Coordinator, Community Education - Gender Based Violence

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 

Coordinator, Community Education - Gender Based Violence (up to March 31, 2024)
OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Toronto, Ontario

Who we are:

OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants acts as the collective voice for immigrant and refugee-serving organizations in Ontario, and coordinates response to shared needs and concerns. Our mission is to achieve equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life. OCASI was founded in 1978 and now has 240 member agencies across Ontario.


The Coordinator, Community Education - Gender Based Violence Building Leadership Capacity Project (term up to March 31, 2024) supports the implementation of two distinct initiatives to end gender-based violence:  

  1. Immigrant and Refugee Neighbours Friends and Family Campaign (IRCNFF): The Coordinator will work to promote NFF’s bystander awareness campaign by training champions (peer leaders) across Ontario to work in their local communities and community based agencies to raise awareness on gender-based violence and involve community members to learn more about GBV, local resources and start conversations in their communities on how to prevent GBV.
  2. Building Leadership Capacity to Address Gender-Based Violence against Non-Status, Refugee and immigrant (NSRI) Women across Canada project. This project is led by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants – OCASI in partnership with four civil society organizations working across not-for-profit, education and grassroots community-based sectors to address Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

The Coordinator will have a commitment to and awareness of equity, access to services, anti-racism and anti-oppression, gender-justice and anti-poverty as it relates to immigrants and refugees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and train champions for gender-based violence education and outreach in communities.
  • Coordinate champions' support through meetings and teleconferences.
  • Organize webinars on GBV-related topics for professionals and champions.
  • Manage IRCNFF website and social media, updating content and showcasing champion work.
  • Facilitate roundtables to highlight community engagement and GBV prevention strategies.
  • Develop stakeholder and community support strategies.
  • Coordinate project activities, budget monitoring, reporting, and contract management.
  • Uphold OCASI's principles, maintain knowledge base, and foster a safe and inclusive environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Relevant post-secondary diploma or degree in social science, social work, community development, immigration & settlement studies, or equivalent education and non-profit sector experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of coordinator experience in a non-profit or community-based agency, preferably in gender-based violence or women's services.
  • Expertise in developing and delivering gender-based violence training and workshops.
  • In-depth knowledge of gender-based violence issues and challenges within newcomer and refugee communities in Canada.
  • Trauma-informed, de-colonial, and respectful approach when working with newcomer communities and NSRI women and survivors.
  • Strong understanding of power dynamics, privilege, and the ability to prevent oppressive dynamics within program activities.
  • Dedication to principles of social justice, cultural competency, equity, and inclusion.
  • Proven experience in program coordination, including planning, budgeting, reporting, and evaluation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for engaging with diverse stakeholders and influencing decision-makers.
  • Effective interpersonal skills for collaboration, relationship building, and networking, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to travel across Ontario
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada for any employer.


  • Salary is $52,501 plus benefits, unionized with Unifor Local 87M up to March 31, 2024
  • Job-type: full-time position based on 35 hours per week (Mon- Fri) 
  • Currently a Hybrid schedule with in person attendance at the Toronto office (1 day / week)
How to apply: 

Please send your  cover letter and resume (in a single attachment) with the subject line: Coordinator, Community Education - Gender Based Violence Building - Leadership Capacity Project (term) to: Hiring Committee, OCASI at by October 18, 2023.

OCASI is 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.