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  1. Recruitment Event,

    Over 50 positions are available in the Production/Manufacturing/Warehousing, Hospitality, Construction/Trade and General Labour sectors.
    When: Tuesday October 11th
    Where: Rexdale Community Hub, 21 Panorama Court
    Time:    9:30 am
    Come prepared as some employers will be on site for a pre-screening interview.
    What to bring: Resume, Cover Letter and dress for success
    Register Here:
    Details are attached and registration is recommended

  2. 2016-03-14
    Please read the details below for Landscape Ontario Job fair tomorrow !

    There are 16 employers committed with over 300 roles to fill at tomorrow’s job fair.

    Please reach out to youth/ all job seekers

    Job Fair: March 15th

    Location: 20 Grosvenor Street (Yonge & College)
    Arrival: 12:30 Set-up
    Job Fair:
    o Registered Youth: 1:00pm – 2:00pm -registration via

    o All other job seekers: 2:00 pm – 4:pm

    *****Candidates are to be reminded to bring 10-15 Resumes (No On-Site Printer)

    Opportunities range from entry level, with minimal to no experience required, to more experienced and specialized, and feedback from employers at previous events has been positive.

    Should you have any questions, please call:

    George Fragakis at 416- 397-9544 or
    Brian Kopel at 416- 3097- 9484

  3. I am pleased to advise you that RBC announced its call for after school grant applications for the 2015-2016 school year. RBC is offering more than $3 million in grants across Canada to fund first-time and renewed grant recipients. Charitable organizations that offer after school programs are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $40,000 funded by RBC Foundation.

    I am asking for your assistance in sharing news of this opportunity with organizations in that you believe would benefit from an RBC After School Project grant. Please feel free to share this with as many prospective grant applicants as possible.

    Proposals must be submitted online to RBC by March 16, 2015. Organizations wishing to apply for an After School grant may go online from RBC’s website at:

    A panel of local citizens will review eligible proposals for the Greater Toronto Area and determine which organizations will receive grants. The complete list of after school grant recipients will be finalized by early August. If a program is selected in your community we hope you will join in our celebrations with the recipient early in the school year.

    RBC’s After School Project, now in its 16th year, was developed to support community-based after school programs that focus on keeping youth safe and positively engaged after classes end for the day. Since 1999, RBC has provided grants to 278 after school program’s totaling more than $33 million.
    Thank you for your assistance.
    Mark Beckles | Head, RBC Insurance Advice Centre | RBC Insurance | 6880 Financial Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 7Y5 | T. 905-606-1037

  4. It is that time of year again when we work hand in hand with Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association to host a landscaping job fair. The flyer is attached and the event will take place on March 4 at the YMCA Central – flyer with details attached. Please share this flyer with your community partners.

    To continue to provide additional support to youth we limit 1-2.30 p.m. for youth 16-29 referred by YEP member agencies and TESS. In addition, we offer an Information Session to ensure youth are prepared and have a realistic understanding of career opportunities and working in the landscaping field.

    If youth are out of work, out of school and not connected to YEP network member agency (full listing at and click on mini-toolkit on right hand side) please refer them to their local agency or local TESS office or they can phone the number on the flyer and they will be referred.
    All other interested job seekers (adults/students) can be referred directly to the event for 2.30 p.m. and will register upon arrival. We anticipate approximately 10 plus landscape employers to attend with a variety of job opportunities from entry level to more experienced jobs in the landscaping field. Jobs vary from full-time opportunities to summer job opportunities. Please encourage applicants to arrive as close to 2.30 p.m. as possible as the event will finish at 4 p.m.
    I will send out a list of employers within the next two weeks to support you with your outreach efforts. Do not hesitate to connect to me at 416-397-7317 if you have any additional questions.
    Sincere thanks


  5. Chesswood ESS in partnership with JVS is hosting an Information Session for the Pan Am opportunities on February 19th, 2015 at 1 pm at JVS (Jane and Finch mall).

    Location: JVS, 1911 Finch Avenue West, Unit 3
    Time: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

    The opportunities are currently posted on the “PAYE” website

    Please review the positions – there are varying requirements (age, education, experience, driver’s license, etc.) – and invite interested youth to attend the session. Youth should bring their resumes to the session as PanAm representatives will be available for a meet and greet following the presentation.

    NOTE: These opportunities are only available to youth who meet the following criteria:
    between 18 and 29 years of age
    not attending school full-time (or returning to school in September) and
    a resident of Ontario
    Candidates can register online for the session at using the search word “SEEDS”.

    Youth must be registered with an Employment Ontario agency to be eligible for funding under the SEEDS Initiative.

    Youth Employment
    with the Games
    Come join the Pan Am / Parapan Am Games!
    Bring your resume to this information session and be ready to tell us
    why you are a great fit:
    These jobs are available through SEEDs, a TO2015 diversity and inclusion
    initiative. For this initiative, youth must be out of school, out of work,
    and not returning to school in September 2015. Jobs include a corporate
    mentoring partnership.
    To register visit (keyword ‘SEEDS’)
    or call (416) 397-JOBS (5627)
    Thursday February 19
    1 p.m.
    Hosted by JVS Toronto
    Employment Source Jane-Finch
    1911 Finch Ave. W., Unit 3
    Find out about jobs for youth (18 – 29) that begin as early as April and end in
    This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the largest international
    multi-sport event ever hosted in Canada!
    Learn about Pan Am/Parapan Am Games:

  6. JVS Toronto, in partnership with LiUNA Local 183 is proud to once again offer the Construction Craft Worker Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program for 2015!
    Construction Craft Workers (CCW) are multi-skilled tradespeople who perform labouring activities at construction sites such as framing, erecting and dismantling concrete forms, loading and unloading construction materials as well as preparing, backfilling, compacting and cleaning up work sites. In addition they can assist with demolition, excavation and operate various machines, power tools and other equipment as directed.
    The Construction Craft Worker Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program is an excellent introductory program for individuals seeking employment in the construction sector. Through structured components including life skills and pre-employment workshops, hands on training with LiUNA Local 183 and a paid job placement, participants will gain an opportunity to learn and implement theory as well as increase their experience and confidence to work in this trade.
    To be eligible for this 6 month, full time program applicants must be:
    § Over 24 years of age
    § Possess a completed High School Diploma or GED
    § Out of school and unemployed
    To register for the program or for more information contact:
    Trina Charles

  7. JOB Opportunity: Parent Leaders (3 part-time contract positions)

    Please distribute to your networks
    Parent Leaders (3 part-time contract positions)
    FoodShare ( is seeking three parents/guardians to work as part of our Field to Table Schools Program, creating opportunities for parents to meet together, share ideas, discuss challenges and support each other in strengthening their commitment to healthy eating for themselves and their children.
    Job Description
    Successful applicants will work with FoodShare staff and as part of a team of 3 Parent Leaders to:
    Develop curriculum for hands-on workshops on healthy eating for children and youth that meet the diverse needs of parents/caregivers across Toronto
    Develop curriculum for concurrent childcare programming to be run during parent/caregiver workshops
    Facilitate a series of six hands-on workshops across Toronto for groups of parents/caregivers and their children
    Develop easy-to-use, well-designed resources for parents/caregivers who may or may not attend workshops in person – addressing common concerns, FAQ, recipe ideas and replicable strategies for success
    Contribute to the outreach, promotions and bookings of parent/caregiver workshops as needed
    Contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the project through survey tools, reflections, workshop adaptations, collections of quotes and stories, and participant tracking
    Interested applicants should be well versed in:
    The Ministry of Education’s Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act
    Canada’s Food Guide
    The healthy eating and student nutrition policies, programming and mandates of Toronto Public Health, Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board.
    Project Timeline: January 2015 – June 2015
    Contract rate: $2100 for 100 hours of work between January to June 2015. Contract extension and additional hours and responsibilities may be available.
    Applicants must have experience as parents/caregivers of children or youth
    Up to date, valid Vulnerable Sector Police Check required for employment (can be coordinated by FoodShare prior to commencement of contract)
    Valid Drivers License an asset, but not essential
    How to Apply:
    Email your resumé and cover letter to Brooke Ziebell, Field to Table Schools Senior Coordinator at with the subject heading: Parent Leader Posting.
    In your cover letter, please outline your expertise and/or experience in the following (as applicable):
    coordinating or volunteering with student nutrition and food programming in schools
    languages other than English
    community development
    adult education
    child and youth health
    Deadline for Applications: Applications must be received no later than 5 pm on Sunday January 4th, 2015. Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday January 9th for an interview.
    FoodShare welcomes applications from persons of all cultural and racial backgrounds.

