Careers

Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.

We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally focused and socially conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

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Current Opportunities

Department: Lift Operations 

Type of Contract: Contract, Seasonal 

Work Location: Milton, ON, L9E OC6

CH Site: Glen Eden  

Posting End Date:  February 29, 2024  

 

Your Opportunity 

The primary responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Maintain safe and orderly loading and unloading of the chair & surface lifts  
  • Ensure all guests have a valid and visible lift ticket  
  • Maintain loading and unloading ramps, signage, and corals to approved standards  
  • Physical duties include shoveling snow and lifting heavy objects  
  • Ensure that the approved operating procedures are followed in accordance with the Lift Operations manual and passenger ropeways regulations  
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals. 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Your Qualifications  

  • Professional, energetic, dependable, and enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions   
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment   
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a commitment to customer service and safety   
  • Ability to handle difficult situations while remaining calm under pressure   
  • Previous customer service, lift operations, and skiing and/or snowboarding experience is an asset   
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule is an asset (evenings, weekends and holidays) with a minimum of 3 shifts per week for part time  
  • Able to lift up to 20 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time  
  • Successful candidates must complete Bullwheel Training (provided by CH) prior to first day of employment  

Your Reward 

  • Starting at $17.00 per hour  
  • Part time and full-time hours available; hours may vary depending on availability 
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles  
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team 
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees  
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks and Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre 
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton/Glen Eden services, food and merchandise 

Our Core Values 

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity. 

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge. 

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service. 

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition. 

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions. 

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions. 

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change. 

To Apply 

Please visit the link to apply online and have your resume ready to complete your application: Click to apply 

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  To discuss accommodations, please contact hr@hrca.on.ca.   

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Department: Lift Operations  

Type of Contract: Contract, Seasonal 

Work Location: Milton, ON, L9E OC6

CH Site: Glen Eden  

Posting End Date:  February 29, 2024  

 

Your Opportunity 

The primary responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Ensure that the approved operating procedures are followed in accordance with the Lift Operations manual and passenger ropeways regulations  
  • Complete daily lift/shift logs, training logs, incident, and safety reports promptly and accurately  
  • Assist with staff rotations and administering breaks/lunches  
  • Support with staff training and ongoing development   
  • Maintain loading and unloading ramps, signage and corrals to approved standards  
  • Actively participate in snow maintenance and general area maintenance, ensuring it is complete for all components of the lifts and surrounding areas (clear of snow, ice, garbage, etc.)  
  • Ensure all guests have a valid and visible lift ticket   
  • Assist with making changes to the schedule when required  
  • Physical duties include shoveling snow and lifting heavy objects  
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals. 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Your Qualifications  

  • Professional, energetic, dependable and enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions   
  • Ability to work in and adapt to the daily challenges associated with a fast-paced environment  
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a commitment to customer service and safety   
  • Ability to handle difficult situations while remaining calm under pressure   
  • Capacity to work effectively both independently and in a team environment  
  • Previous leadership or supervisory experience is an asset  
  • Previous customer service, lift operations, and skiing and/or snowboarding experience is an asset   
  • Previous experience with and working knowledge of lift operation standards, safety policies, and emergency procedures is an asset  
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule is an asset (evenings, weekends and holidays)   
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time  
  • Successful candidates must complete Bullwheel Training (provided by CH) prior to first day of employment  

Your Reward 

  • Starting at $17.51 per hour  
  • Part time and full-time hours available; hours may vary depending on availability 
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles  
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team 
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees  
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks and Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre 
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton/Glen Eden services, food and merchandise 

Our Core Values 

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity. 

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge. 

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service. 

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition. 

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions. 

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions. 

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change. 

To Apply 

Please visit the link to apply online and have your resume ready to complete your application: Click to apply  

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  To discuss accommodations, please contact hr@hrca.on.ca.   

