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Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing a wide range of exceptional programs and services that improve the mental, social, and physical health of infants, children, and youth from the pre-natal stage to age 29, and their families.  With a range of community, residential and treatment services our work helps to strengthen social and emotional well-being, for culturally diverse clients to move forward through adversity and develop abilities and skills to reach their full potential.   We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our website at


As a full-time permanent position, the Marketing and Communications Specialist assists in creating marketing materials and content that promote the organization’s activities. This position will help drive community members to Agency websites and increase the use and awareness of Agency programs, partnerships, and services through social media channels and print materials.

Benefits:            Competitive Group Health Benefits, Retirement Savings Plan.


  • We provide opportunities for growth and professional development.
  • We have a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak multiple languages and dialects.
  • We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment where our team members and clients can thrive.
  • We set high standards for performance, client outcomes, and implement best practices, which are demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.


  • Create content for the organization’s social media platforms by developing digital content that engages and informs viewers of the organization’s programs, partnerships, events and services to drive traffic to the respective websites.
  • Assist in developing written materials, source photography and video content for various marketing materials.
  • Collaborate with internal clients to understand the community/prospective clients they serve to develop appropriate materials based on the need(s) identified.
  • Ensure all content meets Agency brand and communications standards
  • Develop monthly analytics reports for social media and website utilization.
  • Meet with community members or partners to better understand the target demographic to inform content development. (e.g., language/translation services)
  • Act as the primary source for internal organization communications to ensure consistency in the format and content and ensure that everything meets the organization’s communication standard.


The following education, professional memberships and knowledge are a requirement for this role:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in marketing, communications, digital marketing, public relations or a related field
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience
  • Digital and social media expertise developed through past work experiences.
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong Google Analytics, SEO and Google AdWords skills.
  • Advanced skills in and working experience using: WordPress, MS Office, Adobe Creative Cloud (specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Mailchimp.
  • Knowledge of organization communication/brand standards
  • Understanding the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and the communities served by the position.


While not required, preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience in a mental health services environment
  • Knowledge of the cultural diversity of communities served by the agency.
  • Fluency in another language(s), including sign language.


As our work puts us in direct contact with youth and vulnerable persons in our community, with health and safety as a priority, the successful candidate must complete or obtain the following before commencement of their employment:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 or have received an exemption from the organization’s policy.
  • A Vulnerable Sector police check.


Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your demonstrated education, certification (if applicable), working and related volunteer experience and how you meet specific requirements for this position, and any additional considerations you deem appropriate. The application deadline is May 15, 2022.

Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We benefit from diversity of lived experiences in the workplace and encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the range of cultures represented in the communities we serve.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

We thank all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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