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Program: Canada Summer Jobs

Contract : Temporary, full-time; 8 weeks; 35 hours per week

Location 355 Church Street or from safe, home based office

Salary: $15.25 per hour

Application Deadline: Open until filled

File Number: CSJ #15-21 with cover letter and resume

E-Mail via Isarta

Mail: HR, 355 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 0B2


Family Service Toronto (FST) helps people face a wide variety of life challenges. For over 100

years, we have worked with individuals and families destabilized by precarious mental health

and/or socioeconomic circumstances, to achieve greater resilience and stability in more just

and supportive communities. We achieve this through our direct service work of intervention

and prevention which includes counselling, peer support and education; knowledge building;

and system-level work including social action, advocacy, community building and working

with partners to strengthen the sector.

Working with the advocacy network Campaign 2000: End Child and Family Poverty, the

Communications Specialist will work with coalition members to support the development of

a communications plan for the campaign. The Communications Specialist with report to the

Director, Social Action.


To be eligible to apply for this Canada Summer Jobs position, applicants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has

been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial

legislation and regulations.

  • be available to commence the position on June 28, 2021.


  • Assist in raising public awareness of reducing child poverty in Canada online and through social
  • media platforms.
  • Develop online content under supervision, including web/blog posts, newsletter updates to the
  • national coalition, and other materials such as vlogs, tweets, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat

posts and where appropriate.

  • Working effectively as part of team in order to coordinate tasks, share resources, plan, make
  • decisions.
  • Assist with projects as required.


  • Post-secondary education preferred.
  • Good verbal, listening and written communication skills.
  • Tech savvy- familiar with social media platforms.
  • Good interpersonal, organization, time management, and prioritizing skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check with Vulnerable Sector Search.

We actively encourage applicants from all equity seeking groups. Our goal is to attract,

develop, and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds allowing us to benefit

from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

Act, 2005, and FST's Equity and Inclusion policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of

the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants and will contact the individuals selected for an interview.

No phone calls please.

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