Events

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

You are invited to the Annual Street Law Smarts forum hosted by Justice for Children and Youth in collaboration with our community partner Sketch - Working Arts!

This forum is geared towards frontline workers who work with youth. We also welcome and encourage anyone who is interested in gaining more knowledge on how to support young people in navigating the legal system to come to the forum.

Workshops will provide practical legal information related to street-involved youth which will then be infused into scenarios commonly encountered by street-involved youth–a segment led by Acting Out, a program of SKETCH. Participants will get to put their new knowledge into practice by applying it to scenarios reflecting real-life situations.

Immediate feedback by Acting Out and the Street Youth Legal Services Lawyer is available for those who request it.

Topics covered will be:

  • Employment Rights
  • Navigating Young People with Mental Health concerns through Criminal Court

You will receive a Street Law Smarts Manual for attending the program. This forum has been generously funded and supported by The Law Foundation of Ontario.

Cost: $20 (Hearty vegetarian lunch provided on site.)

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m., starts at 10 a.m. sharp!)
Location: Artscape Youngplace, Lower Level, 180 Shaw Street (near Queen W. & Ossington Streets) Toronto

For Youth Initiative, Youth in Transition & Youth Incubator requires a Manager.

Position Summary:

This position oversees the Youth in Transition and Youth Incubator program team and will be responsible for developing and implementing programs and services, building partnerships, creating a robust wraparound network and overseeing the frontline operations which include case management, workshop delivery, outreach, and program administrative requirements. The position is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of their program teams, program reporting and evaluation, assisting the Program Director with funding and grant proposals to build and expand the programs and services of their teams.

Program Summary:

For Youth Initiative is a non-profit organization that has served, inspired and advocated for thousands of teens and young adults in York South-Weston since 1995. We provide year-around services and programs to local youth to meet their needs and empower them to reach their full potential. Every young person’s journey is unique and their needs are too. Our case management model supports young people regardless of where they come from and helps them get to where they want to be. Our programs and services are designed to support youth to graduate high school, enroll in postsecondary education, gain employment and prepare for adulthood.

The Youth in Transition program serves teenagers and young adults up to age 29 as they make important decisions that will shape their adult lives. The program focuses on educational attainment, training and employment to equip participants with resources, expose them to new opportunities and support them in reaching their full potential. Program facilitators work closely with participants to identify individual needs, goals and interests. Weekly group events include skill development workshops, career speaker series and off-site visits to college, university and career fairs. Participants are connected to youth employment specialists, and can receive assistance with applications for education, training and grants.

The Youth Incubator program is designed to help young entrepreneurs aged 16 to 29 to grow their community initiatives and business ventures. Participants will be equipped with knowledge and skills through workshops led by seasoned industry professionals who are experts on essential organizational development topics such as program design, grant writing, team management, branding and financial management. Through regular networking events, participants can connect and learn from one another, building their personal and professional networks. FYI’s Youth Incubator supports young entrepreneurs who are creating solutions that will create positive change and lasting impact for themselves and their communities.

Responsibilities:

Program Development and Implementation

Develop and design programs based on FYI’s 2016-2019 strategic plan

Support in the revision and implementation of FYI’s professional practice manual

Lead program team in implementing program activities and events

Ensure program team are engaging in necessary evaluation measurements, participant statistics and records for reporting and evaluation purposes

Develop and maintain a strong network and partnership table to support the program needs

Review program outputs and outcomes and develops strategies for improving program quality

Collaborate with program team to develop innovative and effective outreach activities

Provides monthly reports to the Director of Programs and Services

Program Team Supervision

Monitor and evaluate work performance of program team members

Support program staff by assisting in programming when required

Ensures programs and services are staffed adequately

Conduct periodic program team members check-in meetings and provide coaching where needed

Submit program team timesheets and transportation reimbursement requests

Support training and onboarding new program team members

Program Administration

Manage program budgets and handle petty cash

Manage program team schedules

Support Program Director with grant proposals and funder reports

Develop necessary administrative processes and other administrative duties as required

Qualifications:

Required Education:

The minimum level of education preferred is a Master's degree in Social Work/Social Service, Education, Child & Youth Care, International Development, Teaching, or equivalent degree in a related field. Strong combination of experience and education will be considered in lieu of a Master's degree Required

Experience (2 years minimum):

Coordinating program and managing multiple priorities

Organizational development particularly with young people in a non-profit context

Working from an outcome and evidence based programming model

Developing and maintaining partnerships from private, public, and nonprofit sector

Developing grant applications for governments, foundations, and corporate entities

Working in culturally diverse areas particularly as it relates to youth from these communities

Understanding of programs and services available in employment and post-secondary service delivery sector

Understanding of community, youth-led, and youth-serving work, common models of service provision, and functions of nonprofit organizational structures

Knowledge and experience working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework

Proficiency working with Microsoft Office Suite, client records software, Google Applications, social media, etc.

