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IMAGINE (Interprofessional Medical and Allied Groups for Improving Neighbourhood Environments) is an interprofessional, student-run community health initiative aimed at promoting and providing health care to the core neighborhoods of downtown Toronto. In addition to outreach activities with IMAGINE's community partners and health promotion workshops with clients, IMAGINE is also building an interprofessional community-based clinic program. 


IMAGINE Committee Volunteers


We are currently recruiting committee volunteers for the 2022-23 school year. 


Applications are due on September 27th, 2023, at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at We look forward to an exciting year with new IMAGINE team members!


You must be a professional health student (SW, PT, MD, PharmD, DDS, Nursing, OT, SLP, etc.) at the University of Toronto to apply.


Position Title: Process and Quality Improvement Committee Member

Positions Available: 6-8



The Process and Quality Improvement (PQI) Committee employs Quality Improvement tools to improve patient care, spearhead initiatives, and implement improvements to the care delivered at IMAGINE clinic.


Roles & Responsibilities

The PQI team will work with the executive directors and other IMAGINE committees to develop cross-team initiatives and improvements to IMAGINE's operations. The estimated time commitment is 1-2 hours per week but will fluctuate throughout the year. Members of the PQI committee will:

  • Conduct a needs assessment of the internal operations structure to strengthen the learning value of IMAGINE's volunteer opportunities

  • Work on improving the clinical experience for volunteers, preceptors and patients

  • Work with communications to organize branding and social media posting to raise IMAGINE awareness

  • Assist with the implementation of cross-team initiatives on an ad hoc basis.

  • Improve our ability to collect data and analyze our data to improve operations


Prior QI improvement experience and knowledge are not required for this role. This role is designed to be a learning opportunity for those interested in learning more about conducting quality improvement in resource-constrained environments. Team members can expect to gain skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Develop fluency with QI methods (i.e. PDSA cycles, root cause analysis, process mapping)

  • Working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of diverse backgrounds

  • Performing project management tasks to ensure successful implementation

  • Gaining familiarity with strategy in a healthcare organization

  • Working in a dynamic environment to meet the diverse needs of teams as they arise


Application Process

To apply, please complete this form ( ) no later than September 27th at 11:59 pm. 

Position Title: Advocacy Committee Member

Positions Available: 4, preferably 2 STG + 2 UTM 




To raise awareness among students in interprofessional health disciplines and advocate for challenges and concerns of vulnerable populations in the downtown Toronto community through education, community outreach, and partnerships.


Roles & Responsibilities


As a potential Advocacy member, you will be presented with the opportunity to attend 1 or 2 meetings a month with your fellow members. As a member, you will be helping plan, organize, promote, and facilitate various advocacy events that will run throughout the school year. Each event will be organized so that students in interprofessional disciplines in the healthcare field gain an improved understanding of the multifaceted issues facing under-served communities in Toronto. Some of the other initiatives may involve attending community events in downtown Toronto to advocate for clinic services for populations that face barriers, working in collaboration with other IMAGINE committees, and utilizing social media to spread awareness regarding topics related to populations that face barriers. Advocacy Committee organized events will be virtual or in-person this year.


Application Process

To apply, please complete this form ( ) no later than September 27th at 11:59 pm. 

Communication and Public Relations Co-Chair

Communication and Public Relations chairs are responsible for keeping records of IMAGINE’s development, disseminating information to the volunteers, stakeholders, and the public. Their mission is to reach IMAGINE’s target client population to maintain a steady stream of clients, to promote and brand the IMAGINE name to community organizations and their clients, and to establish and maintain working relationships with partnering organizations.


Eligibility and Criteria:

  • Entering 2nd or 3rd year of school program

  • Experience with websites/graphic design/promotions an asset

  • Previous IMAGINE volunteering experience an asset


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Creating, publishing, and securing promotional materials such as brochures, business cards, and posters.

  • Creating and publishing newsletters/reports on IMAGINE's progress and provide updates on the clinic accomplishments/events to IMAGINE’s stakeholders, volunteers and the interested general public.

  • Updating and maintaining IMAGINE’s social media including the Facebook page, Twitter, and website.

  • Assisting IMAGINE outreach committees (Health Promotion, Community Partnerships, and Advocacy) in promoting their events upon request.

  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote IMAGINE services.

  • Distributing advertising media to locations frequented by the target population

  • Responding to email inquiries

  • Other executive duties as required

Application form:


IMAGINE Clinic is Recruiting Volunteers. Deadline October 6, 2023.


Position Title: Clinic Volunteer


Vision/mission: IMAGINE is an interprofessional, student-run community health initiative aimed at promoting and providing free health care in downtown Toronto. This often may include those who experience homelessness, experience mental health conditions, have precarious status, or are new immigrants not covered by OHIP. 



  • Nursing students in 2nd/3rd/4th year of study - previous volunteers welcome!

  • Physiotherapy or Social Work students in any year of study - previous volunteers welcome!

