Job Posting 70273

Research Assistant
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
Toronto Metro area
closed 4 days ago (Fri, 7 May)
full time - term / contract

   The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) is a non-profit community legal clinic specializing in
   issues that affect low-income tenants in Ontario and funded by Legal Aid Ontario. ACTO’s work includes
   pursuing test case litigation, developing law reform initiatives, community organizing and providing
   training to other legal clinics to promote housing rights for low-income tenants. ACTO also manages the
   Tenant Duty Counsel Program (TDCP), a service that offers free legal advice to tenants appearing before
   the Landlord & Tenant Board.

   We are seeking a Research Assistant to support a range of activities examining housing policies and
   municipal regulations and programs. This position presents an opportunity to pursue an interest in
   housing policy and advocacy, interact with a range of stakeholders and contribute to ongoing polity

   Working collaboratively with ACTO’s legal & policy team, the Research Assistant will:

  • Conduct jurisdictional scans of relevant housing policies and municipal regulations
  • Build a database of housing sector stakeholders in municipalities across Ontario
  • Conduct literature reviews on relevant topics
  • Seek out relevant stakeholders across Ontario
  • Work with policy team on data collection and analysis


  •  Undergraduate and/or graduate education in political science, public policy, public affairs, urban
     studies, or similar disciplines.
  •  Knowledge of (and interest in) housing policy, municipal governance, and urban planning
  •  Experience with social science research and digital databases
  •  Excellent research and writing skills
  •  Ability to take initiative, be resourceful, and gathering information from various primary and
     secondary sources
  • Strong ability to work independently and in teams
  • Experience supporting interdisciplinary research
  • Experience developing and conducting qualitative research and comprehensive literature reviews
  • Experience reading and summarizing legislation and ability to work in French would be an asset


    This is a one year contract position with a salary of $62,000. Please send applications by May 7, 2021 to:
    , with the subject line: Research Assistant.

    ACTO is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse and
    inclusive workplace and encourages applications from equity seeking groups including but not limited to
    individuals of indigenous descent, individuals who identify at as LGBTQ2+, persons with disabilities,
    members of racialized communities, people of diverse faiths and creeds, and women.

    We thank all applicants; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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