Advisor, Peel Poverty Strategy (Region of Peel)

Human Services - Community Partnerships
Do you enjoy working within regional government and with the community and various partners focusing on poverty reduction? Are you a poverty reduction subject matter expert looking to apply your skills and experience in a unique role to advance key initiatives within Peel Region?

If you are a strong collaborator, communicator and facilitator, this is this opportunity for you!

The role

The Advisor will act as a subject matter expert on poverty and related issues as well as build and maintain relationships across the GTA and neighbouring areas in order to advance initiatives that address poverty. The key area of focus will be to support the implementation of the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy.


  • Provide expert advice, feedback & recommendations on a range of issues related to poverty as well as the funding of poverty related programs, services & initiatives
  • Lead internal and external multi-stakeholder projects, initiatives, task forces, working groups related to poverty reduction and system changes
  • Create opportunities within Human Services, Region of Peel and Peel Region to increase understanding of the impact of poverty on residents, clients, broader community and the Human Services sector
  • Create and deliver presentations to key stakeholders in Peel & Ontario on poverty in Peel and the work of the Committee
  • Act as the subject matter expert on issues related to poverty locally, provincially and federally
  • Prepare Council reports, briefing notes, position papers on the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy and related issues
  • Identify opportunities for consultations and focus groups with staff, residents, community partners and clients to inform proposed legislation, policies and advocacy priorities.
  • Work with stakeholders to gain consensus on Peel Poverty Reduction Committee advocacy priorities
  • Lead the development and implementation of the PPRC Research, Policy, Performance Measurement and Evaluation planning table and related tables
  • Accountable to supervise a small team of program/project staff


  • Relevant post-secondary Degree in Human Services or a related field, combined with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in strategic planning, community development and working within diverse communities; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • One (1) year of direct supervisory/leadership experience
  • In depth working knowledge of community needs, community development theories and practices as well as advocacy and planning models and acts proactively and creatively to anticipate impact, opportunities and value
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate information to improve existing programs or to develop new approaches or processes as well as collect and analyze performance data and recommend methods to improve service performance
  • Political awareness, sufficient to identify and respond to situations using tact and diplomacy to understand the various parties and stakeholders involved in decision making processes, and to anticipate their likely reaction to statements, proposals, recommendations and situations
  • Demonstrate leadership and participation skills, involving both government and community stakeholders
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple priorities
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, proven presentation skills including the ability to present to various audiences both internal and external to Peel
  • Working knowledge of systems used to support the delivery of Human Services programs and services such as SDMT, OCCMS, CMS, CBS, Outlook and Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of legislation that directs and supports the delivery of Human Services programs
Hours of Work: 35 Hours per week; Monday- Friday. Occasional evenings and weekend work will be required in order to attend community events across the Region of Peel

Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton
If this opportunity matches your skills and qualifications, please apply online at