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Find your big moment this summer

Mini U Programs now accepting applications

December 21, 2021 — 

Small moments with big impacts, is how Parth Saul and Jaclyn Keddie describe their experiences as leaders and supervisors of Mini U Programs. Taking on a summer job turned into something much bigger than themselves, and we invite you to take the same leap in 2022.

Mini U Programs, which also oversees Junior Bisons programming is hiring for summer employment. Information and applications for all positions are now available. Supervisor applications are due on January 19, 2022 and leader applications are due on February 13, 2022.

As an ‘experience supervisor’ last summer, Parth Saul worked closely with other staff members to coordinate day-to-day operations and safety protocols for all, support other staff in their positions, and to create a setting in which leadership was a group effort based on respect.

Jaclyn Keddie was the assistant hockey coach and directly worked with kids on and off the ice on skills, skating, and showing kids what it means to be a leader by example.

Their jobs entailed daily activities but more importantly, their experiences set them up to develop a unique skill set and values that they will carry for the rest of their personal and professional lives. Every person is different, and Mini U promotes an inclusive culture where each individual can flourish in their own way.

Mini U is more than a program, it’s an environment where you can thrive and find your strengths without fear of judgement. “We’re at such a vulnerable age with lots of pressure to find our career paths in life,” says Keddie. “As a student, it gave me the confidence I needed to be able to know the right path for me, but it also showed me that my career path is not my only goal in life. Having other passions and activities outside of school is essential for living a well-balanced, healthy life.”

Academics can be extremely stressful but Mini U Programs provides a place for stress relief and a social outlet. In fact, that’s what drew Saul back. The day-to-day activities for Mini U staff members were nothing short of exciting and rewarding, but the “energy, kindness, and supportive nature of the leaders was contagious and when the summer ended, it left me wanting to come back and take on a bigger role,” says Saul.

She adds: “Whoever comes through the doors are pushed to want the best versions of themselves. Without a place like this, I don’t think I would be the person I am today. The idea of shaping the leaders of tomorrow is what makes this one of the best summer jobs in the province.”

As a Mini U team member, you’ll be surrounded by driven and thoughtful individuals who are more like you than you thought. They’re students who also want to find a strong sense of community and make the best of every experience through teamwork. Keddie perfectly encapsulates what being a staff member meant to her, “I was honoured to get to live through these small moments every day this past summer.”

If Saul and Keddie’s stories resonated with you and are looking to join a healthy workplace, apply for a position with Mini U Programs today. More information and full application details can be found at

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