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Newcomer Youth Program Assistant (Spring/Summer)

About Access Alliance:

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a multi-service community agency that works 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 Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.


Position Title: Newcomer Youth Program Assistant (Spring/Summer)

Placement Type: In-person

Number of Positions Available: 1

Worksite Location and Conditions:

AccessPoint on Danforth 
3079 Danforth Ave. 
Toronto, ON M1L 1A8 


Brief Description of Practicum Project:

Newcomer Youth Programs at Access Alliance provide settlement services, group programming, health promotion, primary health care and volunteer support to immigrant and refugee youth and their communities, age 13 to 24, living in Toronto, with a particular focus on those living in the Syme-Woolner (west Toronto) and Crescent Town/Teesdale (east Toronto) neighborhoods. The Newcomer Youth Program is intended to serve newcomer youth, and provide them a space to engage with community and improve varying skills.  Youth Program assistant is needed to ensure programs run smoothly and youth are able to connect with trusted adults in their community. The student will be assisting the youth team in planning and developing of programs to support the newcomer youth and their families. The student will support day to day operations including outreach initiatives, and community/youth/volunteer engagement.


Learning Outcomes/Goals:

  • Knowledge of community development 
  • Gain knowledge of working in a community with high needs, low income, multi-lingual, and multi-racial 
  • Program development and implementation 
  • Community/youth/volunteer engagement
  • Group facilitation 
  • Outreach 


Qualifications/Competencies Required:

  • Students currently enrolled in a College Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on Community Development, Social Service, or other related field at an accredited college or university
  • Willing to work with various newcomer youth programs and support as needed 
  • Willing to travel to various field trip locations with the youth team depending on the program
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an attention to detail
  • Willingness to work with low-income, multi-lingual/racial communities 
  • The ability to work independently
  • Good judgement, positive attitude, flexible and willing to take new challenges 


Benefits to the Student:

  • Gain practical skills in working with high need population and diverse community
  • Gain knowledge of working in a community health setting and effective program interventions to support low-income, multi-cultural community 
  • Work within an equity and inclusion framework
  • Gain experience working with newcomer, immigrant, and refugee youth
  • Work alongside an interdisciplinary team of professions
  • Build community connection with like-minded peers
  • The opportunity to be active and outside while supporting the Youth Team


Placement Period:

May to August


Supervisor Name and title

Blaise Cabanban – Youth Worker


Application Deadline:

March 15, 2024


To Apply:

Complete an application form by clicking here


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