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 Instructor/trainer?

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

      Many of our training staff hves 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 Instructor. 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 instructors 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 instructor 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.

  •  Part-time Veterinarian

    • Dog Guides Canada is looking for a part time veterinarian to work with this amazing charity in our Oakville and Breslau clinics. Providing routine and preventative care, surgeries and x-rays for all our breeder dogs, pups and dogs in training.

      This is a permanent position and usually consists of working one day a week.

      Please forward letter and resume to Ian Ashworth, Director of Program Development at iashworth@dogguides.com

  •  Part time Cook

    • Responsibilities

      • Preparation of meals as per menu and client requirements
      • Receiving and unpacking food orders
      • Assist with meal planning
      • Assist with serving and cleaning after meals
      • Keep the kitchen area, utensils and equipment clean and sanitized
      • Re-stocking of items as needed
      • Follow safe food handling procedures at all times
      • Other duties as required.

      Qualifications

      • Ability to lift up 30 lbs
      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
      • CPR is considered an asset

      Must be comfortable working in a dog environment
      Hours of work

      • Variable weekend/weekday hours

      Only applicants that are selected for interview will be contacted.

      Please contact Jennifer Close at 905-842-2891 or via email at  info@dogguides.com.

  •  VOLUNTEER POSTING: Photographer

    • Term: 2018
      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:
      Maria Galindo ,
      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.