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4 Apr 2019

Contract Summer Facilitator

Trails Youth Initiatives Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Trails Youth Initiatives is a charity and ministry-inspected private school that provides a long-term programme for vulnerable youth. We focus on fostering community, emotional intelligence, and self-knowledge through outdoor experiential education.

Participants commit to our four-year programme with a group of 20 of their peers: two weeks each summer, and one weekend per month during the school year. Trails focuses on growing and strengthening skills such as Non-violent Communication, conflict resolution, leadership, critical thinking, and reflection. Typical daily activities may include hiking, canoeing, swimming, camping, skiing, snowshoeing and yoga.

We are currently looking for facilitators/teachers to join our summer staff team working 10-14 day sessions, with opportunities to extend contracts to continue working with a participant group, 1 weekend per month from October through to May. Trails is currently looking for both onsite summer staff and tripping staff for the below dates:


Onsite Sessions at Trails Lakeside, Stouffville
Tuesday July 8 – Thursday July 18, 2019 (Year 1)
Tuesday July 29 – Thursday August 8, 2019 (Year 1)
Sunday August 17 – Thursday August 29, 2019 (Year 2)

Offsite Sessions (Canoe Tripping)
Tuesday July 8 – Friday July 19, 2019 (Year 3)
Tuesday July 29 – Friday August 9, 2019 (Year 3)
Sunday August 17 – Thursday August 29, 2019 (Year 4)


What we offer:

Wages from $1100 – $2100+ per session (Dependent on session length, qualifications, and experience)
Room & Board Provided


Required of all staff:
Current Standard First Aid/CPR
Current Swimming Certification Bronze Cross/NLS
Completed Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (valid within 2 years)
Attendance at staff training (June 21-23, 2019)

Offsite Sessions, Canoe Tripping staff (Year 3-5 summer sessions):  Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) / Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
F-Class Drivers License (Preferred)


How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to  

Job Categories: Outdoor Education. Job Types: Contract.

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