What we're looking for

What we're looking for

Teach For Canada is a non-profit organization that works with northern First Nations communities to recruit, prepare, and support outstanding teachers.

What does a successful northern educator look like? They overcome challenges with flexibility and bring community into their classroom. Outside of school, they get involved in the community, lead extracurricular activities, and explore the natural environment. But above all, they come humbly to learn as much as they teach. Read teacher stories here.

Teach for Canada provides selected teachers with 3 weeks of preparation and 2 years of professional support. Together, we work with the community to fill Canada's largest education gap.

 

"What we want is a teacher who is not prejudiced, wants to be in the community, is educated and willing to teach us, believes in us, is willing to talk and listen to us, and knows their teaching area."  -- Feathers of Hope Report (2014)

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Community-focused

Engages in and learns from community life

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Resilient

Overcomes challenges during a 2+ year commitment

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Self-reflective

Understands personal strengths and weaknesses

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Optimistic

Approaches life with humour and an easygoing attitude

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Love of children

Supports all students to reach their goals

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Adventurous

Pushes personal limits, especially outdoors

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TEACHING APTITUDE

Effectively organizes lessons and delivers instruction

The Teach For Canada Timeline

The Teach For Canada Timeline

  • Teacher Recruitment
  • Teacher Selection
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Teacher Placement and Support

TEACHER RECRUITMENT

While working in a remote setting can be challenging, the right type of teacher can thrive while making a positive difference. There are many ways to learn more about your fit:

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TEACHER SELECTION AND MATCHING

During the selection process, applicants meet community leaders, northern educators, and our team. Our third teacher application process is now open!

  • Application Deadline: June 4
  • Introductory Interviews: June 12
  • Fit Interviews: June 17
  • Reference Checks: June 15 - 18
  • Selection Notification: June 21
  • Community Matching: June 28 - 15

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SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: JULY 16 - AUGUST 5, 2017

Led by Indigenous leaders, experienced northern teachers, and education experts, the Summer Enrichment Program includes five topics:

  • History: The context of education, including residential schools
  • Community: Community values and governance
  • Language: Daily Indigenous language lessons
  • Pedagogy: Locally-responsive teaching
  • Personal: Social-emotional support and self-care

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TEACHER DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT: 2017 - 2019

Our teacher development program includes four supports:

  • Peer: Connect with other Teach For Canada teachers
  • Professional: Develop through a mentor and two AQ reimbursements 
  • Community: Get connected with a community liaison
  • Personal: Check-in through e-surveys, our visits, and care packages.

Apply

Apply

Selected Teach For Canada teachers are guaranteed teaching positions in a First Nation in northern Ontario. Applications are currently closed.

Generally, applicants complete the following in a Teach For Canada application:

  • Qualifications: Confirm teacher certification in Canada, working status, SEP participation, and availability to relocate
  • Basics: Add contact details, languages, and partner information
  • Teaching: Detail teaching certification, qualifications, and trainings
  • Resume: Prepare a resume and additional comments
  • Approach: Reflect on how you fit with the seven Teacher Selection Criteria

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