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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


The Newcomer Youth Engagement Worker is a full-time contract position which provides a range of outreach, prevention and early intervention services to newcomer youth, families, and groups to enhance and maintain a newcomer youth’s development within in the community

Salary range:    $54,926 to $63,962 per annum

Other:                This role is a part of the OPSEU Local 567 bargaining unit.

There are two, full-time contract positions available: one until March 2023, and the other until April 2023.


  • 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.


  • Provide a range of services that are responsive to a youth’s individual need that enhance and maintains their development within in the community.
  • Engage in professional development activities and record accurate client information that is reflective of policy, accreditation and ministry standards, while illustrating the goals, targets and deliverables of identified services
  • Develop, plan, and implement workshops, programs, and skill development groups internally and within the community.
  • Develop and nurture strong community linkages for the purpose of engagement and response to crisis as required.
  • Respond and participate in organizational wide initiatives
    Work collaboratively with others across the organization to plan and develop trainings, events and campaigns, to make recommendations for change and to implement new technologies and processes.
  • Engage newcomer youth to identify issues, needs, goals, skills, abilities, and services needed as well as barriers to accessing these services.
  • Develop and facilitate settlement programming to newcomer youth as outlined in our funding agreement


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

  • Child and Youth Worker diploma or equivalent degree/diploma.
  • 1-2 years of directly related experience.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the life experiences and needs of newcomer and refugee youth and families.
  • Knowledge of Scarborough/Greater Toronto Area such as TTC bus routes and major intersections
  • Understanding of mental health challenges faced by newcomer youth.
  • Skills in public speaking and delivering group programs and workshops
  • Awareness of the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and within the community being served by the position.
  • An understanding of Anti-Black Racism, anti-oppressive/anti-racism perspective in the context of the social determinants of health when working with clients and their families.
  • Ability to recognize and identify situations where incidents of and imbalance of power and privilege may occur and can result in possible negative impacts for the client.


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

  • Functional computer and client information system knowledge.
  • 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 April 30, 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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