Engages in and learns from community life
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)
TEACHER RECRUITMENT: NOVEMBER 1, 2016 - MARCH 31, 2017
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:
TEACHER SELECTION AND MATCHING: APRIL 1 - JULY 16, 2017
During the selection process, applicants meet community leaders, northern educators, and our team.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: JULY 16 - AUGUST 6, 2017
Led by Indigenous leaders, experienced northern teachers, and education experts, the Summer Enrichment Program includes five topics:
TEACHER DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT: 2017 - 2019
Our teacher development program includes four supports:
Generally, applicants complete the following in a Teach For Canada application: