Black Creek Community Farm (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 veteran status, or any other legally-protected factors.
Note: If you do not meet all of the qualifications, but think this job is perfect for you, we encourage you to include any transferable skills and experiences in your application because we would still love to see your application.
If you feel you need accommodation during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience. You will also be briefed on FoodShare’s policies regarding accommodation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Black Creek Community Farm is an 8-acre farm in the heart of the Jane and Finch neighbourhood in Toronto. We are a not-for-profit organization and leader in Toronto’s dynamic urban agriculture and community food sector. At Black Creek Community Farm, we serve and enrich our community through a thriving farm, healthy food, and hands-on training and learning experiences. 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. We believe everyone has a right to food. We are equity-oriented and believe in directing adequate resources to people who are experiencing systemic oppression and social inequity as it relates to food security. We believe the Black community, low-income communities, and other equity-seeking groups must play a central role in defining food justice and its priorities. We believe in prioritizing lived experiences in addressing food insecurity.
BCCF Steering Committee Member
Volunteer position summary: Black Creek Community Farm is currently 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 that include lived experiences and perspectives relating to food insecurity, passion for community work, and/or a background in non-profit, law, financial management, bookkeeping, agriculture, community engagement, and governance to join our Steering Committee
View the details of this position here.
Submit your application by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
Farm Manager (Parental Leave Coverage – 18 months contract) Apply Today!
The BCCF Farm Manager will oversee all aspects of social enterprise crop production (organic market garden) and related revenue-generating projects (value-added culinary products) from: project planning; staff management; budgeting; on-the-ground field work; and more. The overarching goal of the Farm Manager’s role is to help improve the efficiency, productivity, and profitability of the market garden and on-farm growing spaces while ensuring community residents have access to food production spaces and the produce that we grow. This position is part of our management team that works collaboratively to shape a positive work culture and deliver programs and services that advance BCCF’s food justice-centered mission and vision.
Salary: $72,000/year (37.5hrs/week)*
4 weeks paid vacation, 1-2 week paid winter shutdown per year; monthly cell phone and internet reimbursement; 20 paid sick/wellness days per year; 10 paid personal days (prorated), 1 paid birthday leave day, all per calendar year; extended health benefits with no waiting period*
- Anticipated Start: May 2024
- Anticipated End: Nov 2025
- Contract Type: Full-time, Fixed-Term
- Reports to: Executive Director
- Location: This position’s main work location is Black Creek Community Farm, 4929 Jane St, with the ability to work from home with the Executive Director’s prior approval.
* Note that as part of Black Creek Community Farm’s commitment to equity, all staff get equal pay for equal work. As a result salaries and benefits are non-negotiable.
Submit your application by 9:00 am on Monday March 4 2024.
BCCF Selection Process for Paid Positions:
- The first step in the hiring process is for FoodShare’s HR team to screen applications to determine which demonstrate meeting the posting’s base qualifications. Please make sure to include details of your experience in your resume/cover letter to ensure the committee has the information they need to assess your qualifications for the role. This process takes at least 2 weeks from the application deadline.
- The hiring committee will review the applications that pass the initial screening and decide which candidates to invite to interview. This process usually takes about 1 week.
- The hiring committee will conduct first-round interviews with selected candidates. Candidates will be sent the interview questions 48 hours before their scheduled interview. Candidates are welcome, but not expected or required, to send any questions they have to the hiring committee in advance of the interview. These interviews usually occur about 4 weeks after the application deadline. In recognition of the time and labour of preparing for and attending an interview, BCCF financially compensates interviewees at a fixed rate of $75 per interview.
- The hiring committee may conduct a second round of interviews, which may include a pre-interview assignment, which would be compensated.
- HR will conduct reference checks for the candidate if BCCF intends to extend an offer. This process usually takes about 1 week.
- HR will send the selected candidate an Employment Agreement, which the candidate will have at least 1 week to review and return.