CANADA SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM:
Food Security Coordinator - Ministry of Environmental Protection & Métis Rights
TEMPORARY FULL-TIME/PART-TIME POSITION UNTIL FEBRUARY 26, 2022 OR MAXIMUM 340 HOURS IN 17 WEEKS
LOCATION: Provincial Office - 13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey CLOSES: June 18, 2021 at 4:30 PM PST
ABOUT MÉTIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities
by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork,
respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud,
self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent rights for our Métis citizens,
assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Environmental
Protection & Métis Rights team as a Food Security Coordinator - Canada Summer job position.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Environmental Protection & Metis Rights , the primary objective
of the role is to assist MNBC with the development and planning of setting up community gardens. To
address the issue of food insecurity, due to climate change and other emergencies, Métis
communities have expressed an interest to start more community gardens. Community gardens provide
individuals and families with separate, communal, or mixed gardening areas to grow fresh food,
herbs, and plants of their choosing. These gardens also promote community and relationship building
and are a great way to share cultural knowledge. These communal spaces also serve as beautiful
community fixtures that positively contribute to the environment, especially in urban spaces that
are often deprived of green space.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Research community gardens and food security projects within various regions in British Columbia
• Gather community feedback regarding food security and community gardens.
• Assist in the development of a Métis specific resource package on “How to Start Your Own Community Garden”.
• Provide administrative and clerical support such as assembling files, labeling, mailing, scanning, faxing and photocopying, as well as responding to inquiries and other correspondence
• Perform data entry on various projects
• Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails
• Assist with any other Ministry of Ministry of Environmental Protection & Métis Rights tasks and responsibilities, as needed
• Provide support to other MNBC departments where needed
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
• High school diploma or equivalency; completion of one (1) year or more of post-secondary schooling is an asset
• Working knowledge of social media and related marketing strategies
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
• Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Word, Excel and other database/software
• Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
• Experience working in an office and team environment, an asset
• As per Canada Summer Jobs criteria, candidates must be;
o between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at start of employment
o a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or a person on whom refugee protection has been
conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
o legally entitled to work according to BC legislation and regulation.
• Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of
• Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
• Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license and personal vehicle for work purposes [if
The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and
are subject to change based on needs.
Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who
self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply.
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