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Yukon Orienteering is hiring

Job Opportunity:
Yukon Orienteering Association  Programs Coordinator

Yukon Orienteering Association is seeking a temporary, full-time coordinator to plan and deliver a suite of youth and adult orienteering training opportunities in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Time period:  late- April to mid-June 2022 (approximately 12 weeks).  Some flexibility for start and end dates. 

Hours: Non-regular hours; day, evening and weekend work required based on scheduled clinics and activities: 35-40 hrs per week, fewer hours are possible if coordinator has other commitments.

Wage: $20-28/hr – based on skills and experience. Travel, room and board will be subsidized.

Job Duties:

  • Plan, coordinate and implement all aspects of weekly evening youth and adult training delivered in person and through videoconferencing training sessions.
  • Using online and past resources, design 6-week program for Kids running wild (7-9 y. old), Yellow Squad (10-13 y. old), and Orange Squad (13+ y. old)
  • Liaise with YOA to ensure skill development and progressions are consistent with LTAD and group abilities.
  • Communicate with coaches to ensure goals of the training are being met.
  • Support juniors who come to YOA regular Wednesday evening meets.
  • Email participants/parents on a weekly basis and/or develop a blog to provide information.
  • Log activities and provide feedback on successfulness/adjustments for future years.
  • Implement other projects (depending on skills and interest) at the direction of YOA executive


  • Preference will be given to Canadian residents.
  • Must be a competent orienteer (coaching experience and qualifications an asset).
  • Must be organized and have attention to detail.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain basic first aid (YOA will cover training costs if needed) and a vulnerable sector check.
  • Knowledge of course setting software to plan exercises and digital mapping skills are assets.
  • Valid driver license is preferred.
  • Yukon requires that all coaches be fully vaccinated against Covid

To apply send an email with resume: Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2022.

Questions? Please email

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Orienteering Canada announces 3 year partnership with Silva Canada and Icebug Canada

Orienteering Canada is excited to announce a 3 year partnership with Silva Canada and Icebug Canada. Silva has been a key player in the orienteering equipment world since 1933 and Icebug has been a popular footwear brand in orienteering since it was founded 20 years ago.
Icebug Canada and Silva Canada will be providing compasses at no cost and Icebug footwear at significant discounts to Orienteering Canada’s Team Canada athletes. They will also be providing Silva and Icebug products to Orienteering Canada for use in various fundraising and awareness campaigns each year. Orienteering Canada, SIlva Canada and Icebug Canada are also looking forward to collaborating on various social media campaigns to raise awareness of orienteering.
Through this partnership, Orienteering Canada is excited to be re-connecting with Susan Lowe-Wylde (nee Budge). Susan was one of Canada’s best orienteers in the 1970s and 80s when she represented Canada at five World Orienteering Championships. Susan and her partner Ian Lowe-Wylde own Rock Gear Distribution, the distributor of Icebug and Silva in Canada.

About Icebug Canada
ICEBUG makes shoes that save the world from slipping – raising the bar for sustainability in the industry and making it easier to get outdoors. ICEBUG is a pioneer in the world of high traction / studded footwear. ICEBUG footwear is for running, OCR, orienteering, hiking and walking on slippery surfaces.

About Silva Canada
Since 1933, Silva’s goal has been to develop outstanding outdoor equipment and to always keep moving forward. Still to this day, Silva develops products for people who spend time on outdoor activities, regardless if the activity is high pulse like running, orienteering, biking, commuting to school or work. With Siva, you can go anywhere you want, at any time of the day, and in any conditions.