Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative


Food Security Coordinator (0.8 FTE)

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to join the team at Kilala Lelum (KL) as a Food Security Coordinator. Working out of the shared Relational Care space at 606 Powell Street, the Food Security Coordinator will contribute to the space’s efforts to provide access to hot and nourishing meals to residents of the DTES. 

This position also works directly with two KL community partners. The first partner is the DUDES Club, which is a participant-led community for male members that prioritizes supportive relationships, engagement in health care, and Indigenous world views. The second partner is Innercity Women’s Initiatives Society, which offers outreach, harm reduction, education, and support to women in Vancouver’s DTES.

KL’s mission is to provide collaborative healthcare services through an outreach-based, culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, and harm reduction approach.

Job Summary:

The Food Security Coordinator (0.8 FTE) is the lead on our evening food programming. They are supervised and supported by KL’s Kitchen Manager and the Allied Canoe Lead, and work in collaboration with the Kitchen team, KL Peer Workers, and the staff/volunteers of our community partners.


Qualifications & Skills:

Working Conditions:

Working Hours:

Working hours will be slightly flexible and vary based on program needs, to be determined with the Kitchen Manager and Allied Canoe Lead. 

On Mondays and Tuesdays, hours will definitely include 2-7pm for dinner service, as well as receiving/picking up food donations, which are currently scheduled on Mondays (anytime) and Wednesdays (between 9-11am). This position will also be expected to overlap periodically with our community partner dinners (Wednesday-Friday) and as needed to provide training and support.

Supervision Provided:

This position is supervised by the Kitchen Manager for all kitchen and food-related duties and by the Allied Canoe Lead for all interpersonal and administrative duties.

Additional Information:

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter by Friday, July 9, 2021 to lauren.leslie@uihhc.ca. Your cover letter should clearly articulate why you are interested in this role and working with Kilala Lelum, how your background is a good fit for this specific role and our organization, and your current availability and desired schedule. Incomplete applications will not be considered.