In recent years, we have sought to further anchor Breakfast Club of Canada’s programs in the community, favouring a joint approach with local stakeholders. Accordingly, the Club and La Cantine pour tous have established an innovative partnership to address the needs of several Montreal schools with a large student population but limited space. Both organizations are committed to promoting food security and healthy eating habits among students. We have therefore built on these values to pool our resources and expertise to set up new breakfast programs or expand existing ones.

 

This shared vision is consistent with the needs of many Montreal schools, including those served by the Pointe-de-l’Île School Services Centre (CSSPI), which do not have the space to accommodate the Club’s food shipments. In collaboration with CSSPI, we have developed an approach that takes these challenges into consideration. Inspired by this desire to work together and CSSPI’s flexibility and resourcefulness, we have forged ties with La Cantine pour tous and other local organizations. Six schools have since opened a breakfast program and others will soon be following in their footsteps.

 

La Cantine pour tous deals with a diverse network of catering organizations that specialize in the preparation and distribution of healthy meals. Because they are located close to the schools they serve, deliveries can be smaller and more frequent, making them easier to accommodate. La Cantine pour tous works with the Club to support the caterers in developing menus, preparing recipes, operationalizing selection and distribution activities, and more. As a result, schools can benefit from customized “home-cooked” meals, frequent deliveries, and a class-identified bin system, which makes the corresponding in-school storage and distribution logistics that much easier to handle.

 

Manon Pelletier, head of the breakfast program at Pierre de Coubertin Elementary School, recently surveyed her students to find out what they thought about the meals cooked by their assigned caterer, Mon Resto Saint-Michel. Their answer was loud and clear: they love them! And she is very satisfied with the relationship between the school, La Cantine pour tous and the Club. Likewise, Fatima Chouaiby of Mon Resto Saint-Michel says she is grateful for this arrangement. She credits the personal approach of the La Cantine pour tous team and the Club’s support for making the whole operation easier and more enjoyable. Buffet Insère-Jeunes and Fourchettes de L’Espoir also contribute to the breakfast programs and their involvement has been met with a similarly high level of satisfaction. Efforts are underway to collaborate with other organizations to get more programs up and running. For a complete list of the members of the La Cantine pour tous network, click here.

 

Through this partnership with La Cantine pour tous and its member organizations, Breakfast Club of Canada is successfully monitoring the strengths and resources of the community to respond to the needs of schools. We are thrilled to be working alongside such committed partners to create strong programs that help us increase food security and improve access to healthy food for our students.

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JOB SUMMARY
Status: Full time, permanent
Location: Telecommuting near an airport located in the provinces of Saskatchewan or Alberta
Experience: 3 to 5 years

 

Since 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. The Club provides much more than breakfast: its approach is based on commitment, self-esteem and capacity development in an optimal formula adapted to local needs.

Reporting directly to the Programs Advisor, the chosen candidate will be responsible for: supporting schools and regional partners, building capacity in schools and communities through in-person training sessions, developing, and implementing projects to improve food security and access for communities and building proximity across the assigned territory. This person will develop and execute initiatives to improve the quality of support provided by the Club to partners, as well as develop new and meaningful relationships with key stakeholders in the assigned territory.

Please note that Breakfast Club of Canada supports employment equity, and we encourage applications from all people with the skills mentioned in the posting to apply for this position.

 

Main responsibilities

  • Build and maintain relationships within school communities to run quality breakfast programming and maximize impact.
  • Support and visit on a regular basis schools and regional partners in their breakfast program needs and training activities.
  • Develop, track, and report on KPIs regarding service levels and local impact.
  • Coordinate new school openings; needs’ assessment, equipment orders, food donations, etc.
  • Facilitate the initiatives of other Club departments that involve programs (Dev-Mark-Comm, Govt, Impact & Sustainability).
  • Coordinate and be responsible for corporate volunteering opportunities in schools.
  • Support colleagues to enhance relationships within school communities and facilitate collaboration between schools and relevant stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as required to ensure the smooth functioning of the team.

 

Specific qualifications

  • Undergraduate University degree in Social Sciences, Nutrition, Community Development, Education or another related field.​
  • Three to five years of related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.
  • ​Proficient in English, written and spoken. French an asset.
  • Experience working with communities in Canada or in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Strong cultural competency and cultural mediation skills.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities.
  • Able to develop and maintain strong relationships with various groups of people.
  • Keen organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and lead projects when necessary.
  • Research and development skills, as well as interest and/or experience in food system logistics, food security and nutrition.
  • Facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Photography/video and writing skills.

 

Personal qualities

  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills.
  • Autonomy, resourcefulness and initiative.

