Call for Program Proposals

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Do you have a special skill, talent, expertise, or ability that you can share with the community? 

We are calling all interested individuals to submit proposals to offer and instruct recreation programs at the Cowichan Community Centre. We are always looking for new program ideas for all ages: early years, children and youth, adults and seniors.

Programs are delivered by community members and vendors that have developed enough knowledge and experience to deliver an engaging program.

Here are some examples of opportunities that your community may wish to access:

Art & Crafting
eg. preschool/children, stained glass
Specialized Cooking Skills
eg. world cuisines, kids in the kitchen
Creative Skills
eg. photography, writing
Active Lifestyle Activities
ex. mountain biking, golf
Pursuits in Nature
eg. bird watching, nature education
Sport Instruction & Skills Training
eg. pickleball, learn to play lacrosse
Lifestyle
eg. meditation, home alone
Life Skills
eg. writing, using technology

Our community members have wide and varied interests and aspirations. We’re open to creative and interesting program ideas and suggestions for all ages.

Proposal Deadlines:

  • Deadline for Fall (Sept - Dec) program submissions: May 31
  • Deadline for Winter/Spring (Jan - May) program submissions: Sept 30
  • Deadline for Summer (May - Aug) program submissions: Jan 31

Has the deadline passed for the season you’d hoped to join? Send us your proposal anyways! We would love to hear from you.

  1. Qualifications
  2. Experience
  3. What to Consider

In many cases, professional qualifications are not necessary to instruct recreation level programs. Here are the qualifications to consider:

  • Willing and able to submit to a Criminal Record Check.
  • May be required to have First Aid training, depending on the nature of the program offering.
  • Depth of knowledge and experience is sufficient to meet program demands.
  • Able to confidently present information in small group settings.
  • May require industry standard training depending on the program offering.
  1. Fees and Remuneration
  2. How to Propose

At the Cowichan Community Centre we try to provide affordable and accessible ways for community members to participate in activities and be introduced to new pastimes. These are a few things we will consider when working with you to develop fees and remuneration:

  • We look at similar types of programs and offerings for fee suggestions.
  • We strive to offer a fair, competitive, and accessible fee that promotes greater participation levels.
  • Instructors may be paid on an hourly basis or a profit split as a temporary employee or as a small business. We’ll help you decide what the best option is for you.
  • Many of our instructors come to us as volunteers - as they hope to promote their sport or activity, give back to the community, or create low cost opportunities for a program area that they are passionate about.