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Benefits

Accommodation You would live in dedicated housing provided by the community for teachers. The accommodation is called a teacherage, and it can vary from a single housing unit for each teacher to shared teacher accommodation within the same building. Single teachers or teaching couples will have their own bedroom and will often share living space. Teachers with families will work with the communities to find a teacherage with space to accommodate their needs. Rent varies by community, but it is typically below $600 per month per teacher.

Accommodation

You would live in dedicated housing provided by the community for teachers. The accommodation is called a teacherage, and it can vary from a single housing unit for each teacher to shared teacher accommodation within the same building. Single teachers or teaching couples will have their own bedroom and will often share living space. Teachers with families will work with the communities to find a teacherage with space to accommodate their needs. Rent varies by community, but it is typically below $600 per month per teacher.

Mentoring Teachers are connected with professional mentors. These mentors are experienced educators who have volunteered to lend pedagogical and classroom advice to TFC teachers when they need it. Usually teachers connect with mentors by phone, Skype or email once or twice a month.

Mentoring

Teachers are connected with professional mentors. These mentors are experienced educators who have volunteered to lend pedagogical and classroom advice to TFC teachers when they need it. Usually teachers connect with mentors by phone, Skype or email once or twice a month.

On-going training Selected Teach For Canada teachers join us in the summer before they begin teaching for an intensive, community-focused Summer Enrichment Program, co-designed and led by education experts, experienced teachers, school and community leaders, and Elders. Among other topics, Teach For Canada teachers are immersed in the histories and cultures of the communities in which they will teach, meet two members from the community in which they will teach, visit a First Nations community, learn teaching strategies tailored for northern First Nations students, and discuss and reflect on wellness and self-care techniques.

On-going training

Selected Teach For Canada teachers join us in the summer before they begin teaching for an intensive, community-focused Summer Enrichment Program, co-designed and led by education experts, experienced teachers, school and community leaders, and Elders. Among other topics, Teach For Canada teachers are immersed in the histories and cultures of the communities in which they will teach, meet two members from the community in which they will teach, visit a First Nations community, learn teaching strategies tailored for northern First Nations students, and discuss and reflect on wellness and self-care techniques.

Wellness program During the Summer Enrichment Program, Teach For Canada guides the creation of concrete self-care strategies, isolation plans, as well as professional and personal goals to assist teachers with their personal well-being. During the school year, Teach For Canada’s Teacher Development Managers will help teachers problem-solve professional and personal challenges.

Wellness program

During the Summer Enrichment Program, Teach For Canada guides the creation of concrete self-care strategies, isolation plans, as well as professional and personal goals to assist teachers with their personal well-being. During the school year, Teach For Canada’s Teacher Development Managers will help teachers problem-solve professional and personal challenges.

Description

Teach For Canada is recruiting teachers for full-time classroom positions in First Nations in Northern Ontario and Manitoba. Successful candidates will start teaching in September 2020.

Why we exist:

Education in Canada is a success story, but high overall quality masks deep inequality. The twin challenges of teacher supply and turnover compound historical injustice and systemic inequities to produce an education gap between First Nations and non-First Nations communities.

Teach For Canada is a non-profit organization that works with northern communities to recruit, prepare, and support committed teachers who will support student success in the North.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certified or certification-eligible to teach in a Canadian province or territory
  • Legal working status in Canada for the minimum two-year teaching commitment
  • Available to attend the Summer Enrichment Program for 2-3 weeks in July/August (expenses covered)
  • Able to relocate and teach full-time in a northern First Nation

Who we look for:

  • You have a strong, flexible teaching practice and are inclusive of all students. You may work with students who are below grade level or have to teach outside of your subject specialization. Our Teacher Development team will provide two years of classroom support.
  • You are resilient and have established self-care strategies to overcome challenges. You can sometimes feel isolated and lonely, especially when trying to explain life in the community to family and friends. We will support you with a community of like-minded peers and access to counselling services.
  • You want to work collaboratively with community members to incorporate local knowledge. It can be difficult to integrate First Nation cultures and languages, especially if they are new to you. Our Summer Enrichment Program will prepare you through workshops on Indigenous histories, cultures, and locally-responsive teaching approaches.

As an organization that works with First Nations, we value Indigenous perspectives in our program and encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.

2020 Selection Process:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and you will hear back within two weeks of submission. The deadline to apply for this round of selection is January 29, 2020.

  • Introductory Interviews: select dates between Nov 2019-Jan 2020
  • Fit Interviews: Feb 7-9
  • Reference Checks: Feb 10-21
  • Final selection: Feb 24

First Nations partners will begin extending offers of employment to selected teachers in April 2020.

Suggested Next Steps:

  • Email a Teacher Recruitment Manager at selection@teachforcanada.ca with questions
  • Register for an online or in-person learning event at teachforcanada.ca/events
  • Learn more and apply online now at teachforcanada.ca/apply
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Work environment

Equal Opportunity Employer

This employer is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Requirements

Level of education

University

Diploma

BAC
Completed

Work experience (years)

undetermined

Written languages

En : Advanced

Other:

Optional: Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Cree, Dene, Dakota

Spoken languages

En : Advanced

Other:

Optional: Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Cree, Dene, Dakota