POSITIONS Vacant in Old Ottawa East

CAG Searches for New Executive Director

The Community Activities Group (CAG) of Old Ottawa East is searching for a new executive director. CAG is a voluntary, not for profit, community-based organization that works in partnership with the City of Ottawa to provide the residents of Ottawa East with programming, recreation, and special event opportunities that are local, affordable, inclusive, and of interest to members of the community.

The CAG executive director is responsible for ensuring the organization remains responsive to the community’s recreation needs. Key responsibilities include program development and administration, budget management, employee supervision, and support the work of the board of directors.

The position is flexible, available either as:

  • a part-time position with an average of 25 hours a week at $24/hour


  • a full-time position with an average of 35 hours a week with an annual salary of $43,680

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following experience and asset qualifications:

  • bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution or equivalent experience
  • experience in the field of recreation
  • knowledge of Old Ottawa East community
  • customer service
  • communications (both oral and written)
  • team work and leadership
  • organizational and time management
  • judgment
  • problem solving
  • conflict resolution

The full job description is available online.

If interested please send your application to board@ottawaeastcag.ca by May 15, 2019.


Le Groupe d’activités communautaires est à la recherche d’un nouvel administrateur­ / nouvelle administratrice

Le Groupe d’activités communautaires de l’ancien quartier d’Ottawa-Est (CAG) est à la recherche d’un nouvel administrateur ou une nouvelle administratrice. Le CAG est un organisme communautaire bénévole à but non lucratif, qui travaille avec la ville d’Ottawa pour offrir aux membres de la communauté des programmes, des activités récréatives, et des événements qui sont locaux, abordables, inclusifs, et d’intérêt aux membres de la communauté.

L’administrateur du CAG est responsable d’assurer que l’organisme continue de répondre aux besoins récréatifs de la communauté. Les responsabilités clés comprennent le développement et l’administration de programmes, la gestion de budget, la supervision d’employés, et l'appui du travail du conseil d’administration.

Le poste est flexible et offert soit :

  • à temps partiel, avec environ 25 heures par semaine, à 24 $ par heure


  • à temps plein, avec environ 35 heures par semaine, avec un salaire annuel de 43 680$

Ceux et celles qui sont intéressés devraient démontrer qu’ils ont l’expérience et les qualifications suivantes :

  • un baccalauréat d’un programme reconnu ou l’expérience équivalente
  • de l’expérience dans le domaine de la recréation
  • une connaissance de la communauté de l’ancien quartier d’Ottawa-Est
  • le service à la clientèle
  • une bonne communication orale et écrite
  • le travail d’équipe et le leadership
  • l’organisation et la gestion de temps
  • le jugement
  • la résolution de problèmes
  • la résolution de conflits

La description d’emploi complète est disponible en ligne.

Veuillez soumettre votre demande d’emploi à board@ottawaeastcag.ca d’ici le 15 mai.


CHILDREN'S Garden at Robert F. Legget Park - Coordinator

The Community Activities Group (CAG), in partnership with the  Children’s Garden at Robert F. Legget Park, is looking to hire a summer student in the position of Children’s Garden Coordinator. The coordinator will be responsible for maintenance of the Children’s Garden including weeding, watering, planting and other maintenance tasks as required. The coordinator will run the twice weekly garden playgroup, lead the garden activities in a number of summer camps and will be asked to coordinate some events.  The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the garden and promoting garden activities. This position will report directly to the Executive Director of CAG.

As this position includes funding by the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, it is a requirement that the successful candidate are legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been confirmed) and are under 30.

Skills and Experience:

Requirements for this position include,

Education, Experience, and Language

  • Hands-on gardening experience
  • Experience in community development and/or community or volunteer engagement
  • Experience in engaging and educating children (particularly related to environmental education, and gardening and landscaping)
  • Experience in planning and managing events is an asset as is being bilingual

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A love of working outdoors
  • Reliable, friendly, flexible and self-motivated
  • Well-organized and good at planning, setting priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Able to engage, motivate and organize volunteers
  • Able to work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Web design skills and communications skills are an asset
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C is a requirement

Conditions of Employment:

Hours of work will be developed in collaboration with the successful candidate around hours of operation of the garden and should be expected to include some evenings and weekends. Position expected to start July 3 and is for 9 weeks, 30 hours per week.

