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Employment

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 – 1 Year Contract Youth Care Counsellor – 2-Spirit & Native Youth Learning Centre (NYLC) Programs

    The 2-Spirit Program runs workshops & events (4-8 per month) out of the NYLC, in collaboration with other UNYA programs and community partners, with the goal of supporting 2SLGBTQ+ youth to connect with relevant services at UNYA and in the community at large.

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  • Employment Opportunity – Youth Care Counsellor – ASH

    As members of the Aboriginal Youth Safehouse program the Youth Care Counsellors are responsible for supporting youth in identifying their individual needs and setting positive goals for the future.

    (view full posting)
  • Employment Opportunity – Relief Child and Youth Worker – Aboriginal Youth Safehouse

    As members of the Aboriginal Youth Safehouse program the Relief Youth Workers are responsible for supporting youth in identifying their individual needs and setting positive goals for the future.

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  • Employment Opportunity – Young Bears Lodge Intake and Residential Care Counsellor Full-Time (Mat leave Term position)

    Young Bears Lodge (YBL) provides a five-bed, live-in, traditionally and culturally-based Tier 4 youth addictions treatment program for Indigenous youth aged 13 – 18

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  • Employment Opportunity – Program Manager – Aries Program

    UNYA has a full-time employment opportunity for a Program Manager with our Aries Program. The Aries Program is an alternative educational day program for Indigenous youth ages 13-15 years whose educational needs are not being met in mainstream schools/systems.

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Volunteer

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.

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  • 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

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