✔ Are you passionate about building community resilience?
✔ Do you want to learn more about equitable community economic development?
✔ Are you between 15 and 30 years of age?
✔ Are you currently unemployed or underemployed and not in school or training?
If this sounds like you, apply to join the team at East Scarborough Storefront as our Local Workforce Development Assistant!
Application Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2021 by 12pm (noon) Compensation: $19.50/hour
Start Date - End Date: Monday, January 10, 2022 - July 8, 2022 Position Type: Full time (37.5 hours), 6 months contract
Location: Mainly remote (laptop & internet subsidy available)
Some in person work may be required when protocols allow
About East Scarborough Storefront
East Scarborough Storefront (The Storefront) is a Community Integrator that uses an innovative Connected Community Approach to improve the wellbeing of people in the inner-suburban community of Kingston Galloway Orton Park (KGO) and East Scarborough.
The Local Workforce Development Assistant will play a key role in advancing our work to map and align the local employment ecosystem in East Scarborough.
Specifically, the Local Workforce Development Assistant will carry out key tasks related to The Storefront’s innovative place-based workforce development initiative, East Scarborough Works. East Scarborough Works (ESW) is a demand-led, supply-driven, network-managed approach to local workforce development that applies the principles of the Connected Community Approach to ensure that when local jobs are created in East Scarborough, local people have the best possible chance of being successful candidates for those jobs.
This work experience placement is part of the CreateAction Inclusive Social Innovation program. The Local Workforce Development Assistant will be part of a network of CreateAction participants and will join in regular peer learning sessions and evaluation activities delivered by the program partners: the Canadian CED Network, the National Association of Friendship Centres, and the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for building stronger and more resilient communities. They will also be able to demonstrate an interest in community economic development, urban planning, community benefits, and/or tackling geographic poverty in urban areas. Knowledge of, or a connection to, East Scarborough will be considered an asset.
Skills & Experience
Previous work experience in this field is not a requirement for this position. However, applicants should be able to share examples that demonstrate their experience using these skills:
Lived experience of poverty, racialization or other forms of marginalization is also an asset.
This position has been created by the CreateAction Inclusive Social Innovation program and therefore must meet the following eligibility criteria:
For more about The Storefront, our projects, and approach:
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter (300 words maximum) that includes your responses to the following questions:
The Storefront is a project on MakeWay’s shared platform. MakeWay believes in a world where everyone is living in a stable climate and is treated fairly and equally. Where people feel secure and part of a community. Ecosystems are in balance, and waters are clean. When our environment is healthy, economies and communities can thrive. This is the world we work toward. We do it with collaboration and creativity, with changemakers, funders, community organizations and investors from coast to coast to coast.
MakeWay and The Storefront are strongly committed to creating a diverse and equitable workplace reflective of the community; we welcome and encourage applications from Black and Indigenous people, other equity seeking groups. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
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