Specialist, Community Partnership, Region of Peel

Specialist, Community Partnership
Duration: up to 24 months 
Human Services-Community Partnerships  
 .....Draw on your passion… Shape our community 
Community Partnerships is an enabling Division that supports a system that is responsive to Peel residents and empowers individuals and the broader community of stakeholders to be resilient through providing high quality, efficient services and supports. We support the Region’s long term strategic priority in the area of focus of Living, we want people's lives to be improved in their time of need. We value our employees’ contributions and inspire excellence. We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing and diverse community in which we live and work.
 The Region of Peel has seen a surge in the use of Food Banks since the onset of the pandemic. As a result of the pandemic, both formal and informal emergency food providers in Peel have had to adjust service delivery to meet the increased demand and ensure access for those most vulnerable. 

..the role: 

Reporting to the Manger of Community Capacity and Investment, this role will be responsible to provide expert guidance and advice on the development and implementation of the Region of Peel 2022-2023 Food Security Fund.  This fund will be administered through the Community Investment Program to allocate $2Ml per year to address applications from the Region’s food system providers to assist with capital and operational requirements that will better serve those in need in the Region of Peel. 
You will be responsible to collect, analyze, and contextualize community-level data and information related to food security and provide expert advice and recommendations to our external and internal partners to influence funding, strategic plans, policies, long-term goals, and Regional priorities.
You will also develop tools and resources that will strengthen the non-profit sector’s ability to be innovative in local service delivery planning to ensure Peel residents have access to food security services to meet the increased demand and ensure access for those most vulnerable. 


  • Provides expert guidance, support, and implementation of the Community Investment Program Funding administration through GovGrants online granting portal.
  • Supports the implementation and evaluation of the Community Investment fund – Food Security Fund.
  • Work collaboratively with the Community Partnerships, Community Engagement Team and other internal Human Services stakeholders.
  • Prepares complex and specialised documentation, reports and statistical analysis relating to the Community Development Unit, Community Investment Program, and related Divisional programs 
  • Gathers and analyzes program outcomes and associated performance measures, as well as information trends, issues, gaps and statistics for planning and reporting purposes
  • Monitors and evaluates programs and services to assess their impact and to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency 
  • Collaborates with and provides subject matter expertise on projects with internal and external partners; participates in working groups and committees; and liaises with other service managers, community stakeholders and provincial/federal partners as required
  • Supports the regular evaluation of other funding programs to ensure Peel’s program maintains and supports the broader Peel funding strategy
  • Leads the development of new tools, measures and enhancements in order to evaluate the success of community programs
  • Collects, analyzes and evaluates data and its impacts on the Human Services needs in Peel and develops relevant recommendations for improvements
  • Builds and maintains collaborative and strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provides expert interpretation of legislation and government programs relevant to Divisional programs
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to various groups both internal and external to Peel
  • Guides the coordination of learning events which requires collaborating or obtaining consensus with a variety of internal and external resources 


  • Post-secondary education in Human Services or a related field, combined with a minimum of five years work experience in the human services or policy fields
  • Experience with non-profit funding programs, performance measurement, and evaluation is an asset
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of the non-profit sector, human services programs, planning, municipal government, provincial government, and community resources and services
  • Requires in depth working knowledge of Community Development methodology, food security and poverty reduction
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills with the ability to interpret and synthesize data from a variety of sources in order to develop evidence-informed program and project recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage priorities in a context of competing demands and ensure deadlines are met and objectives advanced
  • Strong business writing skills with demonstrated ability and experience authoring reports, business cases, and information briefs
  • Extensive communication skills, both verbal and written, and a proven ability to present to various audiences, both internal and external to Peel
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective liaison with various levels of staff, the public and community agencies in a sensitive and effective manner
  • Extensive knowledge of multiple computer applications, including but not limited to MS Office, Visio & MS Project, Sales Force, GovGrants. 
If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply on-line.
Location: Due to Covid-19, some of our offices are working at limited capacity to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients and community. As such, this position will be required to work remotely for an undetermined period. Once working onsite, you will report to 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton. 
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm; Monday-Friday
Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology. 
If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online at www.peelregion.ca/careers by January 24, 2022.