Student Placements

Social Action and Knowledge Mobilization Assistant

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: Social Action and Knowledge Mobilization Assistant

Placement Type: Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual

Number of Positions Available: 1

Worksite Location and Conditions:  Access Alliance Downtown – College Site

Brief Description of Practicum Project:

Working with internal and external stakeholders, the student will develop and/or implement a knowledge mobilization (KMb) plan for 1-2 specific Access Alliance research projects or initiatives (those geared at overcoming systemic inequities in healthcare access, healthcare quality and health outcomes). The student will also support Access Alliance’s Social Action work by working collaboratively in planning and implementing advocacy activities, such as community-centered civic engagement. Utilizing and building upon best practices, the student will apply an equity and social justice lens.

Learning Outcomes/Goals:

Specific anticipated learning outcomes for the student include:

  • Build understanding of KMb concepts and approaches
  • Gain familiarity with tools and strategies for KMb
  • Learn how to develop accessible resources for specific uses (policy, client education, service provider information, etc.)
  • Enhance project management skills
  • Enhance communication skills (e.g. developing reports, infographics, social media content, etc.)

Qualifications/Competencies Required:

  • Graduate level student in public health, health promotion, global health, community engagement, community development, or other relevant disciplines at University/ College;
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Research synthesis experience
  • Promotion/outreach experience
  • Stakeholder management
  • Knowledge of project management

Benefits to the Student:

The student will gain hands-on experience developing and implementing meaningful and impactful knowledge mobilization strategies for important research reports/findings. They will learn the foundations of effective knowledge mobilization (tools and implementation) for the purposes of advocacy work. Improve and strengthen project management skills. Lastly, the student will work in a unionized organization with clients and staff from diverse backgrounds and barriers (e.g. language, mental health, etc.), as well as within an environment of access, equity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression.

Placement Period: September 16, 2022

Supervisor Name and Contact:

Miranda Saroli – Knowledge Mobilization & Social Action Coordinator

Application Deadline: July 15, 2022

To Apply:

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Please fill ‘Social Action and Knowledge Mobilization Assistant’ as the “Position Title” in the Application Form  

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