|YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. We also encourage members of designated equity-seeking groups to self-identify. YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation.
Vaccination Policy: The YWCA strongly encourages vaccination and boosters as an important part of infection control. As of Feb 1st, 2023 the YWCA will no longer require vaccination for participants or staff. We will continue to monitor the situation.
A police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. These positions are not within the Bargaining Unit.
About YWCA TORONTO’s CAMP TAPAWINGO
Tap into a 93-year tradition of learning, adventure and fun. For girls and gender diverse children and youth 6-15 years of age, YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo can turn a summer experience into a summer of unique memories. The relaxed atmosphere of a child and youth-focused setting creates the perfect environment for embarking on a camper’s journey to self-discovery, confidence and achievement.
We are excited to share that over the next five years, we plan to increase diversity, equity and inclusion within our services at Camp Tapawingo. We aspire to be a camp that is representative of Toronto’s diverse community and to provide a welcoming space where camp participants, families, counsellors-in-training and staff feel safe and valued.
Through active diversity outreach, partnerships, and camperships for families on lower incomes, we work to ensure that all experiences are positive and valuable ones. We strive to be a community where individuals can relax and be their best selves.
YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo is currently recruiting applicants, ages 17 years old or older, for various positions. All staff lives at the camp on Georgian Bay near Parry Sound and work directly with children and youth in the following areas: swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, climbing, dance & drama, fitness sailing, nature activities, land sports, tripping, kayaking, guitar and mountain biking. All specialty positions will start on June 16th and all counsellor positions start on June 22nd. All positions end on August 28th. Compensation depends on the position and experience of the applicant.
For all camp positions, candidates are expected to demonstrate the following core competencies:
- Understand and support the mission and beliefs of YWCA Toronto;
- Incorporate principles of anti-oppression and equity at YWCA Toronto;
- Demonstrate respect, consideration and acceptance of the opinions of others while expressing their own expertise and effectively utilizing relevant resources and specialists;
- Consistently collaborate with team members, sharing ideas and differences openly;
- Be receptive to new ideas and adapt to change as necessary;
- Set goals, prioritize tasks and carry out responsibilities to achieve quality results;
- Take action to avoid or solve problems and create opportunities for positive change;
- Demonstrate commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
The successful candidates are responsible to teach in activity area as assigned and to help with program implementation as required in accordance with the mission and policies of YWCA Toronto.
- Currently in high school or attending post-secondary education, with an interest in gaining further experience in child development, recreation or social services field
- Experience working with children and youth
- Must have NL certification as well as LSS Society and Instructors certifications
- Ability to respect and maintain participant confidentiality