Community Health Worker – Take Our Seniors Out

Deadline: May 10, 2024 

Position Type:

  • Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • May– November 2024 (30 weeks)
Posting Type: Internal & External
Supervisor: Community Programs Manager 


  • Main Location: AccessPoint on Danforth
  • You may be required to work at any site

Short Description:

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.

The ‘Take Our Seniors Out’ (TOSO) program is our new barrier-free cycling initiative, which utilizes a 3-wheeled e-cargo bike that comfortably seats two adult passengers at the front of the vehicle.

Our e-cargo bike enables those who are may not be physically capable of riding a bike, the opportunity to participate in recreational rides with friends in the community. By design, the cargo bike encourages one-on-one communication, fosters friendship, addresses social isolation, and promotes a healthy community.

In addition to the TOSO program, this position will also be responsible for co-facilitating our on-going ‘Hijabs and Helmets’ program (1 day/week). The ‘Hijabs and Helmets’ project is intended to serve refugees and immigrant communities. It engages and recruits Hijabi women and their allies to promote cycling as a recreational activity. The program also puts emphasis on raising the participants’ leadership skills and training them to combat racism, hate, and micro-aggressions against visible minorities.

The successful candidate will divide their time between the TOSO program (4 days/week) and the Hijabs and Helmets program (1 day/week).

This initiative is part of our Scarborough Cycles Program, which provides access to bicycles, tools, do-it-yourself repair clinics, workshops, group rides, and civic engagement/mentorship opportunities for residents.

The position requires working on-site maintaining all COVID-19 safety protocols in place at Access Alliance and travel to and work at other sites as required.


  • Support Access Alliance’s ‘TOSO’ project, which promotes barrier-free cycling and volunteerism to older adults in our community.
  • Plan and organize rides with community members riding on the e-cargo bike.
  • Organize learn-to-bike workshops and community group rides for the Hijabi community and their allies.
  • Assist with outreach events, help with set-up, attendance keeping, and tabling at local community events.
  • Identify and register community members, participate in event planning and collaborate with multiple stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement a strategic outreach plan to recruit clients for both TOSO and H&H program.
  • Identify and help provide training and support to volunteers.
  • Assist with general administrative work, data collection, data entry and reporting.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Health Science, Social Work, Environment, Community Development, Sports Science or a combination of relevant education and work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years front-line experience in a community-based organization.
  • Experience working with low-income, multi-racial, multi-lingual newcomer communities; strong connections with targeted communities is preferred.
  • Experience commuting on a bike in traffic.
  • Experience riding a cargo bike is an asset.
  • Basic bike tune-up/repair knowledge is an asset.
  • CAN-BIKE Certification (any level) is an asset.
  • Able to work 1-2 evening shifts and/or occasional weekends as required.
  • Commitment to work from an integrated anti-oppression framework.
  • Patient and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Comfortable working both independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, and willing to learn and integrate other software applications into existing admin processes (i.e., SalesForce, Slack, PS Suite, etc.)
  • Fluent in a language spoken by target communities, e.g., Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Farsi is an asset.

Salary: 50,471 – 60,810 / Annual 

Duration: 7 Months (30 weeks)

Hours: 35 hours/week

Classification: Community Health Worker

Bargaining Unit: United Food and Commercial worker, Local 175  

Please be advised that our organization requires all staff, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination can be obtained from the Ministry site.

Application Method:

With “Community Health Worker – Take Our Seniors Outin the subject heading, please send your resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm May 10, 2024 by 5:00 pm.

        by E-mail: 

        by Regular Mail:  Hiring Committee, Community Health Worker – Take Our                                                Seniors Out   

                                  Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

                                  340 College Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9

No phone calls please.

AAMHCS is a community-based organization that operates from a pro-choice, anti-oppression, and participatory framework.  In your cover letter, we invite you to articulate why you wish to work with Access Alliance, and in what ways did you wish to put your skills, experience, and education into action for this role and for Access Alliance at this time. Knowledge of the neighbourhoods we serve and how agency values would be integrated in your day-to-day work may be interview questions.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please note that a criminal background check and Vulnerable sector check will be conducted for this position as a condition of employment.

We are committed to a workforce reflective of the diversity of the City of Toronto and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from those who provide different perspective and contribute to diverse ideas including those from racialized and 2SLGBTQI+ communities.

AAMHCS is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

AAMHCS encourages a scent-free environment.

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