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Call out for new TYFPC Members!

At the close of an incredible year, the TYFPC is now looking for up to 8 new council members to join our team for 2019-2020!

We are a Toronto-based social organization that seeks to engage and mobilize youth to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system for all. We do this by building community, raising awareness, and advocating for policy change. We also organize great events… with amazing food!

If you are an enthusiastic and motivated youth (age 16-30) who is interested in activating positive change within Ontario’s food system, consider applying your strengths and skills to one of the available positions below:

Available Positions (up to 8):

Operations Lead (1)

Networking Co-Lead (1) 

Education Co-Lead (3)

Advocacy Co-Lead (3)

Application Process:

Interested candidates should first, view the TYFPC Position Descriptions below (and attached as a PDF in links below). Next, fill out the TYFPC-Application-Form-2019 and email their application to applications@tyfpc.ca along with an up-to-date resume, with their position of interest included in the Subject Line. The submission deadline is Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.

Please be sure to read the position description(s) you are applying for thoroughly for further instructions. All questions pertaining to applications can be directed to applications@tyfpc.ca.

We look forward to hearing from you!

TYFPC Position Descriptions

Operations Lead (1)

The Operations Lead is responsible for the following:

      • Manage the council Gsuite and Google Calendar
      • Maintaining and updating the TYFPC website
      • Ensuring administrative subscriptions and renewals are tracked and completed
      • Maintaining and organizing the council Google Drive
      • Organizing and updating databases
    • Co-coordinate one community meeting with other council members.
    • Support the Executive Committee in decision making and strategic planning.

A person in this role should:

      • Have strong organizational and time management capabilities.
      • Have strong communication skills.
      • Be self-motivated to meet deadlines.
      • Be comfortable with web platforms (e.g. WordPress, administering Google email accounts).
    • Design skills and other web experience an asset.

Other requirements:

    • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2-day strategic planning retreat in September.
    • All council members are required to attend monthly council and committee and community meetings on the first Monday of each month.

How to apply:

    • Deadline: Send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by  Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 11:59 PM.
    • Submission Email Subject Line: ‘Operations Lead Application – Your Name’.
    • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in mid-July. 

The TYFPC welcomes applications from all interested food passionate youth, regardless of experience or background, between the ages of 16 and 30. We encourage applications from diverse communities, including Indigenous, racialized, disabled, queer, and trans* youth. We welcome all experiences (i.e. lived and academic) and encourage applicants to note this in their application. 

Networking Committee Co-Lead (1)

The Networking Co-Lead is responsible for the following: 

      • Collaboration: Building partnerships with like-minded youth and food organizations in the city. Gathering and sharing partner and community events with the TYFPC network.
      • Promotions and Events: Attending a variety of community events across the city to meet with other groups and raise the profile of the TYFPC. Hosting networking events for both the council and community.
    • Coordinating one community meeting with other council members

An ideal candidate would:

      • Love talking to new people.
      • Have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
      • Be friendly, outgoing, and approachable.
    • Have a strong interest in keeping up-to-date on Toronto food-related events and activities.

Other requirements:

    • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2-day strategic planning retreat in August/September.
    • All council members are required to attend monthly council, committee and community meetings on the first Monday of each month. 

How to apply:

    • Deadline: send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 11:59 PM.
    • Submission email subject line: ‘Advocacy Committee Application – First Name Last Name’.
    • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in mid-July.

The TYFPC welcomes applications from all interested food passionate youth, regardless of experience or background, between the ages of 16 and 30. We encourage applications from diverse communities, including Indigenous, racialized, disabled, queer, and trans* youth. We welcome both lived and academic experience, and encourage applicants to note this in their application.

Advocacy Committee Co-Lead (2)

The Advocacy Committee provides leadership in the following areas:

      • Research: engage the TYFPC network in local food policy issues.
      • Advocacy: offer a youth perspective on food issues while representing the TYFPC at meetings, events, public deputations, and other speaking opportunities.
      • Outreach: develop and lead discussions on food in collaboration with other advocacy organizations.
      • Co-coordinate one community meeting with other council members. 
    • The Council will also facilitate opportunities for community and additional committee members to write “advocacy spotlights” and guest blog posts through our communication channels in coordination with our communications team.

An ideal candidate would:

    • Be excited about municipal food policy and/or food justice issues.
    • Enjoy making presentations and facilitating group discussions.
    • Take initiative on projects and be able to manage their time.
    • Be comfortable in both a research and advocacy capacity.
      • Be interested in generating content for TYFPC’s website and social media.
    • Experience or interest in designing resources and tools for youth., including but not limited to: webinars, instruction kits, informational videos. 

Other requirements:

    • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2-day strategic planning retreat in August/September.
    • All council members are required to attend monthly council, committee and community meetings on the first Monday of each month. 

How to apply:

    • Deadline: send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 11:59 PM.
    • Submission email subject line: ‘Advocacy Committee Application – First Name Last Name’.
    • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in mid-July.

The TYFPC welcomes applications from all interested food passionate youth, regardless of experience or background, between the ages of 16 and 30. We encourage applications from diverse communities, including Indigenous, racialized, disabled, queer, and trans* youth. We welcome both lived and academic experience, and encourage applicants to note this in their application.

Education Committee Co-Lead (2)

The Education Committee Co-Lead is responsible for the following:

    • Journals
        • Collecting and sharing work by Toronto youth through the council’s journal platform
            • The Gathering – Our academic peer-reviewed journal
          • Melange – Our creative arts journal 
        • Create a call for submissions campaign
        • Determine a project plan to distribute and share submissions
          • Can take the form of a physical journal or alternate mediums.
      • Organize a ‘launch’ event for the journal for contributors, peer reviewers and public.  
    • Workshop facilitation 
      • Develop and facilitate educational workshops/toolkits/webinars
    • Council functions 
      •  Co-coordinate one community meeting with other council members. 

A person in this role should:

      • Have strong organizational capabilities. 
      • Be self-motivated. 
      • Be comfortable with or interested in public speaking and workshop facilitation.
      • Be attentive to detail (e.g. editing). 
    • Graphic design experience is an asset.

Other requirements:

    • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2-day strategic planning retreat in August/September.
    • All council members are required to attend monthly council, committee and community meetings the first Monday of each month.

How to apply:

    • Deadline: Send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 11:59 PM.
    • Submission Email Subject Line: ‘Education Committee Co-Lead Application – Your Name’.
    • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in mid-July

The TYFPC welcomes applications from all interested food passionate youth, regardless of experience or background, between the ages of 16 and 30. We encourage applications from diverse communities, including Indigenous, racialized, disabled, queer, and trans* youth. We welcome all experiences (i.e. lived and academic), and encourage applicants to note this in their application.