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.

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 is currently hiring Counsellors for the 2019/2020 school year and is accepting applications until vacancies are filled for September, 2019.

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.

CUSTOMER Service Representative:

CAG operates a range of programs for adults and children out of two locations, Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street, and Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow. This position is responsible for some evening and weekend shifts on the front desk at Old Town Hall, while rentals and programming are taking place. At this time we are particularly looking for someone who can work Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings but could include additional hours starting in the Fall.

The candidate will have demonstrated ability to work in an unsupervised customer-facing environment, and be comfortable managing registrations, participant and instructor queries, opening and closing the facility, and ensuring a tidy and accessible facility throughout their shift.

Experience in the use of WordPress and Mailchimp, as well as social media and website maintenance is an assett but not essential.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working in customer facing position
  • Experience using online registration systems and receiving payment
  • Experience using social media, WordPress and Mailchimp in a professional context is an assett.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills in English, French an asset

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must have Standard First Aid, CPR C upon beginning their contract
  • Must have a certificate indicating training for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Must be available evenings and weekends (Thursday evenings and Sundays mornings to start)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Minimum wage plus 4% vacation pay

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.