Full-Time Permanent Residential Food and Nutrition Worker - Embrave: Agency to End Violence

Jan 01, 2024
Mississauga, Ontario

Embrave: Agency to End Violence (formerly known as Interim Place) is hiring! We embrace brave, inspire bravery, create systemic change to end gender-based violence in our community. We are a non-profit organization that provides shelter, counselling, and advocacy supports for women, two-spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary folks and their children impacted by gender-based violence. We amplify the voices of survivors, educate the community, and inspire systemic change to create a society free of violence. Embrave works within a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, disability justice, gender inclusion, decolonizing and harm reduction framework. All of our programs are from a Sex Workers Rights approach.  To learn more about Embrave, visit:

The Residential Food and Nutrition Workers will support residents and their children through meal preparation, food and supplies coordination, cleaning and organizing the kitchen, pantry, and storage areas, and maintaining the safety of the shelter premises.

Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs. per week. Non rotational shifts from Mondays to Fridays: 12:00pm – 7:30pm.
Hourly Rate: $23.35

What to Expect in the RFNW Role

  • Prepare meals for residents and incorporate cultural food preferences and dietary restrictions into meal planning.
  • Coordinate with Food Path and Second Harvest, place orders and pick up from food banks.
  • Clean kitchen, pantry, and storage areas including appliances and shelves according to the Health and Safety Standards. 
  • Maintain, order, stock and inventory of all household supplies & equipment, prepare & place orders, and complete weekly grocery shopping in consultation with residents and staff.
  • Purchase and prepare snacks for children’s lunches and after school.
  • Maintain positive relationship with residents’ work with them around food and other nutritional or dietary needs.
  • Conduct weekly residents’ meetings.
  • Assist in orientation to shelter and preparing of the departure package items for residents.
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety Policies and Procedures as outlined by the organization to minimize risks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned for the effective operation of the agency including supports with intake and crisis lines.

About You:

  • Practices accountability with clients, coworkers, partners, and management.
  • Prioritize confidentiality and demonstrate empathy, self-awareness, values teamwork, and open communication.
  • Strong understanding of cultural and dietary needs meeting all nutritional clients’ needs.
  • Understanding and follow safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of food supplies, equipment, services, ordering, and inventory control.
  • Knowledge on food service preparation and temperature requirements.


  • University or college education in a related field, such as Culinary Arts or the equivalent in education/work experience and a minimum 2-years experience preparing and cooking in restaurants/institutional or similar setting, including cultural food preferences and dietary restrictions.
  • Experience working with clients in areas such as poverty, violence, and homelessness and understanding of the systemic barriers experienced by clients and their intersectionality of oppressions i.e., Social Housing Reform Act; Mental Health Act; Landlord Tenant Act; O.W. Act, ODSP Act, etc.     
  • Understanding of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and trauma as a complex social problem.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn the intersectionality of sexism, racism, classism, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia, antisemitism, sanism, etc. on clients’ and their children’s lived experiences of violence.     
  • Professional communication skills; dedicated to team building and strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Current First Aid and CPR level C training is considered an asset.
  • ASL is an asset. 
  • Must hold the Food Handling certificate.
  • Hold G license and reliable car.

Are you interested in this role but unsure whether you meet all of the qualifications? Studies show that women and gender diverse individuals are unlikely to apply for positions unless they meet 100% of the criteria, while cis men usually apply after meeting just 60%. We encourage all interested applicants to apply for this role. Be sure to give us more insight as to why you are the right candidate for the position through your application and cover letter.

Organizational Equity Statement

Embrave: Agency to End Violence is committed to the development of an organization that reflects the communities it serves. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including:

  • First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples.
  • Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion, and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin.
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations.
  • Persons with visible and/or invisible disabilities.
  • Survivors of the psychiatric system/consumer survivors.
  • Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary people.

Please send a letter of application and current resume to Embrave: Agency to End Violence by January 1, 2024, utilizing Charity Village platform. Please include in your cover letter the position that you are applying for. 

We will provide employment accommodation if we are advised of an applicant’s needs in advance of any part of the selection process.

Embrave: Agency to End Violence is a unionized workplace with OPSEU. This position is within the bargaining unit and as such the terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement.   


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