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Peer Champions

We are hiring up to 6 peer champions to help implement ‘the Neighbours, Friends and Families   (NFF), Immigrant and Refugee Communities campaign project’.

When does it start and end?  It starts on April 30, 2018 and ends on March 31, 2019

What are the hours? Up to 25 hours a month. It can be variable from month to month.

Where is the location? Toronto. Monthly meetings and trainings will be held in Flemington Park

What is the compensation? A compensation/honorarium of $350/month will be paid to peer champions based on the deliverables below.

Who are we?

AWO is a settlement organization. We provide different services to immigrants and refugees. Our mission is to improve newcomers’ quality of life and to promote their social and economic inclusion in order to enable them to become contributing members of society and to live in dignity.

What is this project about?

NFF wants to increase the capacity of immigrant and refugee communities who speak Dari, Farsi, Urdu and Arabic to:

  • Recognize the signs of domestic violence;
  • To know how to offer support;

Note: This NFF is the Ontario government’s principal domestic violence public education program, focused on educating the public on how to recognize the signs of woman abuse and what they can do to help women at risk of domestic abuse.

What is my role as a peer champion?

Each Peer Champion will:

  • Develop 3 stories based on real life experiences of their community;
  • Draft 3 stories for local newspaper articles with the support of project coordinator;
  • Design and run 2 educational community events with participation of 50-60 community members;
  • Hold educational workshops in their community.
  • Have monthly meeting with other peer champions and project coordinator at the AWO’s office in Flemington Park.

Am I eligible?

Do you:

  • Speak either Dari, Farsi, Arabic or Urdu?
  • Have experience in community engagement?
  • Have an understanding of Muslim and immigrant/refugee communities?
  • Have Interest and/or experience in facilitating training workshops and running events?

If yes, you are eligible to apply. We will provide you with training.

We welcome applications from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve, including those who might need accommodations.

AWO is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We encourage MEN and YOUTH to apply.

If you are interested, please email Sogol Zand by April 20, 2018 and tell her a little about your relevant skills and experience. Email:

We will contact you if you are selected for interview.