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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.
Commitment to work-life balance
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.
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.
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.
Full-time, K-12 Northern Classroom Teachers
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 2021.
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 improve student outcomes in the North.
- Certified to teach in a Canadian province or territory or certification-eligible (graduating from a Canadian teacher education program by July 2021)
- Legal working status in Canada for the minimum two-year teaching commitment
- Available to attend the Summer Enrichment Program for 2 weeks in July 2021 (In person or virtual delivery determined by Spring 2021)
- Able to relocate and teach full-time in a rural First Nations community in Fall 2021
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 support you by providing 2 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 an alumni network of mentors.
- 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 it is new to you. Our Summer Enrichment Program will support you through workshops on Indigenous histories, cultures, and locally-responsive teaching approaches.
As an organization that works with Indigenous communities, we value Indigenous perspectives in our program and encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.
2020/21 Selection Process:
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and you will hear back within 2 weeks of submission. The deadline to apply for this round of selection is April 16th, 2021
- Introductory Interviews: select dates in March and April 2021
- Fit Interviews: April 29th-May 1st
- Reference Checks: May 3rd-16th
- Final selection: May 17th
*First Nations community partners will begin extending offers to selected teachers in June 2021.
Suggested Next Steps:
- Email a Teacher Recruitment Manager at email@example.com with questions.
- Register for an online or in-person learning event at https://teachforcanada.ca/en/get-involved/events/
- Learn more and apply online now at https://teachforcanada.ca/en/teachers/apply-now/
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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.
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