New Job Anti-Racism & Respect Internship In Ontario

Anti-Racism & Respect Internship

Company : City of Thunder Bay
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

General Information:

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE: * It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression. Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics. Do not include:

  • Photos
  • Any certificates that have photo identification
  • Driver’s licences
  • Police records checks

Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant. If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant. Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

ACCOMMODATION: * Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

PRIVACY: *Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 302, as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division, 125 Syndicate Ave Suite 42, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6H8, Telephone: 625-3866

Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

Job Description: POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Manager – Community Strategies, the Intern will implement actions identified in the Anti-Racism & Respect Committee’s Work Plan, the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, and the three-year respect. Work Plan.


Coordinates activities of the Anti-racism & Respect Advisory Committee (ARRAC) and the respect. Initiative Working Group, including supporting regular meeting and roundtable planning logistics.

  • Responsible for recording confidential meeting minutes, and supporting the preparation of briefing notes.
  • Responds to research requests, undertakes research for ARRAC and the respect. Initiative Working Group, and responds to requests for respect. resources.
  • Researches best practices for welcoming and anti-racism approaches in other municipalities.
  • Carry out welcoming initiatives identified in the respect. Initiative and the Seven Youth Coroner's Inquest.
  • Liaising and building working relations with community organizations around anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Obtains direction from the respect. Initiative Working Group to reflect priorities, with a focus on expanding welcoming initiatives identified in the respect. Initiative and Seven Youth Inquest.
  • Develops and implements initiatives to foster a more vibrant, inclusive and welcoming community as directed by the ARRAC and respect. Work Plans, and guided by the Seven Youth Inquest.
  • Supports ARRAC’s and the respect. Initiative Working Group’s ongoing development of awareness materials and media initiatives, including social media.
  • Develops positive messages of inclusiveness for distribution through media outlets for public consumption.
  • Participates in internal and external committees as required.
  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of anti-racism and diversity issues.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.



  • Degree or diploma in social sciences, or community development.
  • Working knowledge of anti-racism, human rights and equity

Skills/Abilities: *

  • Ability to identify, understand, and meet/exceed the requirements of internal/external customers
  • Self-starter with proven research, time management, analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated online communication skills, including social media
  • Ability to function and contribute as an effective team member and to work independently
  • Must be proficient in the use of computers and current related software
  • Demonstrated organizational and event planning skills
  • Ability to display sensitivity and commitment to human rights and equity issues
  • Ability to use independent judgement when dealing with confidential or sensitive Corporate, public and departmental issues

Assets: *

  • Knowledge of Indigenous governance, issues, protocols, and culture
  • Ability to speak Ojibwe, Oji-Cree or Cree


Must undergo a successful Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
Must sign and abide by Employee Confidentiality Statement
Will be required to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation

This opportunity is proudly supported by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and is funded through the Indigenous Workforce Development Program. It is a requirement under this program that the selected candidate for this position self-identify as an Indigenous person. Eligibility requirements of the program can be found here: *

Job Type: Full-time