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Program leader careers

Do you know youth 16+ looking for a great summer job?

We have openings for Recreation Leaders and Programmers to support summer programs and activities. 

What we offer

  • Flexible hours, various work locations and multiple positions.
  • It's more than a job: You can make a real difference in the life of a child or youth.

Job Responsibilties

Recreation Leaders are responsible for delivering exciting programs to both children and youth. They are involved in general recreation programs such as day camps, children’s and youth programs or special events.

Courses and certifications

CPR/First Aid


  • Current Intermediate First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) level "C" certification
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification


Where you can take the course:

Youth leadership courses

Opportunity to gain leadership skills

It is an asset to your application if you have youth leadership courses and/or possess:

  • High Five 
  • Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) certification 
  • Other agency providing Youth Leadership training

Position Type

Union: Non-Union/Code 86

Position Type: On-Call

Hours of work: On-Call hours will vary and are dependent on program registration or attendance

Application process

Seasonal hires usually taking place in Spring and Fall.

You will be required to provide the following:

  1. A current resume that includes days and hours you are available to work and which quadrant(s) in the city (N.E., N.W., S.E., S.W.) you are able to travel to
  2. Current CPR Level C and Intermediate First Aid documentation
  3. It is an asset to your application if you have proof of previous experience, training and/or knowledge of Physical Literacy or prior volunteer or program leadership experience

Our application and interview information can help prepare you for the application process.

Current job postings can be found at under Leisure Services.