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Position: Board of Directors
Type: Board of Directors position / unpaid
Organization: The Backyard Farm and Market, Facebook: The Backyard Farm and Market at Erin Mills
Location: 2475 Eglinton Avenue West, Corner of Eglinton and Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga, GTA ON

The Backyard Farm and Market’s purpose is to enrich lives by offering local food and hands-on urban agriculture experiences — eating, growing, and enjoying — and to help build a thriving & healthy urban food hub and community in Erin Mills and its surroundings. Started in 2013 as an innovative partnership between Hoffmann Hayes and The Daniels Corporation, the project has engaged local community members in this effort since day one. The project has now established itself as a not-for-profit as it transitions into a fully community-led initiative.


  • Attend Board Meetings throughout the year, at times and frequency confirmed by the Board (anticipated to be bi-monthly)
  • Attend some of the Market days over the course of the June – September season. Market days are held Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Work as part of a team to achieve the successful long term operation of the Backyard Farm & Market
  • Contribute 5-10 hours per month working in your area of focus
  • Commit to a 2 year term

Positions Available: 2

Helpful skills, experience:

Some of...

  • Community development, community engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing
  • HR
  • Sustainable agriculture, urban agriculture, farmers' markets, permaculture 

Benefits of Participating

  • Connect with a dedicated team of organic food lovers and growers
  • Support for the organization from the professionals at Hoffmann Hayes and a corporate patron in The Daniels Corporation
  • Access to healthy food (sometimes free for volunteers) plus a discount at the market
  • Training and leadership development opportunities (team building, organic farming and gardening, entrepreneurship, marketing, nutrition)
  • Contribute to your community

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 2 2018    ID: 37197