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2021 Urban Indigenous Education Centre Career Launcher



Urban Indigenous Education Centre in partnership with the OCAD U Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) and the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) invite applications from artists and designers for the Urban Indigenous Education Centre Career Launcher, an opportunity for OCAD U students and recent grads to join the Toronto District School Board’s Educational Partnerships Program.

The Urban Indigenous Education Centre at the Toronto District School Board is looking for OCAD U artists and designers to join a list of partners that provide Indigenous educational programming, workshops, seminars, presentations, performances, or educational services during instructional time in schools. Partners are frequently invited to secondary classrooms to support teachers offering courses from the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 to 12, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies Curriculum. Partners are paid for their workshops and programming and determine their own rates. Partners often use CARFAC rates to determine their fees and rates can include materials costs.

This is a great opportunity for creatives who are interested in teaching, mentorship and growing experience in classrooms. 

This Career Launcher is presented by the OCAD U Indigenous Student Centre and RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers. The OCAD U Indigenous Student Centre offers a welcoming environment with a wide range of specialized services to support academic, cultural, social and emotional well-being of Indigenous students at OCAD University. Learn more about the ISC


The OCAD U RBC CEAD is committed to promoting substantive equality for equity-seeking groups that are under-represented in the creative sector. We encourage applications from first-time applicants to the program and graduates of equity-seeking communities including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities / expressions. Applicants are welcome to advise the CEAD of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. 

Applicants who need assistance with their submissions are invited to connect with the RBC CEAD for Advising support. Click here to learn more about how to book an advising appointment.


Monday, October 25, 2021
2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Click here to RSVP

Join our upcoming info session to learn more about the program and resources for putting together an application.

* Info session is open to Indigenous community members who are interested in learning more about the Urban Indigenous Education Centre. The Career Launcher opportunity is only open to Indigenous OCAD U students.


Urban Indigenous Education Centre


  • This opportunity is open to Indigenous OCAD U students and grads (2018-2021). Not sure what this means? Click here to learn more.
  • An interest in education and teaching.


  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Creative CV
  • Website or Instagram
  • A brief artist statement/bio that contextualizes your overall practice (150 words max)
  • A written statement outlining your interest in the opportunity and a general introduction to the programming you are interested in creating (500 words max) 


Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday, November 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM


Submit via Typeform here


Reagan Kennedy
Student Success Coordinator,  ISC

For application support and questions about Indigenous student services at OCAD U


Shellie Zhang
Special Projects Coordinator

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