We are hiring! Application Deadline March 26, 2015

APRIL 20, 2015 – OCTOBER 30, 2015


The South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) is a non-profit, multi-service organization that provides primary health care, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion to residents of Riverdale and South East Toronto.

The SRCHC is the Trustee for the Riverdale Food Working Group (RFWG). The RFWG is a grassroots organization composed of members from the community and four local service organizations, including SRCHC. The RFWG mission is to facilitate the building of healthy and equitable food systems, address food insecurity issues and to engage residents in the community (particularly marginalized people and those on low income) to participate in activities that will improve access to healthy and fresh food.

The RFWG’s Good Food Market project consists of three Good Food Markets: located at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre; the Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre; and the Ralph Thornton Community Centre.  The Good Food Markets (GFMs) provide fresh, high quality, nutritious and affordable food for purchase at local outdoor markets.

The GFMs Hub Animator works in close collaboration with the RFWG Good Food Markets (GFMs) Committee and the RFWG Steering Committee to coordinate the RFWG GFMs at three sites: SRCHC, Eastview and Riverside RTC. The position is based at the SRCHC, reporting to the Manager, Newcomers and Families and to the RFWG Steering Committee.


• Attends and participates in the GFMs committee meetings

• Monitors and manages the GFMs budget with the GFMs committee

• Leads, manages, recruits and supports a diverse team of volunteers

• Documents and updates the operational manual for the RFWG GFMs project

• Works with GFM host sites to recruit and select GFM volunteer coordinators

• Delivers orientation training for the community volunteer workers in collaboration with the GFM committee and each RFWG GFM site

• Liaises with each of the three designated site leaders on a weekly basis

• Facilitates communication and collaboration among the three GFMs

• Provides support to each of the three GFM sites, as needed, in the areas of volunteer coordination, ordering, market days, market floats, money recollection with SRCHC petty cash and distribution of market leftovers

• Prepares the final evaluation report for the GFMs project

• Works in collaboration with the RFWG GFM Harvest Meal Program

• Helps with events and other duties as determined by the GFM committee


• Post-secondary education preferred

• Excellent communication, coordination and organizational skills

• Skilled group facilitator and experience with popular education methods

• Demonstrated experience of working with vulnerable populations

• Solid knowledge of food security issues

• Financial management skills

• Ability to work independently and be very effective in a team environment

• Strong networking and information sharing skills

• Collaborative approach with groups/project leadership

• Excellent time management skills

• Demonstrated experience with community development projects

• Knowledge of the Riverdale community essential

• Excellent computer and social media skills

• Experience working with an anti-oppression framework

• Commitment to inclusive approaches to community building

• Creative problem solver

• Knowledge of safe food handling; Food Handling Certificate an asset

• Second language skills an asset

A police clearance letter completed within the past twelve months will be required prior to commencing employment.

The deadline for applicants is Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence to:
The Hiring Committee
GFM Hub Animator
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
955 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 3P3



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