Youth Fusion is a registered non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes school perseverance by engaging students in creative and motivating extra-curricular and in class activities. These projects aim to value and cultivate the abilities and interests of young people so that everyone can achieve their potential, both at school and in the community. Project coordinators in Indigenous communities have 3 main areas of activity:
- Organizing extra-curricular activities related to the project domain;
- Working with teachers to develop and animate classroom activities that help make academic knowledge more relevant for teenagers;
- Working with local organizations to help create links between the school and community.
Since January 2010, Youth Fusion has been offering projects in various First Nations and Inuit communities. As of today, we collaborate with several Nations (cree, inuit, innu, mi’kmaq, atikamekw and kanien’kehà:ka).
Youth Fusion offers a wide variety of programs. For more information on each of them, please consult the following links. Please specify the program(s) you wish to apply for in your application.
- PERFORMING ARTS
Science and Engineering
- SCIENCE OF THE LAND
- SCIENCE AND ROBOTICS
- VIDEO GAME CREATION
- FASHION DESIGN
- ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Leadership & entrepreneurship
- LEADERSHIP & MEDIA
- LEADERSHIP, HEALTHY LIVING AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
- LEADERSHIP AND ELEMENTARY ENGAGEMENT
- LEADERSHIP AND HEALTHY LIVING
- LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- Attend the Youth Fusion training week;
- Create, organize and lead engaging activities for elementary and/or high school students;
- Fill-out and submit bi-weekly timesheets, reports and expense reports;
- Managing a small budget for the project and the material inventory;
- Communicating with Youth Fusion and the school principal on a weekly basis;
- Communicate and collaborate with school staff as well as external partners in the implementation of projects, activities and special events;
- Taking part in monthly phone call with Youth Fusion coordinators from the same program;
- Surveying students and local partners to get feedback about activities;
- Submitting a mid-term and final report, including a full list of activities and participants.
CONDITIONS BY REGION
Positions are available in several regions; project coordinators will be matched according to their interests and those of local students.
|Remote areas||Close to urban centers|
|Nunavik||Eeyou Istchee||Other First Nations||In communities and CEGEPs|
|Duration of employment||Contractual position, from September to December, then from January to June.
Possibility of a 4- or 10-month contract, with renewal.
|Specifics||Must remain in the community for the duration of the
|Must be able to ensure transportation to the workplace (access to a car may be necessary).|
|Hour/week||37.5 hours/week||15 hours/week|
|Salary||$16/hour + $1.50/hour remoteness premium||$16/hour|
|Accommodation||Accommodation provided (possibility of sharing with Youth Fusion colleagues or teaching staff).
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide housing for dependents and spouse
|No housing provided|
|Other benefits||Coverage of costs for internet and telephone.
Transportation to and from the community provided.
|Reimbursement of mileage for transportation to work, in specific cases|
|Opportunities for internship recognition.|
|Covid-19||Coordinators traveling to communities may be required to get tested for Covid-19 prior to departure, in addition to a 14-day quarantine upon
arrival in the community.
|Depending on public health measures, coordinators may have to conduct their activities virtually.|
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
- Must be a university student or recent graduate in a relevant discipline;
- Must have experience working with youth;
- Experience with First Nation and Inuit communities and knowledge of Indigenous issues in Canada is an asset;
- Experience working in a cross-cultural context is an asset.
- Knowledge of the cultures and traditions of one or more Indigenous nation and experience working with Indigenous communities and individuals.
- Must be able to take initiative and work independently;
- Motivation, initiative, persistence, flexibility, communication skills, vision and creativity are essential;
- Office Suite.
- Spoken and written English;
- Spoken and written French;
- Written and/or oral knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.
FOR LOCAL HIRES
- Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply;
- Some of the above requirements can be waived for local applicants;
- According to our agreement with the Cree School Board and Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, we cannot offer housing for local hires. However, the food, phone, and internet allowance will still be granted.
- Verification is required to work with a vulnerable clientele. This check is done when hiring.
Apply online, or send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the position(s) that you are applying, including the name(s) of the program(s) and region(s) you are interested in, as well as highlight any relevant work experience.