Rockcliffe -Smythe Community

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Posted:Feb 5th/2017

Youth in Policing Initiative – Summer 2017 Program-

                             It’s not too late to apply!

The Toronto Police Service is recruiting for the Youth in Policing Initiative – Summer Program.

The summer program runs from July to August, Monday to Friday, 35 hrs/week. Participants will be paid $11.40/hour.

This employment initiative focuses on diverse youth between the ages of 15 to 18 residing in one of the City’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (in Ward 11: Weston, Mount Dennis and Rockcliffe-Smythe).

Youth will work within various units and divisions and will tour police facilities such as the Marine Unit, Police Dog Services, etc. Applicants must be: legally eligible to work in Canada; attending and returning to school; and, successful through the security clearance process. In addition, applicants must not have previously participated in the program.

The Youth in Policing Initiative is a unique opportunity that should not be missed. If you know or work with youth aged 15-18, who meet the eligibility criteria, please encourage them to apply.

Interested youth can apply online at

Please note that the deadline to apply is February 19th, 2017.

For more information contact


3 Great Opportunities to get involved.




Volunteer Opportunity: English and Math Tutor

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is looking for a volunteer to work with newcomer youth who are looking to upgrade their high school English, Science and Math skills for the upcoming year.

The volunteer would be assisting youth with their homework on a drop-in basis. Responsibilities include assessing their knowledge level, providing needed instructions, as well as leading English Conversation Circles, all taking place at 760 Jane Street.

Interested volunteers must be able to instruct grade 9-12 level in all classes and must be able to communicate in English. This is an 8-month commitment, with the option of committing for a few weeks at a time.

The volunteer would be required every Monday from 5-6:30 pm. For more information, including the full list of requirements, please contact Diana Wahidi at

The 2017 Protégée Program applications are now open!

The City of Toronto’s Toronto Regional Champion Campaign (TRCC) Protégée Program is a mentoring program that teams up young women with City of Toronto Councillors for six months in order to inspire and familiarize young women with the job of municipal councillor and provide them with hands on experience.

To be eligible, applicants must identify as female, live in the City of Toronto, and be between 19 and 26 years of age. If you have any questions, email

The application deadline is Thursday November 24, 2016.

The application is available at

Kamla Sudama

Community Development Worker

Youth Development Unit

Social Development, Finance & Administration
City Hall, 15th floor East Tower


C: 416-707-4688

November and  December 2016 Dates:

Municipal Supports for Syrian Refugees in Toronto

Soon, many of the recently arrived Syrian refugees will no longer be eligible to receive financial assistance from the federal government, or their sponsors. In response, the City of Toronto is holding a series of information fairs to ensure that these new Torontonians are aware of and connected to City services and supports available after their first year in Toronto.

Sessions are intended for service providers but everyone is welcome to attend.

Featuring panel presentations by:

  • Toronto Employment & Social Services
  • Toronto Public Health
  • Children’s Services
  • Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Information booths hosted by:

  • 311 Toronto
  • Live Green Toronto
  • Shelter, Support & Housing Administration
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • Toronto Public Library

Register online for one of the following dates:

 Session 1: Wednesday November 23rd | The 519 | 9:30am-12:00pm

Session 2: Monday November 28th | Metro Hall | 2:00pm-4:30pm

Session 3: Friday December 9th | City Hall | 9:30am-12:00pm

For more information please contact Ghadeer Malek ( or visit


February 2017

Excellent opportunity for TCHC residents, who are also High School aged youth.

The United Nations Association of Canada is hosting their annual Model United Nations Conference. These conferences, are a great opportunity for residents to network, develop expertise in a professional setting and develop the soft skills needed in global affairs.

Our partnership with the United Nations Association of Canada (UNAC) has flourished and we have had recent successes coming out of last year’s Model United Nations.

Last month, the UNAC took 2 youth from The East Mall to Quito, Ecuador to take part in the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. These youth who register will be introduced to new and exciting opportunities in global issues. If you know any youth/residents who would be interested in engaging with their peers from across the province on pressing issues affecting Canadians and the International community and would like to take part in the conferences please have them contact Husein Ladha at (647) 215-3558 or

We are putting together a group of 15-20 TCHC high school youth to be a part of the Model United Nation Conference in Waterloo on February 9th-10th, 2017.

