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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.

  • Cultural Lead (Full-time) – Young Bears Lodge

    Take the leadership role in cultural care, youth ceremonies, responding to critical incidents, and care needs for the youth accessing our service.

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  • Now Hiring: Youth Care Counsellor (Relief) – Young Bears Lodge

    Supervise and support youth to meet their care needs and participate in programming at Young Bears Lodge, a culturally-based, holistic healing lodge for Indigenous youth looking to make changes to their relationship with drugs or alcohol. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

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  • (Closed)Young Bears Lodge Youth Care Counsellor (Full-Time) Tuesday- Saturday 4:30pm-12:30am

    Young Bears Lodge strives to increase stabilization, and foster empowerment and belonging for Indigenous youth looking to make changes to their relationship to drugs or alcohol. The Clinical Counsellor utilizes many therapeutic approaches to meet the presenting needs of each individual youth in a client-directed and context-specific approach to healing.

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  • Now Hiring: Full-time Youth Worker at Ravens Lodge (Overnight- Sun-Thurs 12am-8am)

    Support youth at Ravens Lodge, UNYA's short-term residential foster care program, and help to increase stability, continuity, and a sense of belonging for Indigenous youth. This position works Sunday- Thursday 12 am to 8 am. This posting closes when filled.

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  • Youth Worker (Relief) Aboriginal Safehouse

    Need more flexibility in your schedule? Want to make a difference? Come join our amazing Aboriginal Safehouse team and help youth aged 16-18.

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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