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Community Garden Worker - Earlscourt (2 positions)

Positions: Community Garden Worker - Earlscourt
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: The Stop Community Food Centre
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Near St Clair & Lansdowne)

30 hours/week, 8 week contracts

* Note: These positions are contingent on funding. Applicants must fill out and include the Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility questions to be considered for the job. Please click here to fill out an eligibility form *

The Stop Community Food Centre uses food as a tool for community development in the Davenport West and Wychwood Heights neighbourhoods of Toronto. The Stop runs an urban agriculture program at several sites, which include vegetable gardens, a greenhouse, naturalized and medicinal gardens. We are looking for people to assist our Urban Agriculture staff in maintaining the gardens, involving members of the community and delivering educational programming.

Reports to:

The Community Garden Assistant - Earlscourt, report to the Community Garden Coordinator.


Assist the Urban Agriculture staff in the following tasks:

  • Supporting volunteers in garden maintenance tasks (planting, watering, harvesting, composting, etc.)
  • Additional garden maintenance as needed
  • Support maintaining garden records
  • Conduct garden tours for visitors (individuals and groups)
  • Support community events, field trips and workshops
  • Co-facilitate garden-based education activities with adults, seniors, and youth
  • Promote the garden project with neighbours, potential volunteers and other members of the community.


  • Experience in organic gardening (through paid employment or volunteer work)
  • Commitment and understanding of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices
  • Commitment to social justice and knowledge of food system issues
  • Experience working with volunteers and community members in a leadership capacity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, busy environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people who experience poverty/discrimination
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse community
  • Ability to speak a language relevant to the neighbourhood is an asset (e.g. Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Turkish or other)
  • Food Handler Certificate and First Aid training an asset
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License an asset
  • Some evenings and some weekend work required

Salary: $15 per hour Hours: 30/week Target Start date: July 3rd, 2018

Please submit your eligibility form, cover letter and résumé by Tuesday, May 29th 2018 at 12pm (noon) to with the subject heading: Community Garden Worker- Earlscourt.

The Stop Community Food Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applicants from equity-seeking groups. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply. We regret that only those applicants being considered will be contacted. No faxes or phone calls please.

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GoodWork ID: 45609       Date posted to May 10 2018