Intermediate Accountant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 31 July 2018
It has to be worst place that I ever worked and there have been some. The organization purpose is to help new people which have moved to Canada, but they fail to do this.
The organization staff is mainly made up of newcomers to Canada but management treats these people with no respect and they try their hardest not to pay their staff what is owed to them by tricking their employee's who don't know their rights as they are new to Canada.
If you do know your rights, Management will find a reason to terminate your employment.
Summer Program Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 December 2017
- working at reception was either busy or slow depending on the time. - I edited clients resumes - assisted clients with forms and registration - helped lead and run seminars and presentation - I really enjoyed work outings with clients - very kind staff - management was very reasonable - hardest part was the long hours completing tasks or filing alone in an office room
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 13 October 2017
A great employer to work for with the exception they need to evolve with changing times. Professional Development required for staff, a bit more structure should be in place, performance appraisals should be a must. The union should be made obsolete. Overall however some locations are excellent to work at. They support individuals looking for a new pathway. I loved my job there.
I have an excellent manager. She's not one of the lifers, innovative, smart and always looking for ways to grow projects.
If you end up with a bad manager, your life will be difficult as upper management doesnt address any of those issues.
Productive and wonderful to place to work with amazing team work
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 September 2017
In a typical day in my position as a case worker assistant stars with making sure what client i will visit that day and get all the information ready for the visit. Also Throughout the day I completed various administrative duties, including preparing client's reports and maintaining those reports in the agency database as well answering phones, and drafting documents and emails. . Everyday I learn different things, since we always work with different type of clients. The fact that we always work with different clients allows me to learn how to improve my cultural sensitivity skills. Being respectful with my coworkers and be able to communicate well with them and with my clients are very important skills in this type of work.
There is not a hard part on this job. I will say that the challenging part of this job is to work with strict deadlines. Also reducing and managing caseloads are challenging, however with great planning skills and case management skills makes the scenario way different.
The most enjoyable part of my job is to work as a team work, and making our clients to have access to their needed services. I also enjoy working with different people from different cultures and different way of thinking,since I always learn different things .
Clients are newcomers to Canada and it is fun on a daily basis meeting people from different backgrounds and always learning from them.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & OFFICE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 September 2017
A very fast paced environment and always learning new things from people coming to the center. Always researching on programs offered in Ontario, whether free or paid and at the end of the day you are very resourceful. I really appreciate the managers of all locations within the organization for their support and team spirit.
Very good and motivating working environment
Job security depends mostly on funding from Provincial and Federal Governments
Productive and organized within a healthy environment
Assistant Facilitator (Former Employee) – York, ON – 1 September 2017
Each day was different. The management team were very supportive and encouraging. Everyone said good morning and talked to you - they never made it feel like you were alone. The hardest part of the job is that it was very fast paced and since everyday was different, you had to learn new things each day and pick it up really quick. The most enjoyable part was that we hosted job fairs and workshops and went out of the office once in a while.
Free lunches, team lunch and meetings, meeting lots of people, flexible schedule
One day can be very long, or lots of overtime hours
Data Migration Coordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 April 2017
Building was fairly dilapidated but that is to be expected with non-profit. Overall, my experience was pretty good, I thought everyone there was happy to help as needed. Pretty casual environment overall.
Employment Consultant (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 14 January 2017
Good office environment. Poorly managed though. Not good business/organizational people. Nepotism by middle management. Need to better screen and filter new hires/employees. Rate of pay could be better. Immigrant services marginal.
Representative (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 18 March 2016
I worked as a representative at Costi immigrant services. It was a useful platform for new immigrants to get all the help they needed in order to settle in Canada. Everyone there was very friendly and always ready to help. A lot of different services were provided to new immigrants including children and youth services, employment , family and mental health, language training, skills training,
Providing services to new people immigrating to Canada
Costi provided a place and an opportunity for me to serve a global community. My experience was both a teaching and learning experience.
Childcare worker (Former Employee) – Markham,Richmond Hill, Caledonia – 27 November 2015
I enjoyed working with about 4 different programs in 4 different locations. E.G.From working with 2 other people,to working with 1 other person; and from working with specific age-groups to mixed age groups;from working with long-term care to short-term Care and from working in one locations at a time to working at alternative locations in a month! And eventually working by myself. I leant more about my ability to adapt and to be flexible and how much I like Changing my environment to caete new outlooks and a variety of experiences.. In addition to that,I learned that I worked well with others as wel as by myself, I know how to handle people and children from all walks of life in different set-ups with ease. My interpersonal communication skills were sharpened.
. The hardest part of my job was dealing with children's separation anxiety; and learning how to emotionally detatch myself from children, soon after helping them settled in. Because most of these programs are not designed as long term as ordinary Day Cares,due to the nature of the clientelle,alot of stress was involved.. The parents used the programs,as needed,while pursuing other goals or services like L.I.N.C ,ESL programs,Employment, Settlement or Job workshops services and left accordingly. CNC was designed as Care for New Comers in transition.
The most enjoyable part was engaging in activities with children of all ages,alot of whom had not had opportunities to learn and play! Seeing their glee faces while learning to play with different toys and games was fulfilling to me. Watching them laughing ANDmore... opening up into self-expressionsuages,with curiosity,even in their own languages was pure joy. The best part was when they did not want to leave! The parents were always in awe of how much the children felt safe andcomfortable in a fun program provided,even in the shortest possible time spent in the program. The case workers were eager to bring children whose parents were having a hard time with discipline. That gave me an opportunity to challenge myself and to put my extensive work experience with children of all ages to the test.less
Good Organization, nice work environment and management.
General Counselor (Current Employee) – North York, ON – 31 July 2015
Good Non for Profit Agency, nice and considerate management, fixed schedule, unionized organization, which gives it’s employees certain level of protection, unfortunately limitations in professional growth as well as salary increase.