Internship Role Profile
|Organization Name:||Jane/Finch Centre, Financial Empowerment and Problem-Solving Program (FEPS)|
|Location of Internship:||4400 Jane St, North York, ON M3N 2K4|
|Position Title:||Financial Literacy Developer Intern|
|Reports to:||Manager, Administrative Services|
|Work Term:||Summer Internship|
|Start Date:||May 14, 2018|
|End Date:||August 3, 2018|
|Duration:||12 weeks months (3 months, Full-time)|
|Student Award:||Economic Justice Award - $6000.00 ($2000.00 received monthly)|
|Brief Description of Company & Program|
|Jane/Finch Centre is a community-based organization driven by passion, innovation, and a strong commitment to social justice, community engagement and collaboration. Our vision is a healthy Jane and Finch community that is strong, inclusive, and politically active through diversity, opportunity, and participation.
Financial Empowerment and Problem-Solving (FEPS) is our financial literacy program that focuses on improving the financial security of low-income people. This poverty reduction strategy works with people living on low-incomes so they gain increased understanding and control of their finances and access benefits that can boost their incomes. Our team provides information and solutions to complex financial challenges for people in immediate financial difficulty. They also support people to make informed decisions and appropriate longer-term plans to deal with debt and start saving. Our outcomes can best be understood in the framework of a social inclusion agenda. More information about our program is available on our website: http://janefinchcentre.org/programs/finances/.
|The intern will play a role in identifying financial issues that adversely affect individuals living on low incomes and work with us to facilitate positive change by developing new tools and resources.
The intern will receive an orientation to our organization and training from our Financial Literacy workers on the realities, needs, and interests of people living in poverty; money management and the banking system; comprehension of the complexities of the social assistance and taxation systems that affect clients’ access to a range of social and income entitlements; and skill in adult education and coaching approaches. You will receive ongoing mentorship and support from our team of highly skilled and engaged FEPS workers.
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