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WE'RE HIRING!
LAND TRUST
OPERATIONS
MANAGER

Deadline for Applications: September 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST
Download Job Posting Here

Operations Manager 

The Neighbourhood Land Trust (NLT), the charitable arm of the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT), seeks an Operations Manager to undertake the daily operations of the non-profit Community Land Trust (CLT). The role will include a broad set of operational responsibilities including office administration, staff oversight, community-based governance, financial management, communications, fundraising and support for acquisition planning as needed. These tasks are the key building blocks of the NLT’s community ownership model embodied in our core values



This new role will be indispensable for supporting the Land Trust’s operations and organizational growth as Toronto’s first neighbourhood-based CLT. First incorporated in 2014, NLT’s recent accomplishments include acquiring 87 Milky Way as a community-owned urban agriculture space, undertaking community-based research to create the Parkdale Rooming House Study (2017) and most recently acquiring a 15 unit at-risk rooming house for permanently affordable housing. In the coming years, NLT hopes to strengthen its operations and increase its impact by acquiring more land and housing. The Operations Manager will play an important role in supporting NLT’s growth and enacting social change on a neighbourhood scale.


This position also allows for being part of the wider systems change and movement building underway in Parkdale and beyond! The Operations Manager will work as part of a small, dynamic and interdisciplinary team of people, committed to organizing and galvanizing the strength of this vibrant and historic neighbourhood - Parkdale. Supporting the development of local ground-up leadership, working closely with residents and local organizations, we are a people's movement that is at the front lines of the fight against predatory development and displacement. Our work is firmly embedded within praxes of anti-oppression, radical social justice and Systems Change. Experience first hand, what it is like to work directly for a grassroots community-controlled organization!


 
The ideal candidate will be an early or mid-career professional with a background in urban planning, non-profit management, environmental studies, real-estate development, community organizing or a similar field, and a strong commitment to neighbourhood inclusiveness and social equity. We strongly encourage applications from residents of Parkdale and or equity-seeking groups. In addition, due to the uniqueness of this role, direct mentorship and on the job training will be provided.

Read the full job posting for a detailed list of responsibilities and qualifications and how to apply. 

Thank you to the Maytree Foundation for supporting this new staff position. 

COMMUNITY WEALTH BUILDING REPORT


Last week the Parkdale People's Economy released an exciting new Community Wealth Building report, conducted by the Community Finance Working Group with support from the Metcalf Foundation. The report set out to explore how impact investing could be used at a community level to support local objectives for shared wealth and equitable development.

The report advances critical thinking on community financing models and mechanisms that can help increase community influence over the flow of financial resources into the neighbourhood. Through an analysis of four community enterprises in Parkdale, the report walks through the process for building shared language around community investing and community enterprises, how community financing is evaluated, and what role community wealth building plays in the broader Parkdale objectives for economic justice.

Download the report here

Special thanks to the Metcalf Foundation for generous support for this project.

GET INVOLVED!
ATTEND PNLT'S
MONTHLY COMMITTEE
MEETING

*Wednesday, Sept. 25 
6:30 - 8:30 pm
1499 Queen West, 2nd Fl


6:30 pm - Update
6:40-8:30pm - Meeting
Snacks provided ✔

The PNLT's volunteer committees meet monthly on the last Wednesday of the month. Each committee is made up of a group of community members who work together to further the goals of PNLT. Participation is open to all members and we invite you to join us!

MEETING THIS WEEK:

Community Engagement & Education Committee (CEE)

Governance Committee

Acquisition & Due Diligence Committee (Invite only)
 

PARKDALE FREE SCHOOL
UPCOMING CLASSES

The Radical History of the Catholic Worker Community In Parkdale
Thu, September 19, 2019,
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
RSVP - (almost sold out)

Decolonizing Your Yoga Practice: A Conversation with Judith Mintz
Tue, September 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
RSVP 

The Work: Unpacking Masculinity and Patriarchy
Tue, October 15, 2019,
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
RSVP

SUPPORT TODAY
PRESERVE AND PROTECT AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND

We need your support! Donate today



With your support, the Land Trust purchases and protects land in a community ownership model. Imagine having stable affordable housing, community gardens and green space and affordable space for local non-profit organizations. In 2018 we raised $43,133 from 90 donors. These contributions enabled us to put a deposit on a 15 unit at-risk rooming house in Parkdale - which we successfully purchased on May 1st 2019! 

We are currently working to acquire more housing. However, we need your support to make this possible. Support the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust today.

COMMUNITY LAND TRUST SPOTLIGHT
BERNIE SANDERS'S NATIONAL HOUSING PLAN PROPOSES FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN CLTS

Last week Bernie Sanders released a bold affordable housing agenda for the US. As Jacobin reported Sanders is proposing that "The government should commit to delivering 12 million social housing units permanently outside the private market over the ten years after a democratic-socialist president takes office — enough to provide social homes to all those currently living with extreme cost burdens. The majority of this target could be achieved through a large new investment in municipally owned social housing, and the remainder could be provided using public investments in community land trusts, cooperatives, and regulated nonprofits." Read more here 

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ABOUT PNLT:

PNLT is a non-profit organization that seeks to build a just, healthy, and inclusive neighbourhood. The PNLT acquires and manages land under the unique community ownership model of a community Land Trust (CLT), promoting long-term community benefits, affordability, and enabling democratic local planning. 
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Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
c/o Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre
1499 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6R 1A3
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