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Instructor – Edmonton, Canada

Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society (DWW) is recruiting a Certified Instructor for our training department. DWW is accredited through Assistance Dogs International and International Guide Dog Federation and is an active member of Canadian Association of Guide and Assistance Dogs Schools. DWW has been providing assistance dog services in Alberta for over 20 years and has built a solid foundation and a progressive team.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate who is looking to join an organization with a clear mandate to assist individuals living with special needs.  DWW is client-focused in each of our five programs: autism, service, guide, facility and companion, and is fully supported by a strong volunteer contingent in breeding and raising programs.  The agency has grown significantly over the past decade, particularly in our autism and facility programs, to meet the needs of our community.

Dogs with Wings is a charitable organization with a dedicated and cohesive staff team supported by more than 300 volunteers who provide over 121,000 hours annually. 

Located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city, employment at Dogs with Wings offers competitive salary and generous benefits and holidays. Edmonton has a multitude of activities for families and individuals including sports from local leagues to major national teams, a vibrant arts and music community, excellent schools including a world-class university, and an extensive park system for both summer and winter use.  Active local communities provide a small town atmosphere within a modern metropolitan center.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Certification as an Instructor through ADI or IGDF
  • Completed post-secondary education or equivalent work experience
  • Good driving record
  • Good to excellent written and oral English language skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, commitment to client service excellence, and willingness to undertake skills development to remain current in the industry

Dogs with Wings offers a comprehensive relocation package.

This position will be posted until filled.

To apply, or for more information regarding this position, please contact:

Cathy Cross

Interim Executive Director


Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society

11343 174 St NW

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  T5S 0B7

Telephone: 780-944-8011