National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2021
Shared Resources

Please share resources that you find or create to this list in the language(s) they are created:

Ressources partagées pour 30 septembre
Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation

Veuillez partager sur cette liste les ressources que vous trouvez ou que vous avez créez dans la (les) langue(s) dans lesquelles elles sont créées:

Nourish – Food is our medicine:
https://www.nourishhealthcare.ca/food-is-our-medicine-landing-page
Food is Our Medicine is designed to introduce health care professionals and leaders to new and different ways of understanding the complex relationships between Indigenous foodways, reconciliation, healing and health care.

Food Secure Canada article (2015):
Food as a Weapon in the Residential School System
https://foodsecurecanada.org/residential-schools-and-using-food-weapon
L’Alimentation utilisée comme une arme dans les pensionnats autochtones
https://foodsecurecanada.org/fr/alimentation-pensionnat-autochtone

16 Resources to help Settlers Understand and Advance Indigenous Reconciliation:
https://charityvillage.com/16-resources-to-help-settlers-understand-and-advance-indigenous-reconciliation/

Reconciliation Education:
https://www.reconciliationeducation.ca/ (English)
https://www.reconciliationeducation.ca/francais (Français)

Marking the National Day – (September 29):
Souligner la Journée nationale – (29 Septembre):
https://csps-efpc.gc.ca/events/national-day-truth-reconciliation/index-eng.aspx (English)
https://csps-efpc.gc.ca/events/national-day-truth-reconciliation/index-fra.aspx (Français)

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR): https://nctr.ca/
Le Centre national pour la vérité et la réconciliation (CNVR): https://nctr.ca/?lang=fr

Circles of Reconciliation:
https://circlesforreconciliation.ca/new-resources/

One Day’s Pay
https://www.onedayspay.ca/

Just Food Is Hiring!

People who are from equity-seeking groups, often under-represented in leadership roles, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position: Ottawa Community Gardening Network Coordinator
Organization: Just Food (www.justfood.ca)
Location of work: Ottawa, city-wide. (Office located at Just Food Community Farm and working from home an option)
Salary: $47,320/year, prorated to 28 hrs/week ($26/hr + standard MERCs).
*Note this is experience-dependent.
Term: Permanent Employment position

This position facilitates the Community Gardening Network of Ottawa (CGN) which is an information and resource-sharing network that supports the sustainable community development of food-growing gardens and initiatives within the City. The CGN program is community-driven, and has been in existence since 1997 – 24 years!
In 2021, the Network consists of approximately 100 food-growing community gardening projects.

Just Food serves a role as a food system player, and is a pivotal member in the sector.
Someone with a strong equity lens, a comprehensive food systems lens, and experience working in collaboration across diverse people is required.

The central activities of the CGN are:

  • Assist community groups to establish and maintain community gardens, including working with private and public landowners to increase access to land and coordinating
  • Facilitate communications across, and support resources within, new and existing gardens/projects, including but not limited to coordinating the Community Garden Development Fund (CGDF), skills building workshops, and other shared resources
  • Facilitate distribution of seed and soil to gardeners around the city who have difficulty accessing these materials due to financial limitations or otherwise.
  • Develop resources, events and training to build gardening, preserving and composting skills across Ottawa.
  • Raise awareness in Ottawa about community gardening through media, public meetings, special events, and online communications.
  • Facilitate creation of a supportive policy environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate the Community Gardening Network program:
    • Work closely with volunteer community garden coordinators to start new community gardens and support existing gardens in the Network.
    • Event coordination (meetings, workshops, training and other special events)
    • Communications with and across members
  • Manage all aspects of the Community Garden Development Fund
    • Conduct full applications process, from promotions through to dispersing funds and reporting, including facilitating the allocations committee.
    • Ongoing communications with all involved stakeholders in the projects.
  • Liaise with diverse stakeholders including community garden coordinators, City of Ottawa, NCC, Schools, landowners, Community Associations.
  • Supervise volunteers, interns, students to support the CGN program.
  • Complete reports as appropriate and required.
  • Identify and work to fill gaps to enable community and home gardeners to garden, in particular leading initiatives to support those who experience barriers to access seeds, seedlings, soil, compost and land.

