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Community Developers-Researchers (2), Supporting Community Partnerships Initiatives, Scarborough Homelessness Committee

The Scarborough Homelessness Committee is a community-based coalition working with and for residents of Scarborough in the City of Toronto. Our long-term goal is the eradication of the root causes of mass homelessness. We work towards that by alleviating the suffering of those who are most affected and encouraging the development and construction of housing alternatives. The Scarborough Homelessness Committee is committed to an anti-oppression model of functioning.


1) Facilitate increased capacity within SHC for coordination, leadership, communication, networking

2) Facilitate increased capacity of SHC member agencies to address issues of homelessness and housing

3) Facilitate increased capacity of non-SHC partner agencies providing housing or homelessness/transitional support services (especially ethnospecific and emerging population groups) to address issues of homelessness and housing

4) Coordinate participatory action research project with ethnoracial youth participants doing research into hidden homeless youth and young families in collaboration with Tamil, African, and Caribbean community agencies

5) Assist in preparing funding proposals for continuing SCPI capacity building project

6) Prepare reports as required by the Scarborough Homelessness Committee


1) Sound knowledge of, and extensive experience working on, issues of homelessness and housing

2) Demonstrated skills and experience in coalition building or organizational development

3) Research skills and experience in participatory action research

4) Excellent English communication skills, including experience writing reports

5) Commitment to anti-oppression approach and a facilitative work style

6) Experience working with community agencies and organizations

7) Good knowledge and understanding of Tamil culture and fluency in oral and written Tamil (1 position)

8) Good knowledge and understanding of African and Caribbean cultures. Caribbean or African languages an asset (1 position)

9) Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively as a member of a team

Start Date and Duration: December, 2001 (September, 2002 with extension contingent on funding)

Hours: 28 hours per week, flexible schedule (some evening hours, if necessary)

Wage: $21 per hour (plus benefits)

How to apply: Send resumes, cover letter and supporting documents to

Scarborough Homelessness Committee - SCPI Project

c/o Family Residence, 4222 Kingston Road,

Scarborough, ON M1E 2M6

Fax: (416) 397-1394

No phone calls please. Resumes must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., November 23, 2001.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however we advise candidates that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Scarborough Homelessness Committee encourages applications from people in equity-seeking groups (groups identified by human rights legislation and others).