Events

OCASI (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants) invites frontline workers to participate in: Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers: A Webinar Series for Frontline Workers.

LGBTQIA+ newcomers and refugees are an integral, though often invisible, part of immigrant, refugee, and LGBTQIA+ communities. Their experience of marginalization from within cultural communities and mainstream LGBTQIA+ communities often leaves individuals feeling that there are few options for obtaining services.

This series, hosted by a range of experienced professionals working in the sector, will allow settlement sector workers to acquire the skills and knowledge in areas related to equitable service provision for LGBTQIA+ immigrants and refugees.

 

Webinar1: Framing Positive Spaces - Building an Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive (ARAO) Framework for Leadership

Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Speakers: Yara Kodershah and Sizwe Inkingi

Description: Acquire the foundational knowledge of what ARAO means in the context of building positive spaces, and the importance of having an active and intentional ARAO framework.

Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5987438235872848385

 

Webinar 2: The Importance of Terminology and Language in Building Positive Spaces

Date: Thursday, January 26th, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Speaker: Zunaira Baig

Description: Learn important terminology and develop a clear understanding of the importance of language as it relates to our work with LGBTQIA+ newcomers.

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8692018037387895041

 

Webinar 3: Trans Migrations - Barriers that Trans Refugees Face In Canada

Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Speaker: Kusha Dadui

Description: Engage with the complexities of intersectional identities using trans refugees as the primary case study. This webinar will help you to understand the nature of interlocking power and privilege.

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4074012026124064513

 

Webinar 4: Integrating LGBTQIA+ Issues with Resettlement Services

Date: Thursday, February 8th, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Speaker: Gabriela Arredondo

Description: Situate LGBTQIA+ newcomer issues in a global context, and develop specific strategies for making your workplace safe and inclusive for LGBTQIA+ newcomers.

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8333958777267793921

 

NOTE: You have to register for each webinar separately. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining each of the webinars.

 

Technical guidelines:

  • Please be prepared with a headset and mic for the best participation options (or you will be limited to using 'chat' for questions and comments).
  • Please test your equipment BEFORE the webinar because it is quite difficult to resolve technical issues during the presentation.
  • For optimum participation we recommend using a high speed internet cable connection (NOT Wifi) for stable access.
  • Please turn off or move hands-free communication equipment (ie. cellphone, hands-free landline, laptop with mic) away from the computer you will be using for    the webinar. We have found that other equipment nearby sometimes causes audio interference.

For more information please contact:

Yara Kodershah, Bilingual Coordinator, Positive Spaces Initiative
[email protected]
 
Sizwe Inkingi, Bilingual Coordinator, Positive Spaces Initiative
[email protected]

Organization:  Toronto Youth Cabinet

City:  Toronto

Address: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W 

Date:  Saturday, Januray 6, 2018

Time:  1:00pm

Want to learn more about how the City of Toronto spends money and how you can have a say?

Join the Toronto Youth Cabinet for a session on the City budget and how to make a deputation.

Email [email protected] for more info.

Employer:  Omni Hotels & Resorts

City:  Toronto

Address: 555 Richmond St. W Suite 711

Date:  Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Time:  2:00pm - 4:00pm

Openings:

Bellperson (Full-Time)

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must have valid full driver's license
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays

Room Attendant (Part-Time)

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability and willingness to stand up for 8 hours
  • Willing to work a varied schedule which includes weekends and holidays

Banquet Server (Casual)

  • Must be Smart Serve Certified
  • Must have a flexible schedule
  • Previous experience preferred

To register, please call 416-504-5516 ext. 274 or email [email protected].

Employer:  TutorBright Toronto

City:  Etobicoke

Rate:  $20.00 to $22.00 hourly for 6 to 15 hours per week

Application Deadline:  December 18, 2017

Job requirements:

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience

Experience an asset

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

Attention to detail; Sitting

Personal Suitability

Flexibility; Accurate; Excellent oral communication; Excellent written communication; Client focus; Interpersonal awareness; Dependability; Reliability

How to apply:

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

By email[email protected]

View the full job posting.

Date:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Time: 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Address:  55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto, ON

Description:

HALCO invites you to the Free Public Legal Education Workshop: Child Protection - What You Need to Know?

Presenter:

  • Paula McGirr, Staff Lawyer, Legal Aid Ontario

Everyone is welcome to attend any of these general interest workshops but space is limited so Registration is required.

How to Register:

Please include your name, your contact information, your organization (if any), and the titles of the workshop(s) that you would like to attend:

  • Email to [email protected]
  • Phone 416-340-7790 or toll-free 1-888-705-8889 or FAX to 416-340-7248

Please avoid wearing scents or fragrances when coming to our offices.  Our offices are accessible.  If you require other disability accommodation, please contact us.  We regret that our budget does not permit us to provide refreshments or transportation assistance.

For more information please click here

Employer:  Jane/Finch Centre

Job city:  Toronto

Job region:  Greater Toronto Area

Application Deadline:  Monday, October 30, 2017 - 4:00pm

Summary:

Jane/Finch is a community based organization driven by passion, innovation and a strong commitment to social justice, community engagement and collaboration. Our vision is a healthy Jane Finch community - strong, inclusive, socially and politically active through diversity, opportunity and participation.

Settlement program supports the successful integration of new immigrant youth and families through cultural, educational, economic, social and political engagement.

Accountability:

The Settlement Peer Youth Worker is accountable to the Settlement Services Manager

Responsibilities:

General

  • Under the supervision of the Settlement Services Manager, the Settlement Peer Youth Worker will conduct outreach, provide resources, and support the facilitation of settlement integration and adaptation services and activities to eligible newcomer youth and families, including Permanent Residents, Conventional and Government Assisted Refugees. This position will focus on focus on providing social supports, with an emphasis of social engagement of newcomers.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who can display a solid understanding and knowledge about topics important to the newcomer community so to best understand their needs and rights to provide and connect them with appropriate services.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Help plan and facilitate settlement services for newcomer youth and families in the Toronto North/West
  • Conduct and support outreach activities in various community locations
  • Work, in partnership, with the Settlement team, Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre and other local organizations and groups
  • Work with the Settlement Staff in the planning and implementation of accessible activities
  • Plan and facilitate weekly group activities that encourage newcomer social engagement and reduce isolation
  • Support settlement staff with advocacy and settlement support services
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in the field of Social Work, Child and Youth Work, or equivalent
  • 1-3 years’ experience assisting newcomers with settlement needs and transition
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and in one of the following languages: Arabic, French, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Turkish
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and experience working with diverse communities/cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to work appropriately with sensitive and confidential information
  • Demonstrated skills in outreach and facilitation
  • Strong time management, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving and crisis management skills
  • A proven understanding and knowledge of issues facing newcomer youth and families such as diversity, adaptation, employment, family stressors, social integration, substance abuse, racism and harassment
  • Ability to work regular evening and weekend hours

This is a Unionized Part-time permanent position
Hours: 7 hours per week

How to apply:

Please apply electronically with a cover letter and resume, as one attachment, by Monday, October 30, 2017, at noon to:

Email: [email protected] with “SPYW 2017-19” in the subject line

The Jane/Finch Centre is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Employer: YMCA of Greater Toronto
Job city: Mississauga
Job region: Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:00pm 
Job terms: Full-time contract

Nature and Scope

YMCA Employment and Community Programs provide a variety of employment, counselling, outreach, intervention, training and newcomer programs to youth and adults throughout the GTA. The Newcomer Youth Leadership Development (NYLD) program will provide newcomers to Canada between the ages of 13-24 with youth-friendly environments where they can meet new friends, develop their leadership skills, and more quickly adapt to Canadian society. The program has a specific focus on settlement and integration issues and community involvement. The program also engages the parents and immediate family members of youth participants through fun, educational and recreational family activities. The goal of this YMCA initiative is to assist newcomer youth and their parents to have a positive settlement experience.

The Newcomer Youth Advisor develops and facilitates sessions for newcomer youth that are relevant to their settlement process and which encourages them to become involved in their new community. The position works closely with staff from across the Association and externally in the community and schools to recruit and engage newcomer youth. The position is also responsible for finding meaningful volunteer opportunities for participants, overseeing community service projects initiated by the youth, building relationships with parents of newcomer youth, outreach, promotion, recruitment, program evaluation and reporting.

The Advisor must ensure they are proactive in staying abreast of leading trends in youth, teen and young adult development. The position will provide a practical link to all YLD programs to integrate principles of Healthy Adolescent Development, the four strategic frameworks of Harm Reduction, Model of Change, Social Determinants of Health and Abundant Assets into all newcomer youth leadership programs.

