Program Assistant, CNIB Foundation Programs

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Ontario South (Greater Toronto)
Ontario North
Sudbury, ON
Job description
  • Provides information to parents, children and youth concerning summer programming for children and families
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of programming for children and youth, including day camps and special events
  • Assists in providing supervision for individuals participating in the CNIB Foundation's children and youth day camp
  • Accompanies program participants and staff during community outings and activities
  • Tracks attendance of program participants
  • Completes follow-up calls to parents and youth participants

Accessible technology/ Shop CNIB programs

  • Provides information to Shop CNIB customers concerning items available through SHOP CNIB's online store
  • Assists customers with ordering products using the computer and over the phone
  • Demonstrates assistive technology, including Voiceover and various apps for iPhone and iPad

General responsibilities

  • Performs general administrative duties as required
  • Increases education and awareness of the CNIB Foundation (volunteer opportunities, general public awareness, advocacy) through various communication channels, including social media

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good social media and computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access software.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
  • Demonstrates mature and sensitive nature when dealing with the needs of persons experiencing sight loss.

Experience and Education:

  • Experience working with the general public. 
  • University or community college student preferred.
  • Related Fields of Study include social services, child and youth studies, disability studies, administration, communications, technology, customer service


This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, individuals must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
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.