The city of Toronto is a good company to work for. Once you are hired, and have a position it is easy to 'own' that position meaning you can work the same shift the following year. It is easy to get new positions at different locations as you progress your work experience.
Flexible hours, easy to find releif staff
Sometimes tiring in the summer heat with many kids
Working as a skating / hockey instructor was fantastic work. I am an avid hockey player and this was a close as I got to playing professionally (getting paid to play / teach hockey and skating). The hours were easy (often 2 / 3 hours a day) and the pay was good.
I worked with another city employee to design and implement skating / hockey skill lessons. It was easy due to a background in both hockey and skating and was fun for me.
The hardest part of the job was parents trying to help their children interfering with my teaching. While this was not common, when it happened, it was often impossible for the children to block out their parents and listen to my instruction.
The most enjoyable aspect of this job was when students would reach the point of being able to stand on their skates or to complete hockey drills they previously thought they would be unable to do.
Really fun. People were great to work with , always on time never late , great attitude , great in groups are alone , no preference, taught kids and adults how to skate properly , aswell as teaching them the basics of hockey .
Working for the City of Toronto has always been exciting. Daily you can find yourself dealing with parents, issues participants have, or participating in a plethora of activities. Management has always been approachable and seem to genuinely care about their employees. Fellow associates have always been very sociable, with many team building "outings" organized. The most enjoyable part of working with the City of Toronto would definitely be seeing each participant learn and excel in whatever program they register in.
Working for the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation has been a great learning experience. Amazing Co-workers and great students. Seasonal shifts make it difficult to maintain throughout the entire year, therefore I am seeking secondary employment.
As a taekwon-do instructor i do get the opportunity to work with kids and adults ,and it is a great feeling to be a positive part of the kids lives, i have seen my students growing for years to the point where they start talking about college and university knowing that they are street smart and can defend them selves is very rewarding.
ability to work with the community and be a positive part of their lives
not every child gets the same support from their guardian