Job Posting: Active Neighbourhoods Project Manager

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of the registered charity Clean Air Partnership (CAP), is seeking an Active Neighbourhoods Project Manager to lead the development and implementation of a multi-year active transportation community urban planning process in four communities across Ontario. TCAT is the Ontario partner of the Active Neighbourhoods Canada/Réseau Quartiers Verts (ANC/RQV) project. This new initiative launched by the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre (MUEC) in twelve communities in Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Since 2006 TCAT has been at the forefront of efforts in Canada to raise awareness about the benefits of cycling and walking by conducting research, organizing events and developing evidence-based tools to support the development of active transportation and Complete Streets.

Building on the work of both TCAT and MUEC, the community engagement process will be adapted from MUEC’s “Green, Active and Healthy Neighbourhoods” (GHAN) model and implemented in four Ontario communities. The purpose of the GHAN model is to provide a portrait of the local active transportation landscape and a blueprint for building stronger active transportation networks. The success of this work will require developing meaningful relationships with a cross-section of local stakeholders to include citizens and civil society in an active participatory process at all phases of the project, organize local workshops, develop reports and ensure on-the-ground change.

The Active Neighbourhoods Project Manager will be responsible for:

The Active Neighbourhoods Project Manager will report to the TCAT Director. Project direction will be provided by TCAT’s Director and TCAT’s Steering Committee.

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Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter on or before Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 9 a.m. to info@tcat.ca. Only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Interviews are expected to be conducted between Oct 3-9, 2013.

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of Clean Air Partnership, conducts policy research and urban design work that supports the implementation of Complete Streets. TCAT has successfully organized six annual policy conferences, now known as the Complete Streets Forum. The Forum features presentations from leading international and Canadian experts on Complete Streets, and brings together over 200 people each year to share ideas of how to advance Complete Streets in North America. TCAT's research is widely cited and our work has influenced actual on-the-ground improvements in the cycling and walking environment in Toronto, Canada’s largest urban centre. TCAT has developed a reputation for working constructively with community organizations as well as provincial and municipal government officials. In 2012, TCAT launched Complete Streets for Canada, a policy and design hub to assist municipalities in implementing Complete Streets.

The Clean Air Partnership (CAP) is a registered charity that works in partnership to promote and coordinate actions to improve local air quality and reduce greenhouse gases for healthy communities. CAP’s applied research on municipal policies strives to broaden and improve access to public policy debate on air pollution and climate change issues. Our social marketing programs focus on energy conservation activities that motivate individuals, government, schools, utilities, businesses and communities to take action to clean the air.

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Posted On: September 9, 2013