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Job Number:  41810
LGBTQ2 Events Coordinator Summer Student
Job Posted: Friday, 9 February 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018
(87 days ago)
Canadian Mental Health Association - York Region
Region: York / Durham area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: York and South Simcoe Salary: (not entered)

Full-time, 35 hours per week, Evenings and Weekends will be required


Compensation: $15.00 an hour for a maximum of 16 weeks from May through August 2018


Competition #: 201812


Our Mission:  As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.


Our Organizational Values:

  • Client and Family Centered – through partnership, accountability and action
  • Culturally Competent – to provide the best service and work experience
  • Innovation – to bring value to our community

Team Values:              Trust, Respect, Communication and Teamwork.


Hours of work:            35 hours per week. Flexible evening and weekend hours will be required.


Location:                     York and South Simcoe


Job Profile:


CMHA York and South Simcoe’s (CMHA-YR) LGBTQ2 Events Coordinator summer student will support the LGBTQ2 community through York Region PRIDE in June, CMHA –YR Queer Wellness Event, CMHA-YR Under the Rainbow Program, and by assisting with the development of a Wellness Resource Manual for the LGBTQ2 Community. 


The LGBTQ2 Events Coordinator will provide assistance in developing and producing promotional materials for the PRIDE summer community event; attend community meetings and events to promote the summer PRIDE event; visit community partners to deliver marketing materials; maintain a spreadsheet of activities, past and projected; assist with timelines for projected activities; record statistics in spreadsheets; assist with special projects; accurate data entry; assist with preparing power point presentations; updates for Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) and CMHA-YR website and partner websites; provide strong administrative assistance to the summer PRIDE LGBTQ2 Committee.

The summer student will support numerous local priorities including programs and services that serve disadvantaged community groups such as people with mental illness and addictions persons with disabilities, those who are homeless/street involved, and children/youth and the LGBTQ2 community and those who stay in homeless shelters or who are precariously housed.  The work of the LGBTQ2 Events Coordinator will be to help disadvantaged people to better access mental health services through the development of various wellness events and through the development of a wellness resource list of organizations and supports available to be used by the LGBTQ2 community in York Region. 


The LGBTQ2 Events Coordinator summer student will:

  • Help to raise awareness about LGBTQ2 wellness issues and help to break the stigma around Mental Health and LGBTQ2 issues through the summer community event and other events 
  • Attend and participate in team meetings for LGBTQ2 events and CMHA-YR Queer Caucus; York Region PRIDE Committee Meetings; CMHA-YR Under the Rainbow Program (a safe and welcoming peer run support and social group to celebrate sexual and gender diversity), and shadow key members of the York Region LGBTQ2 community to further develop relationships and knowledge exchange between and with CMHA-YR.  CMHA-YR Queer Caucus is a group of Queer staff and Allies of CMHA-YR that is a member of the larger PRIDE Committee and works in partnership with other agencies that serve the LGBTQ2 community in York Region. The committee meets to promote a Queer-friendly workplace and equity to service access for Queer people in CMHA-YRand communities that we serve. 
  • Support the annual Queer Wellness Event during York Region PRIDE that is organized through CMHA-YR’s Queer Caucus during York Region PRIDE.
  • Assist with developing a marketing plan, social media marketing and web updates for our summer community event –York Region PRIDE Events, CMHA–YR Queer Wellness Event, and promotion and practical assistance to the CMHA York and South Simcoe Under The Rainbow program.
  • Track and maintain a budget for CMHA’s PRIDE event.  
  • Create a resource manual for the LGBTQ2 community that includes materials to support all persons in the LGBTQ2 community, especially those with mental health issues, newcomers to Canada, visible minorities, youth and persons who 
  • Support all aspects of various marketing campaigns including the gathering of information for presentation, proofreading of materials for production and maintaining files. 
  • Attend and participate in team meetings for LGBTQ2 programs and events.
  • Prepare information packs, flyers and other materials for community events and create manual for future events.     
  • Occasional evenings and weekends are required in order to support the summer event(s) that occur during the evening or on weekends in June, 2018.
  • The student will have an opportunity to build their skills, knowledge, experience, and learn about Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Human Rights.
  • We will provide development and networking opportunities and performance feedback.




The ideal student will currently be enrolled in a post-secondary school university school program, specifically a student in Marketing; Event Management; Community Development; Queer Studies; Bachelor of Arts or Sociology; Social Service Work; Cultural Studies (Anthropology); Indigenous Studies or Woman’s Studies.


Because of the responsibilities of this position, preference will be given to students who possess experience (through work, volunteer or co-op positions):

  • Working in community development; working with community partners; experience working with the public is an asset. 
  • Solid organizational and time management skills; strong problem-solving skills and decision-making ability.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • An avid user of Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. 
  • Sensitivity and understanding of issues related to mental health and/or a willingness to learn are desirable.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who consider themselves to be part of the LGBTQ2 community; have previous related experience in community development in the LGBTQ2 community, as well as an interest and/or experience in communications, public relations, and marketing
  • The ability to travel independently to community events and community partners
  • The ability to lift and carry 5 – 10 pound box of materials and banner
  • A second language (Cantonese, Farsi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Tamil, Urdu) reflecting the local community is an asset.
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license, a minimum $1,000,000 third party liability insurance
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check) is required


To be eligible, applicants must be students who are:

  • 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 and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2; and,
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.


This position reports to and is supervised by the Clinical Counsellor with the Flexible High Intensity Team.


Working Conditions: Office work, community settings



  1. In keeping with mental health reform, best practices, funding and direction this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.
  2. Please note that this summer employment position is conditional upon receiving funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Confirmation of funding will be known in May 2018.

Why work for CMHA York Region?


We are team committed to our vision of mentally healthy people in a healthy society. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams.  It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement and sustain innovative, evidence based and transformational impact.  We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.


Our team cares for each other.  We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication.  We hold ourselves accountable and we celebrate our wins.  Because we risk, we learn and we take the opportunity and time to constantly improve our skills, the way we function as a team and ultimately deliver services.  


We are a team committed to mental health for all.  Join us and be part of providing great care in great communities!

How to Apply:
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Application Procedures:

If you are interested in this opportunity, follow the link on this posting or visit our website. Complete the application form and submit cover letter and resume together as one (1) document / attachment in the Resume section, outlining how your experience matches our requirements, to the Human Resources Department quoting Competition # 201812.

CMHA, York Region Branch supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome people with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.

To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, email
Online: www.cmha-yr.on.ca, under CAREERS section
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Canadian Mental Health Association - York Region
1101 Nicholson Road Unit 5
Newmarket, ON, L3Y 9C3
Tel: 905-841-3977
www:   www.cmha-yr.on.ca

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