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Food Access Facilitator - St. Felix Centre

Sep 26, 2020
Old Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

Job Role: Food Access Facilitator


Company Profile

St. Felix Centre is a non-profit community centre founded by the Felician Sisters, located in

downtown Toronto. We provide compassionate service in a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment inclusive of all religions, genders, cultures, and abilities.

We serve a wide range of clients including adults, seniors, recent immigrants, and individuals and families who are experiencing poverty, homelessness and housing insecurity, trauma, violence, abuse, malnutrition, and mental illness.


Our Vision: All people are valued and equal. Our interactions with guests are without discrimination and are positive and egalitarian in nature. When we serve others, we recognize the opportunity to create connections, build trust, and help change how people feel.


Job Summary

The Food Access Facilitator in the 24-hr respite program, under the direction of the Program Coordinators and in close collaboration with the Drop-in Manager and Kitchen staff, will primarily be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of food access at our 69 Fraser Ave site and 98 Esplanade and supporting logistical operations between the two sites and our 25 Augusta Ave site.


Job Duties

  • Liaising with the catering company at 69 Fraser Ave, 98 Esplanade, and 25 Augusta Ave to ensure high standards of food service.
  • Track incoming food from a variety of sources including catering, purchased food, and donations
  • Maintain inventory of items at both locations to ensure:
    • Avoidance of food waste
    • Proper inventory levels are maintained
    • An appropriate mix of food options are available for all dietary requirements.
  • Maintain appropriate administrative documentation for all food access related operations
  • Ensure ongoing maintenance of the Servery area at 69 Fraser including cleaning and documentation of appliances or equipment that needs repair/replacement.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with external agencies.
  • Drive St Felix Centre vehicle between sites to ensure appropriate distribution of food items.
  • Drive St Felix Centre vehicle to collect donations as per donation pick up schedule.
  • Represent St Felix Centre with partners and donors in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Engage in continuous communication with Respite Program Coordinators, Drop-in Manager and kitchen staff to support all operations related to food access.
  • Ensure adherence to safe food handling practices, public health guidelines, and WHMIS.


Job Requirements

  • Experience working in social work, food services, or equivalent service settings.
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting; food banks is considered an asset;
  • Post-secondary education in social work, community health, or food services is considered an asset.
  • Experience working in a supervisory role.
  • Food Handling Certificate is considered an asset.
  • Ability to adapt and multitask in a highly dynamic and changing environment.
  • Ability to remain calm and poised in urgent situations.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Previous kitchen or kitchen-related experience an asset.
  • Food Handling Certificate is considered an asset
  • Must possess Valid G license and clean driving abstract
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations is an asset
  • Compassionate for those homeless and disadvantaged.
  • Willingness to work in a faith-based environment.


Compensation: $19 an hour

Employment Type:   Temporary – Full time

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, schedule to be decided by Drop-in Manager.


Acknowledgment and Agreement

St Felix Centre strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, St Felix Centre will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.

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