Temporary, Canada Summer Jobs


Through dialogue, education and thought leadership, Pride at Work Canada empowers employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We help create safer, more inclusive workspaces that realize the full potential of all employees and bring down barriers to employment. Our learning, networking and community events happen across the country, celebrating and connecting the most inclusive Canadian.

Pride at Work Canada was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers with a vision to improve the climate of inclusiveness for LGBTQ2+ people in Canadian workplaces. The initial aim of the organization was to put the case for LGBTQ2+ inclusion on the mainstream business agenda by winning the support of employers that recognize the need to support LGBTQ2+ employees as part of their individual diversity and inclusion strategies. We now work with 125+ National and Regional Partners, employers that act as the organization’s members and support our mission, vision and values.

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The Programs Assistant, Education will be responsible for supporting Pride at Work Canada’s virtual educational and networking programs and Pride at Work Canada’s internal action plans (focused on anti-Black racism, reconciliation, poverty-reduction, and accessibility). Reporting to the Manager of Programs, the Programs Assistant will work to support our Virtual ProPride events that work to address barriers to LGBTQ2+ people in employment, as well as do research that will form the basis for Pride at Work Canada’s internal action plans.

Compensation, Benefits, Work Hours & Location

35-hours per week, Mon-Fri preferred at the rate of $17/hour. This position is a temporary 8 week contract and does not qualify for participation in group benefits. The work will take place virtually. However, the successful candidate will be provided a list of measurable goals with target dates for each and will have the opportunity to negotiate a work schedule that is flexible.

Pride at Work Canada’s primary offices reside in Tkaranto/Toronto, which is the “Dish with One Spoon” territory. It is traditionally the home of the Anishinaabe, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Applications from all locations across Canada will be accepted and considered.


  • The Assistant would be responsible for supporting event logistics for Pride at Work Canada’s Virtual ProPride series including blog posts about the events.
  • The Assistant will work with the Manager of Programs to do an environmental scan of inclusion best practices, as well as consultants/community groups who are experts in reconciliation, confronting anti-Blackness, poverty reduction, and accessibility.
  • The Assistant will also create an independant project in consultation with the Manager of Programs which will account for 15-20% of their hours.
  • Other administrative tasks related to research and programs, as required

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience working with LGBTQ2+ communities preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in anti-racism and Indigenous inclusion.
  • Knowledge of Canadian employment rights upon the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression a strong asset
  • Strong written and verbal skills a strong asset
  • Demonstrated fluency in French a strong asset

Eligibility Requirements

This position is funded by the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible for the role candidates must be able to confirm that they meet specific requirements as outlined by Employment and Social Development Canada:

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, updated resume and any support materials in PDF format via email quoting Job ID: Programs Assistant, Education in the subject line to info@prideatwork.ca no later than 5:00pm EST on Friday, May 28th, 2021. Only those candidates who meet the Employment and Social Development Canada requirements outlined above will be considered. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Candidates who identify as Two-Spirit and/or LGBTQIA+ or are otherwise marginalized on the grounds of gender expression, gender identity and/or sexual orientation are strongly encouraged to apply. Lived experience as a member of any marginalized community is considered a strong asset.

If you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise at any point and we will work with you to meet your needs.