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Youth to Youth Program Coordinator -Right to Play

Government Relations Assistant - Indspire

Cultural Program Management Trainee-Centre for Indigenous Theatre

Councillor's Aide - City of Toronto

|Youth to Youth Program Coordinator, Canada Programs, RIGHT TO PLAY

OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE TO ABORIGINAL CANDIDATES ONLY ; funding made possible through Miziwe Biik under the Aboriginal Skills & Employment Strategy (ASETS)

Background; Right to Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children & youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty . Established in 2000, Right to Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection & building peaceful communities, With programming in over 20 countries, Right to Play transforms the lives of more than 1 million children each week using play & sports, both inside |&| outside  of the classroom. In addition to our work with children, Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities, and governments to advance the fundamental rights of all children.

Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.


Visit us at www.righttoplay.com


Right To Play has been implementing the Youth To Youth Program in Toronto since 2010. The Youth To Youth program is an educational mentorship program that provides enriching educational opportunities for children and youth in Toronto’s model schools using the power of play. Youth To Youth empowers youth to become change-makers in their own community by harnessing their leadership potential to deliver quality youth-led programming to younger children.

Reporting to the Program Manager, Youth To Youth, the Youth To Youth Program Coordinator will support program delivery, develop and nurture new school-based partnerships and assess the program’s impact.

The ideal candidate will possess considerable experience working with youth in an urban setting, or specifically within priority neighbourhoods of Toronto. The candidate will also have a strong understanding of the challenges facing children and youth living in priority neighbourhoods of Toronto, and a genuine commitment to social justice.



Job Responsibility #1: Program Implementation (80% of Time):

• Support teachers in the early phases of program implementation at their school, including assemblies, outreach and youth training

• Conduct regular trainings for youth and teachers to help enhance their understanding, skills and awareness of the program outcomes and methodology

• Support the facilitation of large youth events

• Work with principals and teachers on a regular basis to ensure that programming is well-supported and effective

• Conduct regular site visits to support children, youth and teachers as they implement the programs

• Manage existing program partners and seek out local implementing partnerships that enhance or complement programs

• Support youth and teachers in using program tools and resources

• Support program development by providing input into programmatic decisions on program design and measurement

Job Responsibility #2: Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications (15% of Time):

• Support the implementation a monitoring and evaluation framework that clearly assesses the impact of Youth To Youth programming from the perspective of participants, teachers, administrators and the community at large

• Implement tools to regularly assess the impact of the program and make adjustments as necessary

• Distribute and collect monitoring and evaluation tools as well as assisting in data analysis and reporting

Job Responsibility #3: Finance and Administration (5% of Time):

• Track all expenditures and submit all financial reports in a timely manner

• Draft monthly progress reports

• Work with Youth To Youth Program Officer to complete grant applications essential for sustaining the program



• College Diploma, ongoing or complete in the any of the following areas: Education, Social Science (e.g. Sociology, Psychology), Community Services



• Minimum 1 year of experience working with children and youth in priority neighbourhoods and schools

• Experience in designing and facilitating dynamic and innovative workshops for children and youth in priority neighbourhoods

• Demonstrated ability to establish a team-like environment in which staff, students, parents and teachers feel motivated to contribute to a project

• Experience with stakeholder relations and partnership development



• Strong coordination skills with a demonstrated track record of successful program development

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

• Analytical and written skills, including research and writing of proposals and reports

• Attention to detail in planning large events

• Ability to manage budgets

• Knowledge of completing program reports

• Able to use data collection tools for program reporting and evaluation


• Proactive, engaged and a self-starter with an ability to thrive in an environment of change

• Good team work ethic, and also capable of working independently

• Highly motivated and committed to program success

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Good organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks

• Able to work under pressure

• Keen attention to detail

• Interested in being part of community development

• Cross-cultural sensitivity and experience working with a variety of stakeholders


• Fluency in oral and written English

Compensation:   We offer a competitive salary

Employment Start Date:  May, 2017

Contract Duration:   One year contract with possibility of renewal


(Must be registered and working with an employment counsellor at Miziwe Biik)

Please send your resume and cover letter to: mjudd@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Youth To Youth Program Coordinator” and your name in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover lletter.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Right To Play is a child-centered organization.  Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check as a condition of employment.

All applicants are notified that, where needed, accommodation for disabilities will be provided on request.  This includes accommodation for attending interviews and assessment tests.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.


Government Relations Assistant (Full-time for 44 weeks)

Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education. Through the Indspire Institute, it provides resources to educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving kindergarten to grade 12 success for Indigenous youth. Since its inception in 1985, Indspire has disbursed more than $79 million through 25,000 scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous students, making it the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government. Each year, the organization presents the Indspire Awards, a gala celebration of the successes achieved by Indigenous people that is broadcast nationally.


