What will you learn?
By the end of the six-month project, you will:
- Increase your knowledge of the structure and functioning of municipal government;
- Enhance your understanding of key municipal level policies (homelessness strategy, anti-poverty strategy, etc) and impacts on services and populations served;
- Develop your interpersonal communication skills and abilities to engage with community-based youth in Youth Spaces and with equity-seeking groups;
- Build your awareness of anti-oppression approaches to program delivery;
- Expand your network building skills and meet people who can help you with your future plans;
- Increase your practice based skills and abilities to create programs, services and resources;
- Build your resume and your profile for further studies.
What are some other benefits of participating?
- Network with City staff and Councilors
- Attend free training on City policies like the Anti-Poverty Strategy and Safe City initiatives
- Get access to free workshops on City of Toronto recruitment/hiring process
- Apply your skills in real work settings with support and feedback
- Get co-curricular credit on your Humber academic record
- Apply hours to field placement work OR just build your resume
- Build your professional skills and gain practical experience that is relevant for careers in child and youth work, developmental services, community and criminal justice, social service work and policing.
Who should apply for a committee spot?
- Humber College students or recent graduates who are 24 years of age or younger Applications will be accepted from students with disabilities up to the age of 29.
- Persons completing or who have completed a relevant diploma or degree in Child and Youth Care, Developmental Disabilities, Community or Criminal Justice, Police Foundations, Social Service Work, or Community Development
- Persons interested in working in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment
Complete the application form by Thursday, February 17th at 11:00 p.m.
Applications that meet age and commitment requirements are being accepted on a ‘first-come’ basis and will not be screened.