Important Release – Application Deadline April 20, 2018

4 Positions Open for Summer Employment

Funded by the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs Program

For students age 15-30*

Average of 40 hours/week for six weeks, starting July 2, 2018

(Also 2 training days - June 15 & 17)


3 positions as Vacation Bible School Camp Counselor to enthusiastically participate in a multi-site Oakville Vacation Bible School Program.  This exciting collaboration amongst 5 Oakville churches will provide opportunities for students to gain work experience related to leadership and teaching, role modeling/mentoring, team building, and sharing community resources.

Application deadline is April 20, 2018.

 Please direct questions, cover letters, and resumes to: Deborah Laforet -

 *Applicant must meet eligibility criteria as outlined below:

(a) between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

(b) registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;

(c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;

(d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;

(e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act**

(f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.


**Foreign students are not eligible.


Job Description


Five Oakville churches, working ecumenically, are recruiting a leadership team of young people, age 15 to 30, to work a total of 240 hours over a six week period, beginning at the end of June and finishing in August, providing a travelling Christian day camp program for 6 weeks this summer at different locations throughout the city.

Some churches are providing a full day program from 9am-3pm, while others are providing a half-day program. Some hours will be allocated towards two days of training and preparation for camp.



Duties and Responsibilities:

Enthusiastically participate in all aspects of the program, including leadership, music, drama, games, crafts, supervision, and interaction with children involved in the program. This includes participating in the training program.

Memorize program songs and skits prior to final training day.

Work and interact co-operatively with co-ordinators, teammates, host churches, Director/Minister, and volunteers.

Serve as a role model to the children and an ambassador of the church at all times while offering this ministry to others.



You must be able to arrange your own transportation (you can try to facilitate carpooling when possible).

You must be at least 15 years of age at the start of employment and be a full-time student the year preceding employment and the year following.

You must be available for training Friday, June 15th (after school) & Saturday, June 16th.

If selected you must agree to and arrange for a police check (vulnerable sector). We will reimburse the fee if needed.

You must have proof of having taken a first-aid course. Financial assistance is available if needed.


Please note that it is our intention to offer the program in different churches for 6 weeks of the summer. Counselors will be available from 8:30 am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Counselors will be offered 6 weeks of employment at minimum wage: two days of training, June 15 & 16, a total of 16 hours, then six program weeks, working anywhere from 25-40 hours.  The weeks are not consecutive.  You would need to be available the following weeks: 

June 25-29 (after school)

July 2-6

July 9-13

July 16-20

July 30-Aug 3

Aug 20-24

**We have applied to the Canada Summer Jobs Grant, for which we have been approved the past five years. This grant would pay the wages for the four students hired. Our plan is to do interviews at the end of April, but we may not hear of our approval for the Summer Jobs program until the beginning of May and will not be able to offer positions until that time.

 Please direct questions, cover letters, and resumes to: Deborah Laforet -