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Position: Mashkikii; aki'ing Garden and Indigenous Community Worker
Organization: The Stop Community Food Centre
Location: Toronto, Ontario

(35 hours/week, 1 year contract starting April 2017)

The Stop Community Food Centre began over 30 years ago as one of North America’s first food banks, and has grown into a vibrant community centre, using food as a gateway to addressing many issues, including poverty, the environment, social isolation and health. The Stop’s mission is to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community and challenges inequality. The Stop runs an urban agriculture program at several sites in the Davenport West and Wychwood Heights neighbourhoods of Toronto, which include vegetable gardens, a traditional medicine wheel garden, a greenhouse, and an outdoor bake oven.

We are looking for a candidate to lead activities at the Mashkikii;aki’ing community garden, which includes the medicine wheel garden and our greenhouse. The Garden Worker will work to involve members of the community (volunteers, Native Men’s Residence program participants, adults, seniors, children and youth) and deliver garden programming. Interested applicants must be registered and working with an employment counsellor with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Services. Please note this position is subject to government funding.


  • Assist the Urban Agriculture Team in the following tasks:
    • Spring seedling production in our Greenhouse
    • Preparing and designing promotional and outreach materials for our community gardens
    • Co-facilitate 2-3 groups and work-bee sessions per week at Mashkikii;aki’ing Garden with participants from Native Men’s Residence and Indigenous community members
    • Lead community members in earth work (planting, watering, harvesting, processing, composting, etc.)
    • Additional garden maintenance as needed
    • Support winter gardening activities at our greenhouse and through workshops
    • Conduct outreach, promote garden projects and lead tours for visitors and groups
    • Organize community events and field trips
    • Conduct program evaluations and maintain records
    • Meet regularly with Stop Urban Agriculture team, and other staff members as needed
    • Work closely with program staff from our community partners


  • Interested applicants must be registered and working with an employment counsellor with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Services
  • Experience working in gardens and using organic garden methods (through paid employment or volunteer work)
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse community (people of different ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds, especially Indigenous communities)
  • Commitment to social justice and knowledge of food system issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Facilitation experience
  • Demonstrated ability living and/or working in communities that experience poverty and discrimination
  • Holding a valid driver’s license is an asset

Salary: $17/hour Hours: 35 hours/week Start date: April 2017

Please submit your cover letter and résumé by Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 12:00p.m.
Subject line: Mashkikii;aki’ing Garden and Indigenous Community Worker
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GoodWork ID: 38999       Date posted to Mar 16 2017