For more than 44 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary have had a valuable partnership with the Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, providing a Work Experience Program to our youth.
The Stampede Work Experience Program provides those 12 years and older with a paid opportunity to work at the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” and gain valuable work experience.
There are also employment opportunities for the Stampede Work Experience Adult Supervisor Positions. Through a skills workshop and the ongoing support of qualified, caring, adult supervisors – youth learn important employment skills such as application writing, interview skills, punctuality, and customer service.
Who can access the program?
- Youth ages 12 and up
- Adults with experience working with children/youth
- All youth and supervisors must be available to work all 11 days
- All youth need to have a SIN card/number
- Youth do not need to be a member
- Applications will be available at the recruitment talks, not before. Following the recruitment talks they can access the application online on our website
- Applicants must include a resume with their application
How can I apply?
Download and complete the Stampede Work Experience application form. Applications must be returned to the Boys & Girls Club Renfrew location at 731 13 Ave NE by 4:30 pm April 21, 2017. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted for employment or participation in the program.
If you are delivering your application to any other Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary location, it must be returned by 4:30 pm April 19th, 2017, to allow time for delivery to our main office by the application deadline.
Beltline Youth Connections supports youth with an immigrant and refugee youth focus. Services are offered seven days a week throughout the year during critical after school hours, holidays, and weekends.
Beltline Youth Connections addresses the developmental and settlement needs of newcomer youth through a comprehensive and culturally competent service model.
Who can come to the Beltline Youth Centre?
- All youth ages 12 – 24
Why come to the Beltline Youth Centre?
- Educational support and tutoring through Raising the Grade
- Immigration support and resources
- Music Studio, with opportunities to learn and record
- Free workshops and classes (Guitar Club, Bike Club, etc.)
- Pre-employment and employment resources
- Gymnasium and weight room (basketball, soccer, etc.)
- Social and recreational events
Developmental and settlement needs
Beltline Youth Connections offers the developmental and settlement needs of newcomer youth through a comprehensive and culturally competent service model that includes:
- Needs assessment
- Community connections
- Advocacy and support for system navigation
- One to one case management with ongoing supportive coaching
- Conversation clubs and satellite workshops with age appropriate cultural orientation topics
- Employment related services including employment skills workshops and connection to employment opportunities
- Cultural and recreation activities with positive adults and peers that promote community connections and building social networks
- Family events that promote family togetherness and celebration of cultural diversity
- Community collaboration to reduce barriers and increase access to a wider range of community supports and resources.
More Information about Beltline Youth Centre
For more info about Beltline Youth Centre, please call 403-263-7934 or stop by during the hours of operation (see below). Beltline Youth Centre is located at 223 – 12 Avenue SW.
Hours of Operation
- Sunday to Thursday: 1:30pm – 9:00pm
- Fridays & Saturdays: 2:00pm – 9:30pm
- Beltline Youth Centre is always looking for volunteers and practicum students to come and help support operations.
- Visit us on Facebook at Beltline Youth Connection
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary is proud to partner with HireUp to bring this innovative employment model to Alberta. With operations housed out of BGCC, HireUp will bring thousands of job opportunities to youth through partnerships with service organizations and employers across the province.
HireUp is the online platform connecting employers to opportunity youth.
In Canada, there are close to one million youth who are disconnected from employment, education, and training. At HireUp, we recognize that there are two multifaceted factors that contribute to this divide. The majority of opportunity youth face multiple complex barriers that prevent them from obtaining and sustaining employment. Meanwhile, 68 percent of companies struggle to find the right talent and only 1 in 10 employers currently source candidates from untapped talent pools.
Through technology, HireUp solves these problems for both the employer and youth by:
- Working in tandem with service organizations, HireUp identifies talented youth between the ages of 16-29 who face barriers to employment but show the competencies and aptitudes to succeed.
- HireUp and service organizations work closely together to ensure that each youth is provided with the appropriate pre-employment training to ensure job readiness.
- Youth then apply for jobs on the HireUp platform (HireUpYouth.ca)
- Youth are provided with a wraparound supports for up to six months post-employment.
For more information on how to become involved with this innovative model, please contact Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary.
Who can access the program?
- Youth (ages 16-29) participating in employment programs offered by service organizations.
- Service organizations that provide comprehensive support systems to youth and their experience in the labour market.
- Employers who are socially conscious and want to provide an opportunity to skilled and competent youth in our communities, while increasing their pool of skilled candidates.
Pursuit is an employment resource for youth (involved in a Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary Youth Housing and Shelters program) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Pursuit assists youth age 16-24 to clarify and reach their goals for long-term, meaningful employment by helping them identify their interests and uncover their unique skills and strengths. Youth receive one-on-one assistance with career exploration, resume development, job search and interview skills, and further education exploration. Pursuit also develops relationships with employers who are interested in providing an employment opportunity for youth, and offers retention supports to employers who hire a Pursuit youth.
Employment is a key piece for young people emerging out of homelessness to transition to self-sufficiency, yet youth who have experienced homelessness face multiple barriers when searching for work. The one-on-one support offered by the Pursuit program allows for those barriers to be overcome in a supportive environment, and for young people to find opportunities for long-term, meaningful employment and a sustainable path away from homelessness.