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.

  •  Fundraising Coordinator

    • RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Manage sponsorship program for Lions clubs and other service clubs
      • Coordinate appropriate recognition and stewardship of Lions clubs for their donations
      • Coordinate client fundraising and involvement with the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides
      • Coordinate financial requests and awareness to service clubs
      • Coordinate third party fundraising
      • Conduct presentations to organizations to encourage their financial support
      • Coordinate, research and prepare grant proposals with appropriate reports
      • Donor acknowledgements and correspondence
      • Research funding opportunities
      • Maintain required records 
      • Represent Lions Foundation of Canada at events, conduct tours and assist with the Foundation’s events
      • Assist with other fundraising opportunities and tasks

          KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

        • Experience in the non-profit sector
        • Must have working knowledge and proven success in the fundraising profession
        • Post- secondary education in a related field
        • Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently
        • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, set priorities and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
        • High degree of professionalism, diplomacy and confidentiality
        • Excellent written skills with high degree of accuracy and detail
        • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills with ability to present to small and large groups
        • Skilled in building and maintaining successful working relationships
        • Proficient with Microsoft Office and database programs
        • Bilingualism an asset
        • Comfortable and familiar with dogs
        • Flexible working hours including occasional weekends and evenings
        • Possess a valid Ontario driver’s license and ability to travel using company vehicles

        Please forward letter and resume to Julie Jelinek, Director of Development at jjelinek@dogguides.com

  •  Oakville Part-time Kennel Attendant

    • Job Description:
      We are looking for a motivated self-starter who is able to work flexible part-time hours (days, evenings and weekends) at our Oakville Dog Guide training center. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and within a team environment. Animal care knowledge is preferred.

      Duties:

      • Maintain a clean and safe kennel environment
      • Walk and socialize dogs while adhering to basic obedience guidelines
      • Examine dogs regularly to ensure good health
      • Maintain health and behavior records as directed
      • Monitor and communicate behaviours of dogs in the kennel and training environment
      • Provide basic medical care to dogs & give medications as prescribed
      • Assist veterinarian and training staff as needed
      • Prepare meals and feed dogs
      • Bathing and grooming of dogs
      • Inventory and restocking of kennel supplies
      Follow all health and safety guidelines

      Job Requirements:

      • Experience working with dogs in a kennel environment is an asset
      • Demonstrate safe dog handling skills
      • Understand and demonstrate proper animal husbandry protocols
      • Ability to identify signs of canine ill health and treat as prescribed
      • Show initiative and ability to prioritize tasks and complete within a set time frame
      • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Animal Care course completion or Veterinary Technician training an asset
      • Flexible availability
      • Ability to lift 50 lbs
      • Minimum G2 drivers license with clean driving record
      Police background check vulnerable sectors

      Please forward letter and resume to Pauline Covi, Kennel Supervisor at pcovi@dogguides.com

  •  Breslau Part-time Kennel Attendant

    • Job Description:
      We are looking for a motivated self-starter who is able to work flexible part-time hours (days, evenings and weekends) at our Breslau Dog Guide training center. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and within a team environment. Animal care knowledge is preferred.

      Duties:

      • Maintain a clean and safe kennel environment
      • Walk and socialize dogs while adhering to basic obedience guidelines
      • Examine dogs regularly to ensure good health
      • Maintain health and behavior records as directed
      • Monitor and communicate behaviours of dogs in the kennel and training environment
      • Provide basic medical care to dogs & give medications as prescribed
      • Assist veterinarian and training staff as needed
      • Prepare meals and feed dogs
      • Bathing and grooming of dogs
      • Inventory and restocking of kennel supplies
      • Follow all health and safety guidelines

      Job Requirements:

      • Experience working with dogs in a kennel environment is an asset
      • Demonstrate safe dog handling skills
      • Understand and demonstrate proper animal husbandry protocols
      • Ability to identify signs of canine ill health and treat as prescribed
      • Show initiative and ability to prioritize tasks and complete within a set time frame
      • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Animal Care course completion or Veterinary Technician training an asset
      • Flexible availability
      • Ability to lift 50 lbs
      • Minimum G2 drivers license with clean driving record
      • Police background check vulnerable sectors

      Please forward letter and resume to Pauline Covi, Kennel Supervisor at pcovi@dogguides.com

  •  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: 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: 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.

  •  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.