Seeking a Seasonal Resident Friend for Camp NeeKauNis 2012


Resident Friend Needed.

May to October 2012 at Camp NeeKauNis.

Application will be open until the position is filled.

Due to our work with children, police clearance will be mandatory.

Contact Personnel Subcommittee, Camp NeeKauNis, Admin Director or the Clerks for details.

An Invitation from the Editor of the Canadian Friend- due March 30th!

Dear Young (Adult) Friends,
Sherryll Harris, the editor of the Canadian Friend is once again looking for submissions from YAFs and YFs for the Youth Issue! Submissions could be: art, poems, photos, articles, creative writing, etc…
Materials are due by March 30th! But the sooner the better!
Please consider contributing as the Canadian Friend welcomes and needs every voice.
If you are strapped for ideas- think about writing about:
  • your experiences at Canadian Yearly Meeting
  • your experiences at Western Half Yearly or Atlantic Friends Gathering
  • your experiences at Camp NeeKauNis
  • your experiences on the Quaker Youth Pilgrimage
  • your experiences as a member of one of the CYM committees: CFSC, HMAC, etc…
  • your experience as an intern with CFSC
  • your experiences at Friends General Conference Gathering
  • your experiences with the Occupy Movement
  • your experiences traveling
  • your personal experiences with your local meeting
  • your hopes and dreams for the Youth Secretary position
  • why you identify as a Quaker and what is special about Quakerism to you
  • your experiences volunteering, working with or going to an event that stems from your Quaker values
  • anything else

CLOSED: Job Posting: Focus on Food Youth Interns

Our ten Focus on Food Interns are nearing the end of their six-month internship here at FoodShare as part of our Focus on Food Intern Project. The program hires ten Interns to work in either our commercial kitchen or Good Food program for six months. While they are here, they gain paid work experience prepping, cooking, serving and cleaning in the kitchen, as well as packing orders of fresh produce for markets, community agencies and schools.
Every Thursday, Interns participate in Life Skills programming, which include trainings such as First Aid, Food Handler’s Safety and WHMIS, as well as workshops on anti-racism, community accountability, budgeting, holistic nutrition, film making and team building. There is a focus on employability skills throughout and we work with other community organizations to ensure that each intern has the skills to create and update a resume as well as network, job search and give a great interview.
We have also been building partnerships with local businesses to increase the employment and community experience of our Interns. Each Intern has had the opportunity this session to spend a few days working at a partner location. Interns are able to try out a different work environment, build their resume with a new experience and create a network of community references that help them to find employment after leaving FoodShare. We continue to look for local businesses or community groups that would be willing to host an intern for a two week period to provide them with additional work experience, if this interests you please contact us to find out what’s involved.
Our current group finishes with us in the beginning of March and are currently looking for their next employment opportunity. If you have employment connections in kitchen, warehouse, office or community agency settings, get in touch with Luam Kidane, our Focus on Food Coordinator, to get more information on hiring an Intern.
As one group of Interns finish the six month programming, we will be looking for another group of 10 Interns. To be eligible for the Focus on Food program, Interns must:
  • Be between the ages of 15 – 30
  • Be currently unemployed
  • Have not completed high school
  • Not have received Employment Insurance in the last two years
  • Face systemic barriers to accessing long-term employment
For more information about how to hire Interns, to host an Intern, or the intake process for the next program please contact Luam Kidane at 416-363-6441 ext. 238.