BCCF is a member of FoodShare Toronto’s Supportive Partnerships Platform – staff hired for these positions will be employed by FoodShare Toronto, and their work location will be Black Creek Community Farm.

Black Creek Community Farm is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally-protected factors.

If you feel you need accommodation during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources hr@foodshare.net at your earliest convenience. You will also be briefed on FoodShare’s policies regarding accommodation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Community Programs Trainee (Miziwe Biik)

Job Title: Community Programs Trainee

Reports to: Farm Education Coordinator

Location(s) of Position: Black Creek Community Farm, 4929 Jane Street

Salary: $18/hour (35 hrs/week)

Benefits: Four weeks of paid vacation, 1-2 week paid winter shutdown, 10 paid personal leave, 20 paid Wellness/Sick Days, 1 paid birthday leave day, all per calendar year; extended health benefit up to $1000 reimbursement prorated per calendar year

Deadline to apply: 9:00 am, Monday, April 3, 2023

Interested applicants must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Training and Employment.

The BCCF Community Programs Trainee will work with our Farm Education team to deliver programming for children, adults, youth and seniors. They will also work with Farm Park staff to care for the themed gardens (i.e., medicine wheel garden, children’s and seniors’ gardens, etc.), food forest and trail system on-site at BCCF. This includes caring for annual crops, as well as perennial fruit-producing shrubs, herbaceous plants and trees.

The Community Programs Trainee will develop community engagement and group facilitation skills, working with visiting schools, community members, and volunteer groups, and engaging them in programming. The Community Programs Trainee will also support outreach, community events, and the farm’s community food access and distribution initiatives.

The Community Programs Trainee will receive on-the-job training related to facilitation and workshop development. They will have the opportunity to shadow staff to start and build their skills and confidence in co-facilitation and solo facilitation.

TO APPLY: Please submit your application by 9:00 AM on Monday,  April 3, 2023. Please note that we may only be able to contact candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process.

For the full job posting and to apply please click here.