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Job Title: Green Community Animator (9 weeks)
Type: summer job / age 30 & under 
Organization: Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre
Location: Greenwood & Gerrard, East End Toronto, Ontario

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre (RIWC) is a non-profit community-based immigrant women’s organization committed to the empowerment of women.

Riverdale Hub is looking for a Green Community Animator who has gardening knowledge in growing organic crops, composting, vertical gardening, developing plants from seeds, and maximizing yield to assist us in:

  • Our year-round Women in the Garden (WIG) project and Food Service & Hospitality Training (FSHT) program
  • The maintenance of our rooftop and rainwater garden by introducing new crops and plants
  • Working with existing field placement students and volunteers on the project and program
  • Outreach with other gardening and environmental groups
  • Writing weekly reports and keeping participant attendance
  • Collaborating with our onsite vegan café
  • Maintaining our seed library
  • Ordering supplies and produce
  • Keeping track of waste and recycle organics for the rooftop garden
  • Supporting catering events


  • Be between the ages of 15 to 30 at the start of employment
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada; International Students are not eligible to apply due to Canada Summer Jobs 2019 funding agreement


  • Have the ability to work with diverse populations and support in the growth of organic crops used by different ethnic communities
  • Have knowledge of and concern about food security issues for marginalized groups
  • Understanding and knowledge of anti-oppression, anti-racism frameworks
  • The ability to assist in cooking and baking by using the crops grown in our garden
  • Interest in café/barista, vegan baking/cooking experience an asset
  • Social media experience required
  • Have post-secondary education or training in either Environmental Studies, Food Security, Urban Planning, Community Development, or related field/experience.

Please reply with a cover letter and resume to:

No phone calls, please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 2 2019    ID: 53305