CLSO is seeking applications for a Canada Summer Jobs Community Development Worker

Community Legal Services of Ottawa (CLSO) is a non-profit, community legal clinic, funded by Legal Aid Ontario, providing legal support for residents of Ottawa living on a low income, as well as community development and organizing, law reform, legal education and outreach services

To be eligible for this Canada Summer Jobs position you must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

About the Community Development (CD) Worker Position:

  • 8-week contract from June 7th to July 30, 2021
  • Compensation is $18/hour for 35 hours/week
  • Anticipated work tasks: assist CLSO staff to develop, co-ordinate and/or implement the delivery of specific community development projects or initiatives addressing systemic barriers faced by individuals living on a low income and marginalized groups, and with respect to the following 3 areas of law: income security/public benefits, affordable housing for tenants, and immigration and refugee law. There may be a strong focus on the development of communications (social and traditional media) resources and outreach in support of CLSO’s community development work.
  • Preferred level of education of job candidates is upper year or completed post-secondary or college

Important Points to Note:

  • During the COVID pandemic, the CD Worker must be able to work both remotely AND in-person, if necessary, and comply with social distancing and other requirements set by CLSO. This position will require the CD Worker to work at least in part, if not fully, from home (remotely) using their own personal electronic devices.
  • This is a community development position and will not provide legal casework or casework support experience.
  • Interview dates are anticipated between May 17 and May 28

How to Apply:

  • Please send a Cover Letter and Resumé in PDF format to by May 14th, 2021, at 4:30 PM. Please include names and contact information for two references.

We welcome applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people living with disabilities and other historically disadvantaged groups. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We will provide accommodation during the hiring process upon request. All information relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants but we will only contact candidates selected for an interview.