Community Connector – Community Canvassing Project

Job city: 
Mississauga
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:00am
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Summary:

Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project

The Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project (HuLRT) will transform the way people in Brampton and Mississauga live, work, and move. Rapid transit covering 18 km in a dedicated right-of-way, with 18 at-grade stops and one underground station means a greener future and more choices for transit riders, drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Community Connector to engage with the public to have their voices heard. Designed for proactive public engagement, the Canvass gives residents and businesses directly impacted by construction the opportunity to raise any questions and concerns they may have about the project. Not only will the program aim to benefit the most impacted areas of the LRT, but it will find ways to proactively mitigate potential challenges as we move forward with construction.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend 1-week paid training session to obtain knowledge of the LRT route and plan, the technology used to document one-on-one interactions and the interpersonal skills and sensitivity required to engage with a diverse demographic of residents and business owners along the LRT corridors
  • Visit business and residential properties to educate and gather feedback
  • Distribute project collateral including a regularly updated project brochure, ‘sorry we missed you’ cards and information
  • Collect contact information and responses to surveys to help inform decisions and learn more about stakeholder needs and business operations as the HuLRT project progresses through the major construction phase
  • Organize information sessions in public areas, lobbies and community rooms
  • Meet quotas/targets set out in project goals

Canvasser Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • A resident of Brampton/Mississauga
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and superior customer service skills
  • Able to work without supervision and exercise good judgement
  • Able to travel extensively throughout Brampton/Mississauga
  • Able to work outdoors and to walk and stand for long periods
  • Able to commit to work for full 5 weeks, (1 week paid in class training and 4 weeks of canvassing)
  • Able to work full time (Monday to Friday from 8:30 pm to 4:30 pm) for a 5 week period stating on or around October 5th and ending on or around November 6th
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada and possess a valid SIN (Social Insurance Number)
  • Must be able to provide banking information in order to receive payment

Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (some evening or weekends may be required)

Hours: 35 hours per week

How to apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume by Friday, September 25, 2020 to:

To apply click here

Thank you to all applicants for their interest. However only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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