The broader downtown core of Edmonton is changing; be a part of creating a vibrant business area and growing a strong and resilient community.
A bit about us
The YEGAmbassador is a team member within the YEGAmbassadors Program which is a partnership between REACH Safety Council of Edmonton, North Edge Business Association and the City of Edmonton. The YEGAmbassadors support the efforts of small Edmonton Business Improvement Areas (BIA’s) in building safe and thriving businesses. By having a visible and identifiable presence in the community, the YEGAmbassadors help :
( Downtown, Chinatown and possibly others)
Outcomes: Students will gain meaningful work experience while connecting with various businesses and social agencies, build relationships, gain knowledge about inclusive, welcoming and diverse communities, experience working with vulnerable persons and communities, build confidence in networking and engaging with various stakeholders, and gain experience in data collection and evaluation.
This experience may aid most students wishing to pursue Community Development and Community Economic Development, Communications, Social Work, Human Services, Business Administration, Marketing and Economic fields.
Selected students will be provided with an orientation & training module within the program.
Additional training may include:
Supervision and Mentoring
Candidates will be supervised by the Program Manager/Steering Committee. Supervision and feedback will be provided on a daily and weekly basis in person to check performance during the period of the Canada Summer Jobs Program.
The Program Manager/Steering Committee will coach and guide each student daily until they have the confidence and skills to work independently. The candidate will be provided with documentation and future references as required. Students are asked to set goals and prioritize their work experience so that we can provide them with the opportunity to achieve their goals.
We aim to provide the students with a meaningful, skill building, and fun work experience. Students will learn programming planning, data collection, evaluation, communication, community engagement, capacity building, leadership, budgeting and event planning skills. At the end of the project the Manager/Partner will conduct a formal performance evaluation with the student.
Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace
The YEGAmbassador Program is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees and students. YEGAmbassador Program is committed to compliance with all government agencies, regulations, and industry best practices. YEGAmbassador Program holds all staff and students accountable for following safe work procedures and reporting unsafe acts and safety incidents. We will ensure timely follow-up to safety incidents.
As a diverse organization, we strive for all students to feel safe in expressing their cultural identity, sharing, learning and appreciating diverse cultures including Indigenous identities.
Current student at recognized post-secondary institutions
Field of Studies
Ideal for students studying Social Sciences, Human Services, Business, Marketing, Communication and Economics
Priority is given to members of visible minority groups and Indigenous persons.
Qualifications and Skills
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