Katimavik's National Experience


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Position ID: V-OSH0380
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023
Last Full Update: 04 Oct 2023

Opportunity Details: Katimavik's National Experience

Contact Marissa Ireland, Participant Recruitment Assistant, Katimavik Youth Services; Phone: 514-868-0898; Email: recruitment@katimavik.org

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.

Program cohorts start every January and July of each year.

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 
100 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.
Cost This is a fully funded program, all costs are covered.
Police Check Required

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