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Empowerment Squared believes that everyone deserves to be empowered with the tools and opportunities to thrive and contribute to society. The needs of the communities we serve are significant, but we eagerly embrace the challenges, set clear goals, and work hard to bring about change and make an impact as a team.

Our Values


Commitment to Employees

Empowerment Squared was founded on the value of respect for everyone as individuals, irrespective of their backgrounds. We see diversity as a genuine opportunity to harness the power of different knowledge and experiences, and to create social innovation. We are intentional about fostering a positive workplace culture that creates spaces that promote creativity, collaboration, and excellence. We care about our employees & volunteers and their professional development, we value the well-being of our staff, and we strive to offer a healthy work-life balance.

Current Opportunities

To submit your cover letter and resume for any open roles, or for general expressions of interest, please email Cladette Uyigue, Coordinator of Operations and Administration, at

Manager, International Youth Internships

Reporting to the Director, Operations and Administration, the Manager of International Youth Internships will be instrumental in leading a program dedicated to empowering youth of African descent through enriching international development experiences in West Africa. This role is particularly focused on nurturing Black female youth, emphasizing cultural competency, resilience, and positive character development to boost their employment prospects and long-term career success.

The Manager will play a pivotal role in program management, including establishing partnerships, overseeing logistics, operations, travel arrangements, and communication to ensure the smooth and effective implementation of the program’s deliverables. This position will require working closely with key project partners like McMaster University & Schools of Dreams and various stakeholders in Canada and West Africa.

COORDINATOR, Career and Skills Development

Reporting to the Manager, Educational Programming, the Coordinator, Career and Skills Development is responsible for providing leadership and support to Empowerment Squared’s Career and Skills Development program, including facilitating group workshops; providing one-on-one support to participants; and creating and leading other Career Development initiatives for newcomer and racialized youth to further Empowerment Squared’s mission and vision.

The Coordinator, Career and Skills Development, will work alongside the Senior Coordinator, Career and Skills Development, the Manager of Educational Programming and other team members to build the Career Development program and participate in strategic planning, outreach and administration. This position is required to work in-person at the Empowerment Squared office in Hamilton and/or Stoney Creek (all necessary precautions would be taken in accordance with health & safety guidelines).