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Manager, Youth Engagement

Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps (THFC) help youth from underserved communities achieve their full potential through multi-day, overnight camp experiences. Whether at camp or back home in their communities between visits—our youth work to build social, emotional, leadership and innovation skills and behaviours like volunteerism and motivation to learn so they become civically and academically engaged, and successfully transition to adulthood.

At Tims Camps, we are catalysts for good—helping our youth participants and teammates be the best they can be, developing personal and career growth. We empower young people with skills to open doors to their future. That is our North Star and, together, we help shape leaders that build stronger communities.

Summary of the role:

Reporting into the Director, Program Innovation, this role has been created to support the Foundation’s strategic prioritization of youth engagement through high quality, high impact programs and experiences. The Manager Youth Engagement will play an integral role informing, designing, and implementing aspects of the youth engagement strategy to drive program completion and retention rates. This includes creating and deploying effective systems to amplify the youth voice, establishing metrics and success criteria to determine strengths and gaps in frameworks, and working collaboratively to support program quality and delivery tactics. The Manager Youth Engagement will apply their in-depth knowledge of youth development to bolster youth-driven decision making to ensure THFC programs meet youth where they are and support participants to become their most empowered selves.

Work Location:

This role is based out of the Foundation’s Home Office in St. George, Ontario, also home to one of our seven camps – Tim Horton Onondaga Farms (THOF).  Travel may be required from time to time (Canada and USA) to fulfill the responsibilities of the role.

Posting Type: Internal and External


This role will:

  • Lead, support and act as the THFC point person for the Youth Advisory Council (YAC). This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Defining annual YAC targets, goals and strategy
    • Facilitating YAC member onboarding to increase success as a council member and developing intentional offboarding for skill transfer and continued organizational engagement
    • Planning, organization and facilitating monthly online YAC meetings to include appropriate documentation and report outs
    • Planning, organizing, facilitating and coordinating bi-annual in-person YAC meetings
    • Ongoing support, administration, communication with YAC to ensure a positive, meaningful and successful experience for YAC members
    • Work cross-functionally with Communications & Fund Development teams to source and develop YAC spokespeople for key fundraising initiatives such as Camp Day
    • Determine approach for YAC and Board of Directors interaction
  • Establish and facilitate organization wide Youth Voice Network
  • Create and release annual Youth Voice Report to further amplify and articulate importance of the YAC and other youth voice opportunities in driving strategic priorities
  • Support the development and implementation of the youth engagement strategic framework. Execute key tasks as defined by framework.
  • Work collaboratively with Camper Support and Camper Communications teams to foster an integrated approach to youth engagement
  • Support training and development of camper facing teams to integrate a youth-first approach
  • Support the connection between Restaurant Owners and other stakeholders to current and former participants as appropriate (i.e., YAC)
  • Enhance youth onboarding opportunities to set youth up for success
  • Work to define youth off-boarding and transitions program for sustained learning gains
  • Display deep understanding of youth learning strategies for impactful program experiences
  • Integrate equity and anti-oppressive frameworks in all aspects of youth engagement
  • Establish organization wide youth engagement expectations for a consistent youth experience
  • Participate in related projects as required


  • University degree and/or college background in related field
  • Experience in outdoor education, positive youth development and/or camping industry considered an asset
  • In-depth knowledge of strengths-based approaches, practical infusion of equity frameworks to daily practice, and positive youth development models
  • Creative, innovative thinker
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Effective customer service and relationship building skills
  • Bilingual in French and English considered an asset
  • Acceptable Criminal Record Search
  • Ability to travel internationally


Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps (THFC) is committed to a fair and inclusive work environment and seek talent with diversity of life experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer that hires talent regardless of age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected grounds and will not discriminate on these bases.

If you have special accessibility requirements that need to be considered during the recruitment process, please let us know by emailing us at and a member of our HR team will get back to you. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.


COVID-19 Vaccination

Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps (THFC) is committed to taking all reasonable efforts to ensure the health and safety of those that use our work locations. As such, offers of employment are conditional upon being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 and providing THFC with proof of your vaccination status. “Fully Vaccinated” means having received the completed series of a COVID-19 Vaccine. An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving their completed series. In the event you are unable to be Fully Vaccinated based on medical reasons or protected ground by the applicable Human Rights Code, THFC will consider requests for accommodation on an individual basis. Personal health information collected by THFC is stored in accordance with applicable privacy laws and will be kept confidential.




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