Coordinator, Accessible Neighbourhoods

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Ontario South (Greater Toronto)
Greater Toronto Area
Job description

This position will continue the rollout of CNIB's Accessible Neighbourhoods initiative to create more accessible spaces in the Greater Toronto Area for individuals who are blind and partially sighted.  Specifically, the Coordinator, Accessible Neighbourhoods will be responsible for making public areas more accessible by promoting and implementing accessible technology solutions. This position is a 6-month contract.

In this role, you will change what it is to be blind by:

  • Creating more accessible spaces:
    • You will learn about accessible navigation and the use of beacon technology in businesses.
    • You will initiate projects to map community spaces using accessible navigation tools.
    • You will program beacons for various businesses in the community.
    • You will document processes and train others how to use this tool and work with volunteers who can support this work.


  • Building strong community relationships:
    • You will develop and steward strong and effective partnerships with businesses, organizations and government that will smash barriers for individuals with sight loss. 
    • You will track partnerships developed and commitments made and when follow-up is required with each partner.
    • You will provide information to CNIB's Commercial Accessibility Team to ensure that your work is aligned with our broader commercial activities.
    • You will be a key local ambassador for CNIB, representing and promoting the organization at all relevant external events.


  • Working with an amazing team:
    • You will help make CNIB the organization of choice for participants, volunteers, donors, and stakeholders.
    • You will develop and foster an inclusive, empowered culture where every team member – staff and volunteer – feels their contributions towards our mission are equally valued and respected.
    • You will lead by example in bringing our values to life.
    • You’ll also ensure understanding of, and compliance with, all CNIB's policies and procedures.


  • Engaging and empowering participants:
    • You will champion CNIB's high standards of client and customer service, ensuring they are universally understood by staff and volunteers, and continuously upheld across all aspects of local operations.
    • You will build strong, positive relationships with stakeholders, and seek insight into their unique needs, goals and lived experiences.
    • You will proactively encourage program participants to take advantage of other CNIB programs and services that may benefit them, offering them opportunities to expand their support network and deepen their community engagement.


The duties and responsibilities outlined above are indicative of the role; but aren’t exhaustive and may be subject to change as required


What do you bring to the table?

  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills, with the ability to plan and deliver clear communications to a dispersed audience.
  • Working knowledge of non for profit/volunteer organizations.
  • Effectively demonstrates understanding and championing of diversity and accessibility issues.
  • Good relationship/team builder and networking skills with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical, problem definition and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven time management, planning, coordinating and organization skills; proactive in initiating multiple projects on an ongoing basis.
  • Professional attitude, results oriented, strategic and flexible.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Google Docs, Google Maps. 
  • Experience in working with accessible navigation applications and QR code creation is an asset.

Experience and Education

  • Knowledge of adaptive technology an asset
  • Knowledge and experience working in a not-for-profit or charity
  • Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and vision loss is considered an asset
Working conditions
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Willingness to work from different locations
  • Moderate travel will be required
  • Ability to independently travel throughout the Greater Toronto Area
Application and contact information

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please let us know what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact 

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.