Employment Opportunity – Youth Animators (2 part-time temporary positions) – Youthlinx Project

youthlinxsmall200The Labour Education Centre is currently recruiting two (2) part-time temporary Youth Animators to work with our Youthlinx Project.

The two positions will be part-time for 12 weeks, 2 weeks preparation, 8 weeks of providing in-class support for Youthlinx participant and 2 weeks wrap up. There may be some addition hours at the end of each class. The class will be based at our office at 15 Gervais Drive (Don Mills & Eglinton area).


  • Attend Youthlinx classes from 1-4:30 pm Monday to Thursdays.
  • Work collaboratively with project staff (2 Youth Workers, 2 Animators and Director of Literacy and Basic Skills/Youthlinx Project Coordinator to deliver pre-employment training.
  • Address issues extraneous to the training that will hamper participants’ ability to learn and complete the program. These issues may include housing, food security, child care issues, family stress and peer pressure. The Youth Animators will address interpersonal issues and assist with relationship-building and will provide peer-to-peer support.
  • Provides appropriate support, information, advice, referrals and follow-up to Youthlinx participants as directed by the 2 Youth Workers
  • Perform additional duties as required.


  • Previous recent experience in non-profit community setting and/or neighbourhood-based organizing working with youth in racialized, low income, diverse Toronto neighbourhoods.
  • Demonstrated integrity, sound judgment and good problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in embracing and promoting diversity; and working well in diverse economic and multi-cultural communities in an urban setting
  • Assertiveness skills with the ability to respond to difficult situations appropriately as well as maintain boundaries.
  • Passionate about youth engagement, community development, economic and social justice
  • As the position is to provide peer to peer advice, candidates should be 18-29 years of age.
  • Fluency in a newcomer language an asset.
  • Ownership/access to a car is an asset.

Please email applications to by noon July 31 2015 to:
Bushra Mir
Project Director
Labour Education Centre

For further info on these positions please click here for a PDF copy of the complete job posting.

Employment Opportunity – Youth Animators
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“I’m Eglinton” – Exploring Careers in the Construction Industry

IMeglinton-logo-small“I’m Eglinton” is a new eight week programme to help individuals explore careers in the construction industry.

The programme includes:

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Working at heights and confined space certification
  • Working with propane certification
  • Awareness training on personal protective equipment
  • Basic blue print reading
  • Power and hand tool awareness
  • Building Trades Centre tours

This programme is for you if:

  • You are on Ontario Works (contact your case worker for a referral)
  • You have Grade 10 English and math or equivalent
  • You are interested in a career in the construction industry
  • You like to work outdoors and use tools.

If you are interested, please register online by clicking here.

You can also download our PDF flyer by clicking here

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July 22 – PSW Hiring Event!

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An immigrant family’s story. LEC staff member visits Halifax Pier 21 for 50th anniversary family reunion!

When LEC staff member Pina (Barbieri) Trimarchi’s family arrived at Halifax’s Pier 21 aboard the S.S. Queen Anna Maria in July of 1965,  photographer Ken Elliot was on duty that day and documented the Barbieri family’s first steps on Canadian soil.

Although Pina’s father Giuseppe Barbieri had told the family for many years of the existence of this photo, the family never quite believed him.

Then last year, Pina’s sister Maria (Barbieri) Oliva came across the long lost photo while thumbing through a copy of the April, 2014 issue of the Italian Canadian magazine “Panoram Italia”.

Photo via “Panoram Italia” and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

Last week the Barbieri family gathered together for a reunion at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.     CTV Atlantic Canada was on hand to document the 50th anniversary of the Barbieri family’s arrival in Canada (see video linked above!).

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