Volunteer Opportunity by City of Toronto

Job type: Full Time Contract


Requisition # 2329070
Division City Manager's Office
Section Indigenous Affairs Office
Work Location CITY HALL, 100 QUEEN ST W
Job Stream Policy, Planning & Research
Job Type Temporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration 12.0 Months
Salary/Rate $76,694.80 - $90,126.40 / Year
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Wage Grade 5.5
Affiliation Non-Union
Job Code (PSG) TM2589
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 29-Jul-2019
Expiry date 13-Aug-2019

Job Description

Are you a skilled communicator looking for an opportunity to collaborate on various projects and initiatives to support the City of Toronto’s relationship with Indigenous peoples? If so, bring your research skills and innovative ideas to this exciting role with the City’s Indigenous Affairs Office.

As an Indigenous Youth Research Associate, you will provide support to senior management and all City divisions in the area of Aboriginal/Indigenous relations, implementing processes and services both internal to the Toronto Public Service and external services provided to citizens, businesses and visitors.

As you review and analyze data, external reports and research studies, as well as existing and proposed policies, you will provide recommendations for changes and improvements to business processes and training and service standards. You’ll monitor current trends and issues in these areas, including conducting jurisdictional scans and other original research on urban Indigenous issues, while taking into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government and the private sector.

You will liaise with program areas and intergovernmental partners to support collaboration among divisions on projects and initiatives, as well as provide support in preparing background studies, reports, briefing material and presentations on Aboriginal/Indigenous issues, and plan and organize related events.

Along with your commitment to truth and reconciliation, you bring knowledge about the Indigenous peoples, including the legal, social, economic and political issues affecting Indigenous communities, to support and facilitate improved relations with Indigenous residents and organizations.
Your ability to handle confidential and sensitive information will be an asset while working with information affecting City operations, assets and resources.

A strong communicator, you will track and develop responses to pressing community issues and implement corporate educational strategies to create a receptive environment for change.

As a collaborative team member who is adaptable, accountable and organized, your proficiency with various software programs, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, will contribute to your success in this role.

While we encourage all qualified individuals to apply, preference will be given to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Youth (between the ages of 16 – 29).

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Indigenous Youth Research Associate within our City Manager’s Office.

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2329070 X, by August 13, 2019.

If you are interested in learning more about the Indigenous Affairs Office, you can participate in a teleconference call with Selina Young, Manager Indigenous Affairs & Strategic Recruitment on August 1, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. You will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the position, working for the City of Toronto's Indigenous Affairs Office as well as the City's application process.

Please email your request to participate in a teleconference call to with the subject: "Indigenous Affairs Research Associate", and we will provide a conference contact # and a conference ID.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

Accommodation: If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at, quoting job ID # 2329070 and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

Internal Posting Details
Qualified List Information:
• A list of qualified candidates will be established for the Indigenous Youth Research Associate position in the City Manager's Office, Indigenous Affairs Office and will be in effect for 6 months from the date the list is created. Qualified candidates on the list may be considered when filling future permanent and/or temporary vacancies) in this position.
• Applicants are required to demonstrate in their application/resume that their qualifications match those specified in the job posting. Additional information submitted after the job posting closing date will not be accepted
• Assessment may include an interview, written and/or practical test. Location of assessment to be determined
• Employee's placement is conditional on the approval of his/her executive director/general manager or designate.
• Temporary and fixed-term part-time non-union employees will be reassigned to this position
• In accordance with the City's Acting Assignment policy, if the posted non-union temporary position becomes permanent, it may not be reposted
• Information in preparing for City job competitions is available on the Job Opportunities website