Position Purpose

To provide an eligible candidate (one who is Indigenous and registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training) with valuable experience in the field of government relations, public policy, proposal writing and government reporting.  Training for the successful candidate will be provided by our Director of Government Relations, Mr. Puneet Luthra. Training will include: prospect research, basic database training, report submission, proposal writing, government affairs strategies and tactics, and various administrative tasks.

The Role

• Develop greater prospect research of potential public sector partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government across Canada;

• Create various briefing notes and prospect lists;

• Research and create public sector partner reports; updating partner records and briefing notes

• Assist with public sector reporting requirements;

• Gather required information from Education, Development and Finance teams to complete reports

• Develop timeline for gathering required reporting information;

• Respond to government requests for more information as needed; and

• Assist with internal database entry and administration


Must be registered with Miziwe Biik;

• Academic background in public policy, political science or public administration is desirable

• Prior experience in researching and writing government funding applications; preparing reports for government funders; researching government funding opportunities

• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite;

• Ability to multi-task and Knowledge of the Indigenous community an asset.

The duties within this job description can be amended from time to time.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your résumé with a brief cover letter by email to:

Mr. Puneet Luthra

Director of Government Relations


We appreciate all interest and will directly contact qualified applicants. No agency calls please.

Contract Period

May 29, 2017 – March 31, 2018

Deadline for Applications

Monday, May 15, 2017





Duration of Contract: 52 Weeks

Start Date: April 24, 2017


The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and management of the development of community partnerships through our community space sharing program and the coordination and delivery of visiting artist and other specialty workshops.

Working closely with CIT's Managing & Artistic Directors the successful candidate will:

Build Organizational Capacity – Facilities/Equipment Rental Programs

Research, develop and manage administrative systems directly related to facility and equipment rental building upon community networks to ensure that news of CIT's expanded facilities and their intended use are communicated clearly.

• Develop through research and delivery a working system for facility and equipment rental

• Manage bookings and inquiries related to the facility and equipment (costs, availability & protocol)

• Disseminate and market information to the broader community of CIT's expanded facilities, their intended use and details of cost/equipment

To Coordinate and Promote a Visiting Artist Lecture Series and Visiting Artist Workshops

• Coordinate and promote a series of Visiting Artist Lectures

• Coordinate a number of CIT’s Visiting Artist Workshops.

• Liaise with project artists

• Promote programs and network with community members and partners

Build Personal and Organizational Capacity in the area of Social Media and Communications

• Develop and share skills in the area of social media promotion and in communications

• Disseminate information and promotional materials about the program and recruit community participants

• Submit detailed reports about at various stages of planning and delivery

• Assist in grant and foundation applications for the program


Required Skills & Experience:

• Experience in program coordination, development and delivery

• Exhibits a knowledge and keenness for cotemporary web practices and the use of social media

• Some experience in the area of design for the web

• Understanding of Indigenous practices and knowledge base

• Ability and desire to work with Indigenous youth in a culturally sensitive manner

• Strong problem solving skills

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Strong organizational and coordination skills

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

• Post Secondary graduate

• Understanding of Aboriginal Arts Community

• Valid Driver's License and access to vehicle would be an asset

Funding for this position is provided by Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training. The position is open to candidates of Indigenous ancestry.


Application deadline EXTENDED UNTIL  APRIL 19, 2017 - 5 PM

Please forward applications to jlwatson@indigenoustheatre.com


Councillor's Aide

 Aboriginal Internship

This program will allow Aboriginal youth to have exposure not only to a municipal working environment but also to the community work that Councilors are involved in and the work they do with their constituents. It will give them exposure to working for the Toronto Public Service and community engagement.

Number of positions: 4 (four)

Duration: 6 months, April 2017 to September 2017

Salary: Pro-rated 6 month Salary: $13,595.40 (based on 2016 rates)

Location: Based at City Hall, may have to travel for community events or meetings in the Councillor's Ward

Councillor's Offices:

Councillor Mike Layton: Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina

Councillor Mary Fragedakis: Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon: Ward 32 Beaches-East York

Councillor Shelley Carroll: Ward 33 Don Valley East

Major Responsibilities:

• Responsible for clerical and other duties as assigned by the Councillor.

• Answers phone and responds to enquiries from constituents in a professional manner. Refers to other members of the Councillor’s staff as required.

• Photocopying and distribution of materials to the community.

• Assists with filing in the office.

• Stocks office supplies for the Council Office.

• Assists with organizing community events in the Councillor's ward.

• Undertakes special assignments as requested by the Councillor.

Key Qualifications:

1. Interest in community engagement and supporting constituents.

2. Interest in Municipal Government and political engagement.

3. Self driven individual who has the ability to carry out instructions, prioritize work schedule and complete assignments within timelines.

4. Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of staff and the public.

5. Excellent customer service, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with the ability to meet customers' needs and deal effectively with Councillors, the public and external contacts, all levels of staff, and senior management.

6. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.

7. Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

***Please arrange an appointment to meet with a Miziwe Biik Employment Counselor to register as a client

For more information please contact: Project Officer, Nicole Hare at 416-591-2310


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