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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 – Youth Care Counsellor (1 year maternity leave coverage) – Raven’s Lodge

    As a member of the Raven’s Lodge program team, the Youth Care Counsellor is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of Raven’s Lodge by increasing stabilization, fostering empowerment, and creating a sense of belonging for youth within a supportive, culturally open, and accessible environment.

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  • Employment Opportunity – Youth Care Counsellor (Tues-Sat; 4pm-12am) – Aboriginal Safehouse

    As members of the Aboriginal Youth Safehouse program, Youth Care Counsellors provide a safe space and temporary housing for youth without a secure place to stay, with stays ranging from one night to several nights.

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  • Employment Opportunity – Temporary Assistant Manager – Aboriginal Safehouse (Until Oct 2024)

    As a member of the Management team at ASH, the Assistant Manager is responsible for the collaborative practice of delivering programs and services at ASH.

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  • Employment Opportunity – Youth Leaders (8 weeks Full-Time) – OCM & NYLC Programs

    Youth Leaders will assist OCM & NYLC staff in developing and delivering diverse activities, including but not limited to arts, culture, employment, education, and inclusion & diversity programming.

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  • Employment Opportunity – Program Manager – Overly Creative Minds (Full-Time)

    Overly Creative Minds (OCM) offers Indigenous youth a safe and welcoming space to explore arts and culture, and to find and strengthen your voice.

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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