Lifeguard and Instructor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 September 2013
A typical day at work consisted of interacting with many patrons and assuring their safety at the pool. I have learned to communicate effectively with different types of people as we get a lot of people coming into the pool each and everyday. I also learned to work well with little kids as I had to teach them. The management was great as I was never confused as to who I reported to. I enjoy spending time with my co-workers as we were all similar in age (students) and we would have a lot to talk about during break times. The hardest part of the job is when a patron gives you a hard time because you have to always keep your calm even when you know they are wrong.
Administrative Assistant/Program Leader (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 October 2017
- The job is more to gain experience about working with the City than having a career. If you are a student in high school or university, it is a great place to work to gain experience in municipal workplace. But pay is very low, very little to no immediate advancement, and there are far and few jobs between peak seasons.
Development Officer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 October 2017
Ve'ahavta is a solid organization with a tremendous work culture. It is humanitarian in its mission both outside the community and in the work place. Employees are treated with respect at all times. There is a sense of family. with solid governance and infrastructure in place, there is a sense of solidity and security. There is not much opportunity for growth
Swim Instructor/ Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 September 2017
A typical day at work involves me arriving at the pool site and signing in. I then prepare the deck for lessons to begin. The rest of my shifts consists of teaching swimming lessons and life guarding lane swim and recreational swim.
Great work environment depending on what type of camp .
Camp Counsellor (Current Employee) – High Park, ON – 27 September 2017
My bosses were always great fed into my potential and pushed me to new heights . It took me a while to get into working wit people who didn't share my ideals but at the end of the day it was fun and productive .
Program Designer/Instructor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 September 2017
I was lucky to have been hired to be a Farm Attendant at the Parks and Recreation location of the Riverdale Farm in Toronto. I was required to use my own initiative to complete the tasks of a running farm, plus interact with the public in an engaging and education manner.
Can be an enjoyable experience if you are working with the right people.
Camp Location Coordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 September 2017
I worked many part time jobs with the city. Therefore I worked with many different supervisors. There were some supervisors that made it a very enjoyable experience, but others would constantly criticize you without adding any compliments and these people made woking for the City very difficult
WEB SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 September 2017
This was a wonderful environment to work in, due to the team members who were sharing internal processes and developing solutions amongst teams. There was also a variety of training involved and fostered development and critical thinking.
great teams and fostered community and development
RESEARCH STUDENT (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 September 2017
Low stress environment. Worked for short terms. Interesting to learn of city businesses. The job allowed me to learn and also i was paid decently well. I found it satisfying to contribute to my own city, other than paying taxes.
Open and inclusive workplace full of hard working staff
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 September 2017
Working for the city of Toronto is a great and highly educational experience. Being with the city has taught me how to be punctual, organized, mufti task and meet deadlines. Workplace culture is great everyone is very open and inclusive. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting people from all over the city.
Supervisor Transportation Services (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 August 2017
Great Corporation that allowed employees the opportunity too achieve their goals. Diverse challenges within your field and related areas of governance. The long commute too the city was justified in the knowledge that you where making the cities streets better.