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Job Title: Adventure Team Lead

The Adventure Team Lead will organize and lead our Adventure programs, taking place June- August, featuring overnight programming and one day workshops. 

What You’ll Do

You will be responsible for learning the plans for each program and preparing to deliver our adventure programs. The preparation phase of each program will include equipment and supply management, participant and ICD gear checks to ensure all equipment needs are being met. You will be managing schedules, and activities to ensure success for participants and co-leads. Assessing abilities and adjusting expectations to create an inclusive environment and manage risk while achieving necessary outcomes will be key to success. Effective communication skills are essential with constant relays between other leaders, volunteers, participants during programs and with the ICD office support team whenever needed. A key to all objectives will be maintaining ICD’s culture, and embodying ICD’s Core Values: Respect, Compassion, and Empowerment.

– Work collaboratively with ICD team to facilitate program execution and achieve objectives
– Maintain accurate, up to date files, including program registration sheets in Drive, waivers, etc
– Prepare and lead pre-trip briefings with team and co-leads
– Lead the organization of gear, and adjust gear lists to suit feedback
– Ensure pre-screening is complete/properly adjusted for all participants and information is shared with team members
– Communicate with families and participants pre-trip, and in-case of emergency
– Take on all satellite communication with staff, triaging it appropriately
-Responsible for general safety of participants on trip
-Manage risk and make adjustments as needed
-Prepare and lead post-trip briefings with team/co-leads
– Identify lost, damaged or spent equipment and replace in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications

– In-depth understanding of type 1 diabetes, including managing the disease, best practices, problem solving, and the stigmas/psycho-social challenges of T1D

– Strong project- and risk-management skills

– Experience with the production, planning and execution of events

– At least three years of experience facilitating activities or adventures, including: hiking, paddling, multi-sport programming, drama, music and/or sports officiating

– Physically fit (e.g., an ability to carry 1/3 of own body weight)

– Superior interpersonal and organizational skills

– Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

– Ability to multi-task with a keen attention to detail, even under tight deadlines

– Ability to maintain a flexible schedule with dependability (weekend, evening and overnight events with travel required.)

– Current Advanced First-Aid Certification (at a minimum). Priority will be given to those applicants who possess additional relevant certifications (e.g., ORCKA, EMT, WFR, NCCP)

– Must be willing to submit a Vulnerable Sector Check.


Training will take place in Ontario. Team members may be based in Ontario or AB/BC.

Compensation: Dependent on experience and certifications

Start date: May- June 2024 (positions vary)

End date: August, 2024

To Apply:

Please Submit Resume and Cover Letter to

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