Events

DATE AND TIME

Tue, 19 June 2018

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LOCATION

Living Arts Centre

4141 Living Arts Drive

Mississauga, ON L5B4B8

DESCRIPTION

Looking for a Job, Career or new Opportunity? 
Looking for information on Continuing Education?

Is your organization looking to Hire, Recruit or promote?

Hire Canada invites you to attend our upcoming Job Fair & Training Expo on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (11AM-3PM) at the Living Arts Centre, located at 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, ON.

This event provides a great opportunity to network with Recruiters, Career Advisors, and Admissions Staff!

This event is FREE for applicants and open to the general public.
If your organization is interested in getting more information about exhibiting at our events please email us at [email protected]

For more information about this event pease visit www.hirecanada.ca.

Register for the event through Eventbrite.

 

Temporary 8 Weeks Full-Time Contract

For the past 64 years, Findhelp/211 Central (www.findhelp.ca) has been a trusted hub of community information. Each year we connect over 300,000 callers and 2 million web users to more than 60,000 services and supports in Ontario and beyond. Findhelp/211 Central not only connects people to the services that they need but also provides vital trend information for community planning and public benefit. Our dynamic team strives for excellence in all that we do, creating connections and solutions to build strong communities. We prioritize organizational health, a learning culture and opportunities for growth and professional development.

The summer student position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in careers such communications, marketing, and social work in the not-for profit sector, especially those interested in the social service navigation for vulnerable people. If you are an enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude aligned with the qualifications required and the goals of our organization, we would like to hear from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in outreach activities in the Greater Toronto area (Durham, Peel, Toronto and York Regions) with support from Findhelp’s Manager of Training and Outreach and Service Navigators
  • Identify events, create and implement plans for Findhelp/211 Central participation in local community events
  • Educate and engage community members about Findhelp services using existing key messaging
  • Support the social media strategy with creation of weekly tweets/Facebook posts
  • Other responsibilities as required

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to meet tight deadlines and
  • demanding schedules
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish, foster and maintain relationships with partners, co-workers and others
  • Understanding of and interest in the non-profit sector
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team environment
  • Ability to respond pro-actively and positively in solving problems

Salary and benefits:

This is a full time position consisting of 35 hours per week. Hourly salary rate of $15.00

Application procedure:

As this role is being funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program the following are eligibility requirements:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age
  • Have been registered on a full-time basis in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Canadian citizen or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial legislation and regulations

Please provide cover letter and resume no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, May 21 to:

Cristina Umana, HR and Administration Manager

Fax: 416-392-4404 | email: [email protected]

Additional Information

Start Date: June 11, 2018

We thank all applicants for applying; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

No telephone inquiries please.

To meet our equity goals, Findhelp Information Services encourages applications from all equity seeking groups protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 (AODA), if you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, please contact our human resources department at [email protected] so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

OCASI is looking for Summer Students to fill a variety of positions at OCASI – (3 positions)

NOTE: The positions are open to full-time students aged 15-30 years who are intending to return to their full-time studies in 2018; are legally entitled to work in Canada and must be either a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred.

About OCASI:

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - OCASI acts as a collective voice for immigrant and refugee-serving organizations and coordinates response to shared needs and concerns. OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. OCASI’s membership is comprised of 220 community-based organizations in Ontario. Typical activities include providing professional training to enhance skills of practitioners, working with communities, government and policy decision makers to enhance the economic, social and cultural contributions of immigrants and refugees and supporting community-based research. For information about OCASI, visit www.ocasi.org.

About the Positions:

The summer student position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in careers such as Research & Policy studies, IT Support/Web development or Program support/development in the not-for profit sector, especially those interested in the immigration and refugee sector.

Website Content Development Assistant

Job Summary:

Assist in the content renewal of our popular websites for newcomers to Ontario (Settlement.Org, NewYouth.ca);

Specific Position duties:

  • Edit/create articles for publishing on Settlement.Org and NewYouth.ca
  • Work with partners to identify content for posting
  • Review and update broken links
  • Research Discussion Forum answers
  • Update related social media
  • Find/post news/events Skills/Qualifications:
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to write in plain language
  • Excellent research techniques
  • Skills in HTML are an asset
  • Experience in video production is an asset
  • Fluency in French is a definite asset

Policy/Research and Membership Services Assistant

Job Summary:

Provide administrative and logistical support for the Policy, Research & Membership Team.

Specific Position Duties:

  • Provide administrative and communication support for annual membership renewal and related activities
  • Assist with data entry and support research activities
  • Assist with policy research
  • Perform administrative tasks and logistical support for events
  • Assist with website maintenance

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of immigrant and refugee serving sector
  • Awareness of settlement challenges of refugees and immigrants, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression.
  • Demonstrated ability in performing administrative and clerical tasks
  • Demonstrated ability in research
  • Oral and written communication skills, ability to speak French is an asset
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to meet tight deadlines and demanding schedules
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team environment

Professional Development & Training Projects Assistant

Job Summary

Support ongoing professional development and outreach activities of OCASI’s Capacity Team in Violence Against Women, Access & Equity Projects including conducting general research and assisting in event planning and management

Specific Position Duties: 

  • Assist with online research on existing resources and supports available for outreach and community education on Violence Against Women in immigrant and refugee communities
  • Perform administrative tasks and logistical support for events
  • Carry out other administrative tasks as assigned (e.g. prepare meeting agendas and minutes, expense claim forms, etc.)

Skills/Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of settlement issues, barriers and information needs of newcomers
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of violence against women issues in immigrant and refugee communities, anti-racism and anti-oppression
  • Strong research, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, independent, ability to meet tight deadlines and demanding schedules
  • Demonstrated ability in performing administrative and clerical tasks
  • Bilingual preferred

General Requirements for all Positions:

Candidates are expected to:

Have well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, partners, staff and volunteers

Have the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work activities; possess initiative and good judgment; work with little supervision and enjoy working as a team member in a fast paced environment

Demonstrated sensitivity to other cultures and ability to outreach to newcomer communities

The student will have a commitment to and awareness of equity, access to service issues, anti-racism and anti-oppression as it relates to immigrants and refugees

Perform other duties as assigned

Duration: May 2018 to Aug 2018 @ 30 hours per week for a maximum of 7 weeks;

Compensation: $15 per hour

Application deadline: May 7, 2018 at 11:59pm

Apply to: ​Hiring Committee, OCASI

Email​: [email protected]​ ​(​Please indicate the position you are most interested in)

We thank all applicants for applying, however considering the anticipated large number of applications, we regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

No telephone inquiries please.

OCASI is committed to Employment Equity.

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Time: 9am - 12pm

In recognition of Children and Youth in Care Day on May 14th, Children's Aid Foundation of Canada is hosting five14 Talks - talks to inspire change. Now in its fourth year, the event is committed to connecting a community of change makers and thought leaders on ideas that can create powerful change for kids in and from the child welfare system. Because together, we will create a brighter future for all.  

The theme for this year's five14 Talks is Redefining Community and we are proud to have these five speakers:

  • Dr. David Bernstein - Senior Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Consultants, LLC
  • Crissy Courchene - Coordinator of ICS (Indigenous Cultural Services), Macdonald Youth Services
  • Melanie Doucet - PhD candidate at McGill University's School of Social Work
  • Mahesh Prajapat - Chief Operating Officer, Children's Aid Society of Toronto
  • David Sharpe - Chief Executive Officer, Bridging Finance Inc. 

Webcast viewers are also urged to participate in the panel by asking questions through the webcast or connecting with us on social media with #five14Talks @cafdn on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Children's Aid Foundation of Canada recommends, if possible, that interested youth in/from care watch as a group/with friends to create a supportive environment rather than watching it alone.

five14 Talks is... A day to inspire change. 5 speakers, 14 minutes.

Spaces are limited. Sign up for the webcast today!

City: Toronto

Address: Scarborough Civi Centre, 150 Borough Drive

Date: May 9

Time: 10am - 4pm

What

Attend this annual Job and Career Fair to meet employers from a variety of sectors.

Bring your resume and be prepared for an on-the-spot interview.

Connect with employers and apply for jobs.

Meet with employment staff for interview tips and to have your resume briefly reviewed. 

How

Visit toronto.ca/job-careerfair for event registration, a list of participating employers, and to learn about workshops to help you get prepared. You can also call Sean Shambrook at 416-392-9273 for additional information.

Organization: Egale Youth Outreach

City: Toronto

Address: 290 Shuter Street, Level 1

Date: May 8 - June 19 (Tuesdays)

Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

What

We Matter! is a 7-week digital storytelling group for LGBTQ125 youth, aged 16-29, who are newcomers of colour, Two Spirit and Indigenous, Black, POC and/or racialized. 

During this workshop, participants will go through the steps of writing, creating, and editing their own digital story!

Using arts-based approach, this project engages with creative personal narrative storytelling in order to empower racialized youth to explore lived experiences.

To Join

  • No previous writing or videography experience required
  • Contact our Youth Program Officer Julia at [email protected] or our Service Coordinator Martha a [email protected]
  • Snacks and tokens provided
  • Space is accessible by elevator
  • For those requiring ASL support, please reach out to Julia

Organization: Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)

City: Toronto

Address: York University Keele Campus, 4700 Keele Street

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

What

The CCR Youth Network is hosting in parternship with the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York U,Amnesty International at York and WUSC Keele committee at York its sixth Youth Action Gathering (YAG)! This years' YAG will be under the theme The power of being you: liberating our intersecting identities.

