[CLOSED] Egale Summer Jobs

Positions Available:
  1. Two-Spirit/Aboriginal Events Coordinator [Filled],
  2. Events Coordinator [Filled],
  3. Programming Coordinator [Filled]
Organization: Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
Position Type: Internal/External
Term: Full time, 8-10 weeks
Hourly Rate: $14
Career Level: Entry Level/Experienced Hire
Location: Toronto
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found

Organization Description

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) is Canada’s only national charity promoting human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity through research, education and community engagement. Egale’s vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and all other forms of oppression, so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias.

In support of our mission and vision, Egale leads numerous national projects:

  • Safer and Accepting Schools: Empowering students, parents and educators to form peer networks and establish LGBTQ2S safer spaces in schools, Egale has delivered professional development workshops to over 10,000 teachers and educators.
  • LGBTQ2S Youth Suicide Prevention: Egale has twice hosted Canada’s LGBTQ2S Youth Suicide Prevention Summit, gathering experts and community members from across North America to talk about LGBTQ2S youth suicide, to share best practices and to advance strategies for the creation and implementation of concrete recommendations.
  • Egale Youth OUTReach: LGBTQ2S youth are over-represented in the homeless population, with over 20% of homeless youth identifying as LGBTQ2S, compared to 3.5% of the general population. Many LGBTQ2S youth report feeling unsafe or being re-victimized in the current shelter system. Egale operates a crisis intervention and housing support centre for LGBTQ2S youth in order to mitigate these challenges.

Job Descriptions

Egale is hiring three summer students through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. CSJ is a Canadian government grants for hiring program that helps provide support to for profit and not-for-profit organizations looking to hire secondary and post-secondary students for summer jobs.

Roles and Responsibilities

Job 1: Two Spirit/ Aboriginal Events Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Two-Spirit/ Aboriginal Events Coordinator will be responsible for planning and coordinating a Two-Spirit and Aboriginal LGBTQ2S specific Pride event. Tasks will include: working with Egale’s Aboriginal Program Coordinator to develop a Two-Spirit specific event, administering early outreach and promotions, implement new ideas and strategies to ensure the success of the event. Additionally, the Two-Spirit/ Aboriginal Events Coordinator will be responsible for researching the logistics of the event such as: venue, materials and transportation.

Job 2: Events Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Events Coordinator is responsible for coordinating events at Egale with a focus on Pride events. Tasks will include: administering early outreach and promotions for events, volunteer coordination for the Pride Parade, and logistics coordination such as booking venues and vehicles. The Events Coordinator will plan and coordinate Egale’s presence at Prides.  Additionally, they will focus on building the logistics that support the work that Egale does with outreach for different communities across Toronto, these communities include: Aboriginal peoples (Two-Spirit), homeless and street involved youth, seniors, children, and school boards.

Job 3:  Programming Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Programming Coordinator will share responsibility for planning and coordinating all aspects that are related to the work of Egale’s workshop facilitators. Tasks will include: outreach to campus’s, school boards and corporations, booking and scheduling workshops and trainings, distributing resources, assisting and supporting facilitators on site and in the field, occasional data entry. Most importantly, the Programming Coordinator will assist in providing key services to several communities across Toronto, these communities include: Aboriginal peoples, homeless and street involved youth, children, seniors and school boards.


Required Qualifications

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30
  • Intends to return to secondary or post-secondary education in the fall of 2015
  • Familiarity with LGBTQ2S communities and LGBTQ2S human rights and inclusion more generally.
  • Understanding of intersectionality and ARAO practice, with a demonstrated ability to embed ARAO principles into policy and documentation.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of and deep commitment to Egale’s mission and vision.

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong presentation skills, including developing presentations and addressing groups, both internal and external.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis and reasoning.
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Robust organizational skill set.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing learning.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit, LGBTQ2S community and/or social justice environment.
  • Bilingual (English/French)

Application Process

Interested candidates must submit a resume and covering letter by email in a single pdf document. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications should be addressed to:

Kendall Forde
Director of Operations and Stewardship
416-964-7887 ext. 7301

Employment Equity and Diversity

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is committed to ensuring that members of traditionally marginalized groups, from a broad range of communities, feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We encourage qualified applicants to consider work and volunteer opportunities with Egale as we recognize that a diverse work force and volunteer base are critical to accomplishing our mission. The organization is dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination in our society which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression for some individuals and have resulted in the denial of their full participation in society.