Program Assistant

In this full-time contract position, with funding provided by Miziwe-Biik, you will provide administrative and logistical support to our program team. The position reports to our Director of Programs and works closely with various program team members.

Park People supports and mobilizes community park groups, community organizers, non-profits, park professionals and funders to activate the power of parks to build strong communities, healthy environments, and resilient cities.

We are actively working to hire, meaningfully engage with, and include guidance and input from, Black, Indigenous and people of colour in ways that centre on intersectionality, Indigenous resilience, and ​anti-racist principles. We are committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workspaces and programs, and encourage applications from BIPOC candidates. Successful candidates must register or be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment training and are working with an Employment Advisor.

As Program Assistant your role will include:

The skills and experience you bring to the role include:

Location: The candidate must be GTA-based. This is primarily a remote position, with occasional in-person presence required at events as needed.

Salary: $43,000

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Hours: Flexible with approximate 9-5 Monday to Friday with the flexibility required to accommodate meetings and events on weekends and evenings.

Park People is a great place to work:

Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence as soon as possible to If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on a rolling basis, so anyone interested in the position is encouraged to apply early. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted within two weeks of their applications. Once the position has been filled, we will close the application process. We are thankful for all applications, and will only be contacting candidates invited for an interview.

In addition to following all Provincial and Federally mandated Covid-19 measures, and to ensure the safety of our employees and our stakeholders, Park People requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.



Miziwe Biik

Aboriginal Employment and Training


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