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Summer Student - Program Support Worker – Garden Group

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Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre

Summer Student - Program Support Worker – Garden Group

Parkdale Queen West is a non-profit, community-based health organization committed to improving the health of community members, particularly those at risk for poverty and discrimination. Our multi-disciplinary approach includes the provision of primary health/dental care, counselling, harm reduction, community development, advocacy, and innovative partnerships with other organizations. Parkdale Queen West is a leader in the development of inner-city health services focusing on the needs of homeless and street involved youth, adults and families. Parkdale Queen West is a pro-choice and LGBTTQ and 2-Sprit-positive organization committed to employment equity and anti-discrimination. Parkdale Queen West is committed to a harm reduction and health promotion framework across our services.

* Note: This is an HRSDC supported position. Applicants must be 30 years of age or under, currently attending school full-time and returning to school full-time in the fall. *

General Responsibility:
The position will work closely with the community garden program run by the centre. They will help support the program which runs on a weekly basis, help with program planning and prep, as well as help maintain the garden. This position may also be asked to assist with other programs running out of the centre.

Specific Duties:

  1. Support gardening programs (set up, planning, running activities, etc.)
  2. Assist in developing garden activities
  3. Maintenance and care of community garden
  4. Support in the maintenance of the community kitchen including food purchasing and cooking
  5. Assist in other health promotion activities/with other programs as required


  1. Experience working in gardens (through paid employment or volunteer work)
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills
  3. Excellent writing skills 
  4. Crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills are an asset
  5. Experience working with people who are marginalized including people who are homeless, people who use substances, people with mental health issues, and new immigrants.
  6. Knowledge of community resources, harm reduction and additional languages are assets
  7. Knowledge of food handling is an asset
  8. Indigenous cultural sensitivity is an asset

Accountable to: Indigenous Health Promoter

Salary range : $16/hr. + 4% in lieu of vacation
Hours : 30 hours/week for 8 weeks

How to Apply

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

E-Mail: hiring committee

Subject Line: Job # Garden Group 2018

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
168 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON M5V 2R4

Application Deadline: open until filled.

We regret that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.