Updated February 24, 2021
The Canadian CED Network and the National Association of Friendship Centres are thrilled to announce the first cohort of CreateAction placements! If your application wasn’t accepted this time around, or you missed the last deadline, we encourage you to apply when we issue our next call for proposals in April.
In this cohort, 21 CreateAction youth participants will fill positions at 19 organizations, all of which reflect a wonderful diversity in terms of mission, geography, and placement focus. They are:
First Light | St. John’s Friendship Centre
Location: St. John’s, NL
Placement titles: Intern (2 positions)
Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre
Location: Inuvik, NWT
Placement title: Finance & Operations Trainee
Atikokan Native Friendship Center
Location: Atikokan, ON
Placement title: Ec. dev. assistant
Location: Edmonton, AB
Placement title: Social Innovation Assistant
The Social Innovation Assistant will assist in coordinating projects related to social innovation, design thinking and lean startup, and will also contribute to knowledge and skills development materials preparation.
Moving Forward Co-operative
Location: Dorchester. NB
Placement title: Youth Engagement Coordinator
The Youth Engagement Coordinator will help develop and coordinate recreational, social, and cultural activities for children and youth in the community, including a school-based food sovereignty project that incorporates elements of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Alberta Community and Cooperative Association
Location: Stony Plain, AB
Placement title: Co-op Development and Research Intern
The Co-op Development and Research Intern will support the development of the Co-operative Intelligence Unit – a think tank which is providing advanced and applied research and planning for Canadian co-operatives, as well as advance ACCA work in conjunction with the BC Co-operative Association to promote education on co-operatives in BC and Alberta post-secondary institutions.
Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick
Location: Salisbury, NB
Placement title: Youth LED Facilitator
Youth LED (Learning & Engagement Design) Group is an innovative approach to engaging youth in co-operative and social enterprise development through digital approaches to learning. The Youth LED facilitator will help facilitate and support the Youth LED Group and their work.
Greater Trail Community Skills Centre
Location: Trail, BC
Placement title: Program Development Assistant
The Program Development Assistant will manage the Skill Centre’s funder database, research program and project opportunities, write draft proposals and applications, and collaborate with multi-sector partners toward inclusive and sustainable workforce development.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Placement title: Community Organizer
The Community Organizer will work on social justice campaigns as determined by ACORN’s low-income members. Responsibilities will include doing community outreach, organizing community meetings and events, fundraising, cultivating local leadership, and listening to the people in the communities in which ACORN organizes.
Chartered Professional Accountants of BC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Placement title: Indigenous Community Outreach Assistant
The Indigenous Community Outreach Assistant will support an Indigenous event focused on community economic development. To do this, the assistant will be liaising directly with Indigenous students, communities, and organizations, plus representatives from the business community.
Manitoba Cooperative Association
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Placement title: Engagement Advisor
The Engagement Advisor will be researching co-ops across Canada and around the world, investigating the roles that co-ops play in CED, social innovation, and the social economy. The Advisor will also contribute to MCA’s communications and engagement efforts.
Location: Toronto, ON
Placement title: Operations Associate
The Operations Associate will support BIPOC entrepreneurship by maintaining the day-to-day operations of OnePeopleTO through admin/ email management, appointment booking/ scheduling, social media marketing and promotion, event management and grant sourcing.