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Food Handler Training and Certification Program!

Dear community members,

PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs is providing new program: Food Handler Training & Certification, which is available to permanent residents, convention refugees and protected persons with high intermediate language skills interested in obtaining food handler certification for work.  It will be taught from an ESL perspective so that participants can build vocabulary, learn concepts and phrases, and gain a solid understanding of food safety in English. Please see the flyer below for additional information regarding registration for the training and certification program.

Please feel free to contact us at SAWRO Office if you have any concerns or need any assistance regarding registration .

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

ECE for Distillery District Early Learning Centre

Dear community members,

We have received news that the Distillery District Early Learning Centre is looking to hire Early Learning Educators. Please read below for additional details about the work opportunity. Please feel free to contact us at SAWRO Office for any application or resume building assistance.

The hours will vary from 15-40 hours per week. The wages for ECE are $15.00 plus $2 wage enhancement for every hour worked. The wages for an ECA are $14.25 plus $2 wage enhancement for every hour worked.  Our positions will vary. We have three age groups in the centre (infant, toddler and preschool). Our centre is located in Downtown Toronto in the historic tourist attraction Distillery District. The ttc is easily accessible to our location. We are seeking individuals who have a passion to work with children and are qualified to work with children. 

Qualifications for ECA/ECE:

  • Must be registered and in good standing with the College of ECE (ECE)
  • Must have an Early childhood education Diploma that is from a recognized educational institute (ECE)  
  • Must have Early Childhood Assistant certification that is from a recognized educational institute  ECA) 
  • Minimum experience of 2 years working in a child care setting
  • Vulnerable sector check-CPR certified level C – Health Requirement
  • Reference will be asked if you are successful in the interview

***Please notes that all requirements should be up to date.***

Work Conditions require:

  • Adapting to change
  • Communication (oral and written)
  • Working as a team
  • Quick learner 

If you are interested please submit resume to: Info@Distillerydistrictelc.com

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

Administrative Assistant for Toronto Public Health

Dear community members,

We have received news that the Toronto Public Health is looking to hire administrative/clerical assistants to support the Toronto Public Health Mass Immunization Clinics. Please read below for job responsibilities and qualification. If you are interested in this position, please see the application link below and feel free to contact us at SAWRO office for any application or resume building assistance.

Support Assistant C
Job ID: 14464
Job Category: Administrative
Division & Section: Toronto Public Health, Communicable Disease Control
Work Location: TBD (including onsite support at vaccination clinics)
Job Type & Duration: Part-Time (10 months)
Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $28.64 – $31.40, TF0006, Wage Grade 6
Shift Information: Monday to Sunday up to 35 hours per week (may include evenings and weekends)
Affiliation: L79 Unit B PT
Number of Positions Open: 100+
Posting Period: 8-January-2021 to 24-January-2021

Major Responsibilities:
• Performs general administrative tasks to support program/management staff.
• Handles front-end reception support, processing clients for service and providing general information to the public on program services, while providing support to the team.
• Communicates and responds to e-mails, telephone and in-person inquiries from staff, the public, and external agencies.
• Drafts, proofreads, edits and formats correspondence, organize files, creates or formats reports and summaries.
• Operates office and computer equipment, including a variety of software packages, applying speed and skill. Utilizes layout, formatting and keyboarding skills using computer.
• Provides customer service support to a diverse group of clients from different backgrounds and life experiences, as well as staff and the public.
• Inputs, updates and maintains large volumes of data, carrying out data entry functions with speed and accuracy while employing verification techniques.
• Monitors, orders and maintains supplies/resource materials.
• Maintains filing and retrieval systems for records/documents.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Experience providing customer service and responding to inquiries.
  2. Experience providing clerical/administrative and office support duties.
  3. Experience using computers and various software packages such as Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook).
  4. Experience maintaining, retrieving and disseminating information using database systems and the ability to carry out data entry functions with speed and accuracy.

You must also have:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally, and in writing, with all levels of staff and the public in a clear and concise manner.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public in a courteous and professional manner.
• Strong time management and organizational skills and the ability to set priorities and work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
• Ability to handle detailed work with accuracy.
• Ability to handle many competing priorities and demands.
• Ability to deal with confidential information, handling of confidential health records and client personal health information.
• Excellent keyboarding, proof reading and data entry skills with emphasis on accuracy.
• Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask and work in a high pressure, high volume team oriented environment with minimal supervision, working independently and cooperatively with other members of the staff.
• Problem solving and decision making skills, with the ability to handle and resolve situations, utilizing knowledge of polices, practices and procedures.
• Basic understanding of Public Health.
• Ability to work flexible hours onsite, which may include evenings and weekends depending on operational requirements.

