Community Liaison
Worker: Urban
Gardening

West Island Network

The West Island Network (WIN) is an initiative of Christian Direction Inc. (CDI), an urban Christian ministry that partners with congregations and social service agencies for the social and spiritual transformation of youth, families, and their communities. The WIN exists to connect and resource Christ-following churches to serve their communities.

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Job Posting

Time commitment 30 hours a week

Pay scale   $14.50/h

Start date   June 1st 2022

End date   August 24th, 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.

Responsibilities 

  • Community Research

    • Determine the landscape of community & urban gardening in the West Island

    • Identify potential partners and garden sites

  • Project Planning

    • Create an urban gardening proposal

    • Create a strategy to recruit volunteers and interns

    • Select garden sites

  • Gardening

    • Plant gardens with volunteers

    • Ensure upkeep of garden sites

  • Community Engagement

    • Design short-term student internships for youth

    • Connect and develop partnerships with churches and youth organizations to design future internships

  • Attend biweekly staff check-ins and prayer meetings, WIN CAITeam meetings and other supplementary training

  • Participate in the Urban Labs training program, a theological undergirding to urban practice 

Qualifications

  • Experience in gardening, agriculture, or similar fields (e.g. working at a nursery)

  • Comfortable in English and French

  • Knowledge of regenerative and/or Indigenous agriculture a plus

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. 

  • Be 15 years old up to 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. The West Island Network (WIN) is an initiative of Christian Direction Inc. (CDI), an urban Christian ministry that partners with congregations and social service agencies for the social and spiritual transformation of youth, families, and their communities. The WIN exists to connect and resource Christ-following churches to serve their communities.

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Carole Tapin.

Call 

514-878-3035

Email 

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