BGCBigs Youth Newsletter | March 2024
BGCBigs wants to keep you informed on all things in the community and youth employment.
In This Issue:
Program Highlights
  • Teen Takeover
  • Big Possibilities Volunteer Opportunity for 18+
Community Corner
  • Summer Camp Job Opportunities
  • Royal City Soccer Club Summer Positions
  • Careers Summer Internships
  • Spark - Igniting Career Paths for Indigenous Youth
  • Job/Career Fairs
  • Career Fair @ Expo Centre
  • Virtual Entry Level Job Fair
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Capital City Clean Up
  • Bissel Centre
  • Volunteer Connector
  • Edmonton Publich School Awards
  • Hilltop Awards & Bursaries
  • 1-on-1 Scholarship Support is Back!
Program Highlights
Check out some of the cool programs BGCBigs is offering!
Just 4 Days Away

Join us for a day dedicated to teens, filled with career and job exploration opportunities!

Teens will have the opportunity to interact with diverse career mentors in our Edmonton area and discover the many possible future career options, including education, criminal justice, health care, trades, and entrepreneurship!

They will also get the chance to meet with Edmonton employers that will be hiring for after-school or summer jobs!

Food, networking, and prizes are all part of the day!
This event is open for all youth 14+
If you have any questions dont hestitate to connect with BGCBigs youth employment coordinator
Teen Takeover Big Possibilities Event
Volunteer Experience with Teen takeover
March 1st, 2024 from 8am - 4pm at Eastglen school.
The RBC Big Possibilities Program aims to provide individuals 18-24 with the opportunity to gain employment experience through volunteering a minimum 8 hours, part of the 8 hours will be a training and orientation.
For those who are interested in volunteering at this event, we will be hosting a virtual training day on Tuesday February 27th, 2024 at 4pm that you will need to attend where we will talk about what Teen Takeover is as well as assign roles and responsibilities.
This is a great opportunity for young people to get volunteer work experience as well as network with various career mentors. Young people will gain skills that will be transferable to their resume. After the event, there will be follow up day where we will work on resume building.
Please fill out this Microsoft form if you would like to be apart of this volunteer/work experience
Community Corner
Check out some of the cool volunteer and job opportunities out there in the community!
Discover Summer Camp Opportunities
Summer jobs offer youth valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth, preparing them for future academic and career success while instilling important life skills and values.

Check out below some of summer camp openings across Edmonton!

The Northern Alberta YMCA is looking for Day Camp Counsellors to provide leadership for and create a safe, positive, and fun environment for our campers, fellow staff, and volunteers. As a Day Camp Counsellor, you will work with other counsellors to provide a memorable summer for our campers and your peers.

As an outdoor recreation and play Program Leader, you will be responsible for creating recreation and play opportunities for children in Edmonton. You will succeed in this role if you can perform all tasks in a respectful, inclusive and service-minded way.

Kids On Track is a community-building organization that provides hope, direction, and ongoing support for children, youth, and their parents. Educational, social, spiritual, and recreational elements are combined to deliver well-rounded summer programs. 

Join Royal City Soccer Club's team of energetic, soccer-loving camp staff this summer. They have 4 different positions plus amazing volunteer opportunities. Check out below some of those opportunities and visit their website for more details!
Camp Counsellor

Camp Counsellors manage and supervise a group of campers (kids aged 5 – 13) throughout the day. Together with the supervisor, they will operate the summer day camp program throughout the week while adhering to safety protocols.
Counsellor in Training (CIT)
CITs will work closely with Camp Counsellors and supervisors to implement camp activities and ensure a safe and fun environment for everyone. CITs may or may not be put in charge of a group of campers.

Gain great experience while having fun! Volunteers are an important part of camp success. Volunteers are expected to maintain a good work ethic by assisting all staff and providing a fun and safe learning atmosphere for campers.
Locations are available across Edmonton and Area
Edmonton (10 Locations)
St.Albert (1 Location)
Strathcona - Sherwood Park (1 Location)

If you want to make some money, earn high school credits, and try out some of Alberta’s most in-demand careers, then you’ve come to the right place.

CAREERS will match you with an employer for a student internship, which is basically a short-term job that gives you hands-on experience. 

You can do this during the school year, or over the summer – no experience necessary! Not sure what kind of internship is right for you?

No problem – take the first step by reaching out to us and we will help you through it.

Recently graduated high school? 
Check out CAREERS post high school Opportunities HERE


The focus of SPARK is to provide awareness and understanding of the different careers available to young Indigenous peoples.

This unique Conference is removing barriers and building opportunities.

SPARK is designed to bring together Indigenous owned companies, sectors of industry, educational institutions, businesses, and career development resources to highlight the number of careers available to Indigenous youth (ages: 16-30) across Canada.

MARCH 26-28, 2024 | 8am-4pm
Edmonton Career Fair & Training Expo
Tuesday Mar 12
Edmonton Job Fair - Edmonton Career Fair Wednesday Mar 27

Join Capital City Clean Up to keep the city litter-free through organized events in spring, summer, and fall. Volunteers aged 15+ can make a meaningful impact with minimal time commitment after registering, completing online training, and signing up for events.

Friendly Calls Program Volunteer
Working in community, we remove barriers and support people as they move out of poverty. The vision of eliminating poverty drives all the work at Bissell Centre.

Connect to volunteer opportunities in Edmonton via link above.
Find some scholarships to finance your postsecondary journey!
🌟 Scholarship Spotlight! 🌟

Amount: $1,000 to $6,000
Number of Recipients: 150
Applications Open: March 15 Application Closes: May 15

Are you a student from the Edmonton area or Northern Alberta with a strong history of community involvement? Hilltop Awards and Bursaries is here to support your post-secondary journey! Whether you've been active in volunteer work, coaching sports teams, or other community initiatives, we want to help you pursue your educational dreams.

🎓 This scholarship can be applied towards:
  • Academic Upgrading and College Preparation programs
  • Diplomas, Certificates, and Licenses
  • Bachelor, Graduate, and Doctoral Degrees
  • Professional Degrees like Law or Dental School

For more information on requirements and eligibility, please contact Rachel Leaf, Child and Youth Engagement Facilitator, via email at [email protected] or by text/call at 780-490-6843.
Every year, Edmonton Public Schools honours the exceptional performance and accomplishments of Division students. Students have the opportunity to be considered for school, Division and provincial awards, as well as community sponsored awards & scholarships.
For complete listings of opportunities, criteria, application information and deadlines, please visit the award sections.
Division Awards

Edmonton Public Schools offers several awards that recognize the achievements of Grade 12 students.

School Awards

Many Division schools offer school-specific awards to recognize outstanding student accomplishments, contributions and achievements. These awards recognize excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, citizenship, leadership and service. Contact your teacher or school counsellor for more information about the awards offered at your school and how to apply. 
Provincial Awards

Alberta Education offers scholarships to high school students, including the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship of up to $2,500 towards their post-secondary education. Learn more about provincial scholarships and how to apply
One to One Scholarship Support Is BACK
Please contact Rachel Leaf, Child and Youth Engagement Facilitator, via email at [email protected] or by text/call at 780-490-6843 for this support!
Need More Information
Contact Us!
Please reach out to our Youth Employment Coordinator
Muna Abdulfatah Ahmed
for more information, questions or concerns.

780 699-8506