Bilingual Summer Student – Accessibility Initiative

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Toronto, Ontario

NOTE: To be eligible, youth must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
The bilingual summer student will support ongoing professional development and outreach activities of OCASI’s National Accessibility Initiative Project, which will include conducting general research and conducting an environmental scan.

Specific Position Duties

• Assist with online research on existing resources and supports available for outreach and community education on Accessibility Project in and outside of immigrant and refugee communities
• Supporting team staff as required on project objectives


• Knowledge and understanding of settlement issues, barriers and information needs of newcomers with in/visible disabilities and deaf newcomers as well as immigrant and refugee communities
• Commitment to and awareness of; equity, access to service issues, intersectionality and anti-racism and anti-oppression as it relates to newcomers, immigrants and refugees
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in both French and English
• Strong research skills and well-developed interpersonal skills
• Strong organizational skills; detail-oriented and to meet tight deadlines and demanding
schedules in timely manner
• Able to work independently or as part of a team

How to apply

Send a cover letter and resume with Bilingual Summer Student – Accessibility Initiative in the title by June 11th, 2021 to: Hiring Committee, OCASI at

OCASI is committed to Employment Equity. OCASI hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities by arranging for any necessary accommodations.
We thank all applicants for applying however, we regret only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.