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Department: Recreation Programs 

Type of Contract: Contract, Seasonal 

Work Location: Milton, ON, L9E OC6

CH Site: Glen Eden  

Posting Start Date:  September 11, 2023 

Posting End Date:  March 12, 2024

 

Your Opportunity

The primary responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Provide instruction for Ski/Snowboard lessons to which you are assigned  
  • Provide for the care, safety, well-being and personal development of students of all ages/ability levels  
  • Assist with organizing classes and other duties to ensure the smooth operation of Snow School programs 
  • Maintain records, including lesson attendance, class ability levels, material covered, and incidents 
  • Provide ongoing feedback to parents/participants regarding their progression in lessons  
  • Attend all required training sessions both on and off hill  
  • Ensure all equipment is properly maintained and operational throughout the season 
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals.  
  • Other duties as assigned  

Your Qualifications  

  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills to work with the public  
  • Prior experience teaching skiing or snowboarding with the Glen Eden Snow School, or another reputable snow school is an asset  
  • Experience working with or providing education/supervision to children an asset  
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time  
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS), to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted (if over 18 years old)  
  • Successful candidates must provide own ski or snowboarding equipment  
    • Skis/Snowboard 
    • Poles (ski) 
    • Helmet 
    • Black snow pants (no patterns) *Uniform jacket will be provided for the season  
  • Successful candidates must be active members of CASI/CSIA prior to first day of employment  

Your Reward 

  • Starting at $17.51 per hour 
  • Part time and full-time hours available; hours may vary depending on availability 
  • The position’s expected start date is December 5, 2023 
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles  
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team 
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees  
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks and Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre 
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton/Glen Eden services, food and merchandise 

Our Core Values 

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity. 

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge. 

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service. 

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition. 

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions. 

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions. 

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change. 

To Apply 

Please visit the link to apply online and have your resume ready to complete your application: Click to apply  

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  To discuss accommodations, please contact hr@hrca.on.ca.   

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Department: Recreation Programs 

Type of Contract: Contract, Seasonal 

Work Location: Milton, ON, L9E OC6

CH Site: Glen Eden  

Posting Start Date:  September 11, 2023 

Posting End Date:  March 12, 2024 

 

Your Opportunity 

The primary responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Assist with supervision of all snow school programs, including staff training and on hill supervision  
  • Support hiring and training of ski and snowboard instructors (both pre-season and during the season)  
  • On hill management of class sizes and program quality of Snow School Programs and lessons  
  • Support program planning by providing input on programming and staffing decisions 
  • Point of contact for parents during the assignment of lessons and other program feedback received throughout the season 
  • Assist staff in creating a clear and open lines of communication with program participants (and parents) 
  • Ensure high quality of instruction through regular feedback and contributing to performance reviews for instructors 
  • Support with administrative duties including staff scheduling 
  • Liaise with snow school volunteers and staff, other GE departments, and the public to ensure communication, information sharing and excellence in customer service 
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals  
  • Other duties as assigned  

Your Qualifications  

  • Working knowledge of CSIA and CASI teaching methodologies  
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills; able to develop, promote and maintain high levels of customer service while maintaining effective communication within the Snow School team and across departments   
  • Experience with people management and a demonstrated ability to create a positive work environment  
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment  
  • Strong organizational and class management skills  
  • Ability to adapt to the daily challenges associated with the operation of the Snow School  
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, Dayforce, Outlook)   
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time  
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS), to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted (if over 18 years old)  
  • Successful candidates must provide own ski or snowboarding equipment  
    • Skis/Snowboard 
    • Poles (ski) 
    • Helmet 
    • Black snow pants (no patterns) *Uniform jacket will be provided for the season  
  • Successful candidates must be active members of CASI/CSIA/CSCF prior to first day of employment   
    • Level II or greater certification is an asset   

Your Reward 

  • Department Supervisor – Starting at $21.73 per hour 
  • Senior Department Supervisor – Starting at $26.51 per hour 
  • Part time and full-time hours available; hours may vary depending on availability 
  • The position’s expected start date is November 20, 2023 
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles  
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team 
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees  
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks and Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre 
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton/Glen Eden services, food and merchandise

Our Core Values 

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity. 

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge. 

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service. 

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition. 

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions. 

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions. 

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change. 

To Apply 

Please visit the link to apply online and have your resume ready to complete your application: Click to apply  

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  To discuss accommodations, please contact hr@hrca.on.ca.   

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  

Department: Education Programs 

Type of Contract: Contract, Seasonal

Work Location: Milton, ON L9T 2X3

CH Site: Crawford Lake Conservation Area (occasionally Mountsberg Conservation Area)

 

Your Opportunity

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Connect people with First Nations heritage and local ecology by creating warm and welcoming experiences for park guests of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Deliver informative and entertaining educational programs for organized groups and the public both in person and in a virtual environment
  • Assist with the development and implementation of innovative new programs to meet the changing needs of the community
  • Assist with updating and creating new interpretative props, gardens, displays, and signage
  • Maintain program equipment & supplies, existing and seasonal interpretative displays, signage, and brochures
  • Perform related duties in other Conservation Halton parks or at community-based venues, as required
  • Perform light cleaning duties
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals such as Covid-19 PPE protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned

Your Qualifications

  • Cultural/lived experience as an Indigenous person
  • Understanding of Indigenous culture(s), particularly Wendat or Haudenosaunee cultures, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge or local ecology
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Experience in resource interpretation, teaching, or outdoor education
  • Proven commitment to providing superior customer service
  • French or Indigenous second language an asset
  • Knowledge of archaeology an asset
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS), to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted (if over 18 years old)

Your Reward

  • Starting at $17.51 per hour
  • Hours may vary depending on availability
  • You will work in stunning natural settings and inspiring heritage spaces
  • You will work with a creative, talented, and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Free access to Conservation Halton and Conservation Ontario parks
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton/Glen Eden services, food, and merchandise

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.

To Apply

Please visit the link to apply online and have your resume ready to complete your application: Click to apply

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  To discuss accommodations, please contact operations@hrca.on.ca.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Posting Start Date: February 9, 2024

Posting End Date: March 3, 2024

Contract Type: Contract, 6 Months with possibility of extension

2-4 positions available. Anticipated start mid April 2024

*Note: This is dependent on Conservation Halton being awarded funding.

Flexible work arrangement: Onsite

Work location: Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

CH sites: Kelso Conservation Area (5234 Kelso Rd, Milton) and Mountsberg Conservation Area (2259 Milburough Town Line, Campbellville)

 

Your Opportunity

Working as a part of the Landscape Restoration team, the Restoration Field Assistant will be involved in implementing variety of terrestrial and aquatic rehabilitation projects (low to mid-level complexity), communicating with landowners and watershed residents, and monitoring results post rehabilitation. This position plays an integral role in on-the-ground implementation of ecological restoration projects.

Reporting to the Restoration Technical Lead, and working closely with the Restoration Field Technician, the Field Assistant will:

  • Assist with the implementation of restoration projects focusing on terrestrial, wetland, and riparian ecosystems.
  • As part of a 2–4-person crew, implement tree planting projects (potted stock, bareroot, plugs).
  • Assist with site preparation prior to planting including vegetation cutting and invasive species management through chemical and manual methods.
  • Assist as needed with operation and maintenance of equipment, including planting implements, augers, vegetation trimmers, and rough-cut mowers.
  • Assist in habitat and vegetation inventories to aid in restoration planning.
  • Installation of aquatic restoration structures (e.g. sediment mats, log deflectors)
  • Conduct pre- and post- restoration monitoring.
  • Follow planting plans, complete daily planter reports, and assist with data entry for restoration project statistics and restoration monitoring.
  • Support outreach initiatives for restoration projects (cold calls, site visits, developing fact sheets)
  • Represent Conservation Halton at community outreach events.
  • Follow Conservation Halton’s Health and Safety procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Your Qualifications

  • Working towards or completed a university degree or college diploma in ecosystem restoration, biology, ecology, geography or fish and wildlife management.
  • Minimum six (6) months related work experience
  • Knowledge of local ecosystems
  • A basic understanding of native and invasive herbaceous species.
  • Introductory experience implementing rehabilitation projects that involve bioengineering, especially in aquatic/riparian environments.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, that change with seasonal weather fluctuations and outreach needs (including evenings and weekends as required). Willingness to work in a variety of weather conditions and ecosystems.
  • Experience completing repetitive and strenuous physical activities related to tree, shrub and herbaceous planting and installation of habitat structures including digging, bending, lifting, and carrying materials weighing 25-50lbs.
  • Comfortable working in chest waders and in and around water
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Efficient problem solving, multi-tasking and creative thinking skills
  • Willing to apply invasive species treatments with a licensed pesticide applicator. Pesticide license is an asset
  • Experience using power tools, driving a company vehicle and towing a trailer is an asset
  • A valid Ontario Drivers Licence, minimum Class “G”, with a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract is required
  • Successful candidate will be required to have Standard First Aid and CPR certification prior to first day of employment

