Able Sail Toronto is a registered charity that allows persons with physical disabilities to experience the joys of sailing. By using specially crafted sail boats, individuals with any amount of mobility are able to sail Lake Ontario in a safe and supported environment. We hire individuals to support our summer programming by coordinating sailing excursions and being responsible for day to day operations of the program. All positions are filled for 2024.

Individuals will schedule daily activities, and coordinate volunteer supports. They will engage with our membership by orienting new members, volunteers and visitors, safely transferring members in and out of sailboats and ensuring the safety of all participants, disabled or otherwise. Individuals will maintain equipment and run all other day to day operations of the organization.

This position is an opportunity for students to work closely with the Director of the organization and other leadership to develop problem-solving, decision making and collaboration skills. The position will offer opportunities for one-to-one mentoring, health and safety training, and career counselling. These positions offer the opportunity to work with physically disabled people in a non-traditional environment, using skills that are directly applicable to future professional pursuits. We provide a judgement free environment within an anti-oppressive framework.


  • Completion of applicable instructor’s courses as outlined by Ontario Sailing
  • Current Sail Canada instruction registration
  • Valid PCOC Card
  • Harbour license
  • Successful Police Background Check Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Experience as an Able Sail instructor preferred but not required
  • A passion to accept and excel in a challenging and fun environment

(For the appropriate candidate, we may be able to assist in the attainment of these qualifications)

Who can apply?

  • We are interested in working with any youth who are interested in developing their professional skills and learning to work with persons with a disability.
  • We would be glad to work with students with disabilities and/or those who are a member of a visible minority or a protected class.
  • This position may be of particular interest to students studying (or interested in studying) Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Early Childhood Education, Nursing or Social Work.

We are located at National Yacht Club, 1 Stadium Road, Toronto, ON.

To apply, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a resume and a brief description of why you are interested in this opportunity by March 30, 2024.

Employment Period

 8 or 14 weeks; 40 hours/ week
Monday through Friday

Rate of Pay

$21.00 / hour
** Pay rate varies depending on the level of certification and experience.
*** Sailing certified instructors have a higher pay rate.

Optional certificates eligible to obtain

Sailing certification
Sailing instructor training