The Opportunity:

The Local Community Food Centre is seeking an individual for an incredibly unique opportunity within our organization – who is committed to our values of dignity, inclusiveness, collaboration, caring, and compassion.  

The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, empowers those with barriers to accessing and benefiting from good healthy food by offering opportunities to cook, grow, share, and advocate for good food for everyone in our community. Our programs include three weekly community meals; daily cooking classes to teach people food skills to cook healthy, delicious meals even on a restricted budget; community garden and greenhouse programs; a low-cost community access market where people can purchase local, fresh, healthy food at affordable wholesale prices; and a social justice club and peer advocacy program where community members experiencing poverty can work together to target the root causes of food insecurity.  For more information about our work, visit

The Local Community Food Centre is strongly committed to equity and inclusion within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities by arranging for any necessary accommodations.

JOB TITLE: Custodian
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
COORDINATES WITH: Community Chef; Food Logistics Manager; Garden Educator
HOURS OF WORK: 30 hours per week
The Custodian will work with other staff to determine what repairs are required and when cleaning can occur outside of program hours.
1. General cleaning duties (mopping floors, emptying garbage, cleaning bathrooms, etc.)
2. Small repair jobs (replacing doorknobs, hanging signs, fixing shelves, etc.)
3. Arrange for repairs with contractors when necessary (plumbers, electricians, etc.)
4. Ensuring all equipment is in working order always
1. The Custodian reports directly to the Executive Director and liaises with the Community Chef and Food Logistics Manager
2. Attends all staff meetings and one on one meetings with Executive Director as arranged
3. Submits all internal documents as stated in policies and protocols of the organization
1. Assistance in furthering the mission of LCFC
2. Adherence to all LCFC and CFCC policies
3. Maintenance of confidentiality in regards to all LCFC matters
4. Treatment of all volunteers, staff, participants and community members with dignity and respect at all times
5. Adherence to the maintenance of a scent, perfume, and smoke-free environment

What you will get:

  • Fair remuneration – The Local is a certified living wage employer
  • Positive work environment – The Local has a small staff team that supports one another; and a volunteer base of 100 strong that are committed to the organization and its work

Please send your resume with a cover letter to  by Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5pm.  In your cover letter, please share what you think makes you an ideal candidate for this role. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in The Local.