarity an asset
  • Familiarity with fundraising practices an asset
  • Strong research and communication skills

Job Type: Contract: 8 weeks, 35 hrs/week

Salary: $18.00/hour

Job Status: Spring/ Summer 2024 

Start Date: May 2024

Location: In person and some remote

Please send a cover letter with your resume, indicating how your skills and experiences make you a good candidate for this position.

*This opportunity is part of the  2024 Canada Summer Jobs Program which is an initiative of the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience Program. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping young Canadians and their communities. It provides funding to organizations to create summer job opportunities for youth aged 15 to 30 years. Please review eligibility requirements and ensure you meet all the criteria prior to applying.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 10, 2024 @ 4:00 pm ET

Interviews will happen as resumes are received, so apply early

After 4 months of listening, creativity, small group conversations and A LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT, the decision has been made. Within the next few months, Abbey Retreat Centre (ARC) will officially change our name to Brooksong Retreat and Cancer Support Centre.

Your donation is DOUBLED for the month December!

All donations up to a total $25,000 will be matched by a generous donor!