Master Trainer for Supportive Environments and Experiences for Development (SEED)

Open for Multi-Faith Family members

  • Ottawa
  • Education Board Ottawa
  • Listing expires on Thursday, 15 April 2021 at 14:35 (UTC)
About the Program
The Supportive Environments and Experiences for Development (SEED) program is a national early childhood development (ECD) initiative coordinated by the Aga Khan Education Board for Canada. SEED targets parents and other primary caregivers of Ismaili children from birth-to-four years of age (Ontario: birth-to-three). The purpose of the program is to support parents and families in their engagement and involvement in their children's learning and development during the early years. Weekly group sessions enable experience-based facilitated sessions for parents/ caregivers and their children and promote music and movement, early literacy, spirituality and faith-based, and school-readiness experiences. 
About the Role
The SEED Regional Master Trainer will be responsible for:
• Working with ECD member and SEED Centre Managers to create the SEED centre and training schedules at the start of each academic year
• Planning and executing SEED training sessions for new and returning facilitators each term; this includes the 2-day training for new facilitators as well as two professional development (PD) sessions each term
• Attending weekly SEED Sessions during the year at various locations, to observe and provide
constructive feedback to facilitators and identify potential professional development topics
• Attending training calls every other month with the SEED National Program Delivery Convenor to remain up-to-date on national training and operational strategies for SEED
• Working with their regional ECD members and SEED facilitators to identify the ongoing training needs of their region, and bringing those needs to the attention of the SEED National Program Delivery Convenor
• Working with the SEED National Program Delivery Convenor to disseminate evidence of sound,
innovative practices in teaching and learning to SEED facilitators
• Working with the ECD National Evaluation Convener to evaluate and improve the training program
About You
The SEED Regional Master Trainer will be required to have the following qualifications prior to commencing the
• Awareness of experiential learning methods for very young children and ability to translate knowledge
around these methods to facilitators
• Excellent facilitation skills and proven experience as a trainer, facilitator or team lead
• Experience as a SEED facilitator (preferred but not required)
• Proven ability to listen to others, be reflective and adaptable in their approach to training
• Proven ability to complete full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and
• Advanced organizational skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to think strategically and be innovative
• Proven ability to be a team player and work well with others
• Mature, with advanced conflict resolution skills (have completed the Working Through Conflict within
the SEVA Context course)
• Energetic and optimistic personality an asset
• Familiarity with, or experience in, early childhood development environments and contexts an asset
• Ability to converse in French or Dari an asset 
Time Commitment
  • 2 hours/week
  • On-going position starting immediately


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His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for Canada
The Ismaili Centre
49 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1
Tel: +1 (416) 646-6965