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Expression of Interest


CRG Research & Engagement Assistant 

(4 – 6 week contract) 

Project Term: March – April 2016

Hours to be determined. Work to be completed on site.

Deadline: March 5, 2016 

The Consumer Reference Group Education Project is looking to recruit a research and engagement assistant to support the completion and dissemination of information pertaining to the recent work of the Consumer Reference Group (CRG) of The Access Point (Toronto). For more information and background on the CRG and The Access Point please visit: .

Primary responsibilities for this time sensitive work include the following deliverables: 

 Collate and integrate the historical work of the CRG and CRG Education Project;

 Develop recommendations for needed research areas, including strategic directions for meaningful client engagement ;

 Preparation of a final report to the LHIN and relevant stakeholder groups;

 Conduct a literature review and analysis of service user engagement in mental health and addiction system transformation;

 Prepare accessible pamphlets, reports, presentations, and other relevant outputs;

 Develop recommendations for next steps/needed research areas, including strategic directions for meaningful service user capacity building and engagement.

Qualifications and Skills 

 Knowledge of mental health and addiction service users, Critical Disability and Mad studies and related critical frameworks;

 Background in equity-related analysis an asset;

 Familiarity with history of consumer/survivor initiatives;

 Familiarity with addiction service users peer led initiatives;

 Exceptional organizational and writing skills;

 Demonstrated research experience, strong reading, writing, and editing skills;

 Excellent grammar, spelling and composition skills;

 Proficiency in Microsoft Office products;

 Experience working from a critical perspective informed by lived experience considered an asset.


If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send your expression of interest by midnight March 5, 2016 to:


Inquiries phone: (416) 535-8501 Ext 33013

Your expression of interest should describe in no more than 500 words: why you are interested in this work and the skills and qualifications you will bring forward to the completion of the project.


Using the candidate’s expression of interest as the basis for selection, all expressions of interest will be evaluated on:

1. The qualifications outlined above;

2. Familiarity with the subject matter;

3. Submission of a sample of writing;

4. CV or Resume;

5. Scheduling availability.