Funding Eligibility Requirements (If funding is awarded to CH)

  • Resident of Ontario and legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Between 15 and 30 years of age upon commencement of employment is a strong asset for funding eligibility

Your Reward

  • Starting at $21.73 per hour based on a 35 hour work week
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.

To Apply

Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by March 3, 2024

You application should include:

  1. A one page cover letter, and your resume in one pdf document
  2. Reference your name and the position title in the subject line

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code,  Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Posting Start Date: February 15, 2024

Posting End Date: March 1, 2024

Contract Type – Full Time, Permanent

Flexible work arrangement: Hybrid

Work location: Burlington, ON, L7P 0G3

CH Site: Administration office

 

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Programs and Services, the Coordinator, Events & Productions is responsible for the development of private and corporate event offerings as part of the broader events strategy, including collaboration in creation of marketing packages, advertising, and sales plans. The role is supported by both the Marketing & Communications team and Parks Program & Services team.

  • Support the development and implementation of CH events strategy. Accountable for elevating the quality and effectiveness of CH events and corporate business opportunities through planning and coordination, with an intent to increase reach, attendance, and impact on key business objectives.
  • Responsible for oversight of planning efforts relating to key corporate and special events. (CH Foundation Gala, Staff recognition events, Board & local Chamber events, etc)
  • Develop work plans, workflow, timelines, event guides, and staffing plans related to large scale events to ensure timely delivery internally and ensure a clear flow of communication between departments. Provide status & progress updates to senior staff from all necessary departments.
  • Provide direction and leadership to reports & on-site events staff and volunteers, supporting employee engagement and accountability management.
  • Conduct site visits and planning, provide onsite event execution, leadership and training to staff and volunteers.
  • Serve as a primary contact for any 3rd party vendors collaborating with CH on event hosting.
  • A key partner and consultant to teams across the organization, providing tools and resources for small to large scale events including input for event format, flow, venue location, etc. to support delivery of high caliber event experiences. Ensuring that CH events and corporate business opportunities remain aligned with the brand and strategic priorities.
  • Review new and existing event offerings to ensure alignment with brand and strategic priorities through an ‘Events Scorecard’.
  • Develop business cases for new products or services relating to events; work with manager to gather support and move new concepts towards implementation
  • Source and assess industry research and best practices, identifying customer and market trends
  • Create and foster Tourism relationships and partnerships

Your Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in event planning and delivery
  • Education in event planning, marketing or recreation and leisure service from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Marketing, B2B development, information management or administrative function within a corporate environment are skills that would contribute to success in this role.
  • Experience with project management; including workplans, schedules, budgets and using project management tools. A Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is an asset but not required.
  • Strong evaluation, organizational, and time management skills to forecast and plan workloads
  • Experience developing, fostering, and sustaining effective and positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including experience presenting ideas to diverse groups
  • Skills in customer service, strategic thinking, problem solving, analysis, negotiation and dispute resolution.
  • Ability to lead and influence teams of staff that may not directly report into this position.
  • Extensive knowledge of permitting, public health, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) requirements for events.
  • Understanding of vendor contracts and service agreements and ability to relate them to CH policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Knowledge of the requirements for proposals and reporting for Federal grant programs.
  • Ability to work with computer software and systems in a Windows environment (Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT, Teams, etc.)
  • Ability to work both in an office environment and outdoors in varying weather conditions (Heat, Cold, etc)
  • Hours of work to include weekdays, weekends, holidays, daytime and evening hours. Overtime may be required.
  • Able to lift up to 20 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time
  • A valid Ontario Drivers Licence, minimum Class “G”, with a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract is required

Your Reward

  • Starting salary of $75,258 (based on skills and qualifications) annually based on a 35-hour work week.
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
  • You will work with a creative, talented, and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
  • Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food, and merchandise

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.

To Apply

Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by March 1, 2024

Your application should include:

  1. Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
  2. Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
  3. In the body of your email, please indicate where you heard about this opportunity

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Department: Visitor Safety & Patrol 

Type of Contract: Contract, Seasonal 

Work Location: Milton, ON, L9E 0C6 

CH Site: Kelso Conservation Area 

Posting Start Date: February 19, 2024 

Posting End Date: April 26, 2024 

 

Your Opportunity 

Waterfront Lifeguards ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for guests and staff through supervision, accident prevention, first aid and rescue skills, public education, and customer service. 

The primary responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Supervise participants on swimming beach and in waterfront areas, enforcing rules and regulations with guests and staff 
  • Supervise participants during weekly open-water swimming events 
  • Serve as a first point of contact for guests and respond to incidents within the beachfront area 
  • Execute emergency procedures and use safety/rescue equipment as required 
  • Provide customer service and engage with guests to provide education about potential hazards and safe practices in waterfront areas 
  • Ensure that all equipment is operational and stored appropriately when not in use 
  • Ensure safety signs/flags are posted and clearly visible at all times, advising other teams as needed 
  • Identifies risks along the waterfront and beach area escalating as required to keep guests safe 
  • Support other waterfront events outside of the beachfront area 
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Your Qualifications 

  • Must be 15 years of age or older at the time of employment 
  • Must have LSS Bronze Cross award as a minimum, National Lifeguard certification is preferred 
  • Must complete National Lifeguard – Waterfront Certification during training period or previously hold the certification 
  • Lifesaving Swim Instructor Certification is an asset 
  • Previous Waterfront experience is an asset 
  • Effective communication skills, combined with the ability and willingness to enforce policies and procedures in a professional manner 
  • Ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions  
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time 
  • Successful candidates are required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS), to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted (if over 18 years old). *Cost covered by Conservation Halton up to $30.00. 
  • Must be flexible to work all scheduled shifts, including weekends and holidays 

Your Reward 

  • Starting at $17.51 per hour  
  • Part time and full-time hours available; hours may vary depending on availability 
  • National Lifeguard – Waterfront Certification course provided 
  • The position’s expected start date is May 11, 2024 
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles  
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team 
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees  
  • Free access to Conservation Halton and Conservation Ontario parks 
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton/Glen Eden services, food, and merchandise 

Our Core Values 

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity. 

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge. 

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service. 

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition. 

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions. 

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions. 

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change. 

 

To Apply 

Please visit the link to apply online and have your resume ready to complete your application: Click to apply 

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  To discuss accommodations, please contact operations@hrca.on.ca.   

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Department: Visitor Safety & Patrol 

Type of Contract: Contract, Seasonal 

Work Location: Milton, ON, L9E 0C6  

CH Site: Kelso Conservation Area  

Posting Start Date: Feb 19, 2024 

Posting End Date: April 26, 2024 

 

Your Opportunity 

The Waterfront Lifeguard Assistant Lead is responsible for maintaining control of the activities within the waterfront and beach area to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for guests and staff. The Waterfront Lifeguard Assistant Lead provides site guidance and direction when the Waterfront Lifeguard Lead is inaccessible or off-duty. 

The primary responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Ensure a safe and enjoyable waterfront environment for guests and staff through supervision, accident prevention, first aid, rescue skills, public education, and customer service  
  • Identify and addresses risks along the waterfront and beach area to keep guests safe 
  • Participate in pre-season beach setup, including installing and maintaining buoy lines, and other rescue equipment 
  • Assist with delivery of pre-season and in-season Waterfront Lifeguard team training 
  • Provide daily work assignments, staff rotations, and coordination of resources for the Waterfront Lifeguard team 
  • Record shift details daily in the Beach Setup and Supervisory Log 
  • Support staff with the understanding and compliance of health & safety policies and other related CH policies and procedures 
  • Oversee incident reporting ensuring completeness and accuracy  
  • Provide customer service and engage with guests to provide education about potential hazards and safe practices in waterfront areas  
  • Support Open-Water swim events by scheduling Lifeguards and other resources as required 
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Your Qualifications 

