Events

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...

This free public symposium will feature guest speakers from research, policy, practitioner, and activist communities discussing the history, processes, research, and challenges for resettlement, particularly for young adults. 

Areas for discussion will include:

changes to refugee and immigration policy

activist and community mobilizations to support those with precarious status

access to post-secondary education

implications for the discourse of ‘radicalization’ in public policy

the role of the arts, media, and public pedagogy

Youth, War and Migration is a project that focuses on the everyday realities of youth and young adults from the Middle East as they have experienced war, militarization, displacement, migration and resettlement.

Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Time: 9:30a.m. - 7:00p.m.

Although this event is free, you must register in order to attend.

To register please click here: http://ywm-ca.com/public-symposium/

The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites newcomers to an information session: Training Colleges and Universities.

New visitors must bring their PR card, Record of Landing paper or Notice of Decision letter for registration and arrive 30 minutes before the start of the session. NIC members may show their membership cards to participate.

Preparing for post-secondary education can be stressful and confusing. Newcomers to Canada face even more challenges, require more support, and often have more questions.

Come and learn how to apply for school and the different options and supports that are available to you as a student.

Topics:

Colleges and universities

The application process

Private colleges and adult education

Training courses and skills development

Student loans, bursaries, and scholarships

Registration is required.

Please contact at: 416-630-0330 ext. 31070

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Who Are We?

Project Canoe uses the outdoors, including wilderness canoeing, to create a transformative environment in which young people develop life skills, social competencies, and resiliency, thereby fostering their own personal success. We partner with our youth, supporting them as they carry these skills and successes forward to manage the complex challenges of their lives. We approach youth from “where they are” and we gently encourage every individual to challenge themselves.

Who Do We Serve?

Youth 13 – 18 who are facing social, emotional, behavioural, systemic and/or financial barriers and would like the opportunity to get out and experience a wilderness adventure in a safe and positive environment.

What Do We Do?

We bring youth to beautiful Algonquin Park on wilderness canoe trips. Youth can learn basic canoeing and camping skills, environmental awareness, and develop valuable social and leadership skills such as co-operative decision making, teamwork and conflict resolution.

2017 Session Dates:

5 Day Trips

July 11th - 15th

August 1st – 5th

August 22nd – 26th

8 Day Trips

June 29th – July 6th

July 19th – 26th

August 10th – 17th

Please Note: Previous camping/canoeing experience is not necessary.

Our Staff:

Project Canoe’s staff team is made up of experienced outdoors-people who love working with youth. Our staff members go through an intensive application and training process prior to the season, which enables them to work effectively with our targeted youth population, and manage behaviours on trip. Staff members have at least two seasons of experience working with youth, Bronze Cross or NLS certifications, Advanced Wilderness First Aid qualifications, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificates and abilities to plan and facilitate challenging, safe and fun canoe trips for youth. The staff to youth ratio on our trips is 2:4. Our high ratio allows personal attention and supervision for youth and helps the youth to create relationships and receive positive reinforcement.

Transportation:

Project Canoe provides a bus that will leave from Toronto and drive youth and staff to Algonquin Park. The pick-up and drop-off location is in the parking lot of Michaels located at 30 Billy Bishop Way. This is accessible via TTC Wilson Station.

Youth are asked to arrive at 8 am on the day of their trip and will be expected to return at approximately 5:30 pm on the last day of trip.

Cost:

We believe that every youth who is appropriate for our program should be able to participate, regardless of financial resources. The minimum cost for a youth to participate in a Project Canoe trip is $100/day; however, if needed, we can provide subsidies to cover the full or partial cost of canoe trips. We appreciate any and all contributions made by families and other youth supporters, such as referring agencies. Our Youth Intake Form includes a Subsidy/Payment Form, which outlines the process of obtaining subsidies.

Want More Info?

Visit: www.canoe.org

Call: 416-778-4311

E-mail: [email protected]

See map: Google Maps