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 2SLGBTQIA+ 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 2SLGBTQIA+ community in their cover letter. 

Available positions

Clinical Counsellor

We are looking for a talented clinician who identifies as a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to provide mental health and counselling support to 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, including those with intersectional identities of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). We encourage members of the BIPOC community to apply.

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Housing Navigator

The Housing Navigator is responsible for working with residents at Friends of Ruby House to help them with re/settlement services, focusing on securing safe, affordable, permanent accommodation and facilitate their movement from transitional housing to long term permanent housing. The Housing Navigator is responsible for working with clients directly to provide orientation to the local rental market, rental process, and provincial landlord and tenant law to ensure their successful transition to independent living.

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Program Specialist

The Program Specialist reports to the Manager, Knowledge and Design and works closely with the Research and Evaluation Coordinator, frontline staff, and youth service managers to collaboratively design, implement, evaluate, and improve programs for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth at the Friends of Ruby Transitional Home and Youth Drop-In. The Program Specialist will ensure programs are informed by the needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and adhere to best practices in terms of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

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IT Coordinator

The IT Coordinator, reporting to the Manager, Knowledge and Design, is required to perform in a fast-paced high-energy environment, supporting staff and senior leadership with the planning, implementation and maintenance of all IT assets and systems. This position regularly interacts with staff, management and external vendors. 

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Volunteering

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization and support staff and youth in different capacities. We are currently not accepting volunteers at this time. Please stay tuned for updates.

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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.

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.