  • Must be 16 years of age or older at the time of employment  
  • Certified and experienced NLS Waterfront Lifeguard *Successful candidates must provide a copy of certification 
  • Effective communication skills, combined with the ability and willingness to enforce policies and procedures in a professional manner 
  • Previous Supervisory experience is an asset 
  • Ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions  
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time 
  • Successful candidates are required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS), to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted (if over 18 years old). *Cost covered by Conservation Halton up to $30.00 
  • Must be flexible to work all scheduled shifts, including weekends and holidays  
  • Lifesaving Swim Instructor Certification is an asset 
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Certification is an asset 

Your Reward 

  • Starting at $18.74 per hour  
  • Part time and full-time hours available; hours may vary depending on availability 
  • The position’s expected start date is 2024-04-15 
  • You will gain valuable supervisory experience 
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles  
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team 
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees  
  • Free access to Conservation Halton and Conservation Ontario parks 
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton/Glen Eden services, food and merchandise 

Our Core Values 

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity. 

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge. 

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service. 

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition. 

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions. 

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions. 

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change. 

To Apply 

Please visit the link to apply online and have your resume ready to complete your application: Click to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  To discuss accommodations, please contact operations@hrca.on.ca.   

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  

Department: Visitor Safety & Patrol 

Type of Contract: Contract, Seasonal  

Work Location: Milton, ON, L9E 0C6   

CH Site: Kelso Conservation Area   

Posting Start Date: Feb 19, 2024  

Posting End Date: ​Apr 26, 2024 

Your Opportunity 

The Waterfront Lifeguard Lead is responsible for providing site guidance to the lifeguard team and maintaining control of the activities within waterfront and beach area to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for guests and staff. 

The primary responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Ensure a safe and enjoyable waterfront environment for guests and staff through supervision, accident prevention, first aid, rescue skills, public education, and public relations 
  • Identify and address risks along the waterfront and beach area to keep guests safe 
  • Participate in pre-season beach setup, including installing and maintaining buoy lines, and other rescue equipment 
  • Coordinate and deliver pre-season and in-season Waterfront Lifeguard team training 
  • Provide daily work assignments, staff rotations, and coordination of resources for the Waterfront Lifeguard team 
  • Responsible for scheduling shifts for the Waterfront Lifeguard team throughout the season 
  • Record shift details daily in the Beach Setup and Supervisory Log 
  • Support staff with the understanding and compliance of health & safety policies and other related CH policies and procedures  
  • Oversee incident reporting ensuring completeness and accuracy  
  • Provide customer service and engage with guests to provide education about potential hazards and safe practices in waterfront areas 
  • Support Open-Water swim events by scheduling Lifeguards and other resources as required 
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals  
  • Other duties as assigned 

Your Qualifications 

  • Must be 16 years of age or older at the time of employment  
  • Certified and experienced NLS Waterfront Lifeguard *Successful candidates must provide a copy of certification 
  • Effective communication skills, combined with the ability and willingness to enforce policies and procedures in a professional manner 
  • Ability to prioritize and take action on the needs of both staff and guests 
  • Previous supervisory experience is an asset, ability to provide direction and oversight to staff team 
  • Ability to manage conflict and utilize de-escalation skills to resolve conflict situations 
  • Ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions  
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time 
  • Successful candidates are required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS), to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted (if over 18 years old). *Cost covered by Conservation Halton up to $30.00 
  • Must be flexible to work all scheduled shifts, including weekends and holidays   
  • Lifesaving Swim Instructor Certification is an asset 
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Certification is an asset 

Your Reward 

  • Starting at $19.40 per hour  
  • Part time and full-time hours available; hours may vary depending on availability 
  • The position’s expected start date is April 15, 2024 
  • You will gain valuable supervisory experience 
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles  
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team 
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees  
  • Free access to Conservation Halton and Conservation Ontario parks 
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton/Glen Eden services, food and merchandise 

Our Core Values 

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity. 

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge. 

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service. 

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition. 

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions. 

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions. 

