Job posting: Families in TRANSition Program Coordinator

Families in TRANSition Program Coordinator, Pride and Prejudice Program

  • Bargaining Unit Program Coordinator Classification
  • 4 Year Contract
  • Internal & External Posting
  • Salary range $ 59,486.21 – 71, 029.56


Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is an accredited, innovative Children’s Mental Health Centre providing a range of services for youth and their families. The Pride & Prejudice Program – a program of CTYS – supports youth aged 13-24 who are exploring sexuality and gender identity, coming out, interpersonal conflicts, experiences of trauma, and mental health challenges. The individual hired for this position will be one of two coordinators for the Families in TRANSition (FIT) program, which is our intervention for trans and non-binary youth and their parents/caregivers. FIT is a unique and groundbreaking response to emerging data that showed that the most significant and impactful factor in trans youths’ mental wellness is the presence of supportive parents and caregivers in their lives. FIT uses an evidence-based approach to reduce risk factors for youth by strengthening relationships between youth and their caregivers/parents. Our program combines a trauma-informed lens, attachment-based modalities, and a gender-affirming approach to support families to create nonjudgmental spaces where youth can meaningfully explore gender.

FIT recently received renewed funding for Phase 2 of the program; the goal of which is to scale-up the services we are offering, in partnership with different agencies across Canada. There continues to be a steady demand for FIT-like groups in different regions and communities, and urgent unmet needs for families seeking gender-affirming services. The successful applicant will be a member of the FIT team and will be collectively responsible for the implementation, coordination, and evaluation of all aspects of the program during this funding phase, as delineated below.

As an organization, we see the ways that discrimination contributes to poorer mental health outcomes, and we are committed to proactively identifying and dismantling systemic forms of oppression that are impacting the youth and families we serve. We also recognize that marginalized groups are often overrepresented in mental health services and underrepresented in paid positions within agencies, including our own. CTYS is therefore striving to create a more representative workspace, with these considerations in mind. This is a work in progress.

As a program, FIT uses a by/for model, which means that people working within the program are Two-Spirit, trans, and/or non-binary themselves. As such, we are looking to hire someone who identifies as Two-Spirit, trans, and/or non-binary, with priority given to Black, Indigenous, racialized applicants, as well as to transfeminine individuals.

NOTICE: As our services continue to be offered virtually/remotely, and as expansion of the FIT program is intended to spread across the country, we are accepting applications for anyone living and working in so-called Canada.


• Provide intake and supportive counselling to Two-Spirit, trans, and gender diverse youth and their families/parents/caregivers.
• Facilitate two parents/caregivers or Trans youth Families in TRANSition (FIT) groups per week
• Support the evaluation of the FIT program, and assist in the creation of outcomes-based informational products
• Establish and advance partnerships with geographically-diverse and culturally-grounded agencies that are serving trans, Two-Spirit, and/or non-binary youth and their families
• Co-create and execute a scale-up plan for the FIT group across Canada
• Engage in supporting different partners as they begin and continue to provide FIT groups
• Design, coordinate, and lead a virtual FIT community of practice for partner agencies and facilitators
• Develop and provide FIT facilitator trainings
• Lead the FIT parent and youth steering committee
• Support editing, graphic design, and translation of knowledge exchange products
• Contribute content to FIT social media and website
• Provide support to communities that are adapting the FIT program for their own use
Work collaboratively by participating on internal/external committees related to the FIT project



• A degree or certificate in a related field, and/or equivalent experience
• Is a Two-Spirit, trans, and/or non-binary person (priority given to people who are BIPOC and transfeminine )
• Comprehensive knowledge of the issues, needs, and resources for Two-Spirit, trans, and non-binary youth
• Expertise in working with Two-Spirit, trans, and/or non-binary youth
• Experience in running groups, and knowledge of group design and facilitation
• Experience in project coordination
• Knowledge of and commitment to practicing from an anti-oppression framework
• Knowledge of and commitment to evidence-informed practice
• Excellent skills in cultural safety practices
• Experience supporting family members of Two-Spirit, trans, and non-binary youth, individually & in groups
• Excellent writing skills and experience creating knowledge exchange materials
• Strong communication and computer skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with youth and their families
• Must be available to work two evenings per week
• Fluency in French and/or another language is an asset
• Must be fully vaccinated

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process.

Position starts April 2022

Please submit a letter of application and resume by March 25, 2022 to:

[email protected]

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley St.E , Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Fax (416) 924-2930