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You can make a difference.

Build a career with purpose.

Join a group of passionate individuals committed to fulfilling Second Harvest’s vision: No Waste. No Hunger.


Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue charity and an expert in perishable food recovery. We rescue surplus, unsold food across the country and distribute it to not-for-profits and charities from coast to coast to coast. Last year, we rescued 41 million pounds of nutritious unsold food that was redistributed to a broad network of more than 3,000 social service organizations.



Work with a purposeful organization aligned with your values  

Our work to end food waste began in 1985 in the Greater Toronto Area, where driver and warehouse ambassadors transported and redistributed millions of pounds of food, no matter the weather or road conditions, the narrow alleys, or the congested downtown streets. Our humble roots remind us that a single act of giving spurs another. That positivity and determination has proven time and again that together we can make a difference. We’re now the largest food rescue organization in Canada and our determination is stronger than ever.


There are many opportunities to make a difference at Second Harvest and contribute to our vision of “No Waste. No Hunger.” From fundraising, food-raising, marketing and communications to national operations, product development, fleet and warehouse, finance, human resources, grant management, and administration, there are so many opportunities to be part of our exceptional team.


Our values

Our values guide us in everything we do to realize our vision of “No waste. No hunger.”

Community

We improve food access to ensure everyone, regardless of their economic situation, can have good food 

Environment

We consistently strive to have a positive impact on the environment 

Integrity

Open, honest and transparent, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards 

Collaboration

We believe we can accomplish more when we work together 

Comprehensive benefits

We offer a comprehensive group benefits plan that gives you access to these important health services:

  • Life insurance, AD&D 
  • Long-term disability  
  • Dental care  
  • Vision care  
  • Drug coverage  
  • Hospital Benefit 
  • Health Spending Account  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Other benefits include ambulance service, travel emergency medical cover, and paramedical services such as massage, physio, chiropractor, clinical psychologist or social worker.

Financial health

Second Harvest is proud to be a certified Ontario Living Wage Employer. We offer a Defined Benefit Pension Plan that’s complemented by access to financial planning support and in-house information sessions on financial wellness. 

Well-being

Life and work can overlap and intersect in many ways, and we recognize that overall well-being is important for the health of our people and our organization. Here are a few of the ways that Second Harvest is investing in the well-being of our employees: 

  • Vacation starting at 3 weeks per year, paid sick leave, paid personal days, and other paid time off 
  • Additional time off around the year-end holidays and in the summer  
  • Staff recognition initiatives and appreciation events 
  • Employee-led Mental Health Committee  
  • A program of webinars and speaking events on related topics 

Learning and development

Second Harvest is a learning organization and supports the continuous learning and development of our people throughout their career. This includes:

  • Annual investment in external professional development available to support identified learning objectives 
  • Office-wide learning opportunities through a program of speakers 
  • Succession planning and learning paths  
  • Access to courses in the Second Harvest Training Portal 
  • Access to Life Labs Skills Coach in Culture Amp 
  • Access to LinkedIn Learnings 
  • Access to Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion library of resources 

Flexible and engaging work environment

COVID-19 has changed the work environment. At Second Harvest we’re embracing those changes to provide a work environment that’s flexible and engaging.

  • Flexible working hours with remote and hybrid work options   
  • Completely new office/warehouse designed with employee needs in mind   
  • Meeting-free days across the office to enable focus  
  • Employee-led Social Committee to create inclusive opportunities for fun and social connection with colleagues   
  • Commitment to communication with employees through regular Town Halls, employee surveys, and CEO updates   
  • Dog-friendly office   

Community involvement

At Second Harvest, employees engage in hands-on, meaningful opportunities to contribute at the front line of our work.

  • Ride-along in a truck and assist a driver-ambassador with food deliveries  
  • Help our non-profit partners by supporting our holiday food-raising campaigns  
  • Lend a hand and have some fun at the annual Toronto Taste gala fundraiser  

Collaboration partners

Second Harvest is proud to collaborate with exceptional partners to help us improve the human resources experience for candidates and employees:

What to expect when you apply for a job at Second Harvest

Second Harvest welcomes and encourages applications from people living with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. If you request an accommodation, we contact you and provide or arrange for suitable accommodation based on your individual needs. 


Our screening and selection process may include several steps, including preliminary phone interviews, in-person or virtual interviews, and skills testing (depending on the position).  


As a condition of employment, Second Harvest conducts background checks, reference checks, and requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all open positions.  

Current employment opportunities

We encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to equity-seeking groups such as (but not limited to) racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.  


Second Harvest is committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment and selection process and will accommodate your needs under any applicable Human Rights legislation. Please let us know if you require any accommodations.  


Don’t see an opportunity that’s a good fit for you right now? Perhaps you would like to get involved with Second Harvest as a volunteer. Visit our Volunteer page, or for more information or email Amanda Crawford, Volunteer Program Manager amandac@secondharvest.ca.

Driver-Ambassador

Second Harvest is looking for a seasoned DZ Driver-Ambassador to join our team. Reporting to the Lead Driver-Ambassador, this position ensures that the pick-up and delivery of all second Harvest food is executed in a safe and efficient manner and that the distribution of food is executed equitably to all member programs.

Digital Content Officer

Second Harvest is looking for a creative and curious team player to join our story-telling team as the Digital Content Officer. This position is responsible for executing Second Harvest’s content strategy across our organic and paid social media platforms, our website, and our email program platforms in support of organizational priorities. We are looking for a polished communicator, who is savvy with established and emerging digital content platforms and can craft engaging content that will expand the reach and awareness of the Second Harvest brand. This role will create, curate, and build the Second Harvest online community and report against established KPIs and metrics.

Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving

In this newly created role, the Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving will support the development of the major gifts program at Second Harvest, and is responsible for cultivating, converting, and stewarding a pipeline of 100+ individual major gift prospects ($5,000+). We are looking for a seasoned, strategic individual who is passionate about building meaningful and impactful relationships to further our mission.

Full-Stack Software Engineer

Second Harvest is looking for a collaborative, adaptive problem-solver with 3+ years development experience to join our team as a Full-Stack Software Engineer. Reporting to the Director of Product Development, this position will work alongside our external development partners to build and expand the Second Harvest Food Rescue App, with a focus on the web application and database integration. Our stack is primarily React on the frontend, .NET Core on the backend, with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and datastore in Microsoft Azure to tie it all together.