Announcing the First Cohort of CreateAction Placements!

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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:

Logo of First LightFirst Light | St. John's Friendship Centre

Location: St. John's, NL

Placement titles: Intern (2 positions) 

Town of Inuvik logoIngamo Hall Friendship Centre

Location: Inuvik, NWT

Placement title: Finance & Operations Trainee

Atikokan Native Friendship Center

Location: Atikokan, ON

Placement title: Ec. dev. assistant

Skillycity logoSkillcity Institute

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 logoMoving 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. 

ACCA logoAlberta 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. 

CECNB logoCo-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. 

SkillsCentre logoGreater 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. 

ACORN logoOttawa ACORN

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.

CPABC logoChartered 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.  

MCA logoManitoba 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. 

OnePeopleTO logoOnePeopleTO

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.  

SK Co-operative Assoication LogoSaskatchewan Co-operative Association

Location: Saskatoon, SK    

Placement title:  Youth Education and Network Coordinator

The Youth Education and Network Coordinator will work on developing youth-focused and youth-led educational videos and learning materials about co-operatives, and building a provincial network of youth interested in co-operatives. 

OCO logoOrganic Council of Ontario

Location: Guelph, ON

Placement title: Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinator will be involved in two major project that are fundamental to the Organic Council of Ontario's future: efforts to legislate organic regulation in the province of Ontario, and a stable funding strategy for the organization.

NORDIK logoNORDIK Institute

Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON    

Placement title: Research Assistant

The Research Assistant will work as part of an interdisciplinary participatory action research team to investigate the challenges and opportunities of freshwater and local food systems research, particularly in relation to the ""blue economy,"" or efforts to better steward ocean and freshwater resources.

Centre for Connected Communities LogoCentre for Connected Communities

Location: Toronto, ON    

Placement title: Place-Based Workforce Development Specialist

The Place-Based Workforce Development Specialist support the implementation of a Connected Communities Work (CCW) pilot project in at least one Neighbourhood Improvement Area in Toronto where CCW is being proposed as the local workforce development strategy.

CCGHC logoCanadian Coalition for Green Health Care

Location: Halifax, NS    

Placement title: Digital Marketing Coordinator

The Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare has developed a social enterprise,, to provide an online marketplace for hospitals and other health care organizations and their suppliers. The Digital Marketing Coordinator will help to expand the platform so that health care suppliers and service providers can better serve rural and underserved communities. 

YAA logoYouth Agencies Alliance    

Location: Winnipeg, MB    

Placement title: Project Lead

The Project Lead will help oversee YAA programs, launch a YAA podcast, assist with communications, and supervise mentors, speakers, and partners.

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