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Etobicoke Park Program Coordinator

Park People is a national registered charity that helps people activate the power of parks in order to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. We believe that parks that are animated by ongoing community support are powerful spaces that foster meaningful social connections, while strengthening local economies, improving the local environment and supporting mental and physical health. Our original focus was on the City of Toronto and in early 2017 we expanded our work nationally.

We support more than 400 community park groups across the country, bringing them together with city staff, funders, and other partners to host events, plant more trees and gardens, build new park infrastructure, steward volunteers, and transform parks into dynamic community hubs.

In 2018 we helped more than 6,000 volunteers across the country animate their local parks. We place particular emphasis on building capacity within underserved communities, and work with area agencies and residents to reduce barriers to participation and serve diverse audiences. Our key initiatives include:

 Role:

The Park Program Coordinator will support underserved community groups in Etobicoke with park programming.  They will coordinate volunteer-led park programs such as walking clubs for seniors, arts in the park programming, summer and fall festivals, and a variety of other park programming. They will provide support for stewardship projects in Etobicoke including community gardens, clean ups, tree care programs, shrub and native flower plantings. They will also introduce communities to nature programs in the Humber River watershed. Along with on the ground program support, this role will support the delivery of workshops, webinars and communications directed to, and for, volunteer community park groups that animate and improve parks in Etobicoke.

Key Responsibilities:

Qualifications :

Eligibility Criteria: This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible to apply to this position, individuals must:

– Be between 15 and 30 years of age.
– Be able to commit to the full term of employment.

Wage: $18/hour

Hours: 35/ week

Anticipated Start Date: mid-June 2019

Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by May 24, 2019 to admin@parkpeople.caPlease reference Etobicoke Park Program Coordinator in the subject line of your email.

Park People supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Park People is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in the recruitment or selection process, please notify us in advance if you require any accommodations.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

 

 

Scarborough Park Program Coordinator

Park People is a national registered charity that helps people activate the power of parks in order to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. We believe that parks that are animated by ongoing community support are powerful spaces that foster meaningful social connections, while strengthening local economies, improving the local environment and supporting mental and physical health. Our original focus was on the City of Toronto and in early 2017 we expanded our work nationally.

We support more than 400 community park groups across the country, bringing them together with city staff, funders, and other partners to host events, plant more trees and gardens, build new park infrastructure, steward volunteers, and transform parks into dynamic community hubs.

In 2018 we helped more than 6,000 volunteers across the country animate their local parks. We place particular emphasis on building capacity within underserved communities, and work with area agencies and residents to reduce barriers to participation and serve diverse audiences. Our key initiatives include:

Role:

The Park Program Coordinator will support underserved community groups in Scarborough with park programming.  They will coordinate volunteer-led park programs such as walking clubs for seniors, arts in the park programming, summer and fall festivals, and a variety of other park programming. They will provide support for stewardship projects in Scarborough; including community gardens, clean ups, tree care programs, shrub and native flower plantings. They will also introduce communities to nature programs in the Highland Creek and Rouge River watersheds. Along with on the ground program support, this role will support the delivery of workshops, webinars and communications directed to, and for, volunteer community park groups that animate and improve parks in Scarborough.

Key Responsibilities:

Qualifications :

Eligibility Criteria: This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible to apply to this position, individuals must:

– Be between 15 and 30 years of age.
– Be able to commit to the full term of employment.

Wage: $18/hour

Hours: 35/ week

Anticipated Start Date: mid-June 2019

Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by May 24, 2019 to admin@parkpeople.caPlease reference Scarborough Park Program Coordinator in the subject line of your email.

Park People supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Park People is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in the recruitment or selection process, please notify us in advance if you require any accommodations.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

 

Park Program Coordinator (Toronto)

Park People is a national registered charity that helps people activate the power of parks in order to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. We believe that parks that are animated by ongoing community support are powerful spaces that foster meaningful social connections, while strengthening local economies, improving the local environment and supporting mental and physical health. Our original focus was on the City of Toronto and in early 2017 we expanded our work nationally.

We support more than 400 community park groups across the country, bringing them together with city staff, funders, and other partners to host events, plant more trees and gardens, build new park infrastructure, steward volunteers, and transform parks into dynamic community hubs. We also provide training, conduct research, issue reports, and share learnings with a national network of 5,000+ park enthusiasts. Our work has made us Canada’s leading city parks transformation organization.

In 2018 we helped more than 6,000 volunteers across the country animate their local parks, engaged over 50,000 Canadians in dynamic park programming, and distributed hundreds of resources. We place particular emphasis on building capacity within underserved communities, and work with area agencies and residents to reduce barriers to participation and serve diverse audiences. Our key initiatives include:

Role:

This role will support Park People’s programs, research, and resource development by helping to facilitate park programming in Toronto, as well as supporting the development of resources for park groups across the country.  The Program Coordinator will provide support to volunteer-led programs such as walking clubs for seniors in parks, and arts programming through the Arts In the Park program. They will also support workshops, webinars and communications directed to and for the volunteer community park groups that animate and improve parks in Toronto, including groups led by, and organized for, youth and newcomers. Along with on the ground program support this role will support online resources and communication for groups outside of Toronto.

Key Responsibilities:

Qualifications :

Eligibility Criteria: This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible to apply to this position, individuals must:

– Be between 15 and 30 years of age.
– Be able to commit to the full term of employment.

Wage: $18/hour

Hours: 35/ week

Anticipated Start Date: May 21, 2019

Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by May 17, 2019 to admin@parkpeople.ca.  Please reference Park Program Coordinator in the subject line of your email.

Park People supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Park People is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in the recruitment or selection process, please notify us in advance if you require any accommodations.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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