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change. 

To Apply 

Please visit the link to apply online and have your resume ready to complete your application: Click to apply.    

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  To discuss accommodations, please contact operations@hrca.on.ca.   

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Department: Animal Programs 

Type of Contract: Contract, Seasonal 

Work Location: Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0 

CH Site: Mountsberg Conservation Area 

Posting Start Date:  February 19, 2024 

Posting End Date:  March 3, 2024  

 

Your Opportunity 

The primary responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Care for, feed, handle, train, and maintain various birds of prey, their enclosures, and related equipment 
  • Deliver informative and engaging educational programs for organized groups and the public 
  • Assist with day-to-day operations and customer service including providing general information to visitors and promotion of park initiatives 
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals. 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Your Qualifications   

  • Previous experience in the care and handling of birds of prey is an asset  
  • Experience in nature interpretation, teaching, or outdoor education 
  • Knowledge of natural history and wildlife 
  • Knowledge and application of operant conditioning training techniques  
  • Proven commitment to providing superior customer service 
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills 
  • Able to adapt to the daily challenges associated with a busy outdoor education centre 
  • Able to develop, foster, and sustain effective working relationships within the department and with other Conservation Halton staff 
  • Able to travel to a site not serviced by public transportation 
  • Able to offer flexible availability, including weekends, holidays, and evenings 
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time 
  • Successful candidates are required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS), to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted (if over 18 years old). *Cost covered by Conservation Halton up to $30.00.   
  • A valid Ontario Drivers Licence, minimum Class “G”, with a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract is required. *Abstract completed by Conservation Halton. 

Your Reward 

  • Starting at $17.51 per hour  
  • Part time hours available; hours may vary depending on availability 
  • The position’s expected start date is April 1, 2024 
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles  
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team 
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees  
  • Free access to Conservation Halton and Conservation Ontario parks 
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton/Glen Eden services, food and merchandise 

Our Core Values 

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity. 

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge. 

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service. 

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition. 

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions. 

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions. 

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change. 

To Apply 

Please visit the link to apply online and have your resume ready to complete your application: Click to apply  

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  To discuss accommodations, please contact hr@hrca.on.ca.   

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Department: Education Programs 

Type of Contract: Contract, Seasonal 

Work Location: Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 

CH Site: Mountsberg Conservation Area 

Posting Start Date: February 22, 2024 

Posting End Date: March 8, 2024 

 

Your Opportunity 

The primary responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Connect people with park resources and local ecology by creating warm and welcoming experiences for park guests of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds 
  • Deliver informative and entertaining educational programs for organized groups and the public both in person and in a virtual environment 
  • Deliver public programs such as Mountsberg’s Maple Town and Crawford Lake’s Sweet Water Season  
  • Assist with the development and implementation of innovative new programs to meet the changing needs of the community 
  • Assist with updating and creating new interpretative props, gardens, displays, and signage 
  • Maintain program equipment & supplies, existing and seasonal interpretative displays, signage, and brochures 
  • Perform related duties in other Conservation Halton parks or at community-based venues, as required  
  • Perform light cleaning duties 
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals. 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Your Qualifications 

  • Background in education, ecology, environmental studies/sciences, Indigenous culture(s), or archaeology 
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills  
  • Experience in resource interpretation, teaching, or outdoor education 
  • Proven commitment to providing superior customer service 
  • French or other second language an asset 
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time 
  • Successful candidates are required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS), to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted (if over 18 years old). *Cost covered by Conservation Halton up to $30.00. 

Your Reward 

  • Starting at $17.51 per hour  
  • Hours may vary depending on availability 
  • The position’s expected start date is March 2024. 
  • You will work in stunning natural settings and inspiring heritage spaces  
  • You will work with a creative, talented, and welcoming team 
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees  
  • Free access to Conservation Halton and Conservation Ontario parks 
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton/Glen Eden services, food and merchandise 

Our Core Values 

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity. 

Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge. 

Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service. 

Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition. 

Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions. 

Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions. 

Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change. 

To Apply 

Please visit the link to apply online and have your resume ready to complete your application: Click to apply   

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  To discuss accommodations, please contact operations@hrca.on.ca.   

