Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities
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.

  •  Part-time Veterinary Assistant

    • Position: Part-time Veterinary Assistant

      The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for directly supporting the veterinarians and clinic team at the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG). This is an active working position, often a physically demanding role requiring time spend standing, lifting, and bending in all weather conditions. The Veterinary Assistant must be a dynamic and detail-oriented individual with previous experience in animal care and customer service, dog behaviour/handling experience is an asset.


      Time and date of expiration: October 1, 2021

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  •  Instructor and Apprentice Instructor Openings

    • 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. 

      We are currently looking for an instructor and apprentice instructor for our Diabetic Alert and Seizure Response Dog Guide programs.

      Instructor Job Description

      Apprentice Job Description