Skills Needed:
This position does not require knowing everything about how to garden. While it can help, this position is a coordinating, community development position, that requires a keen interest in learning about gardening, community gardening, sustainable and equitable food systems, yet more so, the skills below as essential:

  • Knowledge/experience of working in a fast-paced, not-for-profit environment.
  • Community development experience, with an ability to communicate, coordinate and resolve differences across diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills, with a comfort and confidence speaking with members and the public in person, by phone and by email.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills to host and facilitate workshops.
  • Strong awareness and ability to work with an equity lens, with ability to work with community members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong administrative skills, including attention to detail and budget management.
  • Good writing and editing skills for both promotions/marketing and reporting.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to multi-task across multiple projects.
  • Experience in managing volunteers, students.
  • Ability to balance taking initiative with strong team communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and productively in a home and an office environment.
  • Ability to work in English, with strong preference for ability to converse/read/write in French, and/or speak/write in other languages.

Work location is largely home-based, and at times at Just Food’s office at the Just Food Community Farm, where a dynamic community of farmers, community growers, community partners and educators work alongside each other. Community event space, including the century-old red barn, greenhouses, pavilion and 150 acres, serves as a city-wide hub for activities on food, farming, sustainability and self-reliance.

Start time: ASAP.
If required to provide notice that extends beyond Oct 14, we are seeking that the successful person can observe the workshop Oct 14 6-8pm.

Please send your cover letter, resume and three references, together in one document to moe@justfood.ca with the subject header: CGN Coordinator Candidate

Deadline: Friday Sept 24, 2021, 4:00pm. Interviews will be online the following week.
All candidates will be informed if they are to receive an interview or not.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS – How to Start a Community Garden

Join us to learn about the steps involved in starting a community garden. How to search for land, what is essential when starting a community garden, the support available, tips for organizing, and much more!

Two sessions available. Choose either September 23 or October 14.

Suitable for new gardens, or existing gardens looking to onboard new volunteer coordinators.

The attendance of at least one garden coordinator (or a member of the garden who is working on the proposal) at a How to Start a Community Garden workshop is a requirement in order to apply for funding through the Community Garden Development Fund (CGDF). The CGDF applicant must have attended a workshop in the past 3 years, as criteria and processes have changed throughout the years, and we encourage more than one to attend at a time.

WHERE: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING

WHEN:

Thursday, September 23, 6:00–8:00 pm. CLICK THIS LINK to register.

OR

Thursday, October 14th, 6:00-8:00 pm. CLICK THIS LINK to register.

Choose one from the two (identical) sessions.

FOR QUESTIONS please contact Community Gardening Network Coordinator, Sun Shan, at communitygardening@justfood.ca.

We look forward to seeing you at this interactive workshop!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS – How to Start a Community Garden

Join us on June 3 or June 5, 2021 and learn about the steps involved in starting a community garden. How to search for land, what is essential when starting a community garden, the support available, tips for organizing and much more!

Suitable for new gardens, or existing gardens looking to onboard new volunteer coordinators.

The attendance of at least one garden coordinator (or a member of the garden who is working on the proposal) at a How to Start a Community Garden workshop is a requirement in order to apply for funding through the Community Garden Development Fund (CGDF). The CGDF applicant must have attended a workshop in the past 3 years, as criteria and processes have changed throughout the years, and we encourage more than one to attend at a time.

TWO IDENTICAL SESSIONS – CHOOSE EITHER ONE

WEEKDAY EVENING SESSION: THURSDAY, June 3, 7:00–9:00 pm.

WHERE: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING

RSVP: CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER

WEEKEND AFTERNOON SESSION: Saturday, June 5, 4:00–6:00 pm.

WHERE: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING

RSVP: CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER

FOR QUESTIONS please contact Sun Shan at communitygardening@justfood.ca.

Get Ready to Garden 2021 | Learn Through (Virtual) Gardening Workshops and Resources

Gardening 2021 Workshops and Resources in Ottawa

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Click to see details below:

1. Just Food Gardening Basics – Free Workshops

2. Free Garden Guides for Ottawa in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic

3. Canadian Organic Growers Gardening Symposium 2021



1. Just Food Gardening Basics – Free Workshops 

Gardening Basics brought to you by Community Gardening Network at Just Food, for home gardeners or community gardeners alike.

