Job posting: Youth Program Worker for the West Hill Bike Club

August 28, 2015

Job Posting – Youth Program Worker
Classification “C”
40 week contract, 6 hours/week
Internal and External Posting

Posting Date: August 28, 2015

CultureLink is seeking a part-time staff person to implement the West Hill Bike Club project at a Scarborough high school. The Youth Program worker reports to the Assistant Manager, Youth Programs and collaborates with CultureLink’s Cycling Outreach Co-ordinator. The position begins in the week of September 21, 2015 and ends in the week of June 20, 2016. The successful candidate will carry out weekly activities with students, at least 50% of whom will be newcomers to Canada. CultureLink works within an anti-oppression framework and is committed to equity.

• Alongside a teacher serving as a staff advisor, host weekly after-school activities with 15 students. The focus of the year’s activities will be planning and implementing 8 excursions (by walking or biking) to nearby cultural or recreational sites of interest to the club members. The program worker will work with students to promote the trips, invite guests from outside the school, plan and carry out activities at the sites, and create a short video about excursion.
• Lead workshops on road safety, cycling skills, route-planning and cycling advocacy
• Prepare and submit statistical and progress reports to supervisor as required
• Participate in agency staff meetings
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required qualifications:
• Skills and experience working with secondary school youth
• Understanding and sensitivity to issues affecting newcomer youth in particular
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel
• Strong cycling skills, including cycling in traffic outside of downtown
• Commitment to cycling advocacy and proven track record of engagement with Toronto’s cycling community
• Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team
• Readiness to commit to a regular schedule throughout the period of the contract
• Commitment to anti-racism and combating other forms of discrimination

• Familiarity with cultural and recreational destinations in east Scarborough
• Familiarity and experience with policies and procedures with regards to conducting student-related activities within a secondary school setting
• Graphic design skills
• Photography/videography skills
• Bicycle maintenance and repair skills
• Post-secondary education in a field related to the job position

This position is remunerated at the youth program worker rate starting at $19.45 per hour. The deadline for internal/external applicants is September 8, 2015 by 5p.m.

We ask that all applicants include a 250-word statement about the benefits of cycling for youth, and the barriers that diverse youth may face in adopting cycling. Please note that a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (police check) is required for staff working in schools. We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Amina Yassin-Omar, Assistant Manager,Youth Programs:
CultureLink Settlement Services
2340 Dundas St. West. Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario M6P 4A9
Fax: 416-588-2435

For more information visit:

This is a Bargaining Unit Position

Registration Closed! – Community Living Toronto Career Info Session and Speedmentoring

June 18, 2015

Registration Closed for this Event! We are fully booked. Please check with the staff to get on the list for future similar events.

First ever in the social service sector, we are inviting newcomer professionals who are interested in jobs in the intellectual disability sector to our Community Living Toronto Career Info Session and Speed-Mentoring event on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm. at CLT office, 20 Spadina Road, Toronto ON M5R 2S7. From this event’s participants, CultureLink will select qualified candidates with great attitude to recommend for further consideration.

Soulpepper-CultureLink New Canadians Welcome Program

April 21, 2015

We are delighted to launch a wonderful program with our partner from Toronto’s most vibrant artists community. This program connects newcomer families to Canadian artists community through a partnership between Soulpepper Theater and CultureLink.

If your family is new to Canada and love arts and culture, please sign up for this wonderful program online at

Let’s Wintegrate: Professional Development Workshop on Newcomer engagement around winter outdoor activities

November 19, 2014

Let’s Wintegrate: Newcomer engagement around winter outdoor activities

Register now at

At this workshop we take a look at the Wintegration Club, a program developed and run by CultureLink to engage newcomers in pro-social, healthy, outdoor winter activities. This program ran successfully last winter despite record-breaking cold temperatures.

Through this workshop we hope to share our success and recognize the challenges faced, hear from other interesting speakers about their experiences with similar programs, and have a brainstorming session on outdoor activities and community engagement.

Date: Wednesday 26th November 2014

Venue: CultureLink Settlement Services, 2340 Dundas Street West, Suite 301 (inside The Crossways mall)

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Presentations by:

* Fei Tang, CultureLink’s Community Connections Mentorship Program

* Patty Devlin, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

* Lisa Ward, Toronto Region Conservation Authority

* Wintegration Club volunteer and newcomer participant

For further information contact Pallavi Roy at 416.588.6288 x232 or email at

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