Employment Opportunities

Peer Advisor - Human Trafficking Program TORONTO 12 MONTH CONTRACT (with the possibility of extension) PART TIME (2 Days/Week)

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that has worked in the City of Toronto for the past 35 years providing support to children and youth who have experienced abuse or violence, and their families.

The Human Trafficking Program offers immediate and ongoing support to youth who have experienced or are at risk of being trafficked, and their families. Through advocacy and therapeutic services the goal of the program is to build resiliency, safety and stability and facilitate connections with appropriate and relevant community supports.

Boost CYAC is seeking to hire a part time Peer Advisor within the Human Trafficking Program.  The successful candidate will self-identify as someone with lived experience of sex trafficking/sexual exploitation. This individual will provide consultation to help further program and training development, program evaluation, and research. This position is a non-clinical role; the Peer Advisor will support staff in identifying services within the community to meet the needs of youth who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing sex trafficking/sexual exploitation.

The Peer Advisor position was made possible with funding from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services’ Anti-Human Trafficking Community Supports Fund.

The is a 12 MONTH CONTRACT, with the possibility of extension). PART TIME (2 Days/Week), $25 Hourly Rate.

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. Post-secondary education (diploma/degree/certificate) in social work, social services, health sciences or equivalent experience is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of human trafficking, including but not limited to common vulnerabilities of this population, forms of exploitation, and cycles of victimization.
  • Knowledge of youth mental health issues/addictions and homelessness and barriers unique to trafficked youth accessing mental health services
  • Direct experiential knowledge of community supports and services an asset
  • Demonstrated experience networking with community agencies and organizations
  • The ability to work both on a team and independently
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication, and organizational skills
  • Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police background check
  • Work in collaboration with program staff to inform and assist with program and training development and research activities to include a survivor perspective
  • Work in collaboration with program staff to develop educational and awareness resources about human trafficking for internal and external use.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive resource database for services and supports
  • Attend team meetings and trainings, as required
  • Participate on internal and/or external committees, as directed
  • Work in collaboration with other programs within the agency, as required.

If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families please send your cover letter and resume by email to Linda Arwich, Manager of Human Resources and Administration at arwich@boostforkids.org.

Application Deadline: July 2, 2021

Boost CYAC is committed to: creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; and providing accommodations in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is the senior leader, guiding day-to-day management decisions, and developing and implementing the strategic direction in alignment with the organization’s vision, mission, and values. The CEO supports the governance mandate of the Board and ensures that appropriate accountability, transparency, and risk management practices are in place. They have overall responsibility for the quality of programs and for the allocation of both financial and human resources. Ensuring effective communication of Boost CYAC’s mission and strategy with all stakeholders, the CEO builds successful relationships with staff, funders, our CYAC Partners, the broader community, and with other partners in the child protection field.


The new CEO will have the opportunity to build and lead an excellent team of professionals who are dedicated to the organization’s compelling mission. The successful candidate will be instrumental in developing a plan for the future that galvanizes, inspires, and professionalizes Boost CYAC in order to improve the lives of children.



We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. To apply, please submit, in confidence, a resume along with cover letter which sets out your interest in the role and highlights the experience you have relevant to the role. The preferred method of application is on-line at searchsmart.com/jobs.


Sandra Paquette 416-763-0404

Vesna Markovic 647-608-3595

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