    Sarosh Anwar
    Community Development Officer
    Social Development, Finance and Administration
    City of Toronto
    City Hall
    100 Queen Street West, 15th Floor, East Tower
    Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2
    Tel: 416.392.6248
    Fax: 416.392.8492

  8. Title of Position: Program Assistant, Jane Finch
    Number of Positions: 1
    Term: 1 year contract, 25 hours/week
    Location: Toronto (Jane Finch)
    Start Date: October 2014

    Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization which was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada in partnership with a variety of organizations. Through volunteer mobilization, youth leadership development and community capacity building we enable communities to reach their literacy and learning goals.

    We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the team at our Jane Finch location and gain valuable skills by working in a unique and exciting program. This position will support both the community literacy programs in North York as well as the Frontier College’s Beat the Street youth literacy programs (a partnership with JVS Toronto). Frontier College is able to provide this position through the Investing in Neighbourhoods initiative of Toronto Employment and Social Services.

    Overall Accountability
    The Program Assistant will report to the Community Coordinator responsible for the North York programs and will work directly with the program coordinator at Jane Finch. Members of the Toronto staff team will provide training, mentorship and oversight to the Program Assistant.

    Please Note: The successful candidate must live in Toronto and be a recipient of Ontario Works assistance.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    • Help to support volunteers, placement students, children and youth involved in Frontier College programs in several locations.
    • Help to conduct outreach, recruitment, screening, training and support of volunteers and GED learners.
    • Support program operations and provide appropriate materials and resources for the sites.
    • Provide support to an Organizational Team of experienced volunteers and assist with planning volunteer recognition events and meetings.
    • Communicate with the Frontier College Community Coordinator, community partners and volunteer tutors
    • Support a caseload of General Educational Development (GED) preparation students and develop linkages between students, volunteers, and community partners.
    • Identify learner and community program resources including academic and social supports and connect those supports to students and volunteers.
    • Provide written and oral reports to the Program Coordinator focusing on student attendance and progress.
    • Participate in regular team meetings and in other community meetings, as required
    • Create a year end program portfolio
    • Other duties as assigned

    Skills and Attributes

    • Extremely well organized and able to take initiative.
    • Strong communication and time management skills.
    • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Google docs).
    • Ability to motivate and lead a team of Program Leaders (Organizational Team).
    • Ability to manage time effectively, work with student schedules, and adhere to deadlines.
    • Experience and confidence with public speaking and workshop facilitation.
    • Flexible time schedule and ability to attend all information and volunteer tutor training sessions as required.
    • Experience in planning and delivering successful learning programs for children and youth.
    • An understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by children and youth in a culturally diverse, low-income community.
    • Experience as a tutor or mentor, preferably with out-of-school youth from diverse backgrounds.
    • Knowledge of community and social service resources, in particular services for youth that support learning goals.
    • Familiarity with the York University campus is an asset.

    Interested candidates should send a résumé and a covering letter to:
    Judy Perry, GED Program Coordinator
    Deadline for applications: Friday October 17, 2014

    For more information about Frontier College visit
    Frontier College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.
    We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  9. In partnership with Human Resources and hosted by the Toronto Public Library, we are pleased to present the 3rd Annual City of Toronto Career and Information Event, including a speaker series.

    The event will take place in the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, in the Bluma Appel Salon beginning at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Attached please find the flyer which includes participating divisions and a schedule for the speaker series.

    Registration is available through the City’s Employment Centre Portal at:

    or call 416-397-5627 for more information.

    There is limited seating for the speaker series. Free tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 11:00 AM.

    For other events taking place during Workforce Development Week, please visit the Toronto Workone website at

  10. Posting Number: YUSA-9054
    Position Title: Administrative Assistant
    Department: York TD Community Engagement Centre
    Category: Administrative/Secretarial/Clerical
    Reports To: Manager, TD Community Engagement Centre
    Affiliation/Union: YUSA
    Band: 8
    Salary: $49,983
    Hours of Work: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-Time
    Duration: Continuing

    PLEASE NOTE: This position is located off-site at Yorkgate Mall.

