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Experiences Canada is a national youth organization that touches the lives of over 5,000 Canadian youth every year. For 85 years, Experiences Canada opens young people’s minds and helps them to see a broader world. We offer transformative learning opportunities accessible to youth across Canada – creating fun, safe, memorable experiences that deepen their connection to their country, enrich personal relationships, and build confidence and skills

Youth Leaders - Reconciliation Virtual Forum

Looking for an opportunity to work with motivated and passionate young Canadians? Hoping to build experience in event management, working with youth, or expand your network? Become a Youth Leader and put yourself at the forefront of this amazing youth-led educational program!

Experiences Canada is seeking 14 Canadians, aged 21-30, to lead the adventure of a lifetime. As a Youth Leader, you will mentor youth participants (ages 14-18) from across Canada as they virtually discuss Reconciliation and how they can work together to implement projects within their own communities. Building off the successful Online Conversations Series on Reconciliation, where Indigenous established and emerging leaders participated in webinars over 6 weeks on different themes within reconciliation, youth will work together to create action-oriented plans personalized to their local communities.

Be part of a close-knit team who oversee the youth participants learning journey online, supporting them to brainstorm, clarify problems and identify solutions which will culminate in a mock presentation pitch in front of peers, granting experts and other stakeholders. Your role will also include helping plan and organize the week’s activities, supporting the participants as they prepare for the Forum, monitoring the private slack channel for participants the month prior to the forum, updating and reviewing resources on Reconciliation for usage pre-forum and during, and facilitating a life-changing experience that will impact hundreds of young Canadians.

This is a unique opportunity for you to gain valuable experience in youth education, event management, communications, team building and online group facilitation.

Eligibility

  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Must be between the ages of 21 and 30 at the time of the project
  • Must have a secondary school diploma
  • Must be able to provide a clear police record and vulnerable sector check
  • Must agree to abide by a code of conduct throughout the project period
  • Must be available to complete the orientation session and all associated training sessions

NOTE: Experiences Canada has made a commitment that 50% of its youth leaders and youth participants will be Indigenous.

 

Application Process

 Those interested in being considered for the project should fill out this form: https://forms.gle/7mpBbW4M5GwkWRN5A

 

The application deadline is March 14th, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held virtually between March 15th – 19th on zoom.

 

Selection Criteria

Experiences Canada is seeking to develop a team of Youth Leaders that reflects the regional, linguistic and cultural diversity of the country. Experiences Canada will use the following selection criteria to evaluate applications:

  • Demonstrated interest in Indigenous history, culture and or Canada-Indigenous relations and Reconciliation
  • Experience working with children and youth in volunteer or paid capacity
  • Demonstrated youth leadership qualities, ability to work in teams
  • Strong communications abilities, verbal and written
  • Bilingual French or Indigenous languages an asset

 

Commitment and Compensation

Youth Leaders are required to complete the virtual training and orientation sessions to be held in March and April 2021, Youth Leaders will also be required to make a commitment to be available for bi-weekly calls leading up to the virtual forum, and all day, every day between July 5th and July 9th, 2021. In addition to participation in the orientation and training sessions, Youth Leaders will work together virtually to help prepare and plan for the forum. A cash honorarium of $1500 will be provided, upon the completion of all project deliverables. 

While we appreciate all those who apply, we regret that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by Experiences Canada.  

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We are committed to helping diverse talent thrive. Experiences Canada welcomes all applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ability, age, marital status, pregnancy or family commitments. For this position, we will prioritize applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour. Please feel free to self-identify in your response.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please let us know. All information received will be kept confidential.

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