This series aims to cover every aspect of gardening, from starting seeds to growing in smaller and larger spaces, and is taught by experienced gardeners from the Ottawa region. 

These free workshops and slides can be accessed on Just Food site HERE

Topics include:



2. Free Garden Guides for Ottawa 

Available in five languages! And YES by all means share them!

CGN Garden Guide – English (pdf, 2.5 MB)

Le guide du jardinier – French (pdf, 2.2 MB)

Guía para huertos – Spanish (pdf, 2.1 MB)

دليل البستن ة – Arabic (pdf 2.4 MB)

渥太华菜园指南 – Mandarin (pdf 2.5 MB)



3. Canadian Organic Growers Gardening Symposium 2021

Just in time! Canadian Organic Growers (COG) local chapter and its wonderful Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG) program, will be hosting their Gardening Symposium 2021 through a series of online gardening workshops. These at-cost workshops are run on Wednesday afternoons.

  1. Wed, Mar 3, 2021 1:30 PM – Supporting Your Immune System: In the Garden with Elycia Kellett
  2. Wed, Mar 10, 2021 1:30 PM | Container Gardens- With Rob Danforth
  3. Wed, Mar 17, 2021 1:30 PM | Making Your Own Herbal Teas – With Kayoki Whiteduck
  4. Wed, Mar 24, 2021 1:30 PM | Pollinator Gardens- With Rob Danforth
  5. Wed, Mar 31, 2021 1:30 PM | Square Foot Gardens: Companion Plants with Chelsea Dozois

The above sessions can be registered on SOG’s event page HERE.

Down to Earth – check out the wealth of food growing and gardening notes from our partner Canadian Organic Grower at https://www.cog.ca/ottawa/down-to-earth-newsletter/.



HAPPY GARDENING!

March 2021 | WORKSHOP How to Start a Community Garden

Community Gardening Network of Ottawa
Join us on March 23 or March 27, 2021 and learn about the steps involved in starting a community garden. How to search for land, what is essential when starting a community garden, the support available, tips for organizing and much more!

Suitable for new gardens, or existing gardens looking to onboard new volunteer coordinators.

The attendance of at least one garden coordinator (or a member of the garden who is working on the proposal) at a How to Start a Community Garden workshop is a requirement in order to apply for funding through the Community Garden Development Fund (CGDF). The CGDF applicant must have attended a workshop in the past 3 years, as criteria and processes have changed throughout the years, and we encourage more than one to attend at a time.

TWO IDENTICAL SESSIONS – CHOOSE EITHER ONE

TUESDAY EVENING SESSION: Tuesday, March 23, 6:30–8:30pm.

WHERE: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING

RSVP: CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION: Saturday, March 27, 3:00–5:00pm.

WHERE: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING

RSVP: CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER

FOR QUESTIONS please contact Sun Shan at communitygardening@justfood.ca.

Two Dates in February 2021 | WORKSHOP How to Start a Community Garden

community garden
Community Gardening Network of Ottawa

Join us on Feb 16 OR Feb 20, 2021 and learn about the steps involved in starting a community garden. How to search for land, what is essential when starting a community garden, the supports available, tips for organizing and much more! Suitable for new gardens, or existing gardens looking to onboard new volunteer coordinators!

The attendance of at least one garden coordinator (or a member of the garden who is working on the proposal) at a How to Start a Community Garden workshop is a requirement in order to apply for funding through the Community Garden Development Fund. The coordinator must have attended a workshop in one of the past 3 years as criteria and processes have changed throughout the years, and we encourage more than one to attend at a time.

TWO IDENTICAL SESSIONS – CHOOSE EITHER ONE

TUESDAY EVENING SESSION: Tuesday, February 16, 6:30–8:30pm.
WHERE: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
RSVP: CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION: Saturday, February 20, 3:00–5:00pm.
WHERE: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
RSVP: CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER

FOR QUESTIONS please contact Sun Shan at communitygardening@justfood.ca.