[Job] Indigenous and Northern Community Programmer - Part-time

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 4:08pm


Food Secure Canada will host it’s 10th National Assembly: Resetting the Table from November 1-4, 2018 in Montreal. The Assembly, will bring together Canada’s brightest food thinkers and most innovative organizations to share and develop practical solutions to national and global issues related to food - climate, equity, health and sustainability. The National Assembly will feature many sessions, keynotes from leaders in Indigenous Food Sovereignty, and there will be many Indigenous participants.

Food Secure Canada and the Sudbury Social Planning Council are looking for a self-identified Indigenous person with broad experience and knowledge of Indigenous Food Sovereignty issues for a six-month part-time contract. The successful candidate will collaborate with FSC staff and members of the Indigenous Learning Circle on Food Sovereignty to curate Indigenous and Northern Stream sessions for the National Assembly, assist in the planning of an Indigenous Food Sovereignty Plenary, coordinate with FSC staff to support Indigenous Assembly participants with the administration of travel bursaries and associated logistics, and will provide regular updates to the Indigenous Learning Circle on Food Sovereignty and to FSC management. This position can be located anywhere in Canada, but must be available to travel to Montreal for the Assembly.


The successful candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Strong, broad knowledge of and background in the Indigenous Food Sovereignty movement.
  • Academic or professional experience/understanding of how Indigenous Food Sovereignty relates to the broader food security and sustainability movement in Canada.
  • Proven ability to build bridges, create partnerships, manage projects, and achieve consensus among diverse groups, stakeholders and organizations.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Well-organized with excellent follow-through on tasks
  • Good team worker
  • A college or university diploma / degree in relevant field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with event planning, budget management, logistics  an asset.
  • Experience with non-profit\community sector an asset.
  • Having a large, diverse network within the Indigenous Food Sovereignty community an asset
  • Aptitude to work in an online environment


  • Coordinate collaboration between Indigenous Learning Circle on Food Sovereignty and relevant FSC staff to curate Indigenous and Northern Stream sessions, including:
    • Working with presenters of existing session proposals to adapt, combine or otherwise modify proposals.
    • Ensure the overall Indigenous and Northern content is diverse, relevant and engaging.
  • Collaborate with FSC Staff and Indigenous Learning Circle in the planning of the Indigenous Food Sovereignty plenary.
  • Convene calls and Provide regular updates to Indigenous Learning Circle on Food Sovereignty
  • Contribute to FSC Assembly communications – proofing, editing, translation and design
  • Participate in outreach and promotional activities for Assembly
  • In-Canada travel required at times
  • Assist with other tasks as needed

Application process:

Please send your cover letter and resume by email to FSC Executive Director Diana Bronson and Sudbury Social Planning Council Executive Director Joseph Leblanc at admin@foodsecurecanada.org before midnight July 11th, 2018 with job posting for Assembly Curator as the subject line. Food Secure Canada is committed to equality, and encourages applications from people of all sexual and gender orientations, including those who identify as visible minorities, Indigenous people, and/or persons with disabilities. Interviews are expected to take place in Montreal at the end of August or beginning of September.  Only candidates that have been selected for an interview will receive a reply.

Salary: $23/h, up to 305 hours (20 weeks at 15h/week) for a total of $6900. It is expected that some periods will be busier than others.

Start date: As soon as possible


About Food Secure Canada

Food Secure Canada (FSC) is a Canada-wide alliance of civil society organizations and individuals working towards three inter-related goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food and sustainable food systems. Together we are creating the building blocks of a healthy, fair and ecological food system, grounded in strengthened democracy and community action.