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Lieutenant Governor’s Indigenous Summer Reading Camp Counsellor


Seven-week summer contract (beginning early July 2024)

Start Date

Early July 2024

Application Deadline

Seeking until positions are filled.

Hours of Work



First Nations communities in Northern Ontario, mostly fly-in only


Please be advised only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Position Description
United for Literacy (formerly Frontier College) is a national, non-profit literacy organization. We believe literacy is a right, and we work inclusively with volunteers and community partners to help children, youth and adults build the skills and confidence they need to accomplish their goals. Our network of staff and volunteers provides excellent and effective programming to improve literacy in communities across Canada, from coast to coast to coast. We value mutual respect and collaboration in all our relationships.

We are seeking mature, committed, and self-motivated individuals to fill the positions of Camp Counsellor in our Summer Literacy Camp program. These literacy-focused day camps promote a love of reading and learning in a fun and interactive setting. The camp model aims to reduce summer learning loss, improve literacy skills, and increase self-confidence, among Indigenous children aged 5-12 living in remote communities in Northern Ontario.

Day Camp Counsellors are expected to work in independent teams to deliver indoor and outdoor literacy-based activities in a safe and culturally sensitive environment. Camp Counsellors will be working with large groups of very young children.
The camp counsellor positions are total immersion placements in distinct cultural, social, and physical environments. Most participating host communities in this region are isolated, fly-in only communities. Camp Counsellors must be comfortable with sharing accommodations (which may be co-ed) and have minimal access to familiar amenities (phone, internet, television, etc.), little personal space, and without the opportunity to leave the community during the period of employment.
The term of employment is a 7-week period, beginning early July and completing mid August.

Overall Accountability
Teams will be comprised 2-4 Camp Counsellors. Together, they will work as a team under the remote supervision of the United for Literacy Camp Coordinator and the Regional Manager.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Required Skills and Attributes Additional Assets Compensation:

Application Procedures:
Please send (1) your resume, (2) a cover letter, (3) the completed General Application Form, and (4) the completed Questionnaire (New Applicants)(Returning Applicants) included in the General Application Form, via post or email to:
United For Literacy
Attn: Elizabeth Taylor
RE: Summer Employment

5-895 Tungsten Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6H2
Email:[email protected]
Fax: (807)285-3344

For more information, visit the United for Literacy website
United for Literacy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. First Nation,Métisor Inuit candidates are especially encouraged to self-identify and apply for this position.

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