A special volunteer opportunity for the project Rivers Rising!


Rivers Rising is a community engagement collaborative project of the Toronto Green Community’s Lost Rivers program, the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto’s First Story program, and the Toronto Community Garden Network.  The project will take place over the course of three years using storytelling about food, water and culture (newcomer and Indigenous) as the thread to connect people with each other and with the *blue greencity.


They need up to 20 Ambassadors who are interested in taking a leadership role in the project and help to identify place-based stories from their neighbourhoods. They will provide these ambassadors with hands-on training which will include key elements of digital storytelling, cultural competency, engaging with the public, how to lead walking tours and background about local lost rivers and local Indigenous culture and heritage.  There will be approximately 8 training sessions beginning in October. Ambassadors will receive an honorarium upon completion of the program.  Anyone interested in becoming an ambassador can apply online:




There are two longer term objectives of the project: one is to create blue-green infrastructure projects through community participation to help create ‘green communities’ across the city; the other is to develop an eco-tourism social enterprise with an accompanying interactive app for self-guided tours.


Please click on the link below to see the summary description of the Rivers Rising Project:

Overview of the Rivers Rising Project (1)

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