Introducing our new Communications & Marketing Interns!
AFL Canada was the recipient of 2 grants through the Canada Summer Jobs program of the Canadian government.
Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market.
The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.
Our 2 grants are for work conducted in the constituencies of Ontario's Etobicoke-Lakeshore (Ward 3) and BC's Burnaby South. As a condition of these grants, the majority of the activities must take place within these constituencies which shouldn't be a problem since both regions have active footy programs on fields in the area!
After an extensive search with over 100 applicants for each of the positions, AFL Canada is pleased to introduce our two interns who will be working with us for the next approximately 8 weeks. If you see them on the field with a camera, please reach out to say hello! I'm sure they would love to meet you and who knows?! Maybe you'll be featured in the next AFL Canada story online!
Growing up in northern town of Orillia, Ontario, Katie Nicholson thrived in both Sports and the Arts. First grabbing a camera with her highschool rugby team, she would film and edit when she wasn’t playing. Due to injuries and interests, transitioning from player to support was a good match for Katie. She attended Humber to complete her Bachelor’s of Film and Media Production program. Here, she assisted the Humber Lakeshore Athletics Media Department for 4 years. During her time in Toronto, she associated herself with the Etobicoke Kangaroos and played with them for 2 seasons. Katie currently is a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, as well as working on her own web series about women in sport.