Communications consultant contract – Wintegration Club

September 04, 2014

Posting Date: September 3, 2014

CultureLink is seeking a Communications Consultant to write a report and contribute to the design of a professional development workshop, summarizing the activities and impact of CultureLink’s Wintegration Club. The Wintegration Club was a program offered to newcomer clients in winter 2013-2014, to enable them to experience outdoor recreation during the fall and winter. The Wintegration Club was funded by the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund.

All materials must be complete by October 31, 2014. The consultant will collaborate with CultureLink’s Metcalf Sustainability Intern, and report to the Programs and Personnel Director.

Major Responsibilities/Tasks

• Write and design a 3,000-word report summarizing the activities and impact of the Wintegration Club
• Work with CultureLink staff to design a 3-hour professional development workshop about the Wintegration Club and other outdoor recreation programs for newcomers
• Design presentation slides (Prezi, powerpoint, etc.) for the workshop
• Create promotional content (paper and electronic) for the workshop


Skills and Experience:
• Demonstrated experience in report-writing for clients in social service sector
• Demonstrated experience in workshop design
• Graphic design skills (Indesign, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Prezi or equivalent)

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment is required
• Familiarity with the settlement sector, and/or community recreation sector is an asset
• Familiarity with online promotional tools (Eventbrite, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is an asset

This total value of this contract is $2,500, plus HST, if applicable.

We plan to fill this contract by September 15, 2014. Interviews will be arranged as resumes are received. Please submit a resume and three samples of your work to, to the attention of Wilson Yu, Programs and Personnel Director, with the subject line “Wintegration Club Communications Consultant”.

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Mentorship Opportunities with Community Living Toronto and Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

August 27, 2014

CultureLink Mentorship Program in  partnership with Community Living Toronto (Downtown) has the following volunteering opportunity for the newcomers who can speak the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • Tamil
  • Farsi
  • Urdu
  • Tagalog
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

The role of the mentees will include:

  • Assisting with/providing outreach to diverse communities at various community events, information fairs, and educational events throughout the city
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of presentations about intellectual disability and the developmental services in Toronto geared towards newcomer and ethno-culturally specific groups
  • Assisting with research and evaluation activities related to the project in conjunction with a Master’s of Social Work student

Training will be provided.

If you are interested, please contact Eman El Atawy at 416-588-6288 ext.219 or


CultureLink Mentorship Program in  partnership with the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture has the following volunteering opportunities:

1. Interpreter for in house doctors, hospitals, counselors - Ontario work and Ontario housing.

We are looking for the following languages:

  • American Sign
  • Arabic
  • Tamil
  • Turkish
  • Hungarian

2. Arabic speaking receptionist

3. Graphic designer: improving and redesigning the website

Starting date:

If you have your police reference check you will be able to start right away. If not, you must wait until you receive your police reference check.

Location: 194 Jarvis Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

Your Mentor: Manager, Community Engagement

Hours: As per availability

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Eman El Atawy at 416-588-6288 ext.219 or

“Hit Restart” – CultureLink presents a mentoring series for newcomer MarComm Professionals

June 08, 2014

CultureLink presents “Hit Restart”, a unique and exciting new mentoring series, to all newcomer Marketing and Communications (MarComm) professionals. “Hit Restart” is a project that aims to address employment issues particularly facing MarComm professionals who are new to Canada. The project will span five months from June to October and encompass a variety of mentoring activities, including speakers’ panel, focus groups, information interviews, entrepreneurs’ bootcamp, business start-up coaching, mentorship field trips to leading firms of the industry etc. It will involve more than 40 volunteer mentors who are established professionals in the MarComm fields to provide participants with resources and support in re-establishing career in Canada.

Part One of “Hit Restart” series will be a Panel Discussion event June 26th with five distinguished guest panelists who represent professionalism, diversity, and incredible success as internationally trained immigrant MarComm professionals. For all the events of the “Hit Restart” series, pre-registration is required. Please note that all participants of the mentoring series must sign-up by completing an online survey The survey is for us and our funders to better understand the issues so that we can modify our programming to meet your needs. Your co-operation is much appreciated.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give Eman (416 588-6288 ext. 219) or Rachel (ext.222) a call or email or

Volunteer with Community Living Toronto with Mentorship Benefits

April 24, 2014

Community Living Toronto is a non-profit organization that provides a full range of personalized supports and services to over 6,000 people with an intellectual disability and their families.

Thanks to the partnership between CultureLink Mentorship program and Community Living Toronto, the volunteering position will ensure newcomers receive mentorship benefits by be paired with community living Toronto staff as their mentors. Click to see the job postings.

CL-CLT Position Posting Number One

CL CLT Position Posting Two

Interested applicants are invited to submit your résumé by email to:

Eman El Atawy Tel: 416-588-6288 ex: 219

Luminato 2014 – Match with Mentors and Volunteer Orientation April 26

April 23, 2014

Haven’t been to Luminato Festival before? You are not a Torontonian until you have experienced the most celebrated Arts and Culture Festival in the heart of Toronto. Want to be a Festival insider? Here’s a rare chance for you to grab if you are someone new to Canada!

For 2014 season, Luminato Festival has closed their volunteer application to general public because volunteering for Luminato is POPULAR and they can’t simply accept so many volunteers.  Thanks to our long standing partnership with Luminato and Luminato’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Festival is now still accepting CultureLink’s newcomer volunteers!

Group interview and Match with wonderful mentors happen this weekend – Saturday April 26! Come to join us. Sign up now online and speak to one of the following staff to book an appointment for Saturday April 26 and ask your questions. Registration is a must – we have limited space.

Caixia – 416 588 6288 ext 209; Rakesh – 416 588 6288 ext 226; Hashem – 416 588 6288 ext 220; Elizabeth 416 588 6288 ext 223

On Saturday, there are as many as 17 pairs of  strong mentors available to be matched with newcomers and you may interview for different positions at the Festival.  The following positions are available for CultureLink newcomer volunteers:

  • Festival Ambassador
  • Festival Administrative Volunteer
  • Arts Marketing
  • Info Team

Food and refreshment will be provided for your visit to CultureLink. You can choose to come to the morning session or afternoon session as per your appointment. Don’t miss this great opportunity to network and gain valuable work experience Sign up online now and book your appointment with one of the four staff members.

Read our Luminato newcomer volunteer stories (Festival 2011-2013) online