Group Facilitator - Anti Islamophobia Art Project (134-23)

Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 


  • Develops and implements an art-based curriculum to support victims of Islamophobia
  • Actively conducts outreach within COSTI, with other organizations and service providers, and within the community to recruit participants for the art-based group.
  • Registers and processes intake assessment for all group participants.
  • Facilitates an adult art-based support group (virtual and/or in person) for Muslim women who have experienced emotional and psychological distress because of Islamophobia.
  • Develops resources and knowledge products that raise awareness about Islamophobia.
  • Co-ordinates and plans events such as art exhibitions to raise awareness about Islamophobia.
  • Delivers webinars/presentations on the impact of Islamophobia.
  • Provide resources to participants to enhance safety and makes referrals to appropriate health/mental health and social service agencies.
  • Enters statistical client data in COSTI’s client database and iCare system and prepares quarterly reports.
  • Participates in weekly meetings with the project team.
  • Performs other tasks as required.


  • Bachelor’s in Social Work, fine arts, media and communication, education, social sciences, or another relevant area. (Priority consideration will be given to those with a Bachelor’s in Social Work with a focus on knowledge of art based modalities)
  • One (1) year of experience facilitating groups.
  • An understanding of the rich diversity within the local Muslim community with networks and lived experience within the community. Prior experience working with or volunteering with the local Muslim community will be an asset.
  • Fluency in a second language will be an asset. (eg. Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi, Somali, Dari).
  • Must have access to a vehicle.
  • Must be able to work evenings.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of art-based techniques.
  • Knowledge of anti-discriminatory and anti-racism theory, policy and practice.
  • Sensitive to and aware of the social problems facing refugees and immigrants.
  • Sensitive to issues of racism, discrimination, and their impact on individuals and communities.

Hours of work shall be scheduled in accordance with Article 12.01and shall consist of five (5) seven (7) hour days, Monday to Friday.

This is a full-time Union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week
Location: 1700 Wilson Ave., North York
Start date: June 12, 2023

Salary range: $53,952 to $58,064 per annum + benefits
Closing date: June 13, 2023

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file quoting reference #134-23 to the below link: