Work-Study Job Opportunities at The Centre!


We are currently hiring for Work-Study positions for the 2011-2012 academic year!

Deadline to apply: Apply ASAP. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview and positions are being filled on a rolling basis.
Start Date:September 29, 2011 (and must be available for training on Saturday October 1st, 10am – 6pm)


* Trans Inclusion Group Facilitator (1 position)
* Peer Support Program Facilitator (1 position)
* Special Events Coordinator (1 position: UPDATE: POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED)
* Food Justice Project Facilitator (2 positions: UPDATE: POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED)
* Dr. Chun Resource Library Facilitator (1 position: UPDATE: POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED)

Please read the following criteria and application instructions carefully before applying.

The Work-Study Program provides opportunity for eligible University of Toronto students to be employed part-time on-campus during the Fall and Winter terms (ending March 2, 2012).


Who is eligible for Work-Study?

Students are eligible to participate in Work-Study if they have:

1) Applied and qualified for OSAP funding as a resident of Ontario OR have qualified for student financial aid from a province/territory other than Ontario (confirmation required); OR are receiving Band funding from the Aboriginal Student Support Program (confirmation required)

AND, students must

2) Be registered in at least 60% of a full course load for each semester during the academic year in which they wish to apply (40% for students with permanent disabilities)

Students registered in Toronto School of Theology programs are ineligible to participate in the Work-Study Program.

I meet these criteria. What do I do next?

Students who meet these criteria, and are offered a position, must complete a Declaration of Eligibility/Hiring form. The form is available online after September 1, 2011 or at these locations:

* Admissions and Awards, 172 St. George Street
* Campus Career Centres
* St. George Career Centre, 214 College Street
* Career Centre at UTM , South Building, Room 2122
* Academic Advising & Career Centre at UTSC, Science Wing, Room AC213

Please note only ONE job per student is allowed.

Can Work-Study income affect my OSAP award?

Yes, it’s possible. Currently OSAP policy states that a student may have an average income of $50 per week during the study period. A higher income could reduce student’s OSAP entitlement or result in an overpayment affecting future assistance. Actual effect depends on factors such as how much OSAP funding student is receiving and whether there are other study period income(s) in addition to Work-Study income. Students concerned about this policy and its effect on their OSAP award should contact Admissions and Awards directly, (416) 978-2190 for further advice.



Please mail, e-mail, fax or drop off your resume, cover letter and one-page personal statement (details below) directly to The Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T c/o Hiring Committee. Please indicate which position you are applying for in your application.

All applications must be accompanied by a one-page personal statement on “Community organizing and working through oppression and privilege.” This statement is intended to give the Hiring Committee a bit of an idea of your understanding of community organizing, the work you’ve done and how you understand yourself in that work.


The Centre believes that those who are on the margins are often in better positions to understand how systems of oppression, power and privilege work and are maintained. We especially encourage people who are surviving racism, colonization, poverty, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, and sexism to apply for paid positions, as well as to volunteer in action groups and to join The Centre’s Collective.