Careers

Friends of Ruby has a passionate team whose personal and professional experiences strengthen our services. As a team member, you would partake in vital work with LGBTQI2S youth. We aim to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds and communities, recognizing their unique competencies, ideas and experiences.

Who We Are

Friends of Ruby is a registered charity dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and two-spirit youth (aged 16-29) through counselling, social services and housing. Founded as Egale Youth Services in 2014, we became an independent entity in 2019. To date we have supported more than 1,000 youth and prevented over 470 mental health crises. At the Friends of Ruby Home and drop-in space, we offer counselling and a variety of programs and support groups, including dedicated spaces for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) youth.

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Join Our Team 

Friends of Ruby has a passionate team whose personal and professional experiences strengthen our services.  We recognize that a diverse team is critical to accomplishing our mission. We aim to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds and communities, recognizing their unique competencies, ideas and experiences. 

We are dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination which have created barriers around race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. 

We highly encourage applicants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer, intersex and/or two-spirit who meet the job requirements to self-identify as a member of the LGBTQI2S community in their cover letter. 

Available positions

Social Housing Program Advisor

The Social Housing Program Advisor provides insight and advice on social housing alternatives to meet LGBTQI2S youth needs, establishing key relationships, participating in meaningful sectorial discussions, reporting on strategic opportunities, and supporting effective decision making and the development of new programs and services in connection with Friends of Ruby’s strategic goals. 

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Black LGBTQI2S Clinical Counsellor

We are looking for a talented clinician who identifies as black and member of the LGBTQI2S community to provide mental health support primarily to Black-identified LGBTQI2S youth and those with intersectional identities of Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). The Clinical Counselor will provide single session and short-term counselling to LGBTQI2S and BIPOC youth over the phone, through chat or video calls, or in-person at the Youth Centre, or the Transitional House. The Clinical Counsellor will also plan and facilitate clinical groups and crisis support.

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Trans, non-binary and gender queer Clinical Counsellor

We are looking for a talented clinician who identifies as trans, non-binary and gender queer to provide mental health and counselling support to primarily trans, non-binary or gender queer youth including those with intersectional identities of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). The Clinical Counselor will provide single session and short-term counselling to LGBTQI2S and BIPOC youth over the phone, through chat or video calls, or in-person at the Youth Centre, or the Transitional House. The Clinical Counsellor will also plan and facilitate clinical groups and crisis support.

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Volunteering

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization and support staff and youth in different capacities.

Get Involved

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About Us

Friends of Ruby supports LGBTQI2S youth (aged 16-29) through mental health services, social services and housing. Our approach is comprehensive, involving mind, body and community – supporting youth wherever they are on their personal journey.

Donate

When you give to Friends of Ruby, you directly support essential services for LGBTQI2S youth. We provide meals, groceries, community programming, practical supports and mental health services.

Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization and support staff and youth in different capacities. As a volunteer you’d play a vital role in our mission, while gaining valuable experience and developing new skills.