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New Job Financial Literacy & Empowerment Intern (C0319) In Ontario

Financial Literacy & Empowerment Intern (C0319)
Financial Literacy & Empowerment Intern (C0319)

Financial Literacy & Empowerment Intern (C0319)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $30,809–$43,507 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Summary of Duties

The Financial Literacy & Empowerment Intern will research Financial Literacy & Empowerment tools, training and community resources available to clients and staff. The intern will assist in the development of tools, resources, and supports for clients in order to provide key financial info such as applying for benefits, completing taxes in order to help clients access benefits, and identify how to access community resources.

Financial empowerment is an approach to poverty reduction that focuses on improving the financial security of low-income people. The Financial Empowerment approach focuses on community level strategies that encompass five main types of interventions that have been identified as both necessary for low-income households to improve their financial outcomes, and effective at helping them to do so.

1. Financial information, education and counselling
2. Help to access income boosting benefits and tax credits (completing taxes, applying for benefits)
3. Safe and affordable financial products and services
4. Access to savings and asset building opportunities
5. Consumer awareness and protection.

Work Performed

Work collaboratively with Life Stabilization Operational Manager(s) to create a workplan to gather data, information and resources pertaining to Financial Literacy and Empowerment

investigate & identify what tools, resources and supports other municipalities or organizations have created in the response to the need for clients to access key financial information

Consult external subject area experts to identify existing supports and resources. Examples of subject area experts include but are not limited to: Prosper Canada, Salvation Army (Money Coaches & Rent Stability Bank), Credit Counselling Canada, Canada Revenue Agency volunteer tax clinics, as well as any municipality that offers similar services and supports

Consult external community service providers to identify existing tools, resources and supports (employment service providers, Community Centres)

Consult with relevant stakeholders (clients and staff – caseworkers, CSSS, UC, CSA) to clearly define and articulate the need for financial literacy and empowerment tools

Assist in collating collected data information into an usable report and resource guide for staff as well as clients

Assist in communicating available tools, training and resources

Provide an in-house learning session for frontline staff – caseworkers and ESS


Post-Secondary Education in a human service-related field with some familiarity with low-income persons and related financial challenges faced by low-income persons.

Financial Literacy – basic understanding of household budgeting, filing taxes and general understanding of low-income measures


New immigrant:

  • Persons who have gained permanent residency status and/or naturalized citizenship status; having arrived in Canada 0 – 5 years.
  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary education institute with Canadian equivalency
  • English benchmark level 6 or above
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada


Person with a self-declared disability which poses employment barriers:

  • Persons who identify as having one or more disabilities. City of London follows the definition of Disability as allowed under the Ontario Human Rights Code.


Indigenous Persons:

  • Person who identify as Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and/or Indian.


Racialized Persons/Visible Minorities:

  • Persons, other than Indigenous persons, who are non-Caucasian in race. Also persons who have racial meanings attributed to them as a group in ways that negatively impacts their work and social life.


Recent local post-secondary graduate:

  • City of London residents currently residing or having left London within the last year ONLY and who have graduated from a recognized postsecondary institution.

Limited work experience in their chosen field.


Comfort with engaging in information gathering interviews with people through a variety of methods including in-person, virtual and / or telephone

Customer or client service experience; communicating and engaging with people

Reviewing and interpreting research papers, evaluation reports and relevant theories to identify relevant information

Effective written communication skills; creating informative and visually appealing presentations and reports

Ability to work independently

Ability to collaborate to achieve common goal(s)


$30,809 - $43,507 (Level 3)

This is a temporary position being filled up to 15 weeks.

This opportunity is for a January 2023 start.

Other Information

Current hours of Work: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These hours of work are subject to change in accordance with the Collective Agreement and may include evening hours and Saturdays.

NOTE: Applicants may be required to complete a job related test.

Job Reference: COL01187