Application Link: https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/job/Toronto-Support-Assistant-C-ON-M5V-3C6/544114817/

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

Telemarketing & Census Jobs!

Dear community members,

SAWRO staff will be facilitating a workshop on telemarketing and census Canada jobs on Thursday, January 21st at 10am via zoom. A number of reputed employers will be present during the workshop who are looking to hire for their companies. Anyone looking for work and interested in such fields are encouraged to attend this workshop using the zoom meeting link below.

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84799896956

Event Time: Thursday, January 21st, 2021 @ 10 am

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

Electronics Recycling Association

Dear community members,

If you are seeking an electronic equipment or looking to donate your old electronic equipment, the Electronics Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization that addresses the growing problem of electronic-waste and also the increasing ‘digital divide’. They donate free (or low-of-cost) refurbished computers, laptops etc to those in need. The ERA also collect donations from community members of their old electronic equipment, and will erase all previous data, sort and repair what can be repaired.

If you are interested in any of their services or would like to learn more, please feel free to either contact us or visit their website and other social handles for more information.

Website: https://www.electronicrecyclingassociation.ca/ | Twitter: @donaterecycleit | Instagram: @electronicrecyclingassociation | Linkedin: @electronicrecyclingassociation | Facebook: @electronicrecyclingassociation

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

Workshop on Telemarketing & Census Jobs!

Dear community members,

SAWRO staff will be facilitating a workshop on telemarketing and census Canada jobs on Thursday, January 21st at 10am via zoom. Everyone looking for work and interested in such fields are encouraged to attend this workshop using the zoom meeting link below.

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84799896956

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

CENSUS CANADA IS HIRING!

Dear community members,

Every few years, Census Canada carries out surveys across Canada to collect data that will be used for planning schools, daycare, housing, hospitals, emergency services, roads, public transportation, and employment skills training. They are hiring 32,000 workers across Canada to be a part of their team.

Requirements:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or possess a valid work permit
  • have a Canadian home address

If you are interested, please click the link to apply: https://census.gc.ca/jobs-emplois-eng.htm?fbclid=IwAR3l0j0iatwZVpeAHxcWn2SS9zZn35_rNFTLUbpjaXr07M9a9fnU83km4-c

If you require support applying for the job, please feel free to contact SAWRO and we will assist you.

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

Teesdale Apartments open to new Occupants

Dear community members,

Princess Management Apartments, 10 and 20 Teesdale have 1 and 2 bedroom accommodations available for new occupants between $1,550 – $1,775. They are also offering the first month’s rent for free and a referral bonus of $300.

If interest, please contact them via the following numbers:

  • 10 Teesdale Place: 416-698-7233
  • 20 Teesdale Place: 416-694-3187

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

Federal Government set to launch new Work Permit policy for International Students

Dear community members,

The Canadian federal government is set to launch a temporary policy to allow international students with an expired or expiring post-graduate work permit to apply for a new permit that will be valid for 18 months.

International students who graduate from a designated Canadian post-secondary college or university are eligible for a work permit that lasts between one and three years, depending on the duration of their academic programs.

Please see the full Toronto Star article for more information: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/01/08/international-students-waylaid-by-covid-19-will-get-second-chance-at-canadian-work-experience.html

SAWRO will continue to update the community with incoming information regarding the matter.

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

Hiring Opportunity!

Dear Community Members,

SAWRO is looking for an administrative assistant who will be working through the City of Toronto’s Investment In Neighbourhoods Program. Interested candidates must by OW recipients living in Toronto.

