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Position: Awakening the Dragon – The Art of Community

This 8-month project will generate an online and on-land process for local businesses, organizations & community stakeholders who are finding an urgent need to pivot some or all of their activities to an online platform due to the new COVID-19 reality. Individuals and organizations will be coached in the planning and implementation of public events, community-based project management, media and communication skills (including digital story capture and livestream filming), outreach, and public engagement.

This project will also facilitate an online and on-land community art installation.

The online component will be the production of a video series that will capture the story of the community as well as the process of building an on-land art installation project titled “Awakening the Dragon – The Art of Community”.

Eligibility Criteria
This position is funded by The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and the Province of BC through a Job Creation Partnership project held by OUR Community Association.
Eligible applicants:
-are currently unemployed
–have established a claim for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, or
-have had an EI benefit period that ended within the previous 60 months; or
-have earned more than $2,000 in insurable earnings and paid employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years (Note: the 5 years do not have to be consecutive years).

If you are eligible and interested in applying for this position, please contact your local WorkBC Centre and mention project name (Awakening the Dragon – The Art of Community) in your application. Note that you must reside in one of the following catchment areas.

201-1483 Douglas St

202 – 3179 Jacklin Road

301 – 80 Station St., Duncan

Or apply for services online: https://apply.workbc.ca/Orientation/Map and mention project name (Awakening the Dragon – The Art of Community) in your application.


Organization: OUR Ecovillage
Location: Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

This role has been crafted to work with food systems and OUR ECOVILLAGE’s ‘Village to Village’ programming with food/farming/design/education as it relates to the Global South in the United Nations ‘Sustainable Development Goals’.  As a lead within food systems at OUR farm a major emphasis will be on working with Brazilian educational travel programs and the learners who will be travelling from the Global South.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:  Working a 35 hour work week this role involves having an ongoing team of learners who have travelled to learn food production and food systems design in urban/rural farming techniques.  The role of the Gardens Coordinator is to manage the maintenance and production of food forests and annual productions while facilitating the learning of other learners/interns/volunteers for OUR Non-Profit learning centre. Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in environmental, edible and organic landscape design and maintenance.
  • Agrologist experience, education, or degree.
  • A ‘Permaculture Design Certificate’.
  • A positive attitude & strong work ethic.
  • Experience with orcharding maintenance and use of all variety of garden tools and equipment
  • Academic level of working knowledge of edible garden plants (fruiting vines, fruit trees, vegetables)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team including living cooperatively in a farm setting.
  • Compensation depending on experience.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from job sites • Preference will be given to applicants that are passionate about sustainable food production and applying deep organic principles to garden maintenance Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Position is available immediately. Compensation will be dependent on experience. To apply please send a resume, 3 references and a brief letter stating why you want to work at OUR ECOVILLAGE’s Farm to: info@ourecovillage.org


Organization: OUR Ecovillage
Location: Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

O.U.R. (One United Resource) ECOVILLAGE is a sustainable learning centre and demonstration site which focuses on ecological ways of living. We are dedicated to researching and modeling ways that are rooted in social, cultural, spiritual, economic and ecological well-being. As well, we actively create partnerships with groups and organizations that are interested in living in community and living lightly on the earth.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a multi-organizational model based in Shawnigan Lake. An informal and dynamic work environment can offer lots of value on a personal and professional level depending on the interests and learning connections you are looking for. Inspiration towards environmental, community-based, service project related work will make this the best fit for the right individual.

This is a part-time position of approximately 15 hours per week at our office with an opportunity to co-create a schedule. There is potential for this position to grow, based on interest and experience, to include other administrative responsibilities.

The Bookkeeper is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports. They provide administrative support to the General Manager and Board of Directors through bookkeeping, banking and reporting services. The Bookkeeper maintains all necessary and appropriate records, files and processes to ensure the smooth and compliant financial operations of three, related non-profit organizations, focusing on accuracy and transparency.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare accounts payable files and process cheques for signing and distribution
  • Record all revenues including accommodations rentals, membership fees, donations, grants, educational programs, and social functions
  • Process payroll (seasonal)
  • Reconcile all accounts and prepare financial statements, including balance sheet, revenue, expenditure and performance to the budget, variance and cash flow
  • Monitor Cash and cash management
  • Prepare monthly Financial Statements, GST Returns, year-end reports, and audit documentation
  • Other related duties that may be required from time to time to manage financial affairs


  • Strong computer skills in Quick Books and Google Suite
  • Understanding and application of accounting standards and principles.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Logical, analytical, detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.

Non-profit experience is an asset.

To apply for any of the above positions:

Please email us with your expression of interest and include your resume and cover letter.

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Land acknowledgment

OUR ECOVILLAGE is situated on unceded Indigenous lands. The Coast Salish Peoples are the guardians of these lands and waters where we live, work, pray, and play. Quw’utsun (Cowichan) is a historical place of gathering and Na’tsa’ maht Shqwaluwun/”one-heart one-mind” for many Indigenous peoples.

OUR ECOVILLAGE is committed to regenerate land and all ecosystems while acknowledging and respecting Indigenous knowledge that ensures thriving for all beings; we call this Permaculture.

OUR ECOVILLAGE is dedicated to continuously educating ourselves and our communities about the history and peoples of OUR bio-region, to assist in decolonization and re-villaging as a path towards peacemaking, from local to global.