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DAREarts Youth Mentors

Montréal, Quebec

Join youth across Canada in an intensive mentorship training to develop leadership skills through theory, practice, and reaching beyond.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Youth Mentors will participate in intensive small group sessions on mentorship, leadership, and extending into communities of practice weekly. They will activate their learning by co-leading programs and taking a mentorship role with younger students.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Teamwork;Leadership;Organizational;Problem solving

Commitment

Part time

Start date
End date
Duration

35 days

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National Experience Participant

Canada

Katimavik Youth Services

This fully-immersive 5 month program brings together 11 young adults who share and manage a Katimavik house, under the mentorship of a Project Leader, while living in two different communities across Canada. The program challenges youth to make a positive impact while also developing a vast set of skills and competencies.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Volunteer 30 hours a week at local non-profit organizations; Learn about Indigenous peoples in Canada and engage in meaningful truth and reconciliation initiatives; Design and implement community projects; Manage all aspects of the Katimavik house, including daily meal preparation; Plan cultural discovery, group outings and fun activities during evenings and weekends.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Organizational;Problem solving

Commitment

Full time

Start date
End date
Duration

160 days

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Moncton, New Brunswick

YMCA

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders ages 15 to 30 across Canada to address a community need through service projects. The program, part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them. The YMCA is specifically tailoring this initiative to involve and support youth who are traditionally underrepresented, including youth who are experiencing poverty, racialized, newcomer, Indigenous, have a disability or identify as part of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders ages 15 to 30 across Canada to address a community need through service projects. The program, part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them. The YMCA is specifically tailoring this initiative to involve and support youth who are traditionally underrepresented, including youth who are experiencing poverty, racialized, newcomer, Indigenous, have a disability or identify as part of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

90 days

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Montréal, Quebec

YMCA

As part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, the YMCA Community Action Network supports young people aged 15 to 30 who want to get involved and take action to benefit their community. Youth are supported by the YMCA team to identify, develop and successfully deliver their own service initiatives!

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Projects are extremely diverse. The YMCA Community Action Network is an opportunity for everyone to let their ideas flow. No matter where you come from, no matter what your background is, no matter what your dreams are, everyone has something to contribute to the collective projects.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Part time

Start date
End date
Duration

flexible

Apply now
YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Quebec, Quebec

YMCA

As part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, the YMCA Community Action Network supports young people aged 15 to 30 who want to get involved and take action to benefit their community. Youth are supported by the YMCA team to identify, develop and successfully deliver their own service initiatives!

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Projects are extremely diverse. The YMCA Community Action Network is an opportunity for everyone to let their ideas flow. No matter where you come from, no matter what your background is, no matter what your dreams are, everyone has something to contribute to the collective projects.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Part time

Start date
End date
Duration

flexible

Apply now
YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Calgary, Alberta

YMCA

YCAN is a national program that supports youth, ages 15-30, as they develop and deliver service projects that respond to issues and needs, that matter to them, in their local community.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Join other youth, ages 15-30, from various backgrounds as you discover your potential and see your ability to create impact in the world around you; meeting you where you are, to increase your social and employment skills, confidence, and community engagement.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Organizational;Problem solving;Other

Commitment

Part time

Start date
End date
Duration

180 days

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Vancouver

YMCA

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that will engage local youth to address a community need through service projects. In partnership with 17 other YMCAs across Canada, youth from regional communities will be recruited, trained and mentored to successfully select, lead, deliver and evaluate service initiatives in their own communities. Targeted youth will participate in rotating cohorts with the first cohort beginning February 2018.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

YCAN for participants of Greater Vancouver

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

YMCA

YCAN is designed to help youth ages 15-30 create actionable change in their communities. Through a guided curriculum, participants learn how to identify needs in their communities, create a project to address those needs, then successfully run the projects, learning that they have the ability to enact change.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

YCAN is designed to help youth ages 15-30 create actionable change in their communities. Through a guided curriculum, participants learn how to identify needs in their communities, create a project to address those needs, then successfully run the projects, learning that they have the ability to enact change.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Organizational;Problem solving

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

90-180 days

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Winnipeg, Manitoba

YMCA

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is one of Canada’s national youth service initiatives, part of the Canada Service Corps. Our program aims to support selected individuals between 15 to 30 years of age to get involved in their local community through service opportunities.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg is an inclusive, charitable organization that is committed to nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology;Other

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

Varies depending on the project chosen by the participants.

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Generation SDG Ambassadors, aged 15-25

Gatineau, Quebec

United Nations Association in Canada

Generation SDG: Youth Action on the SDGs, is UNA-Canada’s “youth to youth” service initiative. The goal is to activate youth civic engagement, through the creation of volunteer projects that promote meaningful community service opportunities in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Together with other changemakers, you will take local action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through empathy-based and leadership skills training. With access to resources and mentorship opportunities, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to make a positive impact in your community!