Job Description:

  • Meet and greet clients in office when they have come to access services
  • Conduct outreach and promotion activities following supervisor’s direction
  • Provide front line customer services to clients
  • Conduct outbound phone call with client as needed and receive inbound phone call and connect organizers with clients based on their needs.
  • Conduct outreach, door knocking, flyer distributing within the community following supervisor’s direction
  • Prepare meeting agenda, minutes and reports as needed
  • Provide administrative supports to other organizers to run their programs
  • Conduct file and document management process electronically and manually
  • Support supervisor to organize workshops, events and other organizational activities
  • Clean and organize workplace according to supervisor’s direction
  • Input client’s information data in system; extract data and generate reports as needed

Note: Because of COVID 19 situation a hybrid model of communication is being implemented i.e. virtual contact with clients as well as face to face meeting for services needed. Flexibility to carry on this working model during the pandemic period is required.

If you are interested, please apply through this link: https://eos.toronto.ca/ontarioworks/job/Toronto-Administrative-Assistant-ON-M1L-1K9/543748917/

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

Immediate Hiring Opportunity in Telemarketing company

Dear Community Members,

Through our job networking, we learned that one of the reputed Telemarketing companies will hire very soon. If you are interested to work as a Customer Service Representative and need assistant for resume building, interview preparation and related screening for the job

Please contact

SAWRO
416-686-0701,647-857-9153
sawro.office@gmail.com

Scholarship Program and Opportunity

Attn Community Members:

We have received the following flyers on behalf of STEM Leadership Canada. Please find the information below regarding information on programs and scholarship opportunity for STEM students:

Sincerely,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

SAWRO Holiday Schedule Update!

Dear community members,

We are sending warm wishes to everyone this holiday, and we hope you have a wonderful and restful time with your family. This year has been a difficult time for many as we navigated through this pandemic and other obstacles resultant of the pandemic, yet as a community, we have made it through and will continue to do so in the new year. We are very thankful for the community’s support this year and will continue doing our best to continue assisting the community in the next year! Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

With the holidays approaching, our office schedule has changed for the next two weeks. SAWRO will remain closed from December 25th to 27th, 2020 and from January 1st to 3rd, 2021.

Warm wishes,

SAWRO Office
416-686-0701, 647-857-9153
sawro.office@gmail.com

Merry Christmas!

New COVID-19 Response Framework

Attn Community Members: 

The new COVID-19 Response Framework is proposed to come into effect on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01 AM. In response to the increasing COVID-19 cases in Ontario, the provincial government has announced new lockdown guidelines with some additional restrictions and measures:

  • Restricting indoor/outdoor organized public events & social gatherings
  • Prohibiting in-person shopping in most retail settings
  • Restricting indoor access to shopping malls – patrons may only go to a designated indoor pickup area
  • Prohibiting indoor and outdoor dining
  • New School Protocols – For schools in Southern Ontario (including Toronto):
    • Elementary (kindergarten to grade 8) schools will not have in-person school until Monday, January 11, 2021. Between January 4-8, 2021, elementary students will be taught online. In-person learning will resume on January 11, 2021. 
    • Highschools (grade 9-12) will be closed until Monday, January 25, 2021. Between January 4-22, highschool students will be taught online. In-person learning will resume on January 25, 2021. 
    • Childcare centers will remain open
  • New Ontario Small Business Support Grant – Small businesses (as outlined in the announcement) will receive a one-time grant to support their businesses. Further details will be announced in January 2021.  

To contain the virus in high-risk communities, the government is also providing $12.5 million to implement a High Priority Communities Strategy. Additional funding of $42 million will also be available to establish isolation centres which will be built in partnership with local cities. The Ministry of Labour is also working to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in workplaces by carrying out more regulation and enforcements. 

To read the full announcement, please see the link below: 

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59790/ontario-announces-provincewide-shutdown-to-stop-spread-of-covid-19-and-save-lives

Research Job Opportunity

Dear community members,

A research project in our community led by McMaster, AccessAlliance, and SAWRO called “Precarious work, health and return to work in Toronto’s Little Bangladesh” is looking for a reseracher to join the project.

The project is looking for a researcher to join a community-based research project that examines how the unique work and social context of Toronto’s Bangladeshi community (e.g. precarious work, language barriers, childcare challenges, lengthy commutes, over-qualification) shapes work injuries and illnesses and post-injury/illness employment. The project is led by Dr. Stephanie Premji from McMaster University in collaboration with the South Asian Women’s Rights Organization. It is funded by a partnership grant from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

For this position the project is seeking a researcher with strong qualitative research skills, critical thinking/analysis ability, effective communication skills, a strong writing track record, and proven organizational skills. Due to the nature of the project, fluency in written and spoken Bengali is required.