Furthermore, we also putting a group of 15-20 TCHC residents who are in high school or older for a Model United Nation Conference in Ottawa on February 23rd-26th, 2017.



June 4th/2016

upcoming Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) Employment Information Session to be held on Wednesday, July 13th at Learning Enrichment Foundation, 116 Industry Street.  Note that 2 sessions are scheduled:  The presentation for the 1st session will start promptly at 1pm, and the presentation for the 2nd session will start promptly at 3pm.

This event is geared towards residents/jobseekers along the Eglinton-Crosstown area to receive information about the different types of employment opportunities available now and over the next few months.  This is not a recruitment event.  We are hoping for a strong turnout of individuals from the Weston Mt-Dennis and surrounding areas, however the event is open to all.

Pre-registration is required through the EC Portal at: (search Crosslinx)

Feel free to contact Laurin Persad at 416-397-1672 for registration or event details.

….and CLICK> Crosslinx Employment Information Session Final for more info


June 1st/2016

Rockcliffe-Smythe Community Association-Canada Summer Jobs

Community Outreach and Development Project

June 20 – August 27, 2016: Application deadline: June 9


Rockcliffe-Smythe Community Association is seeking four (4) outgoing, civic-minded students under 30 and currently enrolled and returning full-time in a variety of disciplines to help strengthen our community, its public services and our volunteer-based Association through research, outreach and citizen engagement, community service agency and public sector program support and promotion, and Association organizational development.

The ten-week Canada Summer Jobs program starts on June 20, and will be based at our partner Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Services offices on Jane St., working 33.5 hours/week at $11.25 per hour.


  • Two (2) Recreational and Environmental Outreach Officers and
  • Two (2) Social Development and Outreach Officers will perform
    • various research, analysis, communications, outreach, policy and program needs assessment, priority setting, work and activity planning, participation, implementation and support activities, throughout the local community,
    • working with a number of neighbourhood public service agencies, government departments, community groups and other partners,
    • in order to build the Rockcliffe-Smythe Community Association and overall community awareness, engagement and development, including:

Children, youth, adults, seniors, old and newcomers, participation barriers

* Employment, training, education, social/economic development, access to services, health, housing, neighbourhood, environment, Humber-Black Creek Watershed, flood prevention, trails, parks, recreation, community gardens, food security, arts, culture, library, heritage, infrastructure, transportation, urban planning, safety, justice, equity, poverty, animal services, tree canopy and other community services, programs, activities, issues and opportunities

* Information gathering, reporting, mapping, multimedia presentation

Updated/New Association Website, domain, host, design, function, content, multimedia production, social media, traffic generation, membership campaign

New Rockcliffe-Smythe Community Services Directory (Web and Print)

     Compilation, design, production, printing, sponsors, distribution, outreach

Consultation and outreach communications planning, production

Stakeholder and public consultation, needs assessment, analysis, priority-setting

Strategic, work and event planning, scheduling, implementation, administration

Outreach, marketing, workshop facilitation, meetings and other field work

Association development, capacity-building, membership, activities

Community spirit, computer literacy, and strong research, analysis, written and oral communication, strategic, proactive, organizational and creative skills are required.  Describe your public service interests and educational, employment and/or volunteer goals, achievements and experience, and any connections to Rockcliffe-Smythe and the Humber-Black Creek watershed.

Applications from persons with disabilities, visible minorities and Aboriginal students are equally encouraged.  You must be eligible to work in Canada.

Please send applications no later than Thursday, June 9, 2016, noting “Rockcliffe-Smythe Summer Jobs” in the subject line: c/o RSCA Project Coordinator,



General information: Employment Ontario Contact Centre

1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339);

Skills for Change. Stockyards Mall, Ontario Employment Services

30 Weston Rd. Unit 204, Toronto, ON M6N 0A7: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm: Free; Call or drop in

  • 416-572-0490;;
  • Avril Gray-White, Senior Manager, Programs & Strategic Initiatives,
  • Non Profit; Registered Charity; English
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance, washroom, parking, elevator with Braille, voice/tone
  • Self-service information and resources — anyone with or without jobs, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers
  • Assisted services – supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services: people who are unemployed and out of school
  • Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services
  • Second Career Program — skills training and financial support for laid-off workers


