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Work with us towards a future free from child poverty.

We’re always looking for new talent to help move our mission forward.

Work that Transforms Lives

We believe that every child matters and every child counts. We hold to the conviction that our actions, no matter how small, make a difference for today and for eternity. We believe we can transform our community, our nation, and our world, one child at a time.

Our Values

We are people of faith, a community of hope and servants of love. We value all people and aspire to build deep relationships. We are passionate, committed and driven. Our dreams are limitless and we pursue them with excellence.

A Culture of Caring

CityKidz aspires to nurture a safe, open and caring work environment where staff have the support and resources they need to succeed. Our staff are our community, and, like our children, we want them to thrive. This means supporting and celebrating one another.

We cheer on accomplishments. We make space for talent to grow. We take time for rest. We pour faith, hope and love into one another so that we can go out and shine these gifts into our community.

Benefits & Perks at CityKidz

We know you can’t pour from an empty cup. We make sure our employees have the things they need to be rested, healthy and happy so that they can put their best self forward.

Group Health Insurance

We want you to feel your best and provide a comprehensive insurance plan that includes dental and optometry.

Vacation Time

In addition to starting with 2 weeks’ vacation, you’ll have the option to “buy” an extra week. Stay with us for 5+ years and your paid vacation time will grow.

35-Hour Work Week

We don’t want work to be your life. Take an hour for lunch, but don’t take work home with you.

Extended Holidays

You need time to celebrate. Easter and Thanksgiving are 4-day weekends at CityKidz, and our office is closed Christmas to New Year’s.

Annual Staff Retreat

Every January, we like to get away from it all to have some fun and plan for the year to ahead.

Paid Time Off

Every year you’ll get to take your birthday and a personal day off with pay.

Team Celebrations

We like to honour each others’ milestones (from anniversaries to baby showers) with lunches, treats, and celebrations with our teams.

Paid Sick Days

When you’re not feeling well, we want you to take the time you need to heal. We give our employees 5 paid sick days each year.

Tuition Reimbursement

We encourage learning and development. We offer financial support up to 50% of tuition costs for approved courses.

* Some benefits and perks are only available to full-time, permanent employees.

Open Positions

In Hamilton, more than 1 in 5 children live in poverty. For generations, poverty has stolen dreams and destroyed futures. At CityKidz, we think it’s time to change that, and we’re recruiting a dynamic frontline team of Camp CityKidz Summer Assistants who will work with us to help kids dream big dreams and reach their full potential. The ideal candidate has a passion to work with kids, a love for creating inspirational experiences,  and a desire to make a difference in the lives of children living in low-income communities.

This is a contract position from mid June to mid August. 

  1. Summer to Remember
  • Assist with summer program preparation (digital assets, activity preparation, space readiness)
  • Assist with live program elements including songs, skits and games
  • Assist with promotion and enrollment of participants
  • Assist with daily administration tasks (attendance, incident reports etc.)
  • Provide program leadership and participant supervision on buses and during programs.
  • Provide support to program evaluation and follow up


  1. CityKidz Online
  • Assist with the creation of digital media (eg. Production planning, graphics, on camera presence, etc.)
  • Assist with mobile filming units that feature children


  1. Teamwork and Program Support
  • Attend and participate in team and organizational meetings
  • Support Community programs, as directed by Coordinator
  • Organize and maintain team spaces and equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Demonstrated Skills:

  • Comfortable working in a faith-based organization
  • Demonstrated team player with a high level of integrity
  • Commitment to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Effective program administration skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to make positive connections and relationships with children
  • Ability to engage and entertain children
  • Willing to work some evenings
  • Willing to promote the mission of CityKidz
  • Valid G class license and access to transportation is a strong asset


CityKidz is a non-profit, Christian organization dedicated to increasing resiliency and inspiring big dreams for Canadian children living in low-income communities by providing inspirational experiences and nurturing personal relationships, one child at a time.


CityKidz is committed to an inclusive, equitable, accessible workplace, and welcomes applications from racialized communities, persons with disabilities, members of minority groups, and all who reflect the diversity of our community. CityKidz accommodates the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise the hiring manager to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. 


Thank you for your interest in CityKidz and please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. For more information about CityKidz please visit 

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