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Job Summary: To assist in the expansion of children's nature and gardening programs to Community Centre's across the City. 30-40 hours per week, primarily weekdays 9am-4pm (some evening and/or weekend work will be required).
Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit, recreation, vehicle and various office equipment.
Season(s): All
District(s): High Park (with travel to other locations across Toronto).  District map (pdf)
Wage: View wage rate chart (pdf)


  • Assists in the expansion of children's nature and gardening programs to Community Centre's across the City.
  • Supports the administration, coordination and delivery of Children's Garden & Exploring Toronto Programs and community events.
  • Assists in the preparation and delivery of staff training in local ecology, organic gardening & children's environmental programming.
  • Researches, coordinates, produces and distributes supplies and resources for staff training, program development, promotion and expansion.
  • Assists and supports garden site design, preparation, planting, development, harvest and maintenance.
  • Assists with coordination of program staff, volunteers, partnerships, sponsorships and program documentation.
  • Interacts with parents, schools, community agencies, staff and the public to provide program information.
  • Assists with accounting and reports.
  • Oversees administrative tasks performed to support the program.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
  • Travels from site to site.
  • Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.


  • Experience in developing, coordinating and delivering children's recreational or outdoor environmental education programming for children ages 3-12.
  • Experience in organic gardening and garden design.
  • Administrative, organizational, researching, budgeting and accounting skills.
  • Excellent written, communication, presentation and public relations skills
  • Experience developing and delivering staff or volunteer training preferred.
  • Knowledge of local ecology, environmental issues and Toronto's heritage is an asset.
  • Proficiency in use of current office technology and computer applications relevant to the position (including Internet and Microsoft Office).
  • Knowledge & understanding of all relevant City regulations, policies and procedures an asset.
  • Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR-C) certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
  • Valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's license.
  • You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.
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