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Company Name:
Calgary John Howard Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Summer Student
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Some College Coursework

Indigenous Youth Outreach Program – Activities Coordinator

The Agency

The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime and increasing community safety through preventative and restorative justice practices. To accomplish these ends, we provide direct services to individuals at risk, advocacy for effective responses to crime with the individuals involved and education for youth and adults in the community. The Calgary John Howard Society is committed to an organizational environment that recognizes the dignity and worth of each person. CJHS values diversity and inclusion and welcomes qualified applicants from all walks of life.

The Program

The Indigenous Youth Outreach Program (IYOP) supports multi-barriered youth aged 12 to 24 who may have been involved with, or are at-risk of involvement with the criminal justice system. Indigenous youth who participate in IYOP are likely in unstable or unsafe housing and are at risk of becoming homeless are in a shelter situation. IYOP offers one to one support, family mediation, crisis resolution, counselling, goal setting, assistance with securing affordable and safe housing, advocating on behalf of the youth for funding with bands, assistance finding and maintaining employment.  

The Position

Reporting to the Community Services Manager, the Activities Coordinator will function within the current program team, and work in collaboration with the Youth Services Team to:

Plan and organize a variety of activities for Indigenous youth (ex. Recreation, employability, etc.)

  • Organize cultural activities for program and agency participants
  • Develop a strong, collaborative relationship with the Indigenous community
  • Plan and organize Elder directed working groups
  • Work closely with the Outreach Workers to determine appropriate group activities based on participant goals


  • Potential Applicant must have been registered as full-time post-secondary students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis I the next academic year.
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field and a minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Experience in activity planning, promotion and evaluation, engaging high risk youth, and facilitating group workshops is required
  • Knowledge of the Indigenous culture and experience working with the target population
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills

This position is term certain from June 18, 2018 to August 31, 2018. Occasional evenings and weekends will be required. The successful applicant will have a reliable means of transportation.

Applications will be accepted until June 4, 2018

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Deborah Nowakowski, Community Services Manager

[email protected]