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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.

  • Employment Opportunity: Young Bears Lodge Youth Care Counsellor

    Sunday-Thursday 11:30pm- 7:30am Contribute to a team focused on increasing stabilization, belonging, and empowerment for youth.

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  • Employment Opportunity: On-call Relief Receptionist

    UNYA has an employment opportunity for outgoing, energetic and professional individual with excellent communication and organizational skills to join our pool of on-call relief receptionists. Candidates must be willing to work on short notice, and available for on-call and intermittent shifts. Relief Reception regular working hours will be generally be between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Deadline: When filled.

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  • Employment Opportunity: Young Bears Lodge Youth Care Counsellor (Tues-Sat 4:30pm-12:30am)

    Provide individual support to youth, from basic counselling to conflict resolution, suicide risk assessment, and safety planning.

    (view full posting)
  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – 1 YEAR CONTRACT P/T Youth Care Counsellor – 2-Spirit & Native Youth Learning Centre (NYLC) Programs

    Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) has 1 part-time employment opportunity for a Youth Care Counsellor in the 2-Spirit & Native Youth Learning Centre (NYLC) programs. This position will provide support to both programs, with the majority of the time spent supporting the NYLC.

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  • Now Hiring: Youth Worker (Relief) – Ravens Lodge

    Need more flexibility in your schedule? Join our team in a relief role at Ravens Lodge, our short-term residential foster care program focused on increasing stability, continuity, and a sense of belonging for female Indigenous youth. This posting closes when filled.

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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