Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities
Careers
Thank you for your interest in Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. For those who want to do meaningful work and go home at the end of the day knowing they've made a difference, there are few places as fulfilling as at Dog Guides.

  •  Interested in a career as a Dog Guide Instructor/trainer?

    • If you are interested in becoming an instructor please send us your resume. We keep all applications on file for 6 months. Should a position open, we will contact you. 

      Many of our training staff have already been working at Dog Guides Canada as kennel staff or in our puppy program. We have also recruited people that have assisted as volunteers. 

      Occasionally there are vacancies for an Apprentice Instructor. This is a full time paid position and consists of three, twelve month contracts. During this time, apprentices learn to train dogs to high skill levels, learn about and work with people with a wide variety of disabilities and develop expertise in all aspects of dog care. Our instructors are also committed to work some evenings and weekends, including overnight travel throughout Canada. In addition, they are required to do public speaking at events and presentations. At the end of three years, an apprentice graduates as a highly trained and professional Dog Guide instructor with a long and fulfilling career. 


      If you have:
      • proven experience working with adults or children with disabilities,
      • excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing. French speaking is an advantage,
      • experience working with, or training animals and can relate well to dogs,
      • are physically fit, since the job is physically demanding and involves working outdoors in all weather with strong active dogs.
      • ability to cooperate with co-workers, work as part of a team as well as unsupervised,
      • show initiative and problem solve in high stress situations
      • a full driving license and are able to work at our Oakville and Breslau locations

      Please send your resume to hr@dogguides.com for future consideration. Resumes will be kept for 6 months.

  •  Veterinary Clinic Supervisor


    • Job Title: Veterinary Clinic Supervisor

      The Opportunity: The Veterinary Clinic Supervisor is responsible for oversight of the veterinary clinic administration, and facilitating the patient care at the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG). This is both an administrative and active working position; often a physically demanding role requiring the time spent standing, lifting, and bending in all weather conditions. The Veterinary Clinic Supervisor must be a dynamic and detail-oriented individual with previous experience in veterinary animal care, customer service, and dog behaviour/handling.

      Contact: hr@dogguides.com

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  •  Breeding Program Staff Member - Breslau Location


    • Job Title: Breeding Program Staff Member – Breslau Location

      The Opportunity: The Breeding Kennel Attendant is responsible for maintaining a high standard of care for all breeding dogs and puppies housed at the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG) breeding facility. This is an active working position, cleaning kennel areas and observing canine medical and behavioural changes to report to the necessary staff.

      Contact: hr@dogguides.com

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  •  Data Entry Specialist (Summer Student - July and August)


    • Job Title: Data Entry Specialist

      Reports To: Director of Finance

      Purpose: The Data Entry Specialist is responsible for accurate data entry to our donor database software. Ensuring data integrity and reliability are key components of this role. This position will work in close collaboration with our full-time accounting staff. The current role starts immediately for three months contract; there is a possibility of the contract being extended depending on the availability of work and candidate performance on the job.

      Contact: hr@dogguides.com

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  •  Full-time Team Lead/Kennel Attendant (Oakville)

    • Position: Full-time Team Lead/Kennel Attendant

      Are you passionate about your work and looking for a way to apply your skills and talents in a meaningful way?

      Do you have the leadership skills to jump into an organization in the midst of exciting and transformational change?

      At Lions Foundation Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG) we help people with medical or physical disabilities lead independent lives by providing them with a dog guide at no cost to support them in their daily lives. The school is unique in offering 7 different programs serving between 150-200 new clients annually and supporting over 1100 active clients. The school operates out of our central location in Oakville, ON and a breeding and training facility in Breslau, ON with plans to move to our new leading
      edge facility in early 2023.

      The Opportunity:

      The Team Lead role is to monitor the day-to-day activities and lead the kennel attendant team to contribute to and meet Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides’ Canine Wellbeing growth objectives.

      The team leader will inspire a positive working environment by promoting constructive communication and team building through initiatives and demonstrating the highest level of positivity and professionalism. Reporting to the Kennel Supervisor, the team leaders will work together to create and implement consistent initial phased and ongoing training programs, ensuring that all staff are
      performing at a high level.

      Contact: hr@dogguides.com

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  •  Part-time Kennel Attendant (Breslau)

    • Position: Part-time Kennel Attendant

      Are you passionate about your work and looking for a way to apply your skills and talents in a meaningful way?

      Do you have the leadership skills to jump into an organization in the midst of exciting and transformational change?

      At Lions Foundation Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG) we help people with medical or physical disabilities lead independent lives by providing them with a dog guide at no cost to support them in their daily lives. The school is unique in offering 7 different programs serving between 150-200 new clients annually and supporting over 1100 active clients. The school operates out of our central location in Oakville, ON and a breeding and training facility in Breslau, ON with plans to move to our new leading
      edge facility in early 2023.

      The Opportunity:

      The Kennel Attendant is responsible for maintaining the high standard of care to
      all dogs housed at the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG) facility.
      This is an active working position, cleaning kennel runs and observing canine
      medical and behavioural changes to report to the necessary departments. This is a
      physically demanding role requiring the majority of time spent standing, lifting,
      and bending in all weather conditions. The Kennel Attendant will foster a positive
      and productive work environment, and supporting a team that can deliver on the
      assigned work and initiatives. As a member of the kennel team, the Kennel
      Attendant is responsible for training new team members, creation and
      communication of task outlines, and working collaboratively with other team
      members and departments to ensure the wellbeing of the dogs is paramount.
      Professional canine care knowledge is preferred.

      Contact: hr@dogguides.com

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  •  Part-time Kennel Attendant - Oakville

    • Position: Part-time Kennel Attendant - Oakville

      Are you passionate about your work and looking for a way to apply your skills and talents in a meaningful way?  Do you want to be part of what is driving an exciting and transformational change?

      At Lions Foundation Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG) we help people with medical or physical disabilities lead independent lives by providing them with a dog guide at no cost to support them in their daily lives. The school is unique in offering 7 different programs serving between 150-200 new clients annually and supporting over 1100 active clients. The school operates out of our central location in Oakville, ON and a breeding and training facility in Breslau, ON with plans to move to our new leading edge facility in late 2025.

      The Opportunity:
      The Kennel Attendant is responsible for maintaining the high standard of care to all dogs housed at the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG) facility. This is an active working position, cleaning kennel runs and observing canine medical and behavioural changes to report to the necessary departments. This is a physically demanding role requiring the majority of time spent standing, lifting, and bending in all weather conditions.

      Contact: pcovi@dogguides.com

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