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Scarborough Community Food Animator, Stop Community Food Centre

Part time - 6 month contract

The Community Food Animator (CFA) will work in Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) buildings in Scarborough, to be a resource to four community food projects that have been established with help from the Toronto Community Food Animators. Based out of the Stop Community Food Centre the CFA will work collaboratively as a member of the of the Community Food Animators Project team (which includes staff from the Afri-Can Food Basket, FoodShare Toronto, and The Stop).   This position is 22.5 hours per week and runs from March 1 to August 31, 2009.  Salary is $20.26 per hour.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with tenants groups involved in community gardens, kitchens and markets in TCHC buildings in Scarborough, offering facilitation and/or direct organizing support, where appropriate
  • Work with Animator team to develop and deliver training to community food project coordinators
  • Work with Scarborough agencies to develop long-term approach to food animation in the community
  • Work with tenant groups to support their efforts to secure sustainable funding
  • Work with Animator team to continue to develop the Toronto Community Food Animators Program
  • Oversee project budget and disbursements
  • Participate in evaluation and report writing

Qualifications

  • Two years or more experience in community development work
  • Knowledge of food security principles and programs
  • Cooking and gardening skills
  • Knowledge of Scarborough community and agencies
  • Solid communications and facilitation skills
  • Experience with inclusive training approaches
  • Experience working with diverse communities

Please send your letter and resume by 5:00 p.m., February 20, 2009, to: 

Community Food Animator, The Stop Community Food Centre
P.O. Box 69, Station East
Toronto, ON  M6H 4E1
general@thestop.org

No faxes please.

[Source: Toronto Food Policy Council,  http://www.toronto.ca/health/tfpc_index.htm]