  • Medicine and Pharmacy students in 2T4/2T5/2T6 year of study

  • Submission of a current Mask Fit Check and Police Records Check


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Attend IMAGINE General Orientation day (date TBD)

  • Participate in a total of 3 Saturday clinic experiences, each running from approx. 9AM-3PM at Central Toronto Community Health Centre (CTCHC, 168 Bathurst St) -- NOTE: some days may run longer depending on patient need

  • Participate in one, 2-hour group reflection session (date TBD)


Block rotations (applicants will be asked to rank the following):

Block 1: October 28, November 4, November 11 

Block 2: November 18, November 25, December 2 

Block 3: December 9, December 15, January 6 

Block 4:January 13, January 20, January 27 

Block 5: February 3, February 10, February 17 

Block 6: February 24, March 2, March 9




Application deadline October 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at


PLEASE NOTE: IMAGINE Clinic is now in-person at Central Toronto Community Health Centre (CTCHC, 168 Bathurst St., Toronto). General orientation and reflection sessions will remain online, but are subject to change. 


PLEASE NOTE: Since our clinic operation relies solely on the commitment of our volunteers, attendance at all 3 clinic shifts and the reflection session is mandatory in order for us to continue to provide accessible and equitable patient care. You will also receive two Immersion IPE credits for completion of the requirements.

Position Title: Health Promotions Committee Volunteer

Positions Available: 30



The Health Promotion (HP) team at IMAGINE focuses on:

  • Understanding community health needs and experiences navigating the health system

  • Creating environments to support health, as defined individually by the workshop participants

  • Strengthening communities’ capacities to address systemic barriers and health issues of community-identified importance


Our health promotion activities are centered around the model of workshops, which are delivered to local community agencies and drop-in centers. These workshops are meant to be non-judgmental, anti-oppressive, informational, and empowering opportunities for clients to take control of their own health. Our workshops focus on topics related to the social determinants of health and aim to create programs that help alleviate the impact of social determinants of health on clients’ lives. This year, we are aiming to collaborate with 3 or more agencies to deliver monthly workshops. You will work with an interdisciplinary team of 4-5 people to organize health-related workshops throughout the year. Last year, we worked with various homeless shelters to create workshops on diabetes management and prevention, foot and wound care, anger management and emotional regulation, and dental care. This year, we already have plans to continue these workshops and are also planning to implement new ideas!


Roles & Responsibilities

As an HP volunteer, we appreciate the time and dedication folks have towards IMAGINE and the work that Health Promotions achieves! To remain accountable to our team and overall community, the following expectations are required of our volunteers:

  • HP volunteers are required to attend 2 MANDATORY pieces of training throughout the first term of volunteering. The training will include Health Promotion Team Introduction and IPE Eligibility *MANDATORY* in addition to a General Volunteer Orientation + Anti-Oppression conjunctive training that will be held in early October (final dates to be announced).

  • HP volunteers are required to plan, facilitate, and attend 4 workshops, within a team of 4-5 other volunteers, throughout the year from September to April (sign-up sheet to be provided upon acceptance to the HP team; students are required to host 3 workshops prior to the Winter Break; 3 workshops after the Winter Break).

  • The workshop format can be in person or virtual. In-person workshops can take place depending on COVID-19 restrictions. We will offer reimbursement for transportation costs (with a record of receipts). 

  • HP volunteers are required to contribute to workshop material.

  • HP volunteers may be asked to assist with classroom announcements to promote the IMAGINE clinic, volunteer recruitment, and upcoming events.

  • HP volunteers are required to attend a MANDATORY debrief meeting at the end of the final term *MANDATORY*.

  • HP volunteers are expected to remain accountable to the team – this includes responding to messages/emails within 24 hours and giving more than a 24-hour notice when possible regarding absence to a workshop or other mandatory meetings throughout the year.


Please note that the average dedication of hours in volunteering may be around 4 hours per workshop (including transportation + debrief with coordinators). Variation is dependent on members’ comfort with workshop material, group meetings, and follow-up/debriefing with HP coordinators. You will receive 2 IPE credits for meeting all requirements.


Application Process

To apply, please complete the form ( ) by Wednesday, September 27th at 11:59 PM to join IMAGINE’s Health Promotion Committee where you help host in-person/virtual health-related workshops for community partners such as homeless shelters, women shelters and other agencies in Toronto!

Position Title: Community Partnerships (CP) Committee Member

Positions Available: 10


The IMAGINE Clinic is a health clinic that is organized and operated by U of T students from various professional health programs. It is a free walk-in clinic that is open every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm (except on holidays). The clinic is open to all patients, but our focus is on serving those without OHIP, those without citizenship/residence status, and those living in marginalized conditions. On any given day, the clinic has a multidisciplinary team of students in preceptors from the following professions: medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, and social work.



Over the years, the Community Partnerships branch of the IMAGINE clinic has developed standing relationships with local shelters and community agencies to plan regular visits and activities. This includes conducting a needs assessment for each site and maintaining communication with site leads on a regular basis. Traditionally, as a Community Partnerships volunteer, individuals would be expected to attend and help facilitate 1-2 events a month at one of our partner organizations. The events are centered around promoting a sense of well being amongst participants. This year, with consideration of rules and restrictions regarding COVID-19, general volunteers may be offered the opportunity to participate in virtual or in-person events. Some of the general responsibilities of volunteers may include contacting organizations, aiding them with their projects, promoting IMAGINE clinic’s services to patients in need, and collaborating with other IMAGINE committees (ex. Health promotions, advocacy).


Application Process

To apply, please complete this form ( ) no later than September 27th at 11:59 pm.

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