BNRC IS HIRING!
Community Food Security Intern
The BNRC promotes a vibrant, health, sustainable community neighbourhood of empowered stakeholders, successful community projects and partnering organizations.
Reporting to the General Manager, the Community Food Security Intern will be responsible for moving forward food security issues throughout the Brandon community while acting as a resource for other food security projects and agencies.
1. Working towards the implementation of Brandon Community Food Assessment recommendations:
- Evaluate current actions and recommendations
- Engage community partners
- Create an implementation plan
2. Providing marketing and promotional support for food security projects and agencies in the Brandon Community:
- Indentify the needs of food security projects and agencies
- Develop and implement a joint marketing plan
- Provide support for food security and agencies in delivering programs in line with the Brandon Community Food Assessment recommendations.
3. Working with the City of Brandon Poverty Committee to move forward on food security priorities:
- Attend Brandon Poverty Committee meetings as needed
- Assess their priorities and work within them to implement projects
- Assist in the development of a food policy for the City of Brandon
Skills and Abilities
- Project coordination skills including planning, evaluation, and developing plans
- Community development skills including engaging community stakeholders
- Organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload to meet competing demands
- Computer skills
- Ability to work independently
- Experience working in community development
- Experience in food security projects
- Experience in marketing including developing marketing plans and using new and traditional media
- Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) as of July 11, 2016
- A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee status has been conferred
- Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
- Not receiving Employment Insurance benefits
Salary and term
$16 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay) for 37.5 hours per week for 29 weeks
Closing Date: July 1st, 2016 at 4:30pm
Anticipated Start Date: July 11th, 2016
Anticipated End Date: January 27th, 2017
fax: (204) 729-0101
mail to: BNRC, 410-9th Street (City Hall - Main Floor) Brandon, MB R7A 6A2
For more information call BNRC at (204) 729-2495
Please ensure your cover letter and resume clearly indicates how you meet the qualifications.
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Funded in partnership with Food Matters Manitoba.
Neighbourhoods Alive! (NA!) is a long-term, community-based, social and economic development strategy that recognizes that building healthy neighbourhoods requires more than an investment in bricks and mortar.
Neighbourhoods Alive! supports and encourages community-drive revitalization efforts in designated neighbourhoods across Manitoba in a number of key areas, including:
- employment and training
- education and recreation
- safety and crime prevention
- housing and physical improvements
Neighbourhoods Alive! provides community organizations in designated neighbourhoods/communities with the support they need to revitalize their neighbourhoods. Neighbourhoods Alive! recognizes that often the best ideas for neighbourhood revitalization come from the community itself. The aim of Neighbourhoods Alive! is to support community ideas and goals with funding and planning assistance.
Neighbourhoods Alive! works with:
- community groups
- businesses and
- other local organizations
Together, Neighbourhoods Alive! and community partners build on the strengths and experiences of communities, taking into account the distinctive needs, conditions and priorities of individual neighbourhoods.
What are the Neighbourhoods Alive! programs?
Under the coordination of the Neighbourhoods Alive! initiative, organizations can access funding and other resources that support neighbourhood revitalization efforts. These resources include programs targeted to designated Neighbourhoods Alive! neighbourhoods: the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund and Community Initiatives Program.
For more information, visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/housing/neighbourhoods/na_bg/links.html
A Place to Call Home: Brandon's Plan to End Youth Homelessness
On June 24th, 2014, the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation was please to announce a new partnership with Eva's Initiatives and the National Learning Community to develop a strategic plan to end youth homelessness in Brandon. That's a tall order, and not one taken lightly by the seven member steering committee that has formed to lead this program.
The steering committee has representatives from different sectors, including the City of Brandon, Brandon School Division, Child & Family Services of Western Manitoba, Brandon Police Services, RCMP, Neelin Off-Campus, Career and Youth Employment Services, the BNRC, Brandon University, LaBuick Consulting and the Brandon Friendship Centre. The steering committee will consult with a number of other community partners during the planning process, and will monitor youth homelessness with service providers, landlords, and, of course, the youth.
The program goals are:
- Build Community awareness about youth homelessness
- Support and assist communities to develop and implement plans that will prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness
- Facilitate linkages and foster effective networks and collective action to combat youth homelessness
- Promote systemic change to Canadian public policies impacting youth homelessness
Release of Brandon's Plan to End Youth Homelessness
To date, we have completed focus groups, key informant interviews and a Point in Time Count to help inform decisions and recommendations of the Place to Call Home Steering Committee.
We're excited to release this plan, and announce that it will be accompanied by a strategic framework which will be published the first week of May 2016.
Reasearch to date includes: