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An Award-Winning Corporate Culture

At Free The Children, we strive to create a dynamic culture that inspires our hundreds of employees to achieve their fullest professional potential. We believe in honouring our staff’s commitment to our work. That’s why we have developed a broad range of staff care initiatives, including giving employees their birthdays off, setting up a ping pong table for fun and active breaks, and providing healthy meals and snacks during our peak season.

Within our offices, likeminded coworkers become lifelong friends.


International travel opportunities foster a global perspective on sustainable development. Every project and campaign led by our team members results in tangible change, both at home and overseas.

That’s just the beginning of what makes our workplace unique. Our corporate culture has been independently assessed and recognized with awards for three years in a row. Mostly recently, Free The Children was honoured as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013, Broader Public Sector. Learn more.


Free The Children is proud to have been named a
Top Employer for Young People for the third year in a row.
Top Employer for Young People 2011       Top Employer for Young People 2012       Top Employer for Young People 2013

Free The Children is proud to have been named one of
Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013.
Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013

Work With Us

Do you want to change your neighbourhood? Or help fight poverty in the developing world? Are you passionate about social issues? Do you want to join a team that encourages you to search for—and enact—solutions to the world’s most pressing problems? Do your personal values align with our core values? If so, we want to hear from you!

From our headquarters in Toronto to our regional offices in Vancouver, Montreal, Palo Alto, California, and London, UK, our staff push the envelope of what is possible for an educational partner and international charity. Some of us work in offices, and others hit the road to share stories and raise awareness on the front lines. We offer a challenging, creative and intellectually stimulating career experience. You will work alongside people who will become your closest friends. We promise.Our Staff of Ambitious Young Professionals and Industry Experts Is Leading the Way in Empowering Youth to Change the World

  • As a leading-edge charity, we strive to keep our administrative costs low. That said, all salaries of Free The Children employees in North America are in line with either Imagine Canada's study of compensation in the charitable sector, or Charity Navigator in the United States.
  • We supplement earnings with countless unique opportunities, including mentorship opportunities, skills-improvement workshops, health benefits and exceptional leadership opportunities.
  • We offer access to some of the greatest leaders and thinkers of our time. Former prime ministers, Nobel laureates, activist rock stars and Supreme Court justices pass through our offices and make themselves available to help our staff develop their considerable skill base.
  • We'll arm you with a wealth of skills and experience that not only benefits Free The Children, but also prepares you for careers in the corporate world, or as teachers, administrators or development specialists. And of course, we love it when we have staff return!
  • We foster significance in the work we do every day. We have a relentless belief in the people we hire and train. As a result, our staff are confident and proud of their contributions in empowering youth to change the world.

Seeking Shameless Idealists.

Free The Children is seeking ambitious new grads and career professionals who are innovative, dynamic, hard-working and passionate about youth empowerment both locally and globally. If your values align with our core values, we want to hear from you!

“Free The Children has offered me unprecedented opportunities as a professional. The opportunities to work with incredible mentors from a number of sectors while working directly with our Co-Founders, Craig and Marc, has allowed me to develop strategies and innovate our programming. As a mother raising five children, the added flexibility of my family being able to travel with me overseas to places like Kenya, Haiti and China has been a wonderful opportunity for our family. I am proud of what I do for a living. Finally the people I work alongside with have become best friends. It’s a conscientious choice to work at Free The Children. When you believe in the work you do, you put a lot on the line because we are building and creating something. And that is special.”

Erin Barton, Director of Development and International Operations

Job Title Location Department
Marketing and Communications Manager Toronto, Ontario Creative and Communications
Associate Director, Creative & Communications – Web Toronto, Ontario Creative and Communications
Web Developer Toronto, Ontario Information Technology
Manager, Operations and Special Projects, Executive Office Toronto, Ontario Executive Office
Production Manager Toronto, Ontario Creative and Communications
Human Resources Operations Director Toronto, Ontario Human Resources
Manager, Executive Correspondence Toronto, Ontario Executive Office
Network Administrator Toronto, Ontario Information Technology
Writer & Editor Toronto, Ontario Creative and Communications
Human Resources Fellowship Toronto, Ontario Human Resources
Writer, Strategic Communications Toronto, Ontario Strategic Communications
Associate Director, PR & Publicity, We Day Toronto, Ontario We Day
Manager, Corporate Engagement and Grants Toronto, Ontario Development and International Operations
Manager, Special Events, We Day Toronto, Ontario We Day
Manager of PR and Publicity Toronto, ON Public Relations and Publicity
Educational Programming Coordinator Toronto, ON Educational and Youth Programming
Volunteer Coordinator Toronto, ON We Day
Associate Director, Sponsorship Activation Toronto, ON We Day
Manager, Sponsorship Activation Toronto, ON We Day
Program Coordinator Toronto, ON Educational and Youth Programming
Executive Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator Minneapolis, Minnesota Minnesota
Director, Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois
Business Development Manager London, England United Kingdom
Finance & Administrative Coordinator London, England United Kingdom


Are you a student or recent graduate eager for experience in a social enterprise and international charity? Our Professional Development Fellowship program provides opportunities for world-changers like you to gain hands-on professional experience in an environment that also facilitates holistic growth through modules, readings and reflection. Join Canada’s Top Employer for Young People and Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Culture as a Fellow this year to develop skills and lasting friendship as you launch your career!

To learn more please visit our Professional Development Fellowship FAQ’s or contact resumes@freethechildren.com

Me to We

Check out incredible opportunities at Free The Children’s partner organization and best friend, Me to We.


Contact our director of human resources, Rann Sharma at resumes@freethechildren.com.
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