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

Marketing and Communications Officer

Reporting to the Director of Direct Marketing and Development, the Marketing and Communications Officer will have a growth mindset and the ability to translate broad strategic directions of this fast-growing organization into measurable objectives and drive key results.

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Drop-In Support Student

Friends of Ruby is looking for a co-op student to support our Drop-In team for Fall 2022. We are looking for a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community who is comfortable asking questions, working collaboratively in a social and hands-on environment by engaging in the day-to-day operations of the drop-in. 

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IPAC Coordinator

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, the IPAC Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the health and safety, emergency and day-to-day operational needs to promote a safe work and living environment for staff and youth at both the Transitional House and Drop-in Centre.

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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.

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.

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.