Job Posting 100120

Empowerment Program Coordinator
Toronto Metro area
closed 12 days ago (Mon, 8 Apr)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $51,402

Empowerment Program Coordinator

Contract Full-time until March 31, 2026


For over 50 years Nellie’s has been providing shelter and support for marginalized women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. We are mandated to operate programs and services for women and children who had or are experiencing violence, poverty, and homelessness. Nellie’s works to lessen homeless for women and their children whether the cause is family violence, mental health, or any other reason that results in dealing with the impact from trauma. In addition to providing shelter, our programs are designed to reduce the isolation that often comes with abuse.


Our core operations involve our 38-bed emergency shelter for women and their children who are homeless or escaping violent situations. In addition to our shelter, Nellie’s operates an E-PAVE program that supports women and children in the community develop empowerment self-defense skills to help support verbal boundary setting, situational removal and other de-escalation techniques. The E-PAVE vision is to:

  • To provide participants with the skillset to interrupt the cycle of bullying and abuse
  • To empower participants, and increase their confidence in themselves
  • To increase participant self-worth
  • To provide space for participants to reflect on how they treat others, and how they want to be treated
  • To increase participants boundary setting ability
  • To reduce violence in our community

Nellie’s is currently looking to hire an E-PAVE Coordinator to provide the areas of programs preparation and outreach for the development of the E-PAVE Program.


Nellie’s is committed to the development of an agency that reflects the women it serves. This position is open to all women*. Woman* signifies anyone who self-identifies as female, femme and/or woman. This includes transwomen, cisgender women, non-binary people who identify as femme or female presenting. Applications from equity seeking groups are strongly encouraged.


Program Outreach

  • Develop, plan, facilitate, and evaluate Nellie’s E-PAVE programs
  • Prepare and clean up for all drops in programs
  • Facilitation of all drop in and workshops
  • Develop strong working connections and relationship and evolving a network/resource list in promoting Nellie’s programs


  • Prepare monthly reports that provide progress on programs
  • Coordinate outreach programs and maintain resources
  •  Report on E-PAVE update to Manager
  • Provide relevant program pictures for Nellie’s reports and website Blog

Social Justice, Community Education & Outreach

  • Outreach and participation in community coalitions and actions along with women
  • Participation on board committees as required
  • Public speaking and community education
  • Liaise with Second Harvest, Women’s Health, Legal Aid and other relevant community services providers
  • Active participation on social justice issues


  • Work co-operatively as a member of the community support team
  • Attend regular team meetings, staff training sessions and planning meetings
  • Supervise volunteers and students
  • This role requires regular travel



  • Must have a valid G license
  • Access to a vehicle considered an asset
  • College Diploma in the field of Social Services
  • Two (2) years of direct experience
  • Empowerment Self-Defense Instructor Certification
  • Strong understanding of ARAO principles
  • General knowledge in mindfulness, yoga or martial arts
  • General knowledge of community drop-in services
  • Valid CPR/ First Aid Certification
  • CPI Certification as Asset
  • Food Handling Certificate

Hours: 35 hrs/week

Duration of Contract: March 1st, 2024 – March 31st, 2026

Salary: $51,402 annually


Nellie’s is committed to the development of an agency that reflects the women it serves. Applications from Aboriginal Women, World Majority Women/Women of Colour, Lesbians, Bisexual Women, Transgendered Women and Women with Disabilities, Women who have experienced Violence and Consumer Survivors are strongly encouraged.


Please email your application to .  Only those candidates who will be interviewed will be contacted.  The successful candidate will be required to obtain a Police Records Check for the vulnerable sector.


Nellie’s is a unionized workplace with the Workers United Ontario Council. This position is within the bargaining unit and as such the terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement

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