The researcher will be responsible for conducting interviews, transcribing, coding and analyzing data, and writing research reports.

This is a part-time, work-from-home position of 10-15 hours a week (flexible) at $16.95/hour (including wages and benefits). Start date is January 2021, end date is spring/summer of 2022.

How to Apply:

With “Precarious Work Project” in the subject heading, please send your cover letter and resume to Sultana Jahangir: moni.drum@gmail.com

No phone calls please, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Candidates are also required to send a copy of one publication. The publications/report can be an academic type publication (peer reviewed journal publication, book chapter, research report) or a community and/or plain language type publication (e.g. community needs assessment report, program evaluation report, Op-Ed, article in a community newspaper, blog post etc.). In your cover letter, please indicate your role in producing this publication/report.

Sincerely,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

Career opportunity with Ministry of Health: COVID-19 Case Management

Dear community members,

The Ontario Ministry of Health (through a third party, Ian Martin) is recruiting and managing a central pool of COVID-19 contact tracers and case managers to support public health units with contact tracing efforts. Currently, we are hiring hundreds of additional case managers to help identify and manage COVID-19 contact tracing by conducting interviews of patients with confirmed or probable exposure to the virus. This phone-based, work-from-home role requires experience in a regulated healthcare, social work or counselling profession as it’s critical to be empathic and sensitive to people affected by these difficult circumstances.

The requirements for the job are as follows:

  • Experience in healthcare, social work or other regulated profession, preferably in interviewing/counseling patients 
  • Knowledge of communicable diseases, infection prevention and control practices 
  • Ability to fluently speak, read and write in English 
  • Able to receive a clear criminal background check 
  • Have a dedicated space with reliable internet for making confidential phone calls 
  • Proficiency with use of computers and ideally Microsoft Office 365 
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence, empathy and communication skills 
  • Strong problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and decision-making skills 
  • Some knowledge of PHIPA regulations and ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Undergraduate degree or Diploma

Fore more information about the position and how to apply, please visit the website: https://www.livehire.com/careers/ianmartin/job/CB6AF/B3JJKCHP91/covid-19-case-manager-contact-tracer-phone-based

If you need support, feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

Housing Information Event

Dear Community

A reminder that we will be organizing an information event on housing tomorrow at 6PM! The event will be live-streamed on FaceBook and will be made available for community members to join through Zoom (see event information below).

We will be joined by MPP of Scarborough Southwest (Doly Begum), MPP of Beaches-East York (Rima Berns-McGown), South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario, and People’s Defence Toronto. The event will aim to provide legal information about housing and tenant law and discuss the community’s concerns regarding affordable and adequate housing during COVID-19.

Facebook live-stream: https://fb.me/e/5Id162daI

Zoom information:
Link to Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85976242271
Phone: 647 558 0588 (Meeting ID: 859 7624 2271) 

Please feel free to contact us for more information about the event!

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

16th December | Victory Day Virtual Celebrations

Dear community members,

SAWRO will be hosting a livestream event tomorrow, December 12 at 11am to commemorate 16th December, Victory Day Celebration in the Bangladeshi community. The virtual event will feature cultural performances from members of the community and set up a virtual platform for social gathering to take place. Everyone is encouraged to join us and participate during the event.

The event will be live streamed on our facebook page. Please see the facebook event page and the flyer below for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/220811279446206

SAWRO
416-686-0701, 647-857-9153
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

Affordable Housing Crisis – Facebook LIVE Event

Dear community members,

SAWRO is organizing an interactive live online information event regarding the ongoing affordable housing crisis and the current situation faced by many during the pandemic on Thursday, December 17th, at 6pm. This online session will be hosted by Sultana Jahangir with guest speakers MPP Doly Begum, MPP Rima Berns-McGown, Lawyer Silmy Abdullah from SALCO and will be delivered in Bangla and English. The information session will be followed by a question and answer period for community members.

The event will be live streamed on our facebook page. Please see the facebook event page and the flyer below for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/224814749038451

SAWRO
416-686-0701, 647-857-9153
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

Dental Health Assessment for Vulnerable Newcomers

Dear community members, Through our networking, we learned that by participating into a research for you can be monetarily compensated. For more details please see the attached flyer below.

SAWRO
416-686-0701, 647-857-9153
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org