Regina-Based Program Presented: Your Voice Matters (YVM) – The Diefenbaker Canada Centre

December 16, 2023

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) is seeking a dynamic individual with a passion for education, politics, and democratic engagement for the position of YVM Presenter.
This is a term casual position beginning immediately until June 2024. The YVM Presenter could work up to 35 hours per week, depending on the number of YVM bookings, and there is a minimum commitment of five hours per week.

The hourly rate of pay is $20.

Reporting to the Programs and Outreach Coordinator at the Diefenbaker  Canada Centre, the YVM Presenter will deliver the Your Voice Matters: Building a Better  Saskatchewan (YVM) program in Regina and surrounding areas. The position will also help  organize, promote, and schedule the program. The YVM program comprises multiple topics,  including federal, provincial, and Indigenous governance; political involvement; and Canadian  citizenship, democracy, and voting. Sponsored by Elections Saskatchewan, YVM is offered  throughout the province for students in grades 4-8. A second YVM Presenter position will  deliver the program in Saskatoon and surrounding areas. 


• Learn the YVM program and its five modules using interpretive guides, PowerPoints, and  activity materials. 

• Help promote the YVM program to educational institutions throughout Saskatchewan  and assist with bookings. 

• Deliver full- and half-day YVM programs to students in grades 4-8 based in Regina and  other areas in southern Saskatchewan. This includes organizing all necessary materials,  planning logistics, presenting PowerPoints and other media in an active and engaging  manner, running themed activities for an entire class, answering pertinent questions,  conducting surveys, and engaging with educators. 

• Gather information and statistics by recording the number of students, school name,  school district, and other relevant information from each booking. Distribute and  monitor student and educator surveys from every class and collect feedback and  testimonials from teachers/educators. 


Education: Completion of an undergraduate degree, ideally in education, political studies,  public policy, history, or another field focused on Canadian governance. 


• Experience and/or training in educational programming delivery and/or classroom work  is required. 

• Experience working with youth and the general public is preferred. 

• Knowledge of the Saskatchewan middle-years curriculum is preferred. • A combination of experience and education may be considered. 

Skills and Traits: 

• Desire to work with people, particularly youth (grades 4-8) 

• Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, featuring a professional,  responsive, pleasant, and effective manner 

• Knowledge of and/or passion in the areas of Canadian and provincial governance,  elections, and history 

• Must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license 

• Regular access to a personal vehicle is required and the incumbent must be able to  travel within Regina (to schools) and surrounding towns 

• Organizational skills and the ability to set and adhere to work priorities and meet  deadlines while working on multiple projects 

• Ability to problem solve effectively and independently 

• Reputation for establishing and building mutually supportive relationships with diverse  internal and external stakeholders while demonstrating tact, diplomacy, and  intercultural sensitivity 

• Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated combined with the ability to take direction,  work effectively, and show initiative 

• Demonstrated effective punctual, organizational, and time-management skills • Ability to communicate in French (written and oral) would be considered an asset 

How to apply 

Applications will be considered as they are received and until the position is filled and must  be submitted to [email protected]

Applications must include a detailed resume and a cover letter detailing experience relevant to  the position. Documents should be submitted as a single PDF file. References will be requested  from those invited for an interview. 

About YVM: In 2014, Elections Saskatchewan and the DCC formed a partnership to generate  improved electoral awareness among youth. The partnership, through which the DCC delivers  YVM to students in grades 4 through 8 at no cost, was formed to increase active citizenship, a  greater awareness of democracy, and electoral participation. 

YVM consists of a half-day program for grades 4-6 and a full-day program for grades 7 and 8.  The modules cover the subjects of federal, provincial, and Indigenous governance; democracy 

and voting; the division of powers and the Supreme Court; and the importance of active  citizenship. 

About the DCC: The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker dreamed of a united Canada, one  that would find strength through diversity. The DCC’s mandate is to build on this legacy by  celebrating citizenship, leadership, human rights, and Canada’s role in the international  community. The DCC offers a distinctively Canadian cultural experience. In addition to  preserving and interpreting the core collection of personal artifacts bequeathed by  Mr. Diefenbaker to the University of Saskatchewan, the DCC proudly hosts exhibits that  interpret the Canadian experience, with a particular emphasis on the culture and heritage of  the nation’s many peoples.

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