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Project Leader


Position: Project Leader (Live-In Position)

Duration: One-year contract, renewable for successive one-year terms. 40 hour work week.

Salary: The salary is $34,000 per year. Katimavik will cover living expenses (rent, groceries, cellphone, utilities, travel home at Christmas).

Location: This is a live-in position. The Project Leader resides with a group of youth Participants in one of Katimavik’s project houses across Canada.  



  • Extroverted leader with an adventurous attitude?
  • Enjoy dealing positively with change and finding creative new solutions?
  • Eager to travel and live in a new community?
  • Do you like to inspire young people to do more, learn more, and become more?
  • Do you have a sense of purpose? Do you want to create a positive change by giving back to other people and communities?
  • Are you emotionally intelligent and good at resolving conflicts?
  • Do you want to develop a greater self-awareness and a tolerance for differences?



  • Assess, develop, implement, and evaluate goal-directed interventions.
  • Enhance the quality of life for youth.
  • Work in an evolving and expanding profession.
  • Build career networking relationships.
  • Help youth with physical, mental, intellectual, neurological, emotional, and behavioural issues.
  • Inspire and challenge youth to create a positive change in communities through group volunteering
  • Promote and support the “learn by doing” (experiential learning) process to equip youth with new skills and competences.
  • Create and build strong community partnerships with municipal authorities, local non-profits, charities, community organizations, etc.
  • Foster meaningful relationship with local Indigenous communities and organizations to facilitate Truth and Reconciliation learning and activities.
  • Cultivate active, informed, and reflective citizenship in youth.
  • Oversee program schedules and day-to-day housekeeping activities for a group of 11 diverse youth. The group rotates once within one six-month project term.
  • Perform administrative duties (including. but not limited to, budgeting and expense tracking).



  • Emotional intelligence, people (interpersonal), and conflict resolution skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • A high degree of open-mindedness and tolerance, a strong understanding of equity, equality, and
    diversity principles.
  • Previous experience working directly with youth.
  • Crisis management skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to communicate fluently in both official languages.
  • The ability to manage a house and the house inventory, keep track of a budget, and perform various administrative duties.
  • A driver’s license is required.



Send your cover letter and resume to We appreciate all those who apply but will be contacting only those who are moving forward in the selection process.



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 Katimavik is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the principles of equity and inclusive employment opportunities. Candidates from equity-seeking communities including but not limited to indigenous communities, communities of colour, and newcomer communities will be seriously considered and are encouraged to self-identify in a cover letter.