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Community Education and Sport Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Commonwealth Games Association of Canada
Acronyme : CGC
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Mandate of the Commonwealth Games Canada is to strengthen sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth by participation in the Commonwealth Games and by using Sport as a development tool.
Adresse : 2255 Boul St-Laurent Blvd, Suite 120
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1G 4K3
FAX: (613) 244-6826
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Hannah Juneau
Courriel : hannah@commonwealthgames.ca
Pays : Namibie
Ville : Windhoek
Secteur : Concours fournis aux organisations non gouvernementales
Description du stage : Special Olympics Namibia (SON) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering persons with intellectual disabilities to become confident, productive and respected members of society. Special Olympics Namibia uses the convening power of sport and the joy of competing in all it's facets, to assist youth and adolescents in their personal skills development. These include confidence, self-belief, responsibility and teamwork.
The specific project to which the intern will be attached, requires development and implementation of the physical activity program focused towards individuals with intellectual disabilities. This will include developing participant recruitment strategies focused on youth from rural settlements and establishing a support system for youth by engaging their family into the program. The intern will also provide organizational capacity support to local and regional officials to ensure sustainability of the program.

In Canada
Prior to overseas departure the intern is responsible for the following:

- researching and self-briefing on the country where they are going;
- ensuring their passport is valid and has at least 6 months of validation remaining on it once back in Canada. If not, taking the neccessary steps to ensure that it is.
- receiving a physical examination and complete medical history from their family doctor. This includes filling any prescriptions required for when overseas.
- Bringing the following completed forms to orientation;

- Emergency Contact;
- Financial Information & Social Insurance;
- CIDA Participant Information;
- personal biography
- student loan interest relief (if applicable)
- Travel Waiver.

- completing the local media information form along with the media contacts form and submitting it to their hometown radio station, newspaper and television station to help create an awareness of this program.
- receiving a criminal reference check from the RCMP police department.
- applying for "continued health coverage" through their local provincial or territorial health office.
- Reading through the Foreign Affairs travel report on their respective country of internship.
- Registering with the "Registry of Canadians Abroad (ROCA)", and sending a printed copy of this on-line form to CGC;
- Appointing a family member or trusted relative Power of Attorney over their financial and legal affairs, while they are away;
- Introducing themself to their host organization and beginning the dialogue with their supervisor.
- Liaising with CGC in regards to Entry requirements (entry visa, letter or permit), if needed.
- Liaising with CGC to confirm travel itinerary.
- Attending in full, the three days of the Centre for Intercultural Learning (CIL) pre-departure training in Ottawa.
- Attending in full, the four days of Commonwealth Games Canada pre-departure training in Ottawa.
Some orientation sessions will consist of the following:
- leadership development;
- safety and security awareness
- sport and capacity building
- mutual expectations/professional duties

Overseas
Working alongside the SON staff, the intern will be responsible for development and implementation of the physical activity program focused towards individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Key tasks include:

- implementing the youth development and coaching development programs in rural communities not currently engaged in the programs;
- developing leadership and training resources;
- supporting local competition organizers with identifying the process and developing the framework required to host a competition;
- developing participant recruitment and retention strategies;
- developing a volunteer engagement strategy.
Organisation d'accueil : Special Olympics Namibia
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities*, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.