Adult Ally Facilitator

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Job region: 
Eastern Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 5:00pm
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About OCISO:

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

Position Summary:

The Adult Ally Facilitator is a male-identified position working directly with immigrant, refugee and racialized male youth. Through educational programming that provides alternative narratives of masculinity, opportunity for self-reflection and dialogue, and challenges harmful language and behaviour they will provide knowledge of the strengths and needs of young racialized and immigrant men. They support young men who are motivated to serve their community and develop as leaders in ending systemic and everyday forms of gender-based violence. The Adult Ally Facilitator will engage youth and support them with their settlement and integration journey by providing them support and services that would facilitate their successful integration into Canadian society and support them to become active and engaged citizens.

Reports to: Manager of Youth Services (YOCISO)


  • Design and deliver educational workshops and group activities to youth males on various topics that foster social change around the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate social support groups and activities for high school newcomer youth as part of the Young Men Leading Change project
  • Responsible for outreach and recruitment of newcomer male youth participants and volunteers
  • Manage administrative aspects of the project
  • Work closely with OCTEVAW in the design and delivery of educational workshops, presentations and programs
  • Provide support and tools to racialized and immigrant and refugee young men to help reduce gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Advocate for and support newcomer youth community integration through creative programming initiatives
  • Supervise and train volunteers
  • Provide one-on-one support to newcomer children and youth to increase their awareness of resources and opportunities
  • Provide safe spaces and welcoming environment for newcomer youth
  • Ensure high standards of cultural and linguistic service delivery approach within an anti-racist/anti-oppression practice.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect approach
  • Assist in program planning and evaluation


  • Post-secondary education in social sciences field and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience in working with youth from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Sound knowledge of different issues facing newcomers to Canada, specifically refugee and immigrant youth
  • Demonstrated understanding of root causes of gendered violence, toxic masculinity, and alternative narratives of masculinity, body-image and self-esteemExperience in facilitating workshops and presentations for youth, specifically newcomer youth or male gender-specific groups
  • Proficiency in English
  • Knowledge of other languages an asset
  • Proven leadership with strong analytical skills
  • Flexibility regarding assigned work hours and location
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of youth in a sensitive, respectful & non-judgmental manner
  • Ability to integrate in-depth knowledge of equity, access and anti-racism and anti-oppressive aspects of program development
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, individually, and with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team environment
  • Access to a vehicle is desirable, but not mandatory
  • Good working knowledge of computer programs and systems (MS Office, Email and Internet)
  • Knowledge of community resources

Term: Part-time – 14 hours per week, April 2020– March 31, 2021
Salary: $39,000 - $41,000 annually (pro-rated for part time).

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and a resume by April 12, 2020 before 5:00 p.m. to:

Halimah Shaw, H.R. Administrator


OCISO encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

OCISO is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavor to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR Administrator upon scheduling your interview.

Thank you to all applicants for applying; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.