Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Summer student position: Canadian Diabetes Association

Public Programs and Services Summer Student
Start Date
May 2015
Public Programs And Services
$12/ hour
35 hours/ week ( Mon-Fri, some evenings and weekends required)
Length of Time
12 weeks
Staff Partners
Public Programs and Services Coordinator

The purpose of this role is to increase the awareness of the Canadian Diabetes Association’s regional and national activities through community programing and networking.


1.      Focus will be on inner city programs including risk assessments, presentations and an expo
2.      Responsible for facilitation and coordination of Public and Programs and services, educational programming, volunteer management, community health fairs and risk assessments, and education in First Nation communities.
3.      Responsible for capturing and compiling data for reports and evaluations.
4.      To develop and implement a diabetes education and personal wellness presentation and hands-on activity to be carried out for youth within the community. To work in coordination with youth volunteers in the implementation of these programs.
5.      Responsible for creating promotional materials for programs.


1.     The awareness and participation, by individuals, in the Association’s programs and activities will increase
2.     Knowledge about our programs will be targeted to the inner city
3.     Direct outreach to people living with diabetes

1.     The awareness and participation, by individuals, in the Association’s programs and activities will increase
2.      Create a continuum of public awareness activity that is consistent and ongoing
3.     Increase in community fundraising
4.     Increase awareness about the risks of diabetes


1.      Play an integral role by engaging communities into the mission, vision, and values of the CDA
2.      Have a positive impact on the quality enhancement of life for people affected by diabetes
3.      Enhance your portfolio and Resume

1.      Regional Orientation – in-person or via teleconference – 2 hours
2.      Position-specific Orientation and Training
3.      Ongoing training (see Support below)
4.      Are you in Danger? Training

Supervision and mentorship will be provided by the Public Programs and Services Coordinator for the Winnipeg area. This will involve on-site training, weekly meetings, coaching on events and program planning, volunteer engagement, community involvement and management experience.

1.      Ability to take initiative and be self-directed
2.      Knowledge of CDA mission, vision, priorities, and events, including use of CDA web resources
3.      Proficiency in the MS Office suite of desktop applications, online resources and social media
4.      Strong organizational and administration skills
5.      Community Networking skills
6.      Health knowledge/medical skills are an asset
7.     Communications experience is an asset

Health Promotion, Nursing, Kinesiology, Education, Sport, Culture and Recreation, Nutrition, Medicine, and communications. Students in these fields will have experience in program development, working with youth, lesson planning/teaching, physical activity teaching, wellness, program promotion and diabetes management.

Must be a full time student in fall 2015.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Laryssa Sawchuk at by May 2, 2015

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