Blog Category: Organizations

Kootenay Farm Directory: Spring 2020

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 24, 2020

It’s March 2020 and in the face of a global health crisis, we’re experiencing some supply chain disruptions and an increased local demand for healthy food. It’s more important than ever to support your local farmers! Food producers have had to quickly pivot their business models and sales channels to adapt to the evolving market and regulatory conditions. If you are located in southeastern BC and are looking for ways to connect directly with farmers and food producers in your area, consider joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for weekly boxes, purchasing online for delivery, pick-up or from your local Farmers’ Markets, … Continue reading Kootenay Farm Directory: Spring 2020

GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 09, 2020

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Apply now for the 2020-2021 GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment! The GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment, with support from the Sustainability Network, offers young leaders (aged 18-30) the chance to gain invaluable training and experience from Canada’s top environmental champions on Parliament Hill. The program runs from September 2020-June 2021 and includes a monthly stipend totalling $25,000. Interns work full-time in the Parliament Hill office of a Member of Parliament (MP) with a proven record of environmental leadership. Reflecting GreenPAC’s commitment to nonpartisanship, host MPs come from across the political spectrum and from every major national political party. During this time, Interns … Continue reading GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment

Buy from SPUD.ca in March & Support Women Farmers!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 08, 2020

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Gender Equality For Food Sustainability In celebration of all the hard-working women in the food system, SPUD.ca is donating 25% of all sales from eight highlighted women-led vendors to Young Agrarians! Thank you SPUD.ca! Buy from any of their women-owned vendors this month and a portion of your purchase will support aspiring women farmers in BC and Alberta. Get groceries, grow a farmer! >> Shop SPUD’s Women-Owned Businesses << Funds raised will go towards the Young Agrarians B.C. Business Mentorship Network, and the Alberta Apprenticeship Program, which pair up new and seasoned farmers to cultivate skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Get … Continue reading Buy from SPUD.ca in March & Support Women Farmers!

FEB 23-29, 2020: SOUTHERN BC – Tackling the Farm Crisis & the Climate Crisis Events

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 13, 2020 4 Comments

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EVENT SERIES: Tackling the Farm Crisis & the Climate Crisis National Farmers Union Youth President Stuart Oke, will explore the connections between the farm income crisis and the climate crisis and ways farmers can increase revenues and help to mitigate the effects of climate change. In December the National Farmers Union (NFU) release a report called Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis: A Transformative Strategy for Canadian Farmers and Food Systems.  Key conclusions include: The climate crisis is a threat to Canadian farms, but also an opportunity to re-orient our farms to become more integrated, life-sustaining and community-sustaining. The … Continue reading FEB 23-29, 2020: SOUTHERN BC – Tackling the Farm Crisis & the Climate Crisis Events

Filled ~ FARM APPRENTICESHIP: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 05, 2020

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The deadline for applications has passed. We thank all those who applied and we have made our hiring decisions. For current Ignatius Jesuit Centre employment please see: https://ignatiusguelph.ca/get-involved/employment/ Check back with us in January 2021 for our 2021  Farm Internship program! View more farm jobs and apprenticeships here.  Looking for a farming apprenticeship in Ontario? Check out Ignatius Farm in Guelph! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers’ markets, local businesses and service agencies. The programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal community events. The Ignatius Jesuit Centre … Continue reading Filled ~ FARM APPRENTICESHIP: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 22, 2020

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Job Posting for Maternity Leave: Bookkeeper The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire an experienced temporary bookkeeper to cover maternity leave for 12 months.  The Bookkeeper works closely with the COABC Executive Director.  This is a part time position, 14 hours (2 days) per week at a rate of $22.00 per hour.  The position will be based out of our Vernon office. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony.  COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods.  The organization also … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Richmond Food Security Society, Education Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 17, 2020

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Richmond Food Security Society, in Richmond, BC, is hiring a full-time permanent Education Program Coordinator! About Richmond Food Security Society Richmond Food Security Society (RFSS) is a not-for-profit organization inspiring a robust Richmond food system through education, advocacy, and community-building initiatives. We are a small team supported by many volunteers all passionate about urban agriculture and food security. We live the values of the Richmond Food Charter and we courageously engage our community to address food-related challenges. We grow the community and have fun while doing it. We are a living wage, equal opportunity organization, and will not discriminate on any basis. We are seeking … Continue reading JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Richmond Food Security Society, Education Program Coordinator

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community, Assistant Property & Office Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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Cowichan Green Community in Duncan, BC is seeking an Assistant Property & Office Manager! Overview: This position will report directly to the General Manager and is responsible for assisting with CGC operations including The Station Building. This position is full time, 35 hours per week with a 3 month probationary period. Duties: This position will be accountable for the following: The Station: assist with management of the building Complete residential tenant intakes, move in/move out inspections, and requests Complete commercial tenants issues and concerns Purchase cleaning supplies and equipment Ensure building repairs and maintenance, including snow removal are completed Ensure building and common … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community, Assistant Property & Office Manager

FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – The Sharing Farm, Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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The Sharing Farm in Richmond, BC is seeking a Farm Manager! ABOUT The Sharing Farm For over 18 years The Sharing Farm (TSF), a not-for-profit community farm, has been growing food to donate to the Richmond Food Bank an community meal programs. We occupy a 4-acre site in Terra Nova Park. We have a state of the art barn built in 2016, including a walk-in cooler and wash station. There is also a good inventory of equipment and machinery including a Grillo G131 walk behind tractor, a Kubota LA525 tractor, a paper pot transplanter, and a farm truck. At The Sharing Farm, high functioning systems are in place, the … Continue reading FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – The Sharing Farm, Farm Manager

JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – FarmFolk CityFolk, Feast of Fields Event Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 08, 2020

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FarmFolk CityFolk in Vancouver, BC is seeking a Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields Event Coordinator for 2020! About FarmFolk CityFolk FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is a not-for-profit society connecting, empowering, and inspiring people to strengthen BC’s sustainable food systems.  We develop, operate, and act as a catalyst for projects that support access to and production of local, sustainable food; support local growers and producers; provide access to and protection of farmland; and connect, educate, and celebrate with communities across BC.  Since 1993, FFCF has been a leader in local food and sustainable agriculture working with business, NGO partners, government, universities, and the … Continue reading JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – FarmFolk CityFolk, Feast of Fields Event Coordinator