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Position: Communications Assistant
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Regent Park Community Food Centre / CRC
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Hours: 35 hours per week for 8 weeks
Supervisor: Director of Development

The CRC is an innovative, impactful, collaborative mid-sized, multiservice agency that has proudly served Regent Park and the surrounding neighbourhood for over 50 years. In 2012, the CRC opened a beautiful new building and a new chapter in its history. Our building has a 5000 square foot community hub of program space and we host the only not-for-profit social housing in Regent Park. We are home to the Regent Park Community Food Centre (RPCFC), a dynamic community space where people come together to cook, grow, share, and advocate for good food. The CRC provides innovative solutions which help residents of Regent Park and the surrounding neighbourhoods enrich community well-being, improve economic conditions, realize their potential and direct their lives. We prioritize our efforts toward individuals and families facing barriers (e.g., caused by poverty, inequity, discrimination).

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Communications Assistant will assist with implementing a communication strategy that connects, promotes and engages CRC with its community partners, local businesses, and the communities we serve. S/he will take a lead role in developing aesthetically appealing digital and print communications templates, and keep CRC’s website and social media updated and with relevant content.


  • Research and recommend best practices on social media use in a social service setting.
  • Assist with implementing CRC’s social media strategy, including content creation and curation, developing email blasts and reporting on social media metrics.
  • Provide technical and creative support in developing brochures, posters, email blasts, monthly calendars, the annual report, and other promotional materials.
  • Assist staff in documenting CRC’s program activities and events by developing written stories to be shared online.
  • Participate as a CRC team member and pitch in with enthusiasm where needed.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree or diploma (in progress) in communications, marketing, graphic design or a related field an asset.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Content Management Systems (e.g. WordPress), social media, and/or the ability to learn new IT skills quickly.
  • Graphic design and desktop publishing skills.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong interest in community engagement, food security and/or housing issues.
  • Ability to work sensitively with people of diverse backgrounds who experience poverty and discrimination.

A Vulnerable Sectors Police Reference Check will be required for this position.

Due to funding requirements, candidates must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) and legally entitled to work in Canada. A focus will be given to underrepresented youth in the following groups: recent immigrants, recent refugees, indigenous and other visible minorities, women in STEM, individuals with disabilities, individuals who have not completed high school, or for those who this would be their first job experience.

This position will be a member of CRC Local #2864.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in one Word or pdf document, with “Communications Assistant” in the subject of your email, to or in person at the CRC, 40 Oak Street.

CRC encourages applications from people representing the diverse community we serve. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CRC will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 28 2019    ID: 53671