An offer of employment will be will be conditional upon the candidate completing a criminal reference check for work with the vulnerable sector.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining suitability for the position to Carol Workun, Executive Director (CAG) at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca by end of day May 15, 2019.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview week commencing June 3, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interests in the position but we will only contact those selected for an interview.

SOCCER Instructors

CAG is looking to hire an instructor for our Soccer in the Park program for children aged 3 – 6 years in Brantwood Park (39 Onslow). The program runs on Saturdays, May 11 – June 22 (no program May 18) from 9:30 – 11:30 am.  There is also the possibility of working our summer soccer on Thursdays, June 20 – July 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Soccer programs run rain or shine.

Skills and Experience:

Candidates should have experience working/volunteering with young children in a sport, after school, camp or similar environment.  Soccer experience is an asset but good basic soccer skills are all that is required.

Conditions of Employment:

Pay for this position is $14.00/hour plus 4% vacation pay for employees over 18 years of age.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining suitability for the position to Megan Shoemaker, Program Assistant (CAG) at info@ottawaeastCAG.ca. We will accept applications until positions are filled. Once positions are filled the ad will be taken down. We thank all applicants for their interests in the position but we will only contact those selected for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by May 6.

AFTER School Counsellors

CAG operates After School programs at both Brantwood Park field house and the Old Town Hall Community Centre. Counsellors are responsible for the safe arrival of children from school or bus and for creating, organizing and instructing recreational activities for the children in the program. Activities include: daily outdoor play, arts and crafts and special seasonal activities. The CAG Counsellor is expected to manage children’s safety and follow CAG policies in this regard at all times. Counsellors must act in a responsible and professional manner and display professionalism and good leadership.

Skills and Experience:
Candidates should have experience working/volunteering with young children in an after school, camp or similar environment. Our Counsellors typically are 18 years or older, however there are a few openings for Junior Counsellors with less experience in Grade 11 or 12 at High School.

All candidates must have, or be willing to obtain:
-A police check for work with the vulnerable sector,
-Standard First Aid, CPR C
-A certificate indicating training for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has been completed.
-Must demonstrate strong communication skills in English, French an asset.

Conditions of Employment:
Counsellors are required as follows:
-At Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent the program runs from 3:30 - 5:45 p.m.
-At Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street the program runs from 2:15 - 5:30 p.m.
-Shifts are a minimum of 1.5 hours during those times.
-Counsellors typically work two or three shifts per week around their school schedule, punctuality is essential.

Minimum wage plus 4% vacation pay

Current positions open:
CAG will be recruiting for the 2019/2020 school year beginning in June/July. Candidates should ideally be available to work starting at 2:45 p.m. at least three weekdays.

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter outlining suitability for the position to Carol Workun, Executive Director (CAG) at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca.
We thank all applicants for their interests in the position but we will only contact those selected for interview.

YOUTH Volunteers:

CAG invites applications from youth volunteers for seasonal events and weekly summer BBQs as well as our park, camp and after school programs. We welcome the opportunity to support our community youth in gaining “job” experience in this way – a great addition to a resume. Can be applied to high school community service hours. Suitable for mature youth in Grade 9 and up.
Youth should be advised that we generally suggest that youth gain some experience in other volunteer roles with CAG before volunteering in camps, after school or other CAG programs.
Closing date: Open
Applications to Carol Workun, Executive Director (CAG) at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca.

PROGRAM Instructors

Instructors interested in presenting courses for CAG or who would like to be considered for a future vacancy should submit a resume or course proposal to Carol Workun, Executive Director (CAG) at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca.
CAG also welcomes personal recommendations and program suggestions from community members.

CAG Awarded Canada 150 Pin as a Youth Employer

CAG was proud to be presented with an Ottawa Centre Canada 150 Pin in the category of Youth Employer. Awards were presented by Catherine McKenna, MP for Ottawa Centre.

Honoured to accept the award on behalf of the Community Activities Group of Ottawa East (CAG) were Carol Workun, CAG Executive Director, and Lorena Pagani, Old Town Hall After School Supervisor.