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.
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) – Aboriginal Safehouse Program
Support the well-being of youth who don't have a safe place to stay at UNYA's Aboriginal Youth Safehouse (ASH), a supportive, non-judgmental place where youth are supported 24-7 in making positive changes in their lives. Application Deadline: June 4, 2019(view full posting)
Youth Leader (Full-time Contract) – Overly Creative Minds (OCM) Program
For full-time post-secondary students who will be returning to school in the fall of 2019. Assist OCM Program staff in developing and delivering diverse activities a variety of traditional and contemporary art forms this summer, in our dedicated arts and culture space. Application deadline: May 31, 2019(view full posting)
Youth Care Counsellor (Full-time Contract) – Young Spirits Summer Camp
Lead youth participants through our Young Spirits Summer Program, with the support of two youth leaders. This summer camp for Aboriginal youth ages 11 to 14 focuses on recreation, culture, and experiential learning. Application Deadline: June 10, 2019(view full posting)
Youth Leader (Full-time contract) – Young Spirits Summer Camp
For full-time post-secondary students who will be returning to school in the fall of 2019. Work with camp leaders of our Young Spirits Summer Camp, facilitating activities such as sports, crafts, and other games for Aboriginal youth ages 11 to 14. As a team, ensure that activities are positive, safe, and educational for all participants. Application Deadline: June 10, 2019(view full posting)
Youth Worker (Full-time) – Ravens Lodge
Support youth at Ravens Lodge, UNYA's short-term residential foster care program, which creates a culturally focused family environment to help increase stability, continuity, and a sense of belonging for Indigenous youth. This posting closes when filled.(view full posting)
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.(.pdf)
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(.pdf)