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RFP--Coordinator, Peterborough Youth Partnership Project, Peterborough Drug Awareness Coalition

Peterborough, Ontario
Deadline February 9, 2011

Contract Budget: $19,000
Completion Date: Work must be completed by November 30, 2011.

The Peterborough Drug Awareness Coalition has received funding to undertake a youth intervention project: “The Peterborough Youth Partnership (PYP) Project.”

PDAC is seeking a Project Consultant to establish links between existing partners, initiate contact with new partners and work together with these stakeholders to develop a formalized partnership agreement outlining collaborative efforts to respond to and support identified individual youth at-risk of substance misuse or criminal behavior.

The Project Consultant would complete the following tasks:

  • Meet with Advisory Committee to be briefed about the PYP project
  • Conduct a literature review of best practices of youth intervention (identification, assessment, referrals, case management) and review those in Practice locally
  • Consult with community partners to identify community needs and resources around early intervention with at-risk youth
  • Identify a preferred tool to assess strengths and needs in youth
  • Report back to the Advisory Committee on an agreed-upon schedule
  • Attend meetings of the sub-committee of the Planning Table for Children and Youth to gain feedback on the progress of the PYP project (every two months)
  • Develop a formalized partnership agreement or protocol to address identification, referral and ongoing case management for high risk youth that is ratified by key community service providers and the public and separate school boards
  • In partnership with involved community agencies, pilot the new assessment tool and response protocol
  • Chronicle activities and outcomes to contribute to mid-project report & final report for funders.

Resources Available for this Project:

  • Office and meeting space at the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police station, as needed
  • Cell phone for use for project business

Potential candidates will need to show evidence of the following:

  • Demonstrated commitment to a strengths-based approach to youth/young adults at risk of substance use and criminality;
  • Education or experience working with youth/young adults (human services, criminal justice, social work, sociology) or combination of life and employment experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the community, especially youth serving agencies
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Ability to establish good relationships and collaborate with a variety of community partners in the interest of accomplishing a common goal
  • Knowledge of criminal justice and school board disciplinary processes an asset.
  • Ensure that the program is conducted in a manner that promotes and ensures the privacy and best interest of all involved youth, and the community
  • Must pass a CPIC vulnerable persons check

Selection Criteria

Selection Committee members will review all proposals submitted by the deadline. The criteria by which RFPs will be evaluated will include the following:

  • Quality of past experience relevant to this project
  • Demonstrated capabilities to perform the project
  • Approach to the Project as described in the proposal
  • Proposed cost structure
  • Proposed schedule for task completion


Forward electronic submissions by February 9, 2011 to Suzanne Galloway, Chair, PDAC at

Interviews will be conducted with the top ranked submissions.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please accept the Committee’s appreciation for your interest in this Project.

This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.