Justice for Children and Youth works to protect and advance the legal rights and dignity of children and youth. We are a specialty legal clinic and child rights organization, funded primarily by Legal Aid Ontario. We are the only organization in Canada focused exclusively on the legal
rights of children and youth across a range of legal subjects.

Our Childhood Arrivals Support and Advocacy Program (CASA) supports young people (up to 25 years) brought to Canada as children and living in Ontario with no or precarious immigration status.

We are seeking a lead for the groundwork phase of our new Equitable Education Access partnership project that starts in July 2022. Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Opportunity Fund, this systems innovation project is designed to address the marginalization and exclusion that limits equitable access to education for racialized students with precarious or no immigration status. This role will work closely with the JFCY (and CASA) staff, and external project partners.

The Equitable Education Access Project Lead will:

  • With project partners, collaboratively develop and oversee partnership organization, processes, and administration systems for the EEA project
  • With project partners, collaboratively develop and implement the groundwork phase of the EEA project
  • Develop and lead JFCY’s activities during the groundwork phase of the EEA project
  • Undertake partnership development and consensus building with a range of stakeholders and project partners
  • Monitor and track EEA project expenses and budgets
  • Develop and lead program evaluation
  • Liaise with EEA project funders and prepare funding reports
  • Other tasks as required

Qualifications and Required Experience

  • Project development, leadership and administration
  • Networking and partnership development with demonstrated ability to engage and build relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including young people, racialized communities, people with no or precarious immigration status, and professionals
  • Understanding of Ontario’s education system (kindergarten-postsecondary) and/or immigration system, settlement systems and migrant rights
  • Funder relations and grant management
  • Financial administration and tracking
  • Superior time management skills, and the ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • E-communication tools, MS Office and related business and communication tool skills
  • Experience, or demonstrated commitment to working in an anti-oppression and antiracist, and child rights respecting framework
  • Valid Covid 19 vaccination (as required by JFCY policy


  • Law degree/paralegal qualification
  • Lived experience of migration and immigration systems navigation
  • Bilingual English and French

Justice for Children and Youth is committed to anti-oppression and social justice values. This position best suits someone who enjoys working in a dynamic team environment, a busy office, where variety, challenge and daily stakeholder interaction are the norm.

This is a fulltime position dependent on external funding. Compensation is in accordance with grant funding, based on level of experience. Salary range is $60,000 – $70,000. A health benefits plan and pension contribution is also provided.

We welcome applications from people of colour, First Nations, Inuit and Metis people, people with disabilities and other historically disadvantaged groups. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We will provide accommodation during the hiring process upon request and
all information is treated confidentially.

Candidates interested in this opportunity must submit a resume and cover letter by Sunday June 12, 2022.

Please send your application via email to:
Justice for Children and Youth
By e-mail: lisa.salenga@jfcy.clcj.ca with the subject line: CASA EEA Project Lead

No email or phone call inquires please, we thank all candidates but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.