- ACTIVITY + RECREATION
- JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
These positions will relate directly to students studying special event management, fundraising, marketing and/or volunteer management. This position is for full-time students returning to school in the fall and is funded by a contribution from Canada Summer Jobs program .
These positions provide support to PARC’s Resource Development Department. Both positions require a high degree of detail orientation, some problem solving and exceptional communication and administrative organizational skills. The positions report to Resource Development Director.
PARC is a community agency serving socially isolated individuals; individuals who do not usually participate in events promoted for the general public, in community and/or civic engagement activities or outreach strategies. Our special events aim to bridge the gap between PARC members and the broader south Parkdale Community.
You will receive a detailed orientation to workplace health and safety including all office equipment and its safe use. You will be introduced to neighbourhood emergency services, demographics and service context. You will receive training in WHMIS, AODA and risk assessment.
Required Skills & Abilities:
Please forward your resume/cover letter in Word format:
By: May 5, 2017
Re: Canada Summer Jobs Students
We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified candidates with lived experience of poverty or contact with the psychiatric system and candidates from other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.PARC Summer Students Posting April 2017 (pdf) for print
Sistering is a dynamic women’s organization that offers practical and emotional support through programs which enable participants to take greater control over their lives. Sistering works to change social conditions which endanger women’s welfare.
Sistering began operating a 24/7 drop-in over a year ago. The 24/7 drop-in is an extension of our existing drop-in services and is a low barrier and welcoming space for women to come and meet service providers, Peer Workers and other women with shared lived experience. Sistering’s philosophy is trauma informed and based on principles of harm reduction and inclusiveness. The drop-in services provided will address the basic need for food and sleep;personal needs for shower and laundry; social and recreational activities; health needs such as primary care, addictions support and counselling as well as support with housing, income and safety.Position Summary:
The Drop In Peer Worker provides peer support services to women of Sistering. The Drop In Peer Worker performs a wide range of tasks to assist women,including playing a supportive role, providing information, playing games with the women, and participating in evening programming with them. Sistering works from a harm reduction perspective and the Drop In Peer Worker should focus on developing trusting relationships to support women’s decisions.
The Drop In Peer Worker has an interest in their peers and the ability to see each woman as a unique individual; a willingness to share their own experience while recognizing that each person’s recovery is unique, an ability to engage people based on their level of receptivity and individual needs; and the ability to role model competency in addressing their own personal issues and ongoing coping skills. The Drop In Peer Worker is part of building a safe and trusting Drop In environment but is not responsible for crisis de-escalation, but is to seek staff support.
Working in our 24/7 Drop In for Women, there may be the risk of exposure to potentially unpredictable behaviours and situations. The 24/7 Drop-In is a pet friendly facility and employees will be expected to be in the proximity of animals.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.
Sistering is also committed to developing inclusive and accessible hiring practices and work environments. If contacted regarding Peer opportunity, please advise our Interview Committee of the accommodation measures needed to enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Any information provided relating to accommodation measures will be addressed in confidence.
We invite you to apply by sending a cover letter and resumé, handwritten is acceptable.
You can learn how to write a cover letter and resumé at Employment Group, Wednesdays at 12:15 pm.
Apply by email, or regular mail to
Attention: Hiring Committee Sistering
962 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON M6H1L6