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Posting Start Date: February 23, 2024

Posting End Date: March 6, 2024

Contract Type: Volunteer

Approximately 30 volunteer positions available

Minimum commitment of 40-hours or 10 volunteer events during the program year (Spring – Late Fall).

 

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a group of dedicated individuals who are interested in an ongoing volunteer program at Conservation Halton. Our Volunteer Core members donate a minimum of 40-hours or attend at least 10 volunteer events (whichever is fulfilled first) during the program year (Spring – Late Fall).

The Volunteer Core supports several working groups within our organization including parks, outreach, stewardship, and restoration projects. Those who complete the minimum commitment requirement are recognized with a certificate of completion, Conservation Halton annual pass (value of $150), as well as environmental training and the expansion of skills and professional network.

Opportunities are shared via an online Volunteer Portal by CH staff. Most opportunities run on weekdays during regular working hours (9am-5pm) with some availability on weekends and evenings.

Examples of our volunteer opportunities include:

  • Seed collection and forest inventory
  • Invasive species management
  • A variety of community outreach/education events and programming
  • Wetland, tree, and native species plantings
  • Trail maintenance and general assistance in our parks

Responsibilities

Volunteers support a variety of projects. Tasks will vary in responsibility, physical demands, and activity type. See some examples below:

  • Support community, school, and corporate volunteer workdays and tree plantings by acting as a volunteer lead: this involves coordinating other volunteers, and providing instruction on how to plant trees, shrubs, and wildflowers
  • Assist with planting by carrying, laying out, and spacing trees based on species and moisture requirements, inspecting other volunteer’s planting quality and recommending corrections where possible
  • Assist with waste removal from natural sites, this includes garbage pick-ups and large debris removals
  • Provide support at community outreach events, including set up and take down of event materials and representing Conservation Halton in a professional manner
  • Participate in private landowner site visits with Conservation Halton stewardship staff
  • Assist Conservation Halton staff with preparation of recommendations for private landowners to manage the natural features on their property
  • Support Conservation Halton stewardship and restoration staff with preparation and implementation of ecosystem rehabilitation plans; for example, plantings, in-stream work & low impact development (LID) projects
  • Perform duties and ensure assigned volunteers (if applicable) work in accordance with Conservation Halton’s safety policy and procedures and with the occupational health and safety act and its regulations
  • Perform other duties as required to contribute to the team effort and achieve the objectives of the department and Conservation Halton

Your Qualifications

  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 40-hours or 10 volunteer events during the Spring through Fall months
  • Keen interest in the outdoors or environmental conservation
  • Experience in an environmental field is an asset, but not required
  • Weekday and daytime availability an asset
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS) to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted (if over 18 years old) *Only required for select opportunities
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions (including challenging/uneven terrain) and to adapt to the daily challenges associated with fieldwork (insects, weather, limited access to formal restrooms, etc.)
  • Able to travel to various sites not serviced by public transportation
  • Basic computer skills (knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, excel)
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs., stand, and walk for long periods of time

Training Provided (will vary based on opportunity)

  • Plant/tree identification of species common in southern Ontario
  • Ecological restoration techniques, including safe handling of equipment
  • Proper planting techniques
  • Safely wading in creeks
  • Working with private landowners
  • Preparing and implementing ecosystem rehabilitation plans
  • Relevant health and safety policies and procedures

Your Reward

  • Opportunity to be involved in your community while positively impacting the local environment
  • Ability to gain or develop professional skills related to conservation
  • Season pass to Conservation Halton parks
  • Certificate of completion

Our core values

  • Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
  • Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
  • Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
  • Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.
  • Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
  • Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
  • Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.

To apply

  1. Complete the application form using the link below by 11:59 pm, Wednesday, March 6th, 2024: https://forms.office.com/r/q2V5eYbLSv
  2. All successful volunteer candidates are required to participate in the program’s Zoom orientation, held Tuesday, March 19th from 5:30-6:30pm. Applicants will be notified if they’ve been successful by end of day March 13th.
  3. If you require an accessible form in an alternate format, please contact volunteers@hrca.on.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for the volunteer core will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

ward

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, gender expression, sexual orientation, and physical or mental ability.