Expected Job Outcomes:

The position has an overall impact on accomplishing FYI’s organizational key objectives which include: a) Building a Strong Foundation for FYI; b) Enhancing Education and Employment Supports and; c) Establishing a Learning, Reflection, and Advocacy Model. An error in judgment in this position could result in a loss of participants, loss of program funding, cuts in staffing, tarnishing FYI's reputation and a loss of morale among staff. The impact of an error could be felt within the entire organization.

Working Conditions:

Works regular hours from 10am-6pm with some requirements to work extended hours as needed

Works from FYI, 1652 Keele Street, and may be required to work from other locations based on funder or program changing requirements

This is a 1-year full-time contract position (with possibility of extension)
Salary: $50,000-52,000
Start date: June 26, 2017

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references within one document in MS Word or PDF format by mail or e-mail to:

Hiring Committee
For Youth Initiative
1652 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M6M 3W3

E-mail: [email protected]

For Youth Initiative is committed to employment equity initiatives. We encourage residents of York- South Weston and surrounding communities and members of youth, ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, francophone, refugee, LGBT and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify. If accommodation is required during the hiring process, please advise at the time of application or contact the HR Manager. If you are selected, you will receive the HR Coordinator’s contact info.

No phone calls please.

Summary:

The Toronto Green Community’s mission is to inspire, facilitate and support diverse communities in developing an environmentally sustainable city through education, engagement and joint neighbourhood initiatives. Our Vision is of engaged and connected communities thriving in a sustainable Toronto.

Job purpose

The Outreach & Events Coordinator will coordinate the Toronto Green Community’s events, outreach, engagement and fundraising activities. The incumbent will respond to general queries from organizations and community members while upholding the organization’s mission, vision and values. This is a very rewarding opportunity that provides mentoring, training and development of young talent in the not-for-profit sector. This position reports to the Program Manager.
Please note that this is a Canada Summer Jobs position funded by ESDC for a duration of 7 weeks.

Responsibilities:

Plan and promote events and public workshops

Staff information booths at community and public events

Co-coordinate tree planting events and eco-workshops

Support and promote TGC Programs (RAINscapeTO and Rivers Rising walking tours)

Co-staff the Community Liaison Booth at Apple Tree Farmers Market

Distribute flyers and information to community members and the public

Conduct surveys of participants and event attendees

Perform evaluation of initiatives and of collaboration with community partners

Fulfill related administrative duties as needed including reporting on activities

Attend regular meetings with the Program Manager and provide regular feedback, including immediate reporting of arising issues or problems

Adapt to a flexible working schedule that includes some evenings and weekends

Qualifications: 

The candidate must have one or more of the following:

Experience in project management, community outreach and event coordination

Familiarity with public relations, marketing, fundraising and communications

A self-starter who is highly professional, responsible, reliable with a good work ethic

Exceptional time management, organizational and planning skills

Strong interpersonal communication skills

Ability to work independently and as a part of a small staff team

Enjoys working with members of diverse communities

Willingness to work outdoors and work flexible hours

Interest in or demonstrated engagement in environmental issues

Eligibility Conditions:

This position is funded by Employment and Skills Development Canada's Canada Summer Jobs program.
Please ensure that you meet these requirements before applying.
Applicants must: 

be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year

have been a full-time student in the 2015-2016 academic year

be returning to full-time studies in 2016-2017 

be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant Province of Ontario legislation and regulations

Compensation: 30 hours weekly at $11.40/hour 

Working conditions

The successful candidate must arrange for their own travel to different locations within the City of Toronto and must be willing to work within the hours of 9am-7pm from Monday to Friday, with some evenings and weekends.

 

Physical requirements

Frequent walking and standing

Spend extended periods outdoors

Position may require to lift up to 20 pounds

How to apply: 

Send your cover letter and resume with “Outreach & Event Coordinator Application” in your email’s subject line by June 21, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. to:

E-mail: [email protected] 

TGC is committed to providing a workplace that supports equity, diversity and inclusivity. We proactively strive to eliminate any form of harassment and discrimination and to be equitable by building these objectives and practices into our teams, communities, programs and services. We encourage individuals from historically under-represented groups to apply. Please notify us in advance if you require any accommodations.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest but only those candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Youth Ambassador Network of The City of Toronto is looking for volunteers for this upcoming Sunday.

This is the Doors Open Toronto chart attached for the locations and building available for youth signed up through the Toronto Youth Ambassador Network.

The training for Doors Open Toronto is this Sunday, May 14th, 2017 from 10-3:30 p.m. at North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street. Students who may be interested would need to contact me by Thursday, May 11th by 4:00 p.m. if they wish to get this experience so we know how many folks are coming to the event.

We are recruiting up to 28 volunteers per day.

For more information please click here: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=42eafa2cd4a64410...