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Part time

Start date
End date
Duration

283 days

Apply now
YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Edmonton, Alberta

YMCA

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders across Canada to address community needs through service projects. The program, which is part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders across Canada to address community needs through service projects. The program, which is part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

Duration determined with youth at the time of programming

Apply now
YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

YMCA

YCAN is one of Canada’s national youth service initiatives and aims to give individuals 15 to 30 years of age , at no cost to themselves, a chance to get involved in their local community through service project opportunities.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

YCAN is one of Canada’s national youth service initiatives and aims to give individuals 15 to 30 years of age , at no cost to themselves, a chance to get involved in their local community through service project opportunities. This opportunity is for the YCAN program delivered at the YMCA of Saskatoon.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

YMCA

YCAN program is a community-driven program that spans nationally over Canada, spanning coast to coast. The goal is to engage with local youths to identify, select and plan a service that is not only important to them but meaningful to them and their community. No matter how small or large the vision, our goal is to aid the youths to succeed in its execution and success. It also provides an opportunity to develop employment skills and personal skills.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The YCAN program is a community-driven program that spans nationally over Canada, spanning coast to coast. The goal is to engage with local youths to identify, select and plan a service that is not only important to them but meaningful to them and their community. No matter how small or large the vision, our goal is to aid the youths to succeed in its execution and success. It also provides an opportunity to develop employment and personal skills, as well as many opening the door for many other opportunities.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

Flexible

Apply now
UNA-Canada Service Corps

Canada

United Nations Association in Canada

UNA-Canada Service Corps is a youth-focused programme that provides inaugural opportunities for young Canadians to meaningfully participate in United Nations events. It aims to encourage young Canadians to get involved in meaningful service opportunities while practicing leadership, developing skills and gaining essential life and work experience. UNA-CSC is only available for youth who already participated in a National CSC programme and no exception will be made. Refer to the Get to know who we're working with page to find all the organizations that are part of the National CSC Coalition.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

UNA-Canada Service Corps recruits for delegations several times a year, especially via the National CSC Coalition organizations. Therefore, there is no set application closing date.

Skills

Communication;Leadership

Commitment

Part time

Start date
End date
Duration

As long as delegates haven't completed their service hours

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Ocean Bridge Ambassadors (Atlantic and St-Laurent regions)

Canada

Ocean Wise Conservation Association

Ocean Bridge connects Canadian youth and young professionals from coast to coast to coast empowering them to take action for ocean conservation. Each year 120 young people (ages 18-30) form a national team engaged for eleven months in co-creating and delivering ocean and waterway service projects for their home communities.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

As part of their experience, Ocean Bridge ambassadors will receive coaching, grants, and other support to co-create and deliver ocean and waterway action projects within their home communities. Ocean Bridge ambassadors expand their professional skills and network, develop and participate in ocean and waterway activities, and experience two immersive regional Learning Journeys. Ocean Bridge is currently recruiting anglophone or francophone youth located in the St-Laurent and Atlantic regions.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Teamwork;Leadership;Problem solving

Commitment

Part time

Start date
End date
Duration

313 days

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Prince George, British Columbia

YMCA

The Youth Community Network is an innovative volunteer program that offers small groups of young people ages 15-29 an opportunity to work together and develop and execute a service project meaningful to them and their community. Participants gain leadership and service experience, skills, training, and social connection.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Seeking young people 15-29 to work in small groups to develop and execute a community service project meaningful to them and their community. Groups offered several times per year at various days/ times. Options for in-person and virtual participation.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology;Other

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Muskoka, Ontario

YMCA

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders ages 15 to 30 across Canada to address a community need through service projects.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

If you are between the ages of 15-30, are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada, and you are passionate about learning new skills, building community connections, and making a difference in your community, YCAN is the right fit for you!

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology;Other

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

Flexible

Apply now
YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Toronto, Ontario

YMCA

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders across Canada to address community needs through service projects. The program, which is part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them. We're excited to announce Virtual programming is now available in all 17 YCAN locations/in the GTA!

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders across Canada to address community needs through service projects. The program, which is part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them - THIS SITE DELIVERS TO GTA

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

Flexible

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Direct Action Placements

Canada

Ocean Wise Conservation Association

Ocean Bridge Direct Action is a funded immersive program for in-depth learning and youth engagement with oceanic and aquatic conservation efforts across Canada.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Direct Action program will place 35 young people (ages 18-30) with government, not-for-profit, and conservation organizations to participate in field-based marine and aquatic research projects for 3 months. Direct Action covers all costs for the participant.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Teamwork;Leadership;Problem solving;Other

Commitment

Full time

Start date
End date
Duration

3 months

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YCAN

Saint John, New Brunswick

YMCA

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders across Canada to address community needs through service projects. The program, which is part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them in their own community.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is looking to support you(th) to team up, develop and deliver projects that respond to issues and needs in your local community. This opportunity is for the YCAN program delivered at the YMCA of Greater Saint John.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

Flexible

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Social Entrepreneurship Projects

