LYFE – Youth Leader

DATE: October , 2019

PROGRAM: Leading Youth Forward to Empowerment (LYFE)

LOCATION(s): Kennedy Park/Eglinton East/Scarborough Village

We are seeking a dynamic person who is committed to engaging youth involved/at risk of being involved in the criminal justice system to assist them in making pro-social lifestyle choices and reduce the likelihood of re-engaging in negative behaviours


  • Create and facilitate workshops that respond to various learning styles
  • Create a safe and inclusive space for youth
  • Evaluate and tailor workshops to meet the needs of youth
  • Assist with social media engagement
  • Contact guest speakers and community leaders to co-facilitate group sessions
  • Engage youth during workshop delivery



  • Experience facilitating workshops and creating presentations
  • An understanding of the strengths and capacities of, as well as the barriers and challenges faced by Scarborough youth, with a particular focus on factors affecting personal development of youth from diverse cultural backgrounds in low-income communities
  • Familiar with using technology to present information in an engaging manner
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills including ability to build meaningful rapport with staff, volunteers, and youth participants
  • Knowledge of Anti-Black racism and the impact on youth

CONTRACT HOURS: 7 hours a week (evening required)

CONTRACT PERIOD: October 22, 2019 to June 30th, 2020

FEE FOR SERVICE: $14 per hour

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to quote #1108 no later than October 14, 2019.


YOUTHLINK values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to equity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities.