Community Health Ambassador Lead, Vaccine Engagement Project – Short-term position ( 2 positions available)

Deadline: October 26, 2022, 5 p.m.

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a Community Health Centre that aims to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. The Centre envisions a future in which diverse individuals, families and communities can achieve health with dignity.

We are looking to recruit two local community members from Taylor Massey, Oakridge, or Victoria Village neighbourhood to lead our community health ambassador team. The CHA Leads will play a key role in implementing vaccine engagement strategies to best combat the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lead Ambassadors are people who have gained significant experience with the capacity to manage progressing responsibilities and identified leaders by their peers. Lead Ambassadors will work with the Coordinator to support current/new Community Ambassadors.


  • Provide support to VET and Lead in the recruitment, onboarding and mentoring of new Community Ambassadors
  • Provide administrative supports to Coordinators such as promotional and informational material development, attendance monitoring
  • Identify and prioritize locations for vaccine clinics in collaboration with Community Ambassadors
  • Work with Coordinators to organize vaccine clinics and manage logistics
  • Act as a direct liaison for Community Ambassadors and Coordinators to provide updates and information
  • Provide information on relevant training needs and other capacity building opportunities for Community Ambassadors to Coordinators
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to lead fellow ambassadors in mentorship, advisory and education supports
  • Facilitate regular meetings with Community Ambassadors to create and maintain a work plan and outreach strategy that responds to current needs
  • Work with Coordinator to prepare weekly outreach schedule, assign Community Ambassadors to clinics and VET events
  • Provide critical analysis of best practices to Coordinator
  • Foster “peer to peer” community of practice for ongoing information sharing, decompression and issues escalation
  • Encourage and provide support to Community Ambassadors to complete and submit Community Ambassador reports at the end of each shift to identify outreach findings and trends


  • Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, Community development or a combination of relevant education and work experience
  • Knowledge of community development and social determinants of health is an asset
  • Experience working with newcomers, racialized and/or vulnerable populations, providing front line services and outreach
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to understand and respond to changing community needs
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paces environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Multicultural sensitivity and/or experience working in diverse neighbourhoods
  • Familiarity in working from an anti-oppression, LGBTQ+ positive framework
  • Ability to speak other languages is an asset: Bengali, Arabic, Tigrinya, Urdu, Dari/Pushto etc.
  • Ability to travel within Taylor Massey, Oakridge, Victoria Village neighbourhoods as required
  • A minimum of 18 years of age
  • A successful clearance of a police vulnerable sector check

Please be advised that our organization requires all staff, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination can be obtained from the Ministry site.

NOTE: All staff are expected to work on site, maintaining COVID-19 safety protocols, and may be required to travel to and work at other sites, as required.

Position: Short term, until December 31, 2022 (2 positions available)
Hours: Up to 21 hours/week ($25.00 per hour)
Location: 3079 Danforth Ave – AccessPoint on Danforth

Deadline to submit application: October 26, 2022 by 5:00pm

By e-mail:
With “Community Health Ambassador Lead – Vaccine Engagement Project” in the subject heading, please send your resume and cover letter to:

By Regular Mail:
Hiring Committee, Community Health Ambassador Lead – Vaccine Engagement Project
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
340 College Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9
No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will receive acknowledgement. Please note that a criminal background check (Vulnerable sector) will be conducted for this position. We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities.

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