    The York University TD Community Engagement Centre (CEC) is a York University satellite office in the Yorkgate Mall at Jane and Finch. Our mandate is to support the University’s commitment to build a more engaged university by facilitating mutually beneficial collaborations between York University and the Black Creek Community. As a resource centre situated in the Black Creek Community, our core functional areas strengthen both the local and York communities by providing opportunities for experiential education, facilitating and supporting collaborative, community based research projects that respond to community defined priorities, and strengthening access to post-secondary education. Reporting to the Manager, this position will coordinate the overall administrative and day-to-day activities of the centre, and act as a front-line ambassador promoting community and providing general information on York led initiatives, programs, and partnerships.

    Drafts general correspondence (e.g. letters and emails) regarding information and activities about the Centre ensuring accuracy. Prepares information materials by word processing, compiling information, as requested by the Manager for specific initiatives and activities. Updates and maintains the standard operating procedures and manuals as approved by the Manager. Coordinates room bookings, meetings, audio-visual setup, access, or other requirements in a timely, efficient and professional manner. Assists with the coordination of CEC promotional and educational materials (i.e. brochures, information materials, etc.) drafting materials for approval by the manager, and arranging for printing. Updates and maintains information in the CEC website and social media channels. Ensures communications are interesting, accessible and up-to-date. Keeps the CEC list-serve and various contact lists updated and organized. Creates, maintains and updates Centre databases with accurate records and to allow for quantitative and qualitative analysis of community engagement activities (e.g. admissions, referrals, event participation, etc.). Ensures information in the database is current and accurate for the purpose of Manager’s reporting of the information to donors and stakeholders. Provides administrative support to manager, such as word processing correspondence, reports, or presentations, and organizing meetings, as required. Percentage of time: 20%

    Opens and closes the CEC storefront as a key holder following CEC and mall procedures. Greets community members to the Centre in a courteous and welcoming fashion. Responds to inquiries (in person, phone and email) from community members to the Centre regarding various York and local community services and resources (e.g. admissions, space usage on campus, access to local programs etc.) and/or refers them to the appropriate community partners or university resource, as appropriate. Identifies specific and/or complex issues to be escalated to the Manager. Supports community engagement through promotion of community and York led programs and initiatives by identifying activities that may be of interest, and promoting them through social media, website or direct communication. Responds to general requests regarding new or on-going community and University partnerships, making appropriate referral to manager or other Centre staff as required. Percentage of time: 25%

    Under the direction of the Manager, supports the on-going CEC initiatives, workshops and activities (tax clinics, working groups, classes), including but not limited to arranging for the required equipment, facilities, materials, catering, volunteers, and other related items. Maintains relevant statistics concerning program participation and services provided by the Centre. Maintains a list of CEC volunteer opportunities, researches; identifies potential volunteers and volunteer opportunities; and coordinates and schedules CEC volunteers for various activities (i.e. Homework help/tutoring, special projects, and other related activities.). Percentage of time: 20%

    Monitors and reconciles monthly financial eReports; ensures accuracy, follows up and resolves discrepancies in consultation with the Manager. Processes approved expenses for stationery and office supplies, duplicating, and courier services. Processes various accounting transactions including purchase orders, journals, expense reports, paperwork (e.g. ETFs); ensures proper signatures are obtained when necessary. Makes purchases as necessary using the departmental Procurement Card (PCard) or SmartBuy, or petty cash. Purchases include office supplies, books, meeting/program supplies Reconciles PCard statements on monthly basis and ensures that all receipts and annotations regarding expenses are accurately recorded. Reports and follow up with Procurement regarding discrepancies. Maintains petty cash. Maintains department files on financial transactions of the Centre ensuring invoices and receipts, copies of forms and other relevant paperwork are filed in a consistent organized manner. Percentage of time: 20%

    Coordinates service requisitions for renovations, electrical installations, shelving, telephones, keys, lock changes and other space requirements. Escalates health and safety related issues to the Manager. Reports maintenance problems to mall management and follows up outstanding items. Coordinates allocation of office, meeting, and program delivery space for visitors and community organizations. Coordinates moves and computer utilization. Maintains and updates information on the Space Management database on a regular basis Maintains key control of all departmental space. Places service requests as required for computers, copiers, printers, AV equipment and other office equipments to ensure these are in working order. Trains staff and volunteers in use of office equipment as required. Percentage of time: 10%

    OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED. Percentage of time: 5%

    Type: Manager of CEC, Vice-Provost Office, Community members.
    Purpose: To provide administrative support.

