We are recruiting Facilitators for Our2030.

We are piloting new ways for young people to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals through 6 events that will build skills and solutions for a changing future of work.


Apply to join our team of radical collaborators to RECEIVE TRAINING on the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS & how to facilitate youth-led action.

We’re looking for dynamic young people to join our collaborative project on building skills and solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Are you excited about youth engagement and using design thinking to tackle complex issues? Are you interested in learning more about the SDGs and receiving training on how to facilitate action for the Goals?  If yes, we invite you to apply to join our team of radical collaborators to help facilitate events in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.


Position: Facilitator - $200 stipend per event
Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal
Application Deadline: March 10, 2019 at 11:59pm
Application Information:
Please apply by submitting an application through our Google form.

Project Overview

The SDGs represent the world’s most ambitious agenda: to achieve dignity and prosperity for all by 2030. Youth Climate Lab’s Our2030 project aims to develop and test a “toolbox” of replicable, scaleable models for skills building and “radical collaboration” around the SDGs and the future of work. Our project will serve to generate important input to the 2030 Agenda National Strategy by identifying how youth can meaningfully engage in SDG action, why they are interested in doing so, and how to further develop skills-building efforts for youth, and deliver immediate value to youth across Canada to strengthen the country’s ecosystem of SDG action.

We are looking for facilitators to help run an event series consisting of Research Studios, Pop-Up Labs, and Policy Jams (event descriptions shown below) that will be held in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal between March 26th and April 14th. We plan to host 2 iterations of each event to directly engage over 350 youth. Each event and their respective location and date is outlined in the following list.

Policy Jam | Ottawa | Tuesday, March 26th | 5-9:00PM (4 hours)

Policy Jam | Montreal | Thursday, March 28th | 5-9:00PM (4 hours)

Research Studio | Vancouver | Sunday, March 31st | 9AM - 5PM (8 hours)

Research Studio | Toronto | Sunday, April 7th | 9AM - 5PM (8 hours)

Pop-Up Lab | Toronto | Monday, April 8th | 5-9PM (4 hours)

Pop-Up Lab | Ottawa | Wednesday, April 10th | 5-9PM (4 hours)

Event Descriptions

  1. Policy Jams: To co-create policy recommendations for the Government of Canada’s 2030 National Strategy in a creative and interactive format.

  2. Research Studios: To co-create evidence-based solutions for organizations looking to “radically collaborate” on the SDGs.

  3. Pop-Up Labs: To co-create initiatives on the SDGs through peer-to-peer ideation, action-oriented mentorship and access to tools and entrepreneurship resources.


  • Facilitate experiential, knowledge-to-action activities for youth (18-30 years old)

  • Communicate knowledge and information for youth to collaborate on addressing climate and sustainability issues in relation to the UN SDGs

  • Work with a dynamic team to facilitate sessions with support from fellow staff, youth facilitators, and guest partners

  • Participate in pre-event(s) training

  • Facilitate 1-2 events depending on your city location

  • Participate in debrief session and contribute to building Youth Climate Lab’s toolbox on Radical Collaboration for the SDGs


  • A self-starter, strong sense of initiative, and ability to work well independently and in a team

  • Strong interest in gaining exposure to climate action and the SDGs

  • Confidence and ability to communicate verbally and in writing, and present to large audiences

  • Preference for bilingual speakers English/French

  • Some (but not required) experience facilitating design thinking, workshops, or training sessions for youth; experience in youth-focused facilitation is an asset

  • Knowledge of current climate policy landscape in Canada is an asset

What We Provide

  • $200 stipend per event

  • Training session on the SDGs, get facilitation basics and learn how to facilitate these unique models of “radical collaboration”

  • Hands-on experience and exposure to climate policy and entrepreneurship working with a dynamic and growing team of young climate leaders working to accelerate youth-led climate action

Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to Youth Climate Lab's mission and values. We are committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and to encouraging a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting employees without discrimination or harassment.

Youth Climate Lab does not discriminate in any area of employment including compensation, benefits, hiring, promotions, and terminations. We believe all employees should be treated with respect and employment actions should be based on job-related factors. Employment actions must not be based on race, colour, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran or service member status, citizenship status when otherwise legally able to work, or any other characteristic protected by law.