Program Facilitator

Innovation Youth Children's library

This role exists to run the francisation programs for children 3-12 years old  within Innovation Youth Children’s library. 


Innovation Youth Children’s Library operates under Innovation Youth, which is one of Christian Direction’s urban ministries located in Peter-Mcgill district. The vision  of the Innovation Youth Children’s Library is to offer children the space and resources  for expression, exploration, and skills-building within a supportive community-centred  framework. This person will run the after-school program for children ages 6-12 which  includes the french-learning program. They will also animate and coordinate our  kindergarten preparation program, “Marelle à la Maternelle”.


The assistant animator reports to the Innovation  Youth Coordination Team.


Job Posting

Title – Children’s programs facilitator  

Projected Starting Date – October 2021 

Work Schedule – 35h/week (must be available Mondays to Thursdays until 6pm, and  some Saturdays (9-12) 

Status: Contract (30 weeks) with possibility of renewal 

Salary – $17- 19.23/hr based on experience 

Location – Innovation Youth, 2205 Rue Tupper 

General Responsibilities  

● Attending weekly staff check-ins and prayer meetings, Christian Direction staff  meetings and other supplementary training.  

● Support Christian Direction team fundraising efforts.


Main responsabilities

 Coordinate (including planning and animation) activities in French for the library’s  afterschool program for children ages 6-12, and a weekly francisation session for  pre-kindergarten children ages 3-5. 

● Maintain contact and good relationships with parents, school and community  partners.  

● Assist occasionally with other library programming for kids ages 3-12

● Participate in program evaluation meetings  

● Help with set-up/take-down of physical space

Secondary responsibilities  

 Help maintain the Library collection: reshelve books, edit catalogue entries,  label and cover books, repair books, update book displays,  

● Assist patrons during library hours to borrow/return books and find books in  the collection; add new patrons to the Library system; and note any  requested books and communicate with the library coordinator. 

● Develop a rubric, in collaboration with the library coordinator, school, and  parents, to assess the participants’ academic and social development through  the programs. 

● Host workshops for parents covering topics such as the Quebec school system  and welcome class, how to support learning at home, neighbourhood resources  for families, etc. 


Qualifications, Education, and experience required  

● Bilingual in French and English (spoken and written) 

● Experience animating programs for children 

● Experience with newly landed immigrants (asset)  

● Experience in French as a Second Language (FSL) instruction (asset)

● Experience working with kids in the educational or community development  sector(s).  

● Must be comfortable working within a team environment 

● College/University-level education in a related field 


Other Requirements  

Christian Direction is a registered Christian charity and recognized religious order  in Quebec. The appropriate Candidate wil also meet the following requirements: 


▪ Committed to Christ and who affirms the Nicene Creed. 

▪ Committed to a life animated by the Spirit and spiritual disciplines  (i.e. community, simplicity, and witness).  

▪ Strong sense of vocation and integration of faith and work. 

▪ Team player and team builder, participating in the life and spirituality of the  team.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your CV and presentation letter to





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