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We'd love to have you on the team.
While constantly evolving to meet the needs of the youth we serve, our staff have built an engaging, respectful, and collaborative work environment. Join us to make your work about supporting change in the lives of young people, and improving the health of our communities.
For information on student placements, internships, or co-operative work terms, contact us here.
Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People, Indigenous peoples, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.
Research plays a vital role in supporting programming, policy, and best practices within our organization and throughout our sector. As we work towards preventing and ending youth homelessness in Newfoundland and Labrador, we are looking to engage in research partnerships that support strengths-based exploration of the complexities of youth homelessness while contributing to larger social justice discussions in our communities.
We focus on building research partnerships that:
Increase awareness and understanding of the underlying issues that drive youth homelessness in Newfoundland and Labrador, and across Canada
Explore, critique, and validate new models of prevention and interventions for youth homelessness
Inform policy changes and improve citizen engagement in social issues
Help improve programs and services at CFY
Uphold professional ethics in methodological design and research practice approaches used
Preserving the safety and integrity of youth well-being is paramount above and beyond any research questions explored. For this reason, research initiatives seeking access to CFY youth will need to be able to demonstrate youth safeguards and ethical standards either in methodological design or through exploratory meetings with CFY senior leadership members.
The CFY mandate for strengths-based, structured , and developmentally-informed inclusion of youth in proposed research partnerships will ensure youth voice remains at the forefront of discourse about youth at risk for or experiencing homelessness.
We take pride in working with organizations within the non-profit, academic, public, and private sector.
Current and past partners include: