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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.

  • Youth Care Counsellor (Full-time) – Overly Creative Minds (OCM) Program

    UNYA's Overly Creative Minds (OCM) offers Indigenous youth a safe and welcoming space to explore arts and culture. Build relationships and partnerships to support youth through skill-building, leadership, and community engagement activities. This posting closes when filled.

  • Program Manager (Full-time) – Native Youth Learning Centre

    UNYA's Native Youth Learning Centre provides a culturally-supported environment where Indigenous youth ages 15 to 30 access educational, training, and certification opportunities. Our main focus is on assisting youth with the transition to gaining employment and/or furthering their education. This posting closes when filled.

  • Youth Worker (Full-time) – Ravens Lodge

    Ravens Lodge is a short-term residential foster care program focussed on increasing stability, continuity, and a sense of belonging for Indigenous youth, in a culturally focused family environment. Youth Workers at Ravens Lodge are responsible for implementing the day-to-day operations of the program, including positive role-modeling, teaching life skills, and infusing culture in residents' daily lives. This posting closes when filled.

  • Youth Care Counsellor (Full-Time) – Young Bears Lodge

    Young Bears Lodge is a supportive, culturally-focused environment, where we strive to increase stabilization, and foster empowerment and belonging for Indigenous youth looking to make changes to their relationship to drugs or alcohol. This position works a set weekly schedule of five 8-hour shifts, Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Application Deadline: 4 pm, November 23, 2018

  • Youth Care Counsellor (Full-time) – Cedar Walk Program

    Cedar Walk is alternative educational program for Indigenous youth whose educational needs are not being met in mainstream schools. Our youth care counsellors ensure a safe, supportive environment where youth are supported to stabilize their lives while obtaining educational credits. This posting closes when filled.



Volunteer Oppportunities

  • Volunteer Mentors – Mentorship Program

    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.

  • Volunteer Mentors – Kinnections Program

    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