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Jobs Posting 2015
Scadding Court Community Centre
Founded in March 1975, Scadding Court Community Centre is located at the corner of Dundas and Bathurst streets and adjacent to the Atkinson Cooperative Housing Complex (formerly Alexandra Park social housing). Our programs target under-serviced, culturally diverse groups such as low-income families, at-risk children and youth, newcomers, people living with disabilities, seniors and the un/underemployed. Between 500 and 600 people visit the Centre each day to participate in programs and services, or just to socialize.
Scadding Court's mandate is:
To support and foster the well being of individuals, families, and community groups by providing and encouraging both local and international opportunities for recreation, education, athletics, community participation and inclusive social interaction.
SEASONAL SUMMER OPPORTUNITY JOB POSTING
Position:URBAN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM WORKER
Reports to:Program Director
18-week contract: May 01, 2015 – September 04, 2015 (... SUBJECT TO FUNDING)
To support the implementation of the Urban Agriculture Program. The worker will work with other staff, volunteers, and the community to promote awareness of food issues, health and nutrition, composting, and knowledge of the environment.
1. Implement outdoor and vermi-composting activities.
2. Conduct outreach activities to promote the Urban Agriculture Program in the community.
3. Involve participants and volunteers in all aspects of the program.
4. Maintain contact with local organizations to keep abreast of emerging community issues and collaboratively develop food access programs and services for area residents.
5. Implement the educational activities related to the Urban Agriculture Program.
6. Participate in and help prepare for appropriate staff and garden committee meetings.
7. Assist in the planning and organizing of special events.
8. Adhere to and promote organizational Access, Equity and Inclusion policy.
9. Prepare necessary reports and seasonal statistics for annual program evaluation.
10. Perform other related duties as required.
1. Relevant education and/or training in community gardening and urban agriculture.
2. Knowledge, understanding and strong interest in gardening and composting.
3. Experience working with inner-city communities.
4. Ability to work with those who experience poverty, discrimination and other barriers.
5. Must have excellent conflict resolution skills.
6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
7. Ability to work within a diverse community.
8. Ability to speak/understand a second language would be a definite asset.
AS PER HUMAN RESOURCES AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CANADA FUNDING GUIDELINES: ALL APPLICANTS/CANDIDATES MUST BE RETURNING TO SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER OF 2015 AND UNDER THE AGE OF 29 YEARS OLD.
Rate of Pay:$15.00 per hour + statutory benefits
Hours of Work:35 hours a week (including some nights and/or occasional weekends)
The North York Harvest Food Bank is the primary food bank for northern Toronto, distributing two million pounds of food annually through sixty neighbourhood programs. An independent, charitable organization, we envision a community where all members are able to meet their food needs. Our mission is to engage our community in meeting the food needs of northern Toronto by providing dignified food assistance, education and long-term food solutions.
To make sustainable change, North York Harvest Food Bank has recognized the importance of evolving the traditional food banking model by incorporating additional programming and community connections. We aim to be more than just a food bank, providing people with multiple food access points and building strong community partnerships.
Who we are: Ecosource is an innovative environmental organization that empowers the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education. We specialize in hands-on programming that aims to increase environmental sustainability in Peel Region and beyond.
The position: Our gardens & agriculture team is growing! Ecosource is seeking an Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator to lead the Mississauga Sustainable Urban Agriculture Project. The Mississauga Sustainable Urban Agriculture Project is led by Ecosource in collaboration with the Eden Community Food Bank, supported by the University of Toronto Mississauga and the City of Mississauga. Through this program we are working to increase access to fresh healthy food and food growing education in our community. Ecosource is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative individual who enjoys a fast paced environment. You are knowledgeable about community food security and related issues and eager to lead this unique initiative in our community and explore new opportunities and social purpose enterprise models to support it!
Salary: $41 500 annual salary, with eligibility for benefits after 3 months
CRC has been fulfilling its mission, “Building Lives. Creating Community. Together”, working in the Regent Park community since 1964. CRC has an exciting new partnership with Community Food Centres Canada to launch the CRC Community Food Centre, which will build on CRC’s deep roots in the community by expanding its community meal, cooking, gardening, and community engagement programs. The Community Gardens Coordinator will be a key member of this team – working to launch 2 new community gardens and providing leadership for the urban agriculture component of the CRC Community Food Centre. We are looking for someone with a unique mixture of experience with community work and group facilitation in diverse communities, and solid knowledge of organic food gardening. The ideal candidate is optimistic, energetic, creative, resourceful and patient, and is passionate about using food and gardening as a way to build community and inspire change.
Are you passionate about local, sustain-ably grown food and a healthy lifestyle? We are looking for enthusiastic instructors to lead a series of CANNING WORKSHOPS in partnership with Fresh City. The mission of these workshops is to empower people with the skills they need to try some canning in their own home and enjoy a bounty of fresh, local food all year long.
We collectively farm over four acres on sites all over the Toronto area. Our home base is at Downsview Park, which is located in the geographical centre of the Greater Toronto Area. For more information about us please visit www.FreshCityFarms.com and www.Facebook.com/FreshCityFarms.
What we believe
We believe in the intimate connection between people, land and food.
We value artisan skills and quality production.
We conduct ourselves with integrity and embrace diversity.
We are innovative and entrepreneurial.
We believe that change is possible. Seriously.
If you believe that too, and would like to partner with us to teach people about home canning at various locations in the local community, please read on.
Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre (RIWC) is seeking a part-time Garden Animator with extensive gardening experience and training experience for the Women in the Garden project. This individual will focus on building basic skills and providing hands-on garden training for marginalized immigrant women, including seniors, in Little India.
The Garden Animator will be involved in a year-long training project that is designed to increase confidence, knowledge, and skills on how to garden. Gardening will be introduced as a fun, low-impact physical activity for women who are not currently engaged in recreation activities.
This position will run twice per week -
from July 2013 to November 2013, and April 2014 to May 2014.
Afri-Can FoodBasket is a non-profit organization promoting the sustainable development of Black Creek Community Farm by nurturing a new generation of young leaders. We work towards this goal by creating opportunities for the youth of North-West Toronto to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills and positively engage with their community through the operation of a socially responsible urban farming enterprise.
Ujamaa Farm Field Coordinator Job Description
The Urban Farm Field Coordinator will join Afri-Can FoodBasket staff, Ujamaa Farmers, volunteers, and community members in facilitating our Ujamaa Farm Collective (UFC) Program. In this program, the Field Coordinator will be employed to grow food, and is introduced to urban agriculture, social enterprise, and the intersections of food, health, and social justice. The Afri-Can FoodBasket is looking for a dependable, energetic and creative person who can help provide a supportive, enriching experience in urban farming to our Ujamaa Farmers, youth and community volunteers.
Hours: 24 hours/week. Flexible schedule according to farmers’ and volunteers’ needs. Evening or weekend work may be required.
Salary: $18/ hour
Employment Period: July 22 to November 1, 2013 – possibility of extension contingent on funding
With a unique combination of educated and creative landscaping techniques, My Edible Garden specializes in custom design and installation of unique garden beds, raised planter boxes, and garden structures. We provide one-on-one garden coaching, maintenance packages, rain water harvesting and irrigation, and customized planting guides.
Like any good garden we are growing, and in need of a Communications Intern. Be an integral part of helping My Edible Garden thrive!
Location: Work from home and on-site
Time Commitment: Based on opportunities (guaranteed 5 hours/week starting)
Application Deadline: Monday July 15, 2013.
Update and maintain website and blog
Research gardening resources and related topics
Network and connect with like-minded groups and communities
Remuneration:Amount to be discussed, based on previous experience
The owner of a large private residence in mid-town Toronto is seeking a qualified candidate to care for and maintain a large garden.
This position is suited to a meticulous worker who is passionate about gardens and who takes great pride in their beauty and maintenance. The successful applicant will hold a graduate degree or diploma in horticultural studies, and will have hands-on planting experience and an extensive knowledge of plant material.
Knowledge of and experience with vegetable gardens is also an asset.
The CRC is located in Regent Park. Our housing and food programs provide a welcoming place where people work together effectively to meet their basic needs, achieve personal growth and help create an inclusive and cohesive community. Our mission is “Building Lives. Creating Community. Together.” Our new building at 40 Oaks features 87 units of affordable housing and a 10,000 square foot community hub where people can gather to share a meal and participate in activities geared to their needs. The CRC coordinates 3 community allotment gardens in Regent Park, and is an active member of the Regent Park Food Partnership.
Contract position: May 21 - Aug 30 2013, 24 hrs/wk
Cultivating personal, social, environmental, and economic health through organic agriculture
Compensation: Learning these skills, and some fresh produce
Availability: 1-2 days per week,
Starting Date: beginning of March, 2013
Location: Cutting Veg Organic Farm, located in Sutton, Ontario,
ANDGarden Janes's place in High Park
Garden Jane and The Cutting Veg have teamed up to offer an exciting, new Joint Internship Program. The internship program is targeted to those who want to deepen their community development and gardening skills, as well as their coaching skills. Ideally some of our interns have an interest in joining our team in a paid capacity as an Associate Garden Coach in future as well. Currently, we are working with The Daniels Corporation to integrate community gardens into many of their condos across the GTA. Our role is to help get the gardens up and running, and help the Gardening Committees learn to manage the garden. Engaging with these gardens and their communities will be a core component of this year's internship.
The Stop began over 30 years ago as one of North America’s first food banks, and has grown into a vibrant community centre, using food as a gateway to addressing many issues, including poverty, the environment, social isolation, and health in one of Toronto’s lowest-income neighbourhoods. The Stop’s mission is to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds community and challenges inequality.
Type:part-time unpaid internship with honorarium (see below)
Report to: Caitlin Langlois Greenham, Jessica Lemieux
Period: April 1 -- June 1 with the opportunity to explore engagement throughout the remainder of growing season
Hours: 8-16 hours/ week flexible
Remuneration: Honorarium (amount to be discussed), skill and knowledge building
Overview of organization:
Sage Rising, founded in 2012, is an urban farm business that grows organic herbs in backyards and creates hand-crafted herbal products in downtown Toronto. We are two organic herb farmers always seeking to learn more, share our harvests, strengthen our community ties, and build the urban farming movement.
We are seeking an intern who is interested in learning, growing and working with us to develop our emerging farm and business. The successful candidate will be a skilled collaborative worker who can run with ideas as needed and has a passion for food and farming. We are happy to explore how this opportunity can best support your needs and interests.
Roles and responsibilities:
• Assist with early season farm preparation, planting and maintenance
• Assist in outreach and communications as needed
• Contribute ideas to business development and herbal learning
Please send us a cover letter and resume indicating why you're interested in joining us!