employment opportunities

Elephant Thoughts is now recruiting Instructors for our Indigenous School Programs. We are looking to fill full-time contract positions (with possibilities for extension).

Are you:

  • Passionate about issues facing First Nations’ youth?
  • A believer that education is an important tool to effect positive change in our world?
  • A post-secondary student or graduate with a background in education and/or science and/or math?
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English and/or French?
  • Willing to travel to some of the most beautiful, yet remote areas of the country?
  • Excited by the idea of challenging yourself every single day?
  • Creatively minded, a problem-solving guru with an ability to adapt to ever-changing situations?

Essential Qualifications

  • Police Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Drivers License
  • Punctual, reliable
  • Open to new experiences
  • Problem solving
  • Take initiative 
  • A post secondary school graduate
  • Eligible to work in Canada

Desirable Knowledge/Skills

  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience in education, math or science
  • Flexible, energetic, team player

If this sounds like you, please send us resume and cover letter that outline why you are an ideal candidate for his position. 

Although our head office is located in Collingwood, ON, this position requires extensive travel throughout Canada.

Paid placement hours are also available.



My work experience with ET has been phenomenal.  Working in such a positive environment has allowed me to come out of my comfort zone and really trust and enjoy my job.  ET is such an amazing organization that has really opened my eyes about struggles within the world.

From being a pretty conservative person, I had opened up in ways I didn’t expect to in a work environment. I have met lots of great people, gained knowledge about teaching, resources, and Indigenous communities. This job inspired me and brought out new passions I never knew I had, and for that I am very grateful.

Amberly Ferguson

The biggest highlight for me was watching one of my students pass her science exam, after that she was able to graduate and head to college. She’s currently finishing her second diploma at Algonquin College. I was just a small part of her success story as her tutor but watching her flourish made every hour worth it. ET changed my life. It put me back on track as an educator.
Krista McNamara

With Elephant Thoughts I had the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful communities across Canada and meet some of the most interesting and welcoming people I could have imagined.  The bonds you create with your working partners, with the communities and with the people you meet can and will last a lifetime.

Elephant Thoughts gave me the opportunity to work with youth in an engaging and meaningful manner that allowed me to realize that teaching is what I wanted to do with my life. It gave me the work and life experiences possible to enter the teaching profession, and for that I am eternally grateful.

James Watkins

What I’ve enjoyed most in my tenure with Elephant Thoughts is watching students finally grasp concepts that they have been struggling with in the classroom and the look of pure joy come across their face. Elephant Thoughts provides a nurturing community that allowed me to realize that I would like to continue working in the education sector. Currently. I am in the midst of completing my Masters of Education at the University of British Columbia.

Mallory Davies

Everyday has its own special moments. I loved working with the amazing staff ET employs. My most favourite moments with ET are when you have a child who doesn’t seem interested or not understanding, have the moment where they get excited and into a lesson or activity, and you see their face light up.

Working with Elephant Thoughts taught me so many transferable skills. I learned to problem solve, multitask, and so much more. It also helped me to understand how I wanted to move forward with my personal and professional life. The
experience I gained with ET helped shape my future and who I am.

Olivia Stukator

Travelling from coast to coast to coast with Elephant Thoughts allowed me the opportunity to go places and do things I would have never got to do otherwise. With Elephant Thoughts, I was able to see 9 Provinces and 2 Territories (so far) and visit some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Canada. Specific highlights include driving through Jasper Provincial Park and seeing the wildlife of the Rockies, and seeing the northern lights for the first time on the James Bay coast in Chisasibi, QC.

Working for Elephant Thoughts allowed me opportunities to work within several Cree School Board schools and revitalized my dream of becoming a teacher. This experience allowed me to get into the teaching profession and develop my approach to teaching. Elephant Thoughts training and programs taught me about pedagogical and cultural approaches that work for First Nations students and their unique realities.

Matthew Wodhams

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