Katimavik's National Experience


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Position ID: V-OSH0380
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022
Last Full Update: 11 Jul 2022

Opportunity Details: Katimavik's National Experience

Contact Marissa Ireland, Participant Recruitment Assistant, Katimavik Youth Services; Phone: 514-868-0898; Email: recruitment@katimavik.org
Duties Katimavik’s National Experience is an opportunity for any Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed refugees aged 17 – 25 who are looking for 5.5 months of creative learning, community engagement, Truth and Reconciliation, and self-discovery * participants will live in a group setting with up to 10 of their peers in two separate communities throughout the course of the program * during the program they engage in 32 hours of valuable volunteer work a week, learn how to manage a house, make lifelong friends, and gain confidence that they themselves can make an impactful difference in our country.  
This is a fully funded opportunity where participants’ travel expenses, living accommodations, food costs, and daily needs are covered * participants will need to bring is their dedication, empathy, and commitment to making a better world * Katimavik aims to help young folks become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.
More Info Link https://katimavik.org/en/we-offer/national-experience/
Benefits Some of the topics and skills that you will be challenged to learn about include: the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the importance of Truth and Reconciliation * the benefits and impact of civic engagement * professional work skills in a variety of sectors, depending on volunteer placements * cooking skills, house maintenance, and practical life skills * conflict resolution, communication, and how to strive within a team environment * environmental protection and sustainable development * English or French as an additional language * leadership, advocacy, and project management skills * Canada’s cultural, geographic, and linguistic diversity.
Ages 17 year(s) - 25 year(s)
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Individuals
Areas of Interest Advocacy ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Culture & Heritage ; Gardening / Yard Work ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Volunteer Coordination ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Leadership ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing
Commitment Length Long Term - 5.5 month immersive program
Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group - Participants will live in a house with up to 10 other participants for the 5.5 months of the National Experience program.
Location Across Canada
Number of Positions Canada 
99 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided
Transportation Transportation provided - Travel to host communities and back home is organized and paid for by Katimavik.
Application Deadline 14 Dec 2022
Cost This is a fully funded program * participants are asked to fundraise a total of 1000$ when accepted into the National Experience, however in order to ensure that this opportunity is available to all youth across Canada, Katimavik will work on an individual basis with anyone who may feel that the fundraising is a barrier to their participation.
Police Check Required
Start Date On or after 11 Jan 2023
End Date 14 Jun 2023

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