Ralph Thornton Community Centre

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Placement Organization: Ralph Thornton Community Centre
Position Title: Marketing and Communications Assistant


Company Bio:

The Ralph Thornton Community Centre, located in a historic building in South Riverdale, provides a range of services and supports to the local community. In addition to housing the Queen/Saulter Toronto Public Library, the South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre, and providing meeting and activity space for almost 200 community groups a year, RTCC offers children’s programming, provides a public access computer and office services bank, and hosts or partners in a wide range of community events. RTCC is an agency of the City of Toronto, operated by an independent Board of Management, with a strong commitment to equity, diversity, economic and social justice.

Job Description:

Assist the RTCC Fundraising and Marketing Committee to develop and implement a Communications Plan derived from, and supporting, the Strategic Plan.


  • Assist in modifying existing, and developing new, print and social media promotional resources, including the “RTCC Update” and RTCC Annual Report.
  • Assist in developing and implementing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) promotion.
  • Assist with Membership communications and strategies.
  • Support RTCC staff, Committee members, and volunteers in executing key promotional and fund-raising event strategies, including:
  • RTCC/Toronto Public Library/South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre Halloween Event.
  • Lunar New Year.
  • Riverside Craft Beer and Wine Festival.
  • RTCC Cornerstone Event and Silent Auction.
  • Assist in developing indicators and evaluation tools for reporting on the effectiveness of RTCC communications strategies.
  • Support the continued implementation of RTCC’s new graphic image and branding in wayfinding, print, and electronic media.