BGCBigs Youth Newsletter | February 2024
BGCBigs wants to keep you informed on all things in the community and youth employment.
In This Issue:
Program Highlights
  • Teen Takeover
  • RBC Job Search 101
  • Sakaw Youth Employment
Community Corner
  • City of Edmonton Job Opportunities
  • Royal City Soccer Club Summer Positions
  • EPL Job & Career Accelerator
  • Spark - Igniting Career Paths for Indigenous Youth
  • Job/Career Fairs
  • Spring Hiring Fair @ Butterdome
  • Career Fair @ Expo Centre
  • Virtual Entry Level Job Fair
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Friendly Calls with Canadian Red Cross
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer Connector
  • Edmonton Publich School Awards
Program Highlights
Check out some of the cool programs BGCBigs is offering!
Bell Let’s Talk promotes mental health awareness, acceptance and action built on 4 key pillars: Fighting stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research and leading by example in workplace mental health.
Bell Let’s Talk Day 2024: Let’s create real change
Here’s what you can do
There is not just one way, or one day to take action. You can use the ideas on for inspiration or come up with your own actions and share 'em using #BellLetsTalk and help inspire others to join the movement to create real change.

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

Register by February 19th to be entered for an Early Bird Draw
Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada and RBC Future Launch are coming together to offer skill-building and learning opportunities for young adults involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters across Canada. See below upcoming virtual session details and dates:

"Job Search 101” is designed to help young people on their career search, providing tips to ensure they are set up for success. Learn more about important job search skills including how to select jobs, resume basics and skills for interview & networking success.

Feb 21, 2024 – 5:00pm MST
(1 hour – Bilingual)

p.s. when registering name BGCBigs Edmonton as the name of the BBBS agency you are involved with.
Community Corner
Check out some of the cool volunteer and job opportunities out there in the community!
Explore flexible seasonal opportunities with the City of Edmonton in vibrant venues like Fort Edmonton Park, the Valley Zoo, and more. Make a difference in the community through roles in park maintenance, day camp leadership, or administrative support. Keep an eye out for openings during spring/summer and fall/winter.Check out below some of the recent openings across Edmonton
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)
This is a comprehensive job-hunting platform offering tools for résumés, cover letters, job searching, interview preparation, and more. It features over 200 sample résumés, allows for both creating and uploading résumés, and includes a list of Canadian-specific scholarships for students.

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
This year, the Spring Hiring Fair will be held at the Butterdome on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 12 - 4:30 p.m.

The Spring Hiring Fair provides students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni from all disciplines with the following opportunities:
  • Explore career options and job opportunities
  • Interact with and learn about employers in a meaningful way
  • Practice work search skills
  • Make connections and build networks

What you can expect from the Spring Hiring Fair 2024
  • Chance to explore industries and businesses 
  • Meet with employers
  • Explore job and internship opportunities
  • Drop-in Rapid Reviews of your resume and cover letters
  • And more!
Edmonton Career Fair & Training Expo
Tuesday Mar 12
Edmonton Job Fair - Edmonton Career Fair Wednesday Feb 14

This is an opportunity to help individuals feel connected with their communities, assist in reducing the effects of loneliness and strengthen their resilience toward wellness and independence.

You wish to apply? Please click HERE to sign up for a Virtual Open House designed to provide more in-depth information regarding volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross.

Habitat for Humanity volunteers have empowered hundreds of families in Edmonton and across northern Alberta through affordable homeownership. You’ll be part of a movement that helps families build strength, stability, and independence.
They have learn term positions and prioritity needs to help fill time-sensitive volunteer positions including special events.
Connect to volunteer opportunities in Edmonton via link above.
Find some scholarships to finance your postsecondary journey!
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 Paused!
As we are doing some staffing changes this program is paused for now!
Stay posted for future updates.
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