Peer Educator position with Dream Team available!

Position: Peer Educator, 1 available position

The Dream Team –a group of psychiatric consumer survivors who advocate for more supportive housing –is developing a Tenant’s Rights workshop surrounding the Residential Tenancy Act. The workshop will be delivered in a peer to peer format and as a result, we are seeking a Peer Educator to co-facilitate workshops to tenants across the GTA.

Task Force Member Criteria

  • Passionate about social housing tenant safety and rights enforcement
  • Flexible schedule: ability to prioritize peer education meetings over other responsibilities for duration of project
  • Prior experience in workshop facilitation; note-taking considered an asset
  • Public speaking skills; ability to engage members of the public and social housing tenants
  • Ability to digest large volumes of information: Residential Tenancy Act and other documents
  • Proven track record with another grass roots organization
  • The following lived experience(s) are considered a strong asset:
    • Mental health and/or addiction issues
    • Tenant of social or supportive housing
    • Living on low-income/ receiving public assistance          

Application criteria:

Please submit a 1 page application which includes answers to the following questions:

  1. How extensive is your current knowledge of social housing tenant rights?
  2. Describe any experience you have with tenant/landlord issues, court process or mediation?
  3. Why would you like to work on this project?

Application Details:

Please send your resume and application to Courtney via e-mail at outreach@thedreamteam.ca  by Friday January 22nd, 2016. **Please note: you must be available to interview on Friday February 5th, 2016.

Compensation Details:

Honoraria for training and workshop delivery

For more information, please call:

Courtney Roberts-Lawes

416-516-1422 ext. 263