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Garden to Table Coordinator

Organization Overview:

York Region Food Network is a regional hub that offers programs and education to ensure that the people of York Region have dignified access to healthy food produced within a sustainable food system. Our vision is Food for Health – Food for All.

 Position Overview:

The Garden to Table Coordinator position is an exciting opportunity to plan and implement healthy food programs. This role will be comprised of a variety of responsibilities from organizing participants and programs at community gardens to leading cooking programs in the community. The ideal candidate will combine strong communication and community development skills with a passion for food and social justice.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the activities in our community gardens in Aurora, Newmarket, Richmond Hill and Vaughan
  • Coordinate and facilitate garden committees to foster engagement of gardeners and the broader community
  • Create a safe and welcoming program environment and ensure health and safety of participants
  • Maintain program records including registration, in-kind support, and volunteers
  • Cultivate communication, leadership and food skills among program participants and volunteers
  • Maintain and develop relationships with farmers, processors and distributors for food procurement.
  • Facilitate groups, in the garden and in the kitchen, building a safe inclusive space for participants
  • Complete program evaluations and ensure programs are responding to needs in the community
  • Foster and sustain positive working relationships with others, internally and externally, to further the mission of YRFN
  • Other duties as assigned. Some work can be physical.


  • Relevant diploma or degree or equivalent experience – horticulture, culinary, social work, adult education, community development.
  • Experience in gardening and food skills.
  • Safe Food Handling and Smart Serve certificates an asset.
  • Excellent group facilitation, interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to food insecurity issues affecting individuals and families.
  • Knowledge of community services in York Region.
  • Experience in community development and collaboration.
  • Understand the dynamics of working with volunteers.
  • Strong communication, organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Computer literacy – Microsoft Office, e-mail, and Internet.

Contract Position: now until December 31, 2018 – potential for renewal based on funding

Wage: $23.50/hour (28-30 hours/week)

Application Deadline:   March 15, 2018

Reports to:  Executive Director

Submit Resume to:         Hiring Committee, York Region Food Network

                                                E-mail: 4moreinfo@yrfn.ca

 York Region Food Network is committed to employment equity and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. We would like to thank all applicants; only those invited to interviews will be contacted.

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