Job Req ID:  1804

Title:  Program Instructor, Education

Company: Canada Lands  
70 Canuck Ave Toronto ON
Employment Status: Employee (Casual)

Short Summary

The Program Instructor will be responsible for the implementation of Downsview Park’s education and community programs, under the direction of the Education Manager.

Job Description

  • Instruct curriculum-based education programs for elementary, middle, and secondary students with an environmental focus.
  • Lead community groups through outdoor education activities.
  • Ensure that programs are delivered smoothly by helping to prepare all required supplies and resources and maintaining clean and well-organized programming spaces.
  • Assist the Education Manager with the following tasks: developing programs and teaching tools, creating, and maintaining educational displays and learning centers.
  • Keep the Education Manager informed of all aspects of programs and feedback.
  • Support the Education manager in building and maintaining partnerships with the park community, teachers, educational institutions, governmental agencies, and community groups.
  • Take direction from and provide advice to the Education manager, as it relates to the efficient implementation of the programs.
  • Assist the Education Manager with the planning, development, and facilitation of programming for the community.


  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in progress or completed, preferably in education, environmental studies, science or related field.
  • At least one year experience teaching or delivering programs, preferably outdoors. 
  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers or Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators is an asset.
  • First Aid and CPR certification is required by start date.
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is required.

Working Conditions

Able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, conflicting demands, frequent interruptions, and heavy work loads.
Ability to work flexible hours, as needed
Work environment includes in-office, in-classroom and outdoors; must be comfortable working outdoors in varying weather conditions for prolonged periods of time
Must be able to work in a physical capacity requiring extended periods of standing, moderate lifting, pushing, pulling, bending and reaching.


Canada Lands Company is a self-financing, federal Crown corporation that specializes in real estate, development and attractions management. The company’s goal in all it does is to produce the best possible benefit for Canadian communities and the Government of Canada. Canada Lands Company works to achieve its mandate with industry leading expertise; the company prides itself on its consultation based approach to pursuing community-oriented goals, environmental stewardship and heritage commemoration with all its projects across Canada.

The company’s activities ensure that former government properties are redeveloped or managed in accordance with their highest and best use, and that they are harmoniously reintegrated into local communities. Our goal is to help transform surplus parcels and reshape them to meet the needs of Canadians with inspiring and sustainable new neighbourhoods in which they can live, work and play.


Canada Lands Company CLC Limited is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Canada Lands Company is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please inform us as soon as possible and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.