FoodShare strives to create a workspace that reflects the diversity of identities and lived experiences that exist within the communities we work alongside. We are committed to working to identify and dismantle systemic forms of oppression in the food system. 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 work. We believe that those most affected by an issue must have access to paid positions in organizations tasked with challenging poverty and food insecurity.

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 have a transparent 1:3 ratio between the lowest paid and highest paid FoodShare employee. This 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.

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.

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

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. 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.

FoodShare sends interviewees the interview questions in advance of the interview to allow them time to process the questions.

Accommodation

If you require accommodation when navigating the application process, please contact: hr@foodshare.net.

Current Openings

None at this time – please check back soon!