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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.

  • Project Assistant – Native Youth Centre (Full-time)

    The Project Assistant supports UNYA’s Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors in the planning, implementation, coordination, tracking, and evaluation of activities related to the Native Youth Centre. Application Deadline: June 29, 2018, or until filled.

  • Youth Worker (P/T term position) – Native Youth Learning Centre

    Contribute to the development, promotion, coordination, and supervision of programming and supports for Indigenous youth ages 15 to 30 in UNYA's Native Youth Learning Centre. Application deadline: July 2, 2018

  • Youth Leader – Young Spirits Summer Program (Full-time, 8 week contract)

    Applicants must be full-time post-secondary students planning to return to school in the fall of 2018. UNYA's Young Spirits Summer Program is a day camp program for Indigenous youth ages 11-13, with a focus on recreation, culture, and experiential learning. Employment is full-time from July 3rd to August 27th, 2018. Application Deadline: June 24, 2018. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

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

    The Youth Care Counsellor/Transition Worker works with other Safehouse staff to help youth achieve targeted goals such as obtaining housing and employment, attending Integrated Case Management meetings, and accessing other resources. Application Deadline: June 30, 2018. Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a candidate may be selected before the posting closes.

  • Outreach Program – Youth Care Counsellor (Full-time)

    Full-time outreach position for a youth care counsellor. Our Outreach Program provides street outreach services and 1-to-1 support to Indigenous youth ages 12 - 18. Youth care counsellors work with youth closely, focusing on each youth's unique strengths and goals. Resumes will be accepted, reviewed, and interviews set up on a rolling basis, and a candidate may be selected before the posting closes. Applicationeadline: June 30, 2018



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