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Program Support - Thunder Bay


13-month contract

Start Date

February 2024

Application Deadline

Until filled



Hours of Work

Part-time, 20 hours per week,


Thunder Bay office based


Why Literacy? Work with purpose at United for Literacy 

Canada’s literacy divide widens daily because so many people lack adequate support. Solving systemic literacy challenges is key to advancing social equity and prosperity across our country. Literacy changes everything. 

United for Literacy (formerly Frontier College) is a national charity founded in 1899. We believe literacy is a right, and that every place can be a learning place. Our vision is a Canada in which everyone has the literacy skills they need to achieve their goals at school, at work, and in life. Our mission is to provide local learning support programs that change lives. 

We encourage applications that reflect the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds we serve at United for Literacy. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to promote equity and reflect the diversity of our organization, we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. 

United for Literacy respectfully acknowledges its Northern Ontario regional office is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Our work also takes place on the traditional territory and the enduring home of the many nations within Treaty 3, Treaty 9 and the Ontario portion of Treaty 5. We acknowledge the history that many nations hold in the region and are committed to a relationship with First Nations, Metis & Inuit Peoples based on the principals of mutual respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation. 

The opportunity 

The Program Support position facilitates the planning, delivery, and evaluation of one or more United for Literacy community programs. This will include supporting the administrative work of the Community Coordinator in recruiting, training, and placing volunteers in multiple program sites, or directly running one or more programs themselves under a Coordinator’s supervision and guidance. 

Overall accountability 

The Program Support position will work both independently and collaboratively to support the work of the Community Coordinator. This position reports to the Regional Manager – Northern Ontario. 

Main responsibilities & major duties 

  1. Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation (75%) 

  1. Community Relations, Outreach and Partnerships (25%) 




Salary of $18.00 per hour 

We also offer an attractive compensation package, and a supportive work environment including: 

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