    Type: Manager, Community members, current and prospective students, Community partners.
    Purpose: To obtain and relay information.

    Type: CEC staff, Manager, York University staff, Community partners.
    Purpose: To ensure the effective organization of events and programs.

    Type: Office of the Vice-President Academic & Provost, Manager, Finance.
    Purpose: To provide effective budget support to CEC.

    Type: Facilities Staff, Manager, vendors.
    Purpose: To ensure efficiency of space, facilities and equipment.

    Basic reading skills (eg. Scanning text, reading forms, etc)
    Basic writing skills (eg. Writing brief notes, completing forms, etc.)
    Comprehends written material (eg. Asking & answering simple or repetitive questions, etc.)
    Write non-complex documents (eg. Extracting information/details, reading reports/correspondence, etc.)
    Sustains conversation on specific topics (eg. Explains standard policies/procedures/services, etc.)

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    Affiliation Number of Individuals Direct/Indirect Type
    YUSA-2 2-3 Direct Administrative/Secretarial/Clerical

    The following supervisory responsibilities are required for the individuals listed in the corresponding affiliation:
    Affiliation Responsibilities
    Training and Development
    Prioritizes tasks/projects
    Provides direction or instructions

    Physical & Sensory Demands/Environmental Conditions:
    VDT use: 50%
    Bending: 5%
    Prolonged visual attention: 40%
    Walking/mobility: 5%
    Prolonged audio attention: 40%
    Hand/finger dexterity: 40%
    Prolonged sitting: 50%
    Verbally abusive: 1%

    Community College diploma is required; completion of some university courses is an asset.

    Minimum 2 years related experience including coordinating office activities in a not-for-profit or community based organization. Experience coordinating office functions, budget activities, and supporting programs and/or committees relations/communication is required. Demonstrated experience working in marginalized communities and with people of diverse cultures and abilities in a community-based setting required. Knowledge of post-secondary institutions an asset.

    Demonstrated excellent communication (both oral and written) and relationship management skills. Excellent writing skills. Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills with ability to interact professionally with respect, discretion and confidentiality with individuals from many backgrounds. Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and effectively monitor task through to completion. Works well independently and as part of a team. Must have thoroughness, accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of work. Fluent with Facebook, Twitter, and updating web pages. Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Access). Knowledge of the Black Creek Community and its resources. Ability to work effectively with regular interruptions.

    Job Specifications:
    Vacation Restriction Definition: Vacation may be restricted depending on available office coverage, during peak financial periods, or during peak times based on CEC and community based events which may vary throughout the calendar year.

    Internal Posting Date: September 3, 2014
    Internal Application Deadline: September 10, 2014

    Extended Posting Date: September 26, 2014
    Extended Application Deadline: October 10, 2014

    External Posting Date: September 26, 2014
    External Application Deadline: October 10, 2014
    Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

    Thank you for your interest in a career with York University. To apply, please ensure that:

    You have submitted a complete application package (application form*, resume and covering letter) by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date. When emailing your application package, ensure that you have attached the resume, cover letter, and application form to your email.
    A complete application package has been submitted for each job posting you are applying for.
    You have quoted the appropriate posting number on your application form and in the subject line of your email. Please keep the posting number and position description for future reference or inquiries.
    Your application package is submitted in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc), or Adobe (.pdf). If you do not have access to the above programs, you may submit your resume and covering letter in plain text format (.txt). Please note the application form cannot be saved in this format.
    Applications are to be submitted to:

    York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

    York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

  11. I am pleased to share information on the following 2015 Investment Funding grant programs available to not-for-profit organizations in the City of Toronto:

    Community Recreation Investment Funding
    2015 Pan Am Festivals & Events – Local Animation Through Collaboration
    Community Festivals & Special Events Investment Funding
    Detailed guidelines and application information can be found on the web site by clicking here. The Program Guidelines are also attached to this email.

