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FoodShare is a food justice organization. This means that we are committed to working to identify and dismantle systemic forms of oppression in the food movement. Racialized people and others from equity-seeking groups are over-represented in food insecurity and poverty statistics, but are significantly under-represented in community based food organizations. We believe that those most affected by an issue must have access to paid positions in organizations tasked with challenging poverty and food insecurity. FoodShare strives to create a workspace that reflects the diversity of identities and lived experiences that exist within the communities we work alongside.

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Compensation at FoodShare 

At FoodShare we believe that taking an honest, transparent approach to our compensation structure improves morale and is key to building the trust that is foundational in advancing equity. We also have a transparent ratio between the lowest paid and highest paid FoodShare employee. The ratio is 1:3, which means that the highest paid person at FoodShare can earn no more than three times what the lowest paid person earns for their labour.

We are a living wage employer registered with the Ontario Living Wage Network. This network calculates the living wage in each region of Ontario based on the cost of living for the area. In Toronto, the living wage is $22.08/hr and no employee at FoodShare earns less than $24/hr.

As part of FoodShare’s commitment to equity, all staff get equal pay for equal work. As a result salaries and benefits are non-negotiable.

FoodShare believes that no one should be living in poverty, or experiencing food insecurity. This commitment to a living wage for all staff is an example of our values in action. It is also a key action identified in our Combating Anti-Black racism Action Plan (activity #18).

Our current pay grid can be found here.

Recruitment Process

FoodShare’s recruitment process involves the anonymization of all resumes prior to their being screened by the hiring committee. This step removes applicant personal details (names, email, addresses), educational & employment institutions, years of work experience, and personal interests to reduce potential for bias. Please make sure to detail your experience in your resume/cover letter to ensure the committee has the information they need to assess your qualifications for the role.

In recognition of the time and labour of preparing for and attending an interview, FoodShare financially compensates interviewees at a fixed rate of $75 per interview. FoodShare sends interviewees the interview questions in advance of the interview to allow them time to process the questions. Any time a candidate is asked to prepare a presentation or assignment for an interview, FoodShare will financially compensate the candidate for that work at a rate equal to the hourly rate for the position, based on the number of hours the hiring committee believes the task should take. FoodShare will not use ideas from presentations or assignments of candidates not selected for the position.

The following positions are with Black Creek Community Farm, a member of FoodShare’s Supportive Partnerships Platform. Black Creek Community Farm is an 8-acre farm in the heart of Jane and Finch neighbourhood in Toronto. They are a not-for-profit organization and a leader in Toronto’s dynamic urban agriculture and community food sector. They serve and enrich the community through a thriving farm, healthy food, as well as hands-on training and learning experiences. Their focus is to inspire the next generation by providing leadership in food justice and supporting diverse and social ecosystems.

Programs Trainee (BCCF)

Overview: The Programs Trainee will help the Programs team facilitate educational programming for the community through various projects based on the farm: children’s garden, Farm School, Urban Harvest, and seniors’ programming. The following are the main areas of work and in any given week. The Trainee can expect to rotate through these areas of work.

For more details and to apply, click here!

Farm Park Trainee (BCCF)

Overview: Compost Assistants are responsible for supporting the Mid-Scale Compost and Vermicompost operations at FoodShare Toronto, where all of the food scraps from our Good Food Program, kitchen, and Cafeteria spaces are composted on-site. We turn food waste into nutrient-rich compost that supports community and school gardens. Facilitate workshops about composting, worms, gardening, and resource connections for community gardens across the city. We animate and support up to 40 community compost initiatives across the City of Toronto.

For more details and to apply, click here!

Market Garden Trainee (BCCF)

Overview: The Market Garden Trainee will help the Market Garden team with all aspects of vegetable production and sales. The following are the main areas of work and in any given week. The trainee can expect to rotate through these areas of work.

For more details and to apply, click here!

Market Garden Assistant (BCCF)

Overview: This position supports the management of 1 acre of certified organic vegetable production for a CSA, an on-site farm store, and additional sales channels, totaling 3 acres of space. All duties will follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

For more details and to apply, click here!