Recreation Counsellor

Innovation Youth

The vision of the Innovation Youth is to offer a space for the neighbourhood to address issues of food insecurity and food justice, called Innovation Assistance. Innovation Assistance will transition to a solidarity market model, while offering community kitchen workshops to the neighbourhood. The community recreational counsellor is responsible for working with IA team, volunteers and members, supervised by the Innovation Youth Coordinator. They will help run community kitchens, assist in planning, setup/take down of markets and participate in community mobilization activities around food security and justice.


Job Posting

Hours  30 hours/week 

Pay scale  $14,50/h 

Start date  May 2nd, 2022 

End date  September 2nd, 2022

This summer job is offered in collaboration with Service Canada and is conditional to the provision of a federal grant. The applicant must be at least 15 years old and no more than 30 years old at the moment of hiring.


  • Help with set-up/take-down of solidarity market space 

  • Assist in the planning of and attend volunteer board “games” meetings

  • Assist in the workshops for Peter-McGill residents, community kitchens, nutrition, budgeting, developmentally appropriate for children and their families, and youth

  • Participate in program evaluation meetings, attend ops debrief meetings

  • Assist in related tasks to the solidarity market 

  • Collaborate with the volunteer manager for workshops and mobilisation activities

  • Attend biweekly staff check-ins and prayer meetings, Christian Direction staff meetings and other supplementary training 


  • Bilingual in French and English 

  • Passion for food justice 

  • Experience working in the educational or community development sector(s) an asset

  • Comfort working within a team environment 

  • Experience with newly landed immigrants an asset 

  • Outgoing, comfortable making conversation with a wide variety of people

Other Responsibilities

  • Committed to Christ and who affirms the Nicene Creed.

  • Committed to a life animated by the Spirit and spiritual disciplines (i.e. community, simplicity, and witness).

  • Strong sense of vocation and integration of faith and work.

  • Team player and team builder, participating in the life and spirituality of the team. 

  • Not be more than 30 years old at the moment of hiring

Context and Organisation

Christian Direction is a Christian organisation. Its vision is to see God transform all of life in urban communities by the concerted actions of committed Christians. It fulfils its vision through partnerships with churches that are committed towards their local community and doing ministries with committed Christians. Christian Direction has several ministry sites located in five boroughs in Montréal, but is also doing ministry elsewhere in Quebec. 

Innovation Youth is one of Christian Direction’s urban ministries located in Peter-McGill, on the western end of downtown Montreal. It’s mission is to offer a community space to families and youth living in or frequently visiting downtown, opening up possibilities for harmonious integration into family, social and academic life. Amongst its services, Innovation Youth offers Connections, a high school diploma program, a children’s library, urban agriculture initiatives, community development and food autonomy programs.

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Carole Tapin.





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