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Project Coordinator, Diversity Programs Office/PEHP, CAMH

Employment Opportunity

Project Coordinator

Initial Assignment: Diversity Programs Office/PEHP

Position Description

The project "Surviving the Legacies of Enslavement" is an inclusive, community-based initiative involving many organizations and individuals, including CAMH. The project's objectives include bringing together members of African communities, including youth, seniors, families, gay, lesbian and transsexual members, faith communities and others to discuss and address issues of survival and adaptation, the status of the community and options for healing and ensuring health and well-being, including mental health and wellness. The project will also commemorate the 200th anniversary of the end of the British slave trade, highlighting the issues and effects of slavery on the Black African diasporas and the African continent while also celebrating the survival and achievements of Black African peoples.  Reporting to the Director of Corporate Diversity, your responsibilities include but are not limited to: Work with minimal supervision to coordinate a number of complex segments of the projects simultaneously; Manage the overall administration and primary reporting activities associated with the event; Be responsible for coordinating the development of the programming and logistical details associated with the event, including providing support to the youth committee working on the youth component of the project; Support the preparation of grant applications, manuscripts and reports; Provide strategic and administrative support to the planning committee in all aspects of its work; Liaise with community leaders, various related committees, other stakeholder groups, and health professionals connected to the initiative;  Perform other tasks as identified by the planning committee.


A Master's degree or equivalent experience preferably in the Health or Social Sciences field is required. As well you have and extensive background, working experience and analytical skills in the areas of anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity and diversity, project planning and project management, particularly with respect to issues related to the African Canadian community. You have significant experience working in the African Canadian community. You will possess strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, analytical, and strategic skills. You are a superb writer and communicator.  Bilingualism (English / French) is considered an asset.

Please Note:  This 3-month full-time, temporary position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range:  $26.55 - $35.82 per hour

Please forward your resume to

Kwasi Kafele
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
1001 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON  M6J 1H4

Please remember to include the file number when applying

Closing Date: December 14th, 2007 by 5:00 p.m.
File Number: 07671