Job: Rural Community Facilitator : Creating Welcoming Communities

Community Developer: Eco/Agri-Tourism to Create a Welcoming Community for Newcomers (including Migrant Farmworkers)


Full-time, 37.5 hr/wk; $17.50/hour

April-November 2018, must be 30 or under

Position involves fostering an inclusive, welcoming community for newcomers (including migrant farmworkers) 

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The position involves assisting with all aspects of this community development project, including:

  • event planning and promotion of community events (including the use of social media)
  • the preparation and serving of meals for events, 
  • guided farm and trail walks,
  • preparing the grounds and Langford Schoolhouse for events, 
  • management of the community garden plots,
  • teaching about:
    • organic farming and gardening techniques, restorative and ecological farming, sustainable land use practices to encourage biodiversity, farming and climate change, local threats to farmland, and 
    • the identification of native and edible plant species, and cultural variation in the use of these plants.  

 

The project is designed to:

  • create an inclusive welcoming rural community for newcomers (including migrant farmworkers),
  • Introduce participants to organic farming philosophy and practices,
  • help participants to identify local medicinal and edible plants,
  • share knowledge about how other cultures use plants, 
  • familiarize participants with local rail trail systems and the Grand River waterways, and
  • educate about the protection of farmland and the ecosystem.

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To qualify, you must also:

  • have graduated with a Canadian post-secondary degree/diploma,
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be 30 years or younger when you start the internship, and
  • not have participated in any other Youth Employment Strategy programs (ie. Career Focus).

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Please send a resume and cover letter to the Langford Conservancy.

Applications Due by March 28 to ella@Lconserv.org

Assets: driver's license and car, fluent in another language (particularly Arabic and Spanish), some experience in simple bike repairs