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Innovation Youth

For the past several years, Innovation Youth has managed several urban agriculture sites downtown, through a program called From the Root to the City. These sites, aiming to augment green spaces in densely heated urban areas, also serve as learning gardens for youth, children, churches and families. Six young interns will work at these gardens on a weekly basis, under the supervision of the environmental educator. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about gardening in an urban environment, who loves creation care, who is ready to learn and reflect about theological and justice-related issues to urban ministry and who is a flexible team player.


Job Posting

Time commitment  30 hours/week

Pay scale  $14.50/h 

Start date  May 16, 2022 

End date – September 2nd, 2022, possibility of extending contract conditionally upon funding

This summer job is of ered 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.

Main responsibilities

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

  • Work with Community Mobilisation Agent to manage volunteers for all sites 

    • Liaise with the Garden Technician to create lists of tasks for each site 

    • Host work sessions 

    • Create and maintain volunteer schedule and/or scheduling tool

  • Work with the Coordinator to recruit volunteers

    • Create and maintain a volunteer communication plan 

  • Collaborate with Community Mobilisation Agent and Coordinator to plan and host community education activities 

  • Manage interns 

    • Liaise with the Garden Technician to create lists of tasks for each site 

    • Supervise interns while on site 

    • Liaise with Ferme de l’Ile for a West-Island rotation 

    • Schedule workshops 

    • Work with the Coordinator to create internship evaluation materials 

    • Conduct internship evaluations 

  • Collaborate with Innovation Youth Library staff to host a Children’s Garden Club (dates TBD, July and August) 

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


  • Interested in/committed to being part of the program for multiple years

  • Experience in education, facilitation, community work, or similar fields

  • Comfortable in English and French 

  • Knowledge of or training in environmental studies, gardening, or similar

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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