    Grant Program Details:
    Community Recreation provides grants to not-for-profit projects that a) increase participation in recreation, b) engage diverse residents reflective of their neighbourhoods, c) builds skills, and d) uses recreation as a tool to develop the physical and social health of Toronto’s residents. Up to three years of funding is available.
    2015 Pan Am Festivals & Events – Local Animation Through Collaboration is a one-time, Council approved infusion of legacy funding for 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games-related initiatives implemented before, during and after the Games. $560,000 is available for activities, festivals and events. To be eligible for this grant program, projects must be collaborative in nature involving at least three community partners. Maximum grant size is $40,000 for one year only.
    Community Festivals & Special Events provides grants to small events or festivals that encourage residents to have fun, participate in their community, and connect with each other. Up to three years of small-scale funding is available.
    Application Information and Deadlines:

    Investment Funding Program
    Deadline Date
    Community Recreation
    Monday, November 10, 2014
    2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Festivals & Events – Local Animation Through Collaboration
    Monday, November 17, 2014
    Community Festivals & Special Events
    Monday, November 17, 2014

    Please feel free to contact me for additional information.

    Jenn Miller
    Manager, Community Funding
    Social Development, Finance and Administration
    15 East City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
    Toronto, M5H 2N2

    Phone: (416) 397-7302 Fax: (416) 392-8492

  12. Through industry-driven technology, NPower provides youth with FREE professional skills training that includes:
    · Part-time, 15-week CISCO Academy Training at Ryerson University
    · 7-week internship and career development services at leading corporations and nonprofits
    · Individual mentoring from tech professionals
    · Job placement and alumni services upon graduation

    Graduates of the program will:
    · earn industry-recognized certifications
    · benefit from job placement support
    · receive alumni services

    è More than 80% of alumni are employed or pursuing higher education within one year of graduation.

    NPower is for you if you:
    · Completed your high school/GED
    · Are legally entitled to work in Canada
    · Are 18-25 years old
    · Are interested in a tech career

    Attend one of our Information Sessions to apply!
    Thurs., September: 4th, 11th OR 18th, 1:30–3pm

    The sessions will take place at St. Stephen’s Employment & Training Centre, 1415 Bathurst Street 416.925.2103 ext. 4221


    To RSVP or to learn more, please contact Andrew Reddin, NPower Program Manager at 416.528.2659 or

  13. University Settlement
     Professional telephone manner, dynamic
    interpersonal and communication skills
     Ability to operate a computer, related software, and
     Strong keyboarding skills and typing accuracy (30
     Post-Secondary Education or Equivalent Experience
    Salary rate: 11.50, transportation incentive, bonus
    Bring your resume and dress to impress!
    Be prepared to do written test and
    participate in interview with recruiter!
    August 21,
    12:00 p.m.
    to 4:00 p.m.
    Where: 720 Spadina
    Avenue, Suite 310, Toronto,
    M5S 2T9
    (Steps from the Spadina
    subway, near Bloor St. W.)
    Space is limited. Please
    call to register:
    ext. 228 (Irena)
    ext. 224 (Oxana)

  14. Job Posting: Project Co‐ordinator (part‐time)
    Positive Change

    Position: Part‐time (17 hours/week) Project Co‐ordinator; Reviving Resilience project
    Date posted: August 13, 2014.
    Deadline: 5:00pm August 27, 2014
    Positive Change is a group of concerned citizens who have united to tackle youth violence in the
    Somali‐Canadian community. We are made up of mothers, relatives, friends and supporters of
    young men who were recently murdered in Toronto and across
    The Role:
    The Project Coordinator is an integral member of Positive Change responsible for delivering
    services as outlined in the Reviving Resilience project. The Project Coordinator is responsible for
    directing, organizing and controlling project activities, under the direction of Positive Change
    steering committee.  
    Duties include, but are not limited to:
    1. Develop and maintain a detailed project schedule, which includes administrative tasks.
    2. Coordinate meetings, takes minutes and follows up with action items.  
    3. Ensure project deadlines are met.  
    4. File all project documents (hard and soft copies)
    5. Responsible to take input from the Steering Committee.   
    6. Gathers all project information: schedules, data requests, assignments, tasks, and
    project meetings.
    7. Monitor and modify project schedule as assigned.
    8. Schedule project follow up meetings as needed.
    9. Develop and publishes communications to the target community.  
    10. Develop and review project status and reports.
    11. Review project proposal and deliverables with Project Steering Committee to determine
    proper lead time, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project
    12. Process daily, weekly and monthly reporting to ensure all schedules run smoothly, all
    jobs are completed as prescribed, and all invoicing is processed in a timely fashion.
    13. Any other job assigned by the Steering Committee.Qualifications:
    1. Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in community work.  
    2. Strong understanding of the Somali‐Canadian youth problems is a must
    3. Able to speak the Somali language  
    4. Technically competent with various software programs, such as Word, Excel,
    PowerPoint etc.
    5. Experience at working both independently and in a team‐oriented, collaborative
    environment is essential.
    6. Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and
    problem‐solving capabilities
    7. Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
    8. Flexible working hours including evening and weekends
    9. Strong written and oral communication skills
    10. Adept at conducting research into project‐related issues  
    11. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high‐pressure environment is
    This is a part‐time contract position of 17 hours per week, and is based in Toronto, pay scale of
    $15/hour and the chance to make a difference! Please send your resume to
    We thank you for your interest, however, only qualified applicants who are selected to be
    interviewed will be contacted.

