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30th January 2012
Cary-lee Calder

Aboriginal Education - NEC Native Education College. Small Class Size. Friendly Staff. Join Us

Priority provinces: British Columbia

Are you passionate about working with youth?

Have you experienced first-hand the positive effects of a physically active lifestyle?

Motivate Canada is looking for Aboriginal role models/leaders who are between the age of 18-35; who believe in the power of sport and physical activity, and who are interested in joining the GEN7 program working with Aboriginal youth in a community setting.
GEN7 is an Aboriginal Role Model program inspired and driven by Aboriginal youth.

Vision of GEN7:
To build strong Aboriginal communities through active participation and leadership by Aboriginal youth.

Objectives of GEN7:
To promote positive Aboriginal role models
To support Aboriginal youth in a process of self discovery and development through:
increased participation and leadership in sport, physical activity and recreation;
education and goal setting; and recognition of culture.
Ultimately, the GEN7 program aims to strengthen the spirit of Aboriginal young people, by connecting them with sport and physical activity, so they in turn feel more capable and confident to make positive community contributions.

As part of this program, Aboriginal role models (known as GEN7 Messengers) are recruited, selected and trained to inspire other Aboriginal youth through the sharing of their personal stories and experiences. GEN7 messengers encourage Aboriginal youth nationwide to live, and encourage others to live, an active and healthy lifestyle, part of which is achievable through increased participation in sport and physical activity. GEN7 Messengers connect with young people to inspire, to listen and to support youth as they tap into the power within themselves.

To be a successful candidate you must meet the following criteria:

Be of Aboriginal descent
Currently living in British Columbia
Currently or formerly involved in physical activity sports, traditional dancing, traditional/dene games and believe in the positive benefits of sport or physical activity in changing the lives of young people
Have strong communication skills, verbal & listening skills
Have experience with/or a desire to work with Aboriginal youth
Have the ability/passion to inspire & motivate young people
Have strong facilitation skills, planning skills and good time management
Be willing to commit to a 2-year term with the GEN7 program & Motivate Canada
Be willing to commit to making six 2-day visits to at least 2 Aboriginal communities a year- 6 visits to each community


If you are interested in becoming a GEN7 Messenger please fill in an application form to complete the on-line application form OR please complete and submit the attached GEN7 Messenger Application form by fax.

Send a copy of your resume with or following the submission of your application.