YAG is a space created for and by youth that allows newcomer youth, including young refugees, immigrants to come together from across Canada to discuss common challenges facing newcomer youth and to equip themselves with the necessary tools to address these challenges. The event is a mix of workshops, plenaries, informal discussions and social events.

This time, YAG is a one day event. With the CCR International Refugee Rights Conference following on June 7-9, we decided to bridge both events and have a more international YAG as well. Youth networks from around the world will be invited to join the YAG and meet with the Youth Network during the International Conference.

Where

The Youth Action Gathering 2018 will take place in Toronto, on York University Keele Campus.

Accommodation

A limited number of rooms (100) have been reserved for booking at York University's residences. The recently-renovated Tatham Residence is a traditional dormitory building. Each floor here has a mix of single and double rooms, and five private washrooms for use of all occupants on the floor. Images and sample floor plans can be found here.

Rates:

  • $36 per night per person for a SINGLE room
  • $31 per night per person for a DOUBLE room

To reserve a room at Tatham Residence, click here.

Food

The YAG always tries to provide food for participants during the event, more information will be up soon.

How can I join?

REGISTER HERE! Apply before March 19 (places are limited)

Please note this is a confirmation of interest, it does not guarantee you a place at the YAG. 

While you wait for a  confirmation, we recommend preparing for the YAG, which includes: 

  • Making a budget and gather some funds to cover part of your travel and accommodation for the event as well as pocket money on site for extra expenses. See some fundraising tips here.
  • Make sure you can take off from high school,  summer classes or work if you plan on coming.

Use our YAG 2018 Pamphlet to ask for sponsorship or funding for your participation to the YAG, let them know what it's all about and why you should be coming!

 

Organiztion: Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre (WHIWH)

City: Toronto

Address: 2 Carlton Street, 5th floor

Date: Every Thursday from March 8 to March 29

Open to racialized women (Caribbean, African, Latin American, and South Asian communities).

Join WHIWH for a fun-filled 4-week group on developing healthy relationships with others, and most importantly within ourselves. Have fun, learn, and make new friends.

About Empow(HER)

This group, catered to young racialized women aged 16-24, aims to explore concepts relevant to the communities of these young women through open discussions and fun activities. The program is intended to provide a safe space for these women to feel supported, validated, and thusly, as the group name suggests: empowered! Through this group, we hope to increase the inner resilience and strengths of the young women in our communities.

This group will cover:

  • Healthy relationships, boundaries, consent
  • Intersectionality, intergenerational trauma, role of culture in identity formation
  • Self-care strategies, physical wellness etc.

About WHIWH

WHIWH provides primary health care to racialized women from the Caribbean, African, Latin American and South Asian communities in metropolitan Toronto and surrounding municipalities. They are committed to working from an inclusive, feminist, pro-choice, anti-racist, anti-oppression and multilingual participatory framework in addressing the issue of access to healthcare for WHIWH’s mandated priority populations encompassing all the determinants of health caused by gender, gender identity, race, class, violence, sexual orientation, religion, culture, language, disability, immigration status, and socio-economic circumstances.

Registration

For registration, contact:

Stephanie

416-593-7655 ext. 4922

[email protected]

Volunteer hours, food, and TTC tokens will be provided.

SPACE IS LIMITED

Organiztion: Centenniral Branch, Toronto Public Library

City: Toronto

Address: 578 Finch Ave W

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Information from Toronto Public Library: Do you know your legal rights as a youth? What rights do you have at school, what can you do about sexting gone wrong on social media, and what is consent? Emily, a lawyer from Justice for Children and Youth will be coming to answer all your questions.

Free in the Youth Hub. Drop-in.

 

Are you…

  • 14 – 19  years old?
  • Interested in theatre and music?
  • Do you identify as a youth of colour? (Newcomer or PR welcome!)

CROSSING GIBRALTAR is Cahoots Theatre’s FREE Arts Access Program. This year’s program, OUR CITY, OUR SONG explores theatre and song creation. Cahoots is currently seeking applications youth aged 14 – 19, interested in music and performance! Our program is for youth of colour (newcomer and PR welcome!).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Through the week, participants will create and perform original music and theatre. Participants will also receive a free field trip to see theatre, tokens of transit, healthy snacks and an honorarium for completing the program! As well, these hours can count as volunteer hours, and you will receive a certificate at the end.

SCHEDULE

Every day from Saturday, March 10 – Sunday, March 18 (March 15 is OFF).

LOCATIONS

ACCESSPoint Danforth (3079 Danforth Avenue) at Victoria Park

CAHOOTS THEATRE STUDIO (388 Queen St. East) at Parliament Street

READY TO APPLY? 

Please fill out this form (or have your parent or guardian fill it out): bit.ly/ourcityoursong

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Wong, Program Coordinator at [email protected]

DEADLINE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (MIDNIGHT)

Funded by the Ontario Arts Council 

Community Partner: Access Alliance Multicultural and Community Health & Common Boots Theatre