  • participants’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience,
  • support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention
  • Canada-Ontario Job Grant — financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
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1267 Weston Rd, Toronto, ON M6M 4R2; Mon-Fri 1 pm-9 pm

  • 416-244-8982;;; (Weston and Eglinton Ave W)
  • Non Profit; Registered Charity : English; French; Spanish; Somali; Vietnamese
  • Call, email or drop in. Free and fees for some programs (* free Internet access).
  • Wheelchair entrance, barrier-free washroom
  • * financial counselling * youth programs * settlement programs and services
  • Community Economic Development through Employment Services
  • Programs include:  Cook’s training, Early Childhood Education, Janitor/caretaker/cleaner training, Industrial Skills training, Forklift Operator re-certification/refresher training, and Emerging Entrepreneurs
  • Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) — orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community * may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) — 416-760-2568 * for newcomers (upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto) * transportation and child care available
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Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Services

909 Jane St Ste 205, Toronto, ON M6N 4C6;

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm at Alliance

  • Non Profit; Registered Charity:;

  • 416-249-6742;;  Babur Mawladin, Executive Director
  • English; Italian; German; Spanish; Arabic; Urdu; Somali; Hindi; Farsi; Dari; Pashto; Turkish
  • Free, open to all: call or drop in; wheelchair accessible non-powered door at entrance * Elevator to second floor * Washrooms not accessible
  • Newcomer assistance — settlement support and counselling * housing referral and support * educational workshops * information on Canadian school system
  • Employment assistance — skills assessment, job search and resume help, labour market information, support to maintain employment, referral to other services
  • Seniors’ Program — fitness and computer classes
  • Women’s Program — mutual support, monthly workshops on abuse, family and relationships, health, self-esteem, women in the workplace


Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services. AccessPoint on Jane

761 Jane St 2nd Fl, Ste 200B, Toronto, ON M6N 4C4 at Woolner Ave

Mon/Tue/Thurs 9 am-8 pm; Wed 1-5 pm; Fri 9 am-5 pm: Free

  • 416-760-8677;;
  • Non Profit; Registered Charity; Wheelchair accessible entrance, barrier free washrooms
  • English; interpreters available for other languages
  • Free: Newcomer immigrants and refugees
  • Health services — referral by agency or self: primary health care services
  • * no Ontario Health Insurance required for primary care and most specialists
  • * assessment, medical treatment * prenatal and postnatal care * immunization * diabetes * illness and disease prevention * sexual health and health education * nutrition * individual, marital, family and mental health counselling
  • Community, settlement and youth services — most by appointment, call for details

Community services — focus on newcomers, women, families with children birth-6 years * peer outreach and support * parenting and parent-child groups * prenatal nutrition and support * food skills groups * health education * lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) services * expressive arts * research and advocacy on newcomer, immigrant and refugee issues.

Youth services — drop-in programs * settlement * out of school programs * Community Connections Mentorship Program (formerly HOST) — group orientation activities for newly arrived immigrant and refugee youth * trained volunteer mentors * help in establishing social and professional networks * development of citizenship and civic engagement * skills and career development

Settlement Program — orientation * needs and eligibility assessments * information and referral * language and skills training * job search and employment counselling * networking * youth settlement * LGBTQ settlement * services in various locations


You are invited to attend an information session for community partners and small business owners to learn more about the application process for Canada Summer Jobs funding as a resource for your organization to consider hiring youth this summer.

This session is being held at the Rexdale Community Hub (Community Room B, Ground Floor) on March 3 from 10:00 – 11:30 am.

Please register online at

Service Canada staff will be onsite to speak about Canada Summer Jobs, a federal program that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

Canada Summer Jobs:

  • provides work experiences for students;
  • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
  • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Funding has been increased this year, and the application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2016 has been extended until March 11, 2016.

Our goal is to help raise awareness and the potential for local organizations and companies eligible to submit applications to this federal program and support creating summer jobs for youth in our area if approved as a result.

We hope that you will attend and learn more about the resource that is available.


Hello Junction Farmers Market friends, (

Do you know a food-lover in the community who would want to work for a local vendor at the Saturday market? A few of our vendor friends are looking to grow their teams!

They include:

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of the team that helps make our farmers market great.

If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, and would be available on Saturday mornings, please get in touch with them:

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