February 13, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce the launch of its project, Celebrating the Strength of Canada's Diversity: Youth Engaging Youth. The project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada's Department of Heritage Canada 150 Fund.
With the Celebrating the Strength of Canada's Diversity: Youth Engaging Youth Project, the UCC will work with its member organizations across the country to organize youth-led and driven Canada 150 celebratory events in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.
Ukrainian Canadian youth will organize ten events in each province (ranging from sport to celebratory to cultural activities) working in partnership with youth from other ethnocultural, linguistic, and Indigenous communities.
The end goal is to focus on youth working together in the spirit of diversity and inclusion to share experiences and create actively engaging celebratory events for Canadians for Canada's 150th anniversary. The project will result in 50 events, engaging 1250 - 2500 youth in actively designing and administering the events, and attracting up to 50,000 Canadians.
"As Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage responsible for Multiculturalism, I'm very pleased to congratulate the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on the launch of its Canada 150 program, Youth Engaging Youth. Youth, along with the environment, diversity and reconciliation with Indigenous persons, is one the key themes of our sesquicentenial year," stated Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism). "By engaging youth across Canada we can celebrate our diversity, share our culture, engage our volunteers, and promote our shared heritage. This fantastic initiative is part of the Canada 150 celebrations being funded by the Government of Canada."
Paul Grod, UCC President, with Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage responsible for Multiculturalism, and Alexandra Chyczij, First Vice President.
"As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our great country, the UCC is proud to be working with our community's youth and the youth of many other communities, in marking this important milestone in our shared history," stated Paul Grod, National President of the UCC. "This project is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Canada's diversity; to increase youth engagement across the country; to remember where we came from and look forward to the future. We are grateful to the Government of Canada for supporting this important initiative."
Apply for the Summer Job of a Lifetime!
UCC Canada150 Youth Community Animator
Are you a Ukrainian Canadian with a passion for our community? Are you excited about sharing your culture, engaging with volunteers, and working with youth across the country?
To celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress will work with our member organizations and community across the country to organize youth-led and driven Canada 150 celebratory events.
Community animators will organize events (cultural, entertainment, sport, etc.) and work in partnership with youth from other ethnocultural, linguistic backgrounds as well as Indigenous communities in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Working with the Ukrainian Canadian community, you will partner with Canada's ethnocultural, linguistic and Indigenous communities to promote our shared heritage. Some of your responsibilities will include: choosing locations and events to explore, setting up and conducting interviews, shooting and editing video, writing stories and contributing to a nationwide blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with high-quality content that shows off the best of our diverse and inclusive Ukrainian Canadian community. You will need to be able to work well independently, since you will spend a lot of time creating programming and traveling to capture the events in your local community.
Who: You! We are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing self-starter with a love for social media and a passion for the Ukrainian community in Canada.
When: We want you to live, work, and engage the Ukrainian community from May to end of August. You must be available to full-time for the duration of the contract.
Where: Projects will be taking place in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia
How to Apply
Applicants are encouraged to submit a:
• Video (2 minutes max), outlining their suitability for the position along with their
•Resume to Canada150@ ucc.ca
by Friday March 10, 2017
All applicants will receive an email of confirmation upon the submission of their application. Interviews will be conducted throughout the month of March. Due to a high volume of applications, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
Key competencies and abilities required:
• Demonstrated experience in leadership, event organizing, public speaking and social animation.
• Work independently and as a contributing member of a variety of teams
• Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required, and ability to travel within province.
• A valid driver's license is required; access to a vehicle would be an asset.
• Required fluency in English. Fluency in French and Ukrainian is an asset.
• Staff will be required to complete a Canadian criminal record check and vulnerable record check, as well as any relevant provincial background record checks related to working with youth.