Easter Seals Alberta


For 70 years, Easter Seals Alberta has supported individuals with disabilities and medical conditions. We strive to ensure that the resources they need for an independent and full life are available.

a    How long have you been in business? 

     Over 70 years


b)    How many locations do you have in Calgary and nationally/internationally? What locations are hiring locally in Calgary and area?

We are an Alberta based organization with one office in Calgary, Camp Horizon in Bragg Creek / Kananaskis area and a group home in Edmonton, AB.


c)    How many people does your organization employ? How many locally?

 Approximately 30 year round and an additional 50 seasonal positions 


d)    What type of positions do you offer?  (ex. Full time, part time, seasonal, contract etc.) 

     Mostly seasonal but we do have some full time and part time positions open up throughout the year.


e)    What are the benefits of working for your company? Staff discounts, incentive programs, scholarships etc.

We have programs that support individuals with disabilities and medical conditions. At Camp Horizon, we offer an incredible and fulfilling experience working in the beautiful Kananaskis area, supporting people who could not enjoy these experiences otherwise. Not only will you will gain great experience, but we also provide lodging and meals. We also have a few summer positions where students gain experience and knowledge with some of our other programs, in business, marketing and community development.


f)     Describe opportunities for advancement.

For Camp Horizon: Staff who work at one position one summer have the opportunity to work at a higher level position the next summer. For example, a counsellor could become a Jr Outdoor Educator or Outdoor Educator Programmer the next summer, if they have the right skills. Some nursing students start as a counsellor and as they get into higher levels in their nursing program, could be a Jr Nurse or a Nurse (once graduated). A student cook could have a higher level cook position the next summer.

For other summer students: These individuals could possibly get a permanent position with us once they have graduated if an applicable position came open.


g)    List any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.  

Since we are a non-profit organization, our mission is to provide supports for people with disabilities and medical conditions 


What are some entry level career opportunities that your organization offers? Please attach job descriptions. Youth want to know as much detail as possible before deciding to apply.


a)    How would someone find out about opportunities at your company? How can a candidate apply?

 Go to our employment page on our website https://easterseals.ab.ca/employment/ and follow the link to our online application site.

Describe your hiring and interview process?

a.    Once we have had an opportunity to review the application, we will send an email to the candidate inviting them for an interview, if we feel the candidate meets the qualifications for the position.

b.     We will hold one or two interviews depending on the position.

c.     If we feel the candidate would be good for the position, we would ask for 3 references that we would contact.

d.    If those are favourable, we would then send an offer letter.

e.    For a Camp position, the offer would be conditional upon receiving a clear Police and vulnerable sector check and current First Aid and CPR certificate.

  What do you look for in an employee?

    • Has a heart for helping others
    • Enthusiastic and a hard worker
    • Enjoys the outdoors (For Camp)
    • Has the skills outlined in the job description
    • Empathetic and patient 

 What type of education/training/equipment do you require?

a.    For Camp positions:

                                          i.    Enrolled in are graduated from Disability studies, outdoor education, nursing, education, Cooking/Culinary studies and other related programs

                                        ii.    First Aid & CPR certification

                                       iii.    For Outdoor Educator Programmer positions: related certifications (see job description)

b.    For Office positions:

                                          i.    Enrolled in or graduated from Business, Social Services, Accounting depending on position

 What is the minimum age required to work for your company? Are there different age requirements for different positions?

Must be 18 years of age and older.

Provide a wage range for entry-level positions.

a.    Camp counsellors/ Outdoor Educators $375 - $500/week plus room and board

b.    Cooks - $17/ hour

c.    Office positions : $15 / hour

What are the hours of the business and general shift times? Are there a minimum number of hours someone needs to work per week? Is there flexibility regarding school schedules?

Most of our positions are spring / summer positions and are full time generally Monday        to Friday

   Is a uniform provided or do employees have to pay for it?

For Camp staff, there are t-shirts provided

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