We are accepting applications for a Canada Summer Jobs  “Community Development Worker”

Canada Summer Jobs Program: Community Legal Services of Ottawa is seeking applications for a Community Development (CD) 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:

 *This is a community development (CD) position that does NOT provide legal casework experience*

  • Contract: 8-week period between June and August, 2022;
  • Compensation: $16/hour for 35 hours/week
  • Preferred level of education: upper year or completed post-secondary or college
  • Anticipated work tasks: assist CLSO staff to develop, co-ordinate and/or implement the delivery of specific CD projects or initiatives addressing systemic barriers faced by individuals living on a low income and marginalized groups, and with respect to 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 resources, research, and outreach in support of CLSO’s CD work.

Important Details:

This is anticipated to be a fully remote position, however the CD Worker must be able to work in-person if necessary, and in compliance with social distancing and other CLSO requirements. Preference for candidates residing in Ottawa.

  • The CD Worker must be able to utilize their own personal computer for work.
  • Interview dates are anticipated between May 26 and May 27

 How to Apply:

  • Send a Cover Letter and Resumé in PDF format to by May 19th, 2022, at 4:30 PM.
  • Email subject field must state: “CD Worker Application”
  • Application must include information for two references: name, position, organization, relationship to applicant, and contact details.

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 those selected for an interview.