Administrative Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs Program) – Job Posting 1423

April 25, 2023 

YouthLink believes in the potential of every youth. We are dedicated to providing them with the support, guidance and opportunities they need to make positive life choices. We provide youth with brief and ongoing counselling, in-home wraparound support, shelter, housing, educational support, and safe drop-in spaces.  YouthLink works towards equitable outcomes for youth in our community and, as such, is committed to equity-based hiring practices. 

We welcome applications from candidates who reflect the communities we serve, particularly candidates from Black communities, Indigenous communities, and racialized people, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities and people with lived experiences.  We are seeking candidates who demonstrably operate and practice from an equity and trauma-informed lens.  We encourage applications from passionate professionals who will help us dismantle systemic barriers and will embrace working outside of Euro-centric practices.

Administrative Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs Program)

(Contract Full-time 35 hours per week)

(June 3, 2024 – July 26th, 2024)

(Non-Bargaining unit position)

The Administrative Assistant student can explore front – desk, social services, and education related occupations. The position provides support to the director of community programs and community team with front desk, administrative tasks and programming opportunities. 

Highlights of Your Role

  • Completion of administrative tasks related to programming and the general operations of the community office.
  • Weekly and monthly administrative task assigned by the director
  • Support staff with organizing, planning and delivering summer activities.
  • Support with client file auditing, updating forms, and other administrative tasks.
  • Screen and welcome visitors to the space
  • Support with monitoring of the space during programming and events.
  • Assist with the tracking of client program participation.
  • Document relevant interactions with clients for staff to review.
  • Organizes, reviews, and maintains updated opportunities and referral information (program and community) available to clients.
  • Manage weekly office supply orders
  • Supports and participates in Community team programming and other community activities as required.
  • Communicates with manager about any necessary information and participates in regular supervisions.
  • Supports with weekly team meeting preparation
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Participates in any workshops or trainings as required.
  • Takes all reasonable precautions to protect own health and safety.

Highlights of What You Bring


  • Lived experience or great sensitivity to youth from culturally diverse, low-income communities and knowledge of the impact of poverty on educational attainment.
  • Lived experience, knowledge and understanding and knowledge of systemic barriers and oppression rooted in colonization, racism, transphobia, classism, misogyny, moralism, ableism, and how they impact young people.
  • Operates using and Anti- Black Racism /Anti- Oppression lens and strength based frameworks.
  • Lived experience or knowledge of Scarborough and/or Eglinton East community an asset.
  • Administrative or program delivery experience is an asset.
  • Previous experience with YouthLink programs is an asset


  • Strong interpersonal, communication and written skills.
  • Ability to problem – solve individually or in a team setting. 
  • Proficient computer use skills.
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset

Additional Requirements:

  • Vulnerable Sector Check required.

To be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs program youth must meet the following criteria

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (which means you must have a valid Social Insurance Number)
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment

Hourly Rate: $16.55 per hour.

Work Location: 596 Danforth Road, Scarborough, Ontario

Full job description available here:

How to Apply

  • Submit application Please quote posting #1423 in the subject line.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. If you have a disability and require accessibility accommodations with the application process, please contact
  • Position open until filled