  15. An employment opportunity for you or a friend is available at Conrad Grebel University College. This Mennonite teaching and residential college at the University of Waterloo, is seeking an organized, energetic, and personable individual to join the custodial team. The custodians perform a variety of essential tasks which ensure the smooth and safe functioning of the College. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Letters of application with resumés should be directed to E. Paul Penner at Read the complete job description at


    Title of Position: Instructor Coordinator
    Term: 35 hours/week (2 Positions)
    Location: Toronto Yonge/ St Clair and
    Scarborough (Location TBD)
    Start date: Sept 8, 2014

    Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization which was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We work with a variety of community-based organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada.

    In Toronto, Frontier College has delivered a structured literacy program for youth learners, as part of the Beat the Street Literacy and Basic Skills program since 2009. This program includes small group classes that are instructor- led and accompanied by volunteer support as needed. The instructor delivers three 3-hour classes/week with supplementary training available to students through tutor led classes and one-to-one support.

    Communication, numeracy and digital skills are key components of LBS are incorporated into curriculum delivered throughout the week. This program is interactive and creative in skills development geared towards the five OALCF goal paths (Employment, Apprenticeship, Secondary School, Post-Secondary School and Independence). The progress of the participants will be reflected in their portfolios and through diagnostic, formative and summative evaluations. There will be flexibility within the structure in approaches to learning and evaluation.

    Overall Accountability
    The Instructor Coordinator is a member of the Frontier College staff team. This position has direct responsibility for volunteers and reports to the Toronto Regional Manager. Frontier College staff will provide training and mentorship to the successful candidate.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities
    • Assess/evaluate students in accordance with LBS levels and Essential Skills
    • Design and deliver targeted Level 1, 2 and 3 curriculum to groups of youth learners
    • Work with the Literacy and Basic Skills Program Coordinators and Instructors to implement the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 literacy program
    • Ensure that training resources and supports are available and appropriate
    • Recruit, screen, train and manage volunteer tutors in small group and one-to-one settings
    • Maintain student files, track statistics and provide program reports
    • Plan and participate in community outreach to build and maintain referral networks, partnerships and enhanced programming
    • Travel to multiple partner sites for outreach and program delivery
    Skills and Attributes
    • Knowledge of literacy, community development and adult education principles
    • Energetic, resourceful, tolerant of ambiguity
    • Able to think critically, solve problems and manage details
    • Works well independently and as part of a team
    • Skills in non-formal education, outreach, networking, and facilitation
    • Excellent spoken and written communication
    • Computer skills (MS Word, Outlook, Excel and Internet)
    • Organized, able to manage multiple tasks and deal with stress
    • A positive learning attitude coupled with innovative program development
    • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

    Additional Assets
    • Familiar with OALCF and its links to the requirements of employers
    • Experience recruiting, screening and training volunteers
    • Demonstrated ability to balance literacy with outcomes based programming
    • Experience working with under-resourced youth 19-29 years old

    Compensation: We offer an attractive compensation package, excellent benefits and a chance to work in a supportive environment.

    Interested candidates should send resumé and covering letter to:
    Michelle Fraser via email at

    Closing date: August 15, 2014

    For more information about Frontier College visit
    Frontier College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.

    We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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