Community Outreach Coordinator - York Region - Environmental Defence

May 27, 2024
York, Ontario

Join our Canvassing Team in York Region

About the Role

If you care about the environment, working on a team, and getting involved in your community within York Region (Aurora, King City, Markham, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Vaughan, Newmarket, ), this role might be a great fit for you!

Environmental Defence Canada (EDC) is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities. EDC is looking to engage communities in York Region for a 4-week canvassing project with the possibility of an extension. This is a 4-week part-time position (up 12 hours/week) with flexibility in scheduling work hours (daytime, evenings and weekends). The pay is $22/hour.  

Purpose of the Role 

The Community Outreach Coordinator, who is currently residing in the York region or has strong community ties there, will be responsible for targeted outreach to communities in York Region.  

This will involve primarily conducting door-to-door outreach (canvassing) and in some instances engaging with people at events and festivals. 

The Community Outreach Coordinator will work closely with other outreach staff and will report to the Ontario Engagement Manager.  


  • Ability to engage with the public in a friendly and professional manner

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • A passion for the environment and community engagement

  • Previous canvassing, sales, non-profit, survey collection, or customer service experience an asset but not required 

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

  • Organization and good attention to detail 

  • Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid Ontario driver’s license an asset   


York Region, Ontario. 

To apply

Please apply through our hiring portal with your resume and a short introductory paragraph on why you would like to be part of EDC’s outreach team.

Individuals must be residing in York Region or have a connection to the community.

York Region consists of the following townships: Aurora, Georgina, King City, Markham, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Vaughan and, Newmarket.

We are looking for multiple team members from the region and will keep the posting live until all positions are filled. 

Environmental Defence embraces equity and diversity and is committed to a workplace that is enriched by the people, needs and desires of Canada’s diverse community. We thank all candidates in advance for their application, but only those contacted for an interview will receive a reply

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