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 Mary Ellen DiFazio for future consideration. Resumes will be kept for 6 months.

  •  Community Partnerships Manager

    • Position: Community Partnerships Manager

      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 2023.

      The Opportunity:
      This is a new role within LFCDG and you will be reporting to the Director of Resource Development. The Community Partnerships Manager is responsible for managing the grant and Foundation revenue, administration of the sponsorship program and is the main point of contact for Lions Clubs. This role will also prepare grant proposals, research funding opportunities and create and deliver presentations to various organizations to encourage financial support for LFCDG.
       
      We need someone in this role whose passion, dedication and commitment mirrors that of our hard working Dog Guides.

      Contact: hr@dogguides.com

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  •  Bilingual Client Services Representative

    • Position: Bilingual Client Services Representative

      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 2023.

      The Opportunity:
      The Bilingual Client Services Representative is responsible for ensuring the highest quality client journey possible is provided, starting from before the application process through to client acceptance, team training and follow up experiences. In order to fulfil this responsibility, the Bilingual Client Services Representative is required to have a strong understanding of what is required to be successfully matched with a service dog. As LFCDG’s Bilingual Client Services Representative, you will be among the first points of contact with our clients and you will be responsible for managing their diverse and complex needs. Close collaboration with our Instructors will be necessary to fully and appropriately serve each of our clients.

      We need someone in this role whose passion, dedication and commitment mirrors that of our hard working Dog Guides.

      Contact: hr@dogguides.com

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  •  Client Services Manager

    • Position: Client Services Manager

      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 2023.

      The Opportunity:
      The Client Services Manager is a new role at LFCDG and is responsible for ensuring the highest quality client journey possible is provided, and for understanding the impact being matched with a Dog Guide has on each client’s life. The Client Services Manager will lead a team of Client Services Representatives in addressing the diverse and complex needs of each of our clients. This will require strong collaboration with multiple departments – in particular, our Instructors.

      We need someone in this role whose passion, dedication and commitment mirrors that of our hard working Dog Guides.

      Contact: hr@dogguides.com

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