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Research Assistant Jobs Toronto, The Community, Partnership and Innovation (CPI) department and The Anti Racism Black Consultation and Training Group at Surrey Place are seeking a Research Assistant who has lived experiences as a member of the Black community.

Reporting to the EDI Manager, CPI department, the Research Assistant will work as part of an interdisciplinary team responsible for providing general assistance in research and evaluation initiatives being carried out within the organization. as part of the Anti-Racism, Anti-Hate Grant (ARAH) Grant Program initiative obtained.

Post Name Research Assistant
Company Name Surrey Place
Expected Salary CAD 26.09 To CAD 31.74 Per Hour
Address Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2C2

About Surrey Place

Surrey Place is a not-for-profit that serves people of all ages with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and visual impairments in the Toronto region and Northwestern Ontario.

We offer integrated services and inclusive support in a safe and welcoming environment. Our approach is family-based, which centers the interests and care of our clients, families, and caregivers by teaching them skills.

We strive to ensure the greatest access to services and support our clients in navigating the health care system. Surrey Place helps people learn new skills, gain self-confidence and reach their full potential.

Main Responsibilities

  • Collecting data
  • Maintaining and organizing data
  • Analyzing data and preparing reports in a timely manner
  • Conducting statistical analyses, using SPSS or other statistical packages
  • Preparing draft reports and articles (for submission to journals, conferences, etc.)
  • Carrying out literature searches, abstracting and interpreting information from the literature
  • Liaising and building relationships with grassroots organizations that support Black clients and their families who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma with a major in health, education, psychology, social and community services, or another allied health discipline
  • Previous research experience in anti-racism, social justice, or equity studies
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) work
  • Has experience in Black community-driven, social justice, and trauma-informed approaches
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology
  • Strong organizational and collaboration skills
  • Strong communication skills, verbally and in writing, including email communication
    Ability to work in a self-directed way
  • Computer skills including Excel, Survey Monkey, and Qualitative data analysis software
  • Knowledge of Power BI is considered an asset
  • Fluency in French is considered an asset
  • The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Vulnerable Sector Screening and proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19
Industry Private
Education Required Post Secondary Degree or Diploma
Schedule Type Part Time
Work Hours 4 Hours 

How to Apply

  • To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values.
  • Save your resume and cover letter in the following format: first name. last name (ie. John. Smith).
  • Send your resume and cover letter saved in the following format: first name. last name (ie. John. Smith) to People Services,, quoting file 22264 in the subject line of your email by the closing date.

Surrey Place is an equal-opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interview Questions:

  1. Why are You Interested in This Role?
  2. What are the Roles of a Research Assistant?
  3. What are the Qualities That a Research Assistant Need to Be Successful?
  4. What Major Challenges Did You Face During Your Last Role? How Did You manage Them?Describe Your Daily
  5. Routine as a Research Assistant?
  6. Describe Briefly About Your Experience
  7. What Kind of Strategies and Mindset is Required for This Role?
  8. What Is the Biggest Challenge That You Foresee in This Job?
  9. How Do You Stay Motivated in Your Work?
  10. Describe a Time When You Failed in This Role and The Lesson You Learnt?
  11. Why Do You Feel You Are the Most Suited for This Role?Share with Us Your Greatest Achievement.
  12. Describe the Hardest Situation You Faced & Outline the Steps You Took to Resolve the Issue?
  13. Describe Your Computer Experience?
  14. How Would Previous Colleagues Describe You?
  15. Why Do You Feel You Are Ready for This Position?
  16. If You Are Hired, How Do You Plan to Run Your Research Project?
  17. Do You Plan to Build a Research Group? If so, How Many People Do You need for it to be Optimal?
  18. Have You Ever Performed Committee Work? If so, What Challenges Have You Faced?
  19. What is Innovative About Your Research?

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