This site  The Web 
Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities
Careers
Thank you for your interest in Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. For those who want to do meaningful work and go home at the end of the day knowing they've made a difference, there are few places as fulfilling as at Dog Guides.

  •  Interested in a career as a Dog Guide trainer?

    • If you are interested in becoming a trainer please send us your resume. We keep all applications on file for 6 months. Should a position open, we will contact you.ť

      Most of our training staff has already been working at Dog Guides Canada as kennel staff or in our puppy program. We have also recruited people that have assisted as volunteers.

      Occasionally there are vacancies for an Apprentice Trainer. This is a full time paid position and consists of three, twelve month contracts. During this time, apprentices learn to train dogs to high skill levels, learn about and work with people with a wide variety of disabilities and develop expertise in all aspects of dog care. Our trainers are also committed to work some evenings and weekends, including overnight travel throughout Canada. In addition, they are required to do public speaking at events and presentations. At the end of three years, an apprentice graduates as a highly trained and professional Dog Guide trainer with a long and fulfilling career.

      If you have:
      • proven experience working with adults or children with disabilities,
      • excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing. French speaking is an advantage,
      • experience working with, or training animals and can relate well to dogs,
      • are physically fit, since the job is physically demanding and involves working outdoors in all weather with strong active dogs.
      • ability to cooperate with co-workers, work as part of a team as well as unsupervised,
      • show initiative and problem solve in high stress situations
      • a full driving license and are able to work at our Oakville and Breslau locations

      Please send your résumé to for future consideration. Résumés will be kept for 6 months.

  •  Internship Opportunities: Marketing Communications

    • Term: 2017

      Internship opportunities are available to students completing college or university programs in the fields of corporate communications, marketing, and public relations. As a communications intern for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, you will play an important role in assisting the department with marketing-related tasks, and gain considerable hands-on experience. Your responsibilities will vary day-to-day and include the following:

      • Provide support to the Communications Manager on the development, implementation, and reporting of media and marketing campaigns
      • Manage and maintain media lists for print, radio, and digital outlets, building positive, productive relationships with key contacts
      • Write and edit media releases, community listings, media alerts, and backgrounders
      • Interview Dog Guides graduates, and generate content for newsletters and other digital communications channels
      • Assist with the writing, editing, design and print aspects of promotional materials
      • Assist with the development and evaluation of social media campaigns
      • Other duties as assigned

      Required Skills:
      • Experience developing strong media relations and community partnerships to successfully execute communications campaigns
      • Knowledge of and experience working with a variety of social media platforms
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
      • High attention to detail, and ability to integrate new knowledge quickly
      • Public speaking experience
      • Exceptional editing/proofreading skills
      • Ability to prioritize competing tasks to meet deadlines
      • Bilingual an asset
      • Comfortable with dogs

      For more information or to apply to this position, please forward questions and/or resume and cover letter to

      ,
      Communications Manager

      Please note, this is an unpaid internship.

  •  VOLUNTEER POSTING: Assistant Fundraisers for Delta Bingo

    • Anticipated start date: Immediate

      Dog Guides Canada is looking for motivated self-starters (and bingo enthusiasts!) who are able to volunteer for us at Delta Bingo in Oakville. This is a smoke-free environment. A portion of the funds raised during these charitable gaming events is graciously donated to our Foundation. Each year, Delta Bingo consistently donates thousands of dollars to Dog Guides Canada – all thanks to these spectacular gaming events! Ideal volunteers for this position must be able to work independently, as well as within a team environment.

      Volunteer Requirements

      • Must be 18 years or older
      • Two volunteers required for each session
      • Sessions are three hours long and will always take place at Delta Bingo in Oakville (483 Speers Road, Oakville, ON L6K 2G4)
      • Session times vary (first session is 12:00pm-2:15pm, last session 9:30pm-11:45pm)

      Volunteers are needed for the following dates and times:

      Monday, August 7

      3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

       Two volunteers

      Wednesday, August 30

      12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

      One volunteer

      Monday, October 9

      3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

       Two volunteers

      Sunday, October 29

      3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

       Two volunteers

      Wednesday, November 29

      6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

       Two volunteers

      Friday, December 29

      12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

       Two volunteers

      Sunday, December 30

      3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

       Two volunteers

      Volunteer Description

      • Volunteers will be required to attend a brief orientation to understand roles and responsibilities, as well as Delta Bingo’s policies and standards.
      • Volunteers will be taught the basics regarding existing charitable bingo and gaming products in order to best assist Delta Bingo customers.
      • Volunteers will support Delta Bingo staff in providing excellent customer service including: assisting customers to their seats, finding appropriate staff to answer questions and provide bingo materials, keep gaming areas tidy, and calling out winning bingo numbers.
      • Volunteers will assist in identifying winners for verification by Delta Bingo staff. (Gaming Centre staff will pay all winners.)

      • To volunteer, please contact Caron Morrow at 905-842-2891 x244 or via email at cmorrow@dogguides.com.

        Please ensure the subject line of your email reads “Delta Bingo Volunteer Position”. We look forward to hearing from you soon

  •  VOLUNTEER POSTING: Photographer

    • Term: 2017
      Anticipated start date: Immediate

      We are looking for motivated volunteer photographers who are able to join us for photoshoots and events on a regular basis. These photoshoots would take place throughout the week and on occasional weekends at (or near) the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides training facility in Oakville, ON. The ideal candidate(s) must be able to work independently and within a team environment.

      Volunteer Description

      • Analyze and decide how to compose a subject
      • Use various photographic techniques and personal equipment
      • Capture subjects in commercial-quality photographs
      • Enhance the subject’s appearance with natural or artificial light
      • Use photo enhancing software

      Volunteer Requirements

      • Maintain a digital portfolio, often on a website, to demonstrate work
      • Show initiative and ability to prioritize tasks and complete within a limited time frame
      • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail
      • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
      • Flexible availability – able to accommodate daytime, evening, and weekend shifts/events
      • Police background and vulnerable sector check is required
      • Comfortable with dogs

      For more information, or to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to:
      ,
      Communications Manager

      Please ensure the subject line of your email reads “Volunteer Photographer Application”. We thank all those who apply but will only be contacting candidates of interest.

  •  VOLUNTEER POSTING: Kennel Assistant

    • Anticipated start date: Immediate

      We are looking for a motivated self-starter who is able to volunteer regularly and consistently throughout the week at the Oakville Dog Guide training center. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and within a team environment.

      Volunteer Description

      • Maintain a clean and safe kennel environment
      • As directed, walk and socialize dogs while adhering to basic obedience guidelines
      • Observe and communicate behaviors of dogs in the kennel and training environment
      • As directed, prepare meals and feed dogs as well as stocking food room
      • As needed, bathe and groom dogs
      • Adhere to current health and safety guidelines

      Volunteer Requirements
      • Experience volunteering in a kennel is an asset
      • Demonstrate safe dog handling skills
      • Show initiative and ability to prioritize tasks and complete within a limited time frame
      • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail
      • Excellent communication skills- both verbal and written
      • Flexible availability - able to commit to a regular schedule - can accommodate shifts from 6:30am to 9:00pm 7 days a week - typically volunteers are scheduled for a 3 hour shift
      • Police background and vulnerable sector check is required


        To apply to this position, please submit your volunteer application to .

        Please make the subject line of your email “KENNEL ASSISTANT APPLICATION” for consideration. We thank all those who apply but will only be contacting candidates of interest.