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Approximately 6-Month Term

What We Do

WIN House Emergency Shelter’s provide emergency accommodation and short-term assistance including client-centered, trauma-informed care, referrals to services and resources, security, meals, and a safe place for women and their children subject to domestic violence to stay.

What You Will Do

Primary duties and responsibilities include the contribution to client care through the provision of nutritious meals, engaging as part of a multidisciplinary team by offering meaningful programming for clients and/or their children, managing the shelter’s food services budget and inventory, purchasing goods, and by maintaining a clean, safe, and welcoming environment that adheres to industry standards and regulations.

The ideal candidate  will have the following qualifications:


  • Be knowledgeable in community resources related to food and shelter.

  • Have successfully completed a food preparation/cooking certificate.

  • Current food handling certification. 

  • Have completed WHMIS. 

  • Have an understanding of “health through nutrition”, and cultural awareness.

  • A minimum of two years experience in cost control including food, supplies, and wastage to meet budget requirements.

  •  A minimum of two years experience as a cook in a group facility or commercial food, healthcare setting, or restaurant are required.

  • Have or be willing to obtain a conflict-to-calm certificate and a Class 5 driver’s license.

  • Applicants with procurement experience and relationships and those who speak additional languages would be an asset.

The Cook position falls within the scope of the collective agreement with CUPE Local 3341. The cook is scheduled to work 44 hours per week Monday through Friday. The scheduled rotation is Monday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The starting hourly wage is $25.00/hour.

How To Apply

The successful candidates will be required to submit a Criminal Record Check, a current Child Welfare check, hold a current First Aid Certificate, and must be willing to sign an Oath of Confidentiality. Please submit applications to no later than 4:00 P.M.on August 30, 2023.


WIN House is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage First Nations, Métis, and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the organization to apply. 

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