Canada

Chantiers Jeunesse

Our Social Entrepreneurship Projects program gives volunteers the chance to strengthen their leadership and entrepreneurial skills by developing and implementing their own projects from start to finish. In other words, you can learn the basics of managing a full-scale project while helping your community.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Our Social Entrepreneurship Projects program gives volunteers the chance to strengthen their leadership and entrepreneurial skills by developing and implementing their own projects from start to finish. In other words, you can learn the basics of managing a full-scale project while helping your community.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

180 days

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On the Street

Montréal, Quebec

YMCA

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is a national program that helps people between the ages of 15 and 30 get involved and create new service opportunities in their communities. As part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, this innovative program engages leaders from across the country to address community needs. Program participants are recruited and supported by the YMCA to identify, develop and successfully deliver their own service initiatives! GET INVOLVED YCAN is for you if: • You are between the ages of 15 and 30. • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. • You are interested in learning new skills, building relationships in your community, and making a difference.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Do you agree that everyone should be included in today’s society? Do you want to be a leader in resolving an issue that is close to your heart? On the street is a vast topic and where many things take place. Building a website - Contacting local elected officials - Creating the project logo - Finding a graphic designer for posters - Making a communication plan - Writing a video/audio script or putting yourself on the screen... So many activities are possible on the street: playing sports, going to work, shopping, making street art, demonstrating, and photographing people! In short, on the street, one can also meet strangers, friends, colleagues, shopkeepers, happy people, vegetarians, people of faith, refugees, destitute or homeless people.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Financial;Teamwork;Leadership;Manual;Organizational;Problem solving;Technology;Other

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

70 days

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Co-Creating a Sustainable BC Cohort Member

Duncan, British Columbia

FRASER BASIN COUNCIL SOCIETY

The Co-Creating Sustainable BC initiative creates opportunities for youth (ages 16-30) to take action on environmental, social, and economic issues affecting their communities. Participation in the program allows youth to deepen their understanding of sustainability challenges in their communities and identify barriers to making meaningful and lasting changes.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Participants (ages 16-30) will work closely with a cohort of fellow youth in their region to learn and take action on sustainability and climate change in the community. Youth will learn from inspiring leaders, go on community field trips, and develop and implement their own climate action projects.

Skills

Communication;Creativity;Teamwork;Leadership;Organizational;Problem solving

Commitment

Part time

Start date
End date
Duration

223 days

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Youth Volunteer Ambassador

Surrey, British Columbia

Progressive Inter - Cultural Community Services Society

The SIYSCorps program brings together a diverse group of motivated youth wanting to gain volunteer experience in their areas of interest. We provide valuable leadership training, community engagement skills and volunteer placements, so that youth can build community connections and prepare to enter into the work force. Training provided will include job search skills, resume building, financial literacy and essential life skills that will help youth gain valuable experience in community engagement and enhancing employment opportunities.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

<p>The Surrey Intercultural Youth Service Corps (SIYSCorps) program is looking for passionate youth all across B.C. between the ages of 15-30 years who are excited to give back to their communities, gain experience and build a better Canada. Our program brings together a diverse group of motivated youth to become active community ambassadors. Youth can design and participate in their own funded community project! SIYSCorps provides youth with 6 weeks of essential skills training such as resume writing, financial literacy, stress management and how to look for jobs. Youth are then offered with 11 weeks at a volunteer placement of their choice or have the opportunity to create their own fully funded community project.</p>

Skills

Commitment

Flexible

Start date
End date
Duration

85 days

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National Experience

Canada

Katimavik Youth Services

The Katimavik National Experience challenges youth to make a positive impact in each of the communities while also developing a vast set of skills and competencies. Throughout the 5 months, participants are very busy and can expect to participate fully in the following:

- Volunteering 30 hours a week at local non-profit organizations;

- Learning about Indigenous peoples in Canada and engaging in meaningful truth and reconciliation initiatives;

- Team building and collaboration;

- Designing and implementing community projects;

- Managing all aspects of the Katimavik house, including daily meal preparation;

- Plan cultural discovery, group outings and fun activities during evenings and weekends.

The advantage of the National Experience is that participants are not alone. The success of the program is based on working together and supporting each other as a team. Through exchange and discussions, participants learn from each other, explore problem solving, and provide a supportive environment where everyone is accepted and valued.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

<p>The National Experience is open to all youth aged 17-25 years old. Participants must be a Canadian citizen or be able to demonstrate that they are legally residing in Canada.</p> <p>Katimavik is committed to providing an inclusive, diverse, respectful environment and encourages applications from young adults of all backgrounds, genders, religions, and cultures.</p> <p>The National Experience aims to prepare youth for future employment opportunities and/or post-secondary learning. Previous work experience or studies is not required.</p>

Skills

Commitment

Full time

Start date
End date
Duration

155 days

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About the Canada Service Corps

The Canada Service Corps (CSC) promotes civic engagement among young people from 15 to 30 years old through access to meaningful volunteer service placements that help them gain essential life skills and experience.

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