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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.

  • Clinical Counsellor (Full-time) – Young Bears Lodge

    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. Application Deadline: October 26, 2018

  • Youth Worker (Full-time) – Ravens Lodge

    Ravens Lodge is a short-term residential foster care program, helping to increase stability, continuity, and a sense of belonging for Indigenous youth, in a culturally focused family environment. Youth Workers at Ravens Lodge are responsible for implementing the day-to-day operations of the program, including positive role-modeling, teaching life skills, and infusing culture in residents' daily lives. This posting closes when filled.

  • Residential Child and Youth Worker (Relief) – Aboriginal Safehouse Program

    Our Aboriginal Safehouse provides a supportive, non-judgmental place where youth who don't have a safe place to stay are supported 24/7. Majority of available relief shifts are overnights, specific hours to be determined by safehouse management. Applications accepted on an on-going basis.

  • Youth Care Counsellor (Relief) – Young Bears Lodge

    Young Bears Lodge is a culturally-based, holistic healing lodge for Indigenous youth looking to make changes to their relationship with drugs or alcohol. This is a front line role that supervises and supports youth to meet their care needs and participate in programming. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

  • Youth Worker (Relief) – Ravens Lodge

    Youth workers implement the day-to-day operations of our short-term female residential foster care program, including positive role-modeling, infusing culture in the resident's daily lives, and teaching life skills. Applications accepted on an on-going basis.



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