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 13 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.
*The Stampede Work Experience Committee would like to inform the community that due to Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, youth 12 years old are no longer able to be employed with an adolescent work permit. We regret to inform the community that the Stampede Work Experience Program is NOT accessible to youth 12 years of age or under. Youth must be 13 years of age on or before June 1st, 2018 to participate in the program.
Who can access the program?
- Youth ages 13 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 the deadline (to be determined for 2018). Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted for employment or participation in the program.
Building Youth Connections
Building Youth Connections works to support newcomer youth to become healthy, integrated and self-sufficient adults by equipping them to meet their personal, social, community, educational and employment goals.
BYC offers ongoing programs and employment workshops regularly for youth new to Canada. Stay tuned for our 2017 Fall Program Calendar.
Who can access Building Youth Connections?
- Youth new to Canada ages 12-24
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
How can I contact Hire Up?
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.