Throughout our programs, UNYA helps Indigenous youth connect with culture, build confidence and skills, and reach their fullest potential. Your contributions make it possible for UNYA to engage more Indigenous youth, provide them with culturally-relevant services and support, and create space for these young people to thrive.

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Employment Opportunities

Together with over 100 staff, and more than 175 volunteers and 300 community partners, UNYA delivers 22 culturally-responsive, prevention-focused programs for urban Indigenous youth. We are always looking for talented, dynamic people to join our team. Please check back here often to view new opportunities.

Why work for UNYA?

  • We pay 40 hours per week for full-time, not 35 or 37.5
  • Full-time staff are eligible for extended health benefits
  • We are committed to team building
  • We have a 30 year history of successful youth service
  • We believe in empowering Indigenous youth
  • We encourage and support youth voice

Important Note: UNYA accepts complete applications for advertised positions only. You must state clearly on your cover letter which position you are applying for. All applications must be sent in electronic form, to the email address specified on the posting. Hard copies and unsolicited applications/resumes will not be reviewed, but immediately destroyed.

  • Aboriginal Safehouse – Youth Care Counsellor/Transition Worker (Full-time)

    The Youth Care Counsellor/Transition Worker works with other Safehouse staff to help youth achieve targeted goals such as obtaining housing and employment, attending ICMs, and accessing other resources. Applications due May 16, 2018, however a successful candidate may be selected before posting closes.

  • Capital Campaign Development Officer – Native Youth Centre (Full-time)

    The Capital Campaign Development Officer will lead the Native Youth Centre capital campaign, bringing energy, ideas and experience to all stages of the fundraising cycle for individual, foundation and corporate donors. Applications accepted until filled.

  • Young Bears Lodge – Awake Overnight Youth Care Counsellor (Full-time)

    Young Bears Lodge is a culturally-based, holistic healing lodge for Indigenous youth looking to make changes to their relationship with drugs or alcohol. Youth care counsellors supervise and support youth to meet care needs, maintain safety and security, and performs cleaning and administrative duties as needed. Applications due 4:00 pm, April 23, 2018.

  • Young Bears Lodge – Night Attendant (Relief)

    The relief Night Attendant position monitors youth and responds to safety issues and emergencies, performs household cleaning and other assigned duties, and maintains the security of the facility overnight. Applications accepted on an on-going basis.

  • Aboriginal Youth Safehouse – Residential Child and Youth Worker (Relief)

    We provide a supportive, non-judgmental place where youth who don't have a safe place to stay are supported 24/7. Majority of available relief shifts are overnights, specific hours to be determined by safehouse management. Applications accepted on an on-going basis.



Volunteer Oppportunities

  • Mentorship Program – Volunteer Mentors

    The mandate of the Mentorship Program is to connect Indigenous youth ages 12 to 15 to volunteer mentors in the community. With the support of positive role-models, youth have the opportunity to realize their strengths and work towards future goals. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

  • Kinnections Program – Volunteer Mentors

    The goal of the Kinnections Program is to connect Indigenous youth ages 16 to 19 with volunteer community members who will act as mentor, advocate, and friend. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis