Here we GROW again!
Black Creek Community Farm Steering Committee is looking for new members to join us!
Black Creek Community Farm is seeking a mix of individuals who are Black, women, youth, seniors, and/or others from an equity-seeking group, who can bring a broad range of skills and knowledge in nonprofit, law, financial management, bookkeeping, agriculture, fundraising, community engagement, and governance, with a passion for grassroots community work to join our Steering Committee.
The deadline to submit your application is Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Black Creek Community Farm (BCCF), a not-for-profit organization and a leader in urban agriculture, is a beautiful 8-acre farm in the heart of the Jane and Finch neighbourhood. Since 2012, BCCF has operated as a start-up focused on improving food security, reducing social isolation, and improving employment and education outcomes. Our growing spaces are models of sustainable urban agriculture and include our food forest, pollinator gardens of both native and medicinal plants, a youth garden, a farm school garden, a seniors’ garden, and community garden plots.
At Black Creek Community Farm, we work with schools, organizations, and agencies to deliver mentoring and employment opportunities for Black youth and other equity-seeking groups in the community. Our focus is to inspire the next generation by providing leadership in food justice and supporting diverse natural and social ecosystems.
About the Steering Committee
Using a Policy Governance Model, the Steering Committee is responsible for the mission, mandate, and strategic planning for the Black Creek Community Farm.
BCCF strives to create an organization that reflects the diversity of identities and lived experiences that exist within the communities that we work alongside. We need people who are committed to the vital role of community Boards to ensure service responsiveness and quality while maintaining public accountability and effective governance.
What’s in it for you?
With this position, you can have a direct and meaningful impact on equity-seeking groups experiencing food insecurity, poverty, and other socio-economical barriers. It will help further your professional development by learning the various structures within the Canadian non-profit and/or Charity model. You contribute to the legacy built alongside others who have made their mark on our organization. You also have the opportunity to have an exchange of knowledge, experience, and skills and collaborate around shared values with a diverse group of individuals who deeply care about the mission to increase fresh food access.
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Apply by Tuesday, March 5, 2024