 

Work conditions

  • Full-time, permanent position.
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday.
  • Telecommuting near an airport located in the provinces of Saskatchewan or Alberta.
  • Frequent travel required.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Professional development.
  • Personal leave days.
  • Group insurance plan.
  • Group RRSP with employer matching contributions.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Target start date: As soon as possible.

 

To apply:

Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org before April 20th.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

JOB SUMMARY
Status: Full time, permanent
Location: Near a larger Canadian City
Experience: 5 to 7 years

 

Reporting to the Communications Director, the Senior Advisor, Content and Social Media, plays a pivotal role in growing the Club’s digital presence in key markets across Canada. The ideal candidate will leverage their expertise to support marketing initiatives and to develop and implement the organization’s content strategies and social media campaigns, with a focus on optimizing ROI and delivering tangible results.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide expert advice to the management team and external partners.
  • Develop the annual digital marketing plan, outlining major directions and strategies and creating content for each of the platforms, aligned with the overall priorities of the Club and various stakeholders.
  • Oversee the execution of the work created by both internal and freelance teams, while respecting delivery deadlines.
  • Identify key performance indicators, prepare performance reports, interpret findings, make recommendations and carry out the necessary adjustments.
  • Contribute to strategic decision-making related to marketing objectives.
  • Plan social media campaigns to boost performance and conversion rates.
  • Define editorial direction and content pillars; integrate key messages.
  • Optimize budgets and amplify content distribution as effectively as possible.
  • Accelerate expertise and educate stakeholders on effective approaches and initiatives with regard to social media content.
  • Keep up to date with new trends and best practices related to social media.
  • Contribute to other tasks that require their attention.

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATION

  • University degree in communications or marketing.
  • Five to seven years of relevant experience, ideally in a digital marketing agency.
  • Proven ability to develop strategies that support business, communication, marketing and branding objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge of the web, technology and digital marketing (Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Ads, Facebook Business Manager, CRM, etc.).
  • Complete fluency in written and spoken French and English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to forge strong ties with partners.
  • Excellent digital writing and content production skills.
  • Proven data analytics experience.
  • Experience in the charitable sector, an asset.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values.
  • Ease in presenting information to a group.
  • Ability to develop, articulate and defend ideas.
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation; a champion of collaboration.
  • Positive attitude.
  • High tolerance for stress.
  • Focus on results and solutions.

 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Full-time, permanent position.
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday.
  • Remote work while COVID-19 restrictions are in effect.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Personal leave days.
  • Group insurance plan.
  • Group RRSP with employer matching contributions.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Target start date: as soon as possible.

 

TO APPLY

Please email your CV and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

JOB SUMMARY

Status: Full time, permanent
Location: Toronto or Boucherville
Experience: 5 years

 

Since 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. The Club provides much more than breakfast: its approach is based on commitment, self-esteem and capacity development in an optimal formula adapted to local needs.

Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Webmaster plays an essential role in the Club’s growth across Canada and handles the website’s ongoing maintenance and technical needs. Key objectives include maximizing the user experience, driving traffic to the Club’s website, seeking out new sources of revenue, and optimizing the site’s ergonomic and technical performance. The Webmaster is also responsible for web projects in line with the Club’s goals.

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage initiatives to develop, maintain, upgrade and optimize the website.
  • Oversee SEO and SEM effectiveness, create tags and track conversions (Google Tag Manager) and develop Google Ads campaigns (AdWords, Grants and Display).
  • Create dashboards and provide recommendations to various departments within the organization.
  • Coordinate and support the implementation of digital marketing/communications strategies and ad placements.
  • Stay current with best practices in digital marketing and philanthropy to ensure the organization’s objectives are met.
  • Contribute to IT projects in conjunction with the marketing team.

 

Specific qualifications:

  • University degree in marketing/digital marketing.
  • Five or more years of related experience.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and French.
  • Thorough understanding of website management/maintenance and digital marketing strategies.
  • Experience with a CRM system, ideally Salesforce.
  • Experience in the management and maintenance of a WordPress site.
  • Experience in monetization and revenue generation, an asset.
  • Skill set related to developing and rolling out web projects within an organization.
  • Excellent ability to analyze campaign results and website performance metrics and use these for optimization purposes; ability to create dashboards (Google Data Studio, Google Analytics).
  • Experience in the philanthropic sector, an asset.

 

Personal qualities:

  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values.
  • Creative, analytical and strategic thinking.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented yet agile.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Focus on results and solutions.

 

Work conditions:

  • Full-time, permanent position.
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday.
  • Position based in Boucherville, Quebec or Toronto, Ontario.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Professional development.
  • Personal leave days.
  • Group insurance plan.
  • Group RRSP with employer matching contributions.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Target start date: As soon as possible.

 

To apply:

Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.