Reports to: Manager, Newcomer Youth Settlement Programs

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates Newcomer Youth Leadership Development programming. Recruits and retains diverse youth membership of surrounding communities, including managing the process of inquiry to registration to long term participation and retention as a YMCA member
  • Anticipates needs of youth and communities and assists in planning ahead for future programs and leadership opportunities
  • Assists in planning and implementing special NYLD events throughout the year including but not limited to, Peace by Piece, Family Days, Integration Conference, Recognition events, celebrations and trainings
  • Works with NYLD team to plan and deliver family engagement activities
  • Conducts needs assessment within community and builds relationships within the community to promote newcomer youth and parent programs
  • Outreaches to community through presentations and relationship building with other newcomer settlement agencies and works to build referral mechanisms
  • Delivers presentations in schools and community to raise awareness of NYLD and reach more newcomer youth
  • Researches, collects and organizes settlement-related information pertaining to youth
  • Prepares monthly narrative reports for submission with the association’s report to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Acts as lead contact for Brampton region NYLD program
  • Models appropriate behaviours to staff in line with our Mission, Vision and Values; establishes rapport and maintains effective relationship building behaviours with staff and members. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner
  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services
  • Understands and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism and imparts this knowledge and belief upon staff, volunteers and members
  • Other related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • University Degree or Community College Diploma in related field or equivalent training/work experience
  • Experience working with teens and young adults is a requirement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of settlement services and community information resources geared towards newcomer youth
  • Superior presentation, facilitation, and organization skills
  • Flexibility regarding work hours including evenings and weekends and at different locations
  • Ability to communicate in a second language is an asset
  • Proficient with personal computer applications, e.g. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet search engines; familiarity with social media required
  • Experience as a newcomer to Canada an asset
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity

The position requires the following Core Association Competencies: superior competence in: teamwork and collaboration; advanced competence in: Effective interpersonal communications; relationship building and partnering; in valuing diversity and social inclusion; fundamental competence in: being member focused; ethics and self-management; being results focused.

Employment Type: Full Time
Job ID: 585 
Pay: Starting Salary: $37,900
Effective: November, 2017
Location / Region: Mississauga Employment and Community Centre, 151 City Centre Drive (office), 40 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton (program space)

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

How to apply:

Please submit your résumé and cover letter by November 03, 2017 to:

Newcomer Youth Advisor

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

Are you interested in a career as a Customer Care Professional?

If you are between the ages of 18-29 you may qualify for NPower Canada's  free Customer Care Professional program on November 6

This is an accelerated 7-week program that launches low-income youth into contact centre and customer care careers with large organizations such as CIBC, RBC, Rogers, TD, TELUS and more.

NPower Canada provides young adults with free skills training, connections to employer partners, job placement services and 2 years of support to help youth advance in their careers.

Next class begins November 6 th – Apply now at  NPowerYouth to see if you qualify for attendance.

Or contact [email protected] or call 416-788-9761 for more information.

Employer:  Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
Job city:  Mississauga
Job region:  Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline:  Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:45pm
Job terms:  Full-time contract

Job Summary:

The Youth Worker supports youth (ages 13- 18) living in East Mississauga with enhancing life and social skills while providing a safe and positive environment.
Reports to: Youth Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement and co-facilitate up to 24 social/life skills workshops
  • Assist youth in accessing a variety of community resources
  • Outreach to youth from different cultural backgrounds
  • Help and foster a more positive relationship between youth and their community, thereby ultimately projecting a much more positive image of Community youth
  • Provide social support, assist in developing life skills and creating prevocational learning experiences that prepare clients for the experience of work
  • Responsible for daily programming and scheduling of activities and Volunteers
  • Addresses safety concerns or equipment issues
  • Recruit, train and oversee volunteers
  • Direct and evaluate program volunteers
  • Maintain records and detailed reports, including daily and monthly reports
  • Ensure a variety of sport, recreation, social and other programs are planned and implemented, while promoting volunteerism
  • Act as a positive role model and mentor to youth participants
  • Assist the Youth Program Coordinator with the completion of the final evaluation and reporting required by funding partners
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years Post-secondary education or degree in Leadership, Child and Youth Work, Social Work, Education, or combined equivalent of education and experience
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience with youth, social, recreational programs and working with ethnic diversity issues
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, anger management and crisis management
  • Solid interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Availability to work flexible hours
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office and Internet
  • Valid Driver’s License and a vehicle are an asset
  • Police check required.

This is a 1 year contract postion
Work hours: 30 hours per week (Hours from Monday to Friday evenings and some weekends)
Rate pay: $15 per hour

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting reference 017-023 by November 3rd, 2017 to:
Human Resources Officer
Dixie Bloor Neighborhood Centre 
3650 Dixie Rd., Unit 103
Mississauga, ON L4Y 3V9
Email: [email protected]

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre is an equal opportunity employer.
Thanks to all those who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Supporting Newcomer Access Project (SNAP) is looking for volunteers!

Are you:

  • Looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?
  • Between the ages of 16 – 29?
  • A newcomer to or born outside of Canada?
  • Interested in educating your peers about health for youth?

Become a volunteer peer educator for our leadership and health promotion project

  • Gain leadership skills + workshop facilitation experience
  • Improve your resume
  • Get money for facilitating workshops
  • Participate in over 30 hours of free training on healthy relationships, sexual health + more
  • Meet great people + give back to your community

STARTING OCTOBER 2017

with 2 meetings a month

+ training, food and TTC tokens provided

no experience necessary

Application deadline: OCTOBER 16, 2017 (or until positions filled)

 For more information and application form:

visit www.ppt.on.ca,

email [email protected]

call 647.461.4454