Rites of Passage Program Assistant Student

Registration is required
15 hours per week 3-month commitment
For adults 18+
815 Danforth Ave. and Scarborough center area (multiple locations in Kennedy/Lawrence area)

About the position

This position is open to start in the Summer and Fall of 2024



  • Work closely with our ROP team.
  • Assisting with developing culturally responsive activities, program planning, facilitation and interacting directly with youth in our programs.
  • You will gain hands-on experience in curriculum implementation, youth mentorship and will strengthen your skills in leading workshops for youth via our ROP and drop-in programming.
  • In addition, you will become familiar with internal resources and referral points for holistic care in areas such as justice, mental health and wellness, the arts, employment, academic achievement and more.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Currently post secondary students only (colleges & universities)
  • Able to identify with members of the African Diaspora
  • Firm understanding of experiences that Black youth face in Toronto
  • Friendly, approachable / able to build meaningful relationships with youth, fellow placement students and ROP staff
  • Strong interest in/or pre-existing knowledge of Black identity, history and culture
  • Able to act as a mentor and create safer spaces for youth engagement
  • Interest/experience in program planning and facilitation
  • Able to apply anti-oppressive practices in all aspects of engagement
  • Team player, able to follow directions and use sound judgment



Shift hours:

  • 15 hours a week.
  • Students must be available 1-2 evenings per weekly as programming occurs during afterschool hours.



  • 3-month minimum commitment


Placement Term:

  • Summer and Fall 2024


Number of Openings: 3



  • 815 Danforth Ave. and Scarborough center area (multiple locations in Kennedy/Lawrence area)




  • The Volunteer & Student Services provides orientation training and other career development opportunities



Screening Requirements:

  • Cover letter and Resume
  • Interview
  • Online Application
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • 2 References


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815 Danforth Ave. , Suite 300
Toronto, ON
M4J 1L2


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