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.
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.
Mental Health Program Advisor
Under the direction of the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Mental Health Program Advisor will provide expert insight on Mental Health trends and LGBTQI2S youth needs, identify opportunities and gaps that can be addressed through new program and services, and maintain key relationships within the sector to advance Friends of Ruby strategic goals.
HR Generalist (Equity & Inclusion)
Reporting to the HR Manager and with background in equity, inclusion and diversity, the HR Generalist will support the Organization’s efforts towards anti-racism and anti-oppression and provide support to the HR Manager in all aspects of Human Resources and employees cycle in the Organization.
LGBTQI2S Clinical Manager
Under the direction of the Youth Services & Housing Director, the Clinical Manager is responsible for overseeing the development, delivery and evaluation of clinical services, ensuring high quality delivery of the therapeutic groups and one on one counselling, program planning, development and evaluation, and the supervision of Clinical staff, performance management, mentoring and quality management.
Reporting to the Youth Services Manager, the Case Worker will provide support, engagement and case management services to high-risk LGBTQI2S youth accessing services from Friends of Ruby at both the Transitional House and the Youth Services Centre. Responsibilities include: intake and assessment, case management, crisis intervention, determining the available assistance and resources participants require, care planning, referrals, case coordination and advocacy, documenting participant meetings, keeping track and following up on participants progress.
Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant will support the department to ensure financial statements, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and audit requests are met accordingly, will keep records for all contracts, files, quotations and bills, and support the Finance Manager in developing forecasts and financial plans on monthly and yearly basis.
Volunteers are an essential part of our organization and support staff and youth in different capacities.
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.
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.
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.