Fontbonne Ministries

In 2017, a group known as the Toronto Faith Community Downtown Hub (Faith + Hub) was created. There is representation from Metropolitan United Church, Fontbonne Ministries, St. James Cathedral, and St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica with the support of St. Michael’s hospital. The group came together to work on tackling the many rising social service needs among a critically underserved population. One current priority of focus is addressing the growing footcare needs and service gaps in the east end of Toronto.


Metropolitan United Church (56 Queen Street East); Mustard Seed Fontbonne Ministries (791 Queen Street East); and St. James Cathedral Centre (65 Church Street).


Foot Care Service
• Assesses client needs, developments and implements client-specific foot health interventions.
• Provides basic foot care services (e.g. toe nail cutting, callus, corns, warts) and treatment within their scope of practice.
• Gives instruction and teaching on foot care and general wellbeing techniques (e.g. arch supports, wearing of proper socks and footwear).
• Ensures the service users dignity and respect is maintained at all times.
• Maintains personal and the service user’s health & safety at all times.
• Ensures service users confidentially and privacy at all times.
Promotes wellbeing
• Fully informs the client of the foot care that is being provided and answers any question and/or concerns.
• Educates clients on their ongoing foot care, including basic foot hygiene as well as client-specific issues (ie: wound care between appointments).
• Provides appropriate referrals as needed.
• Cultivates trust, fostering a gateway connection through the provision of additional service resources that is identified as a need by the client.
Service Administration:
• Assists with identifying all supplies and related equipment needs.
• Handles all set-up and clean-up of the service space.
• Maintains appropriate cleaning/disinfection of instruments and foot care supplies, including the use of an autoclave to sterilize reusable instruments.
• Ensures waste products are disposed of appropriately.
Other responsibilities:
• Performs other duties as required.
• Meets with supervisory team as scheduled.
• Works with all three service sites to coordinate client appointments.
• Explores opportunities for appropriate foot care hygiene product donations (e.g. socks, shoes).
Qualifications & training:
• Graduation from an accredited school of chiropody.
• Current registration with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.
• New graduates are encouraged to apply.
• Experience providing foot care services to people living with diabetes.
• Currently holds CPR certification.
• Comfortable working as an independent practitioner.
Skills & experience:
• Relevant experience working in the nonprofit sector providing foot care to vulnerable populations and marginalized communities.
• Experience of working independently with minimum supervision and as part of a team.
• Professional understanding of regulatory requirements and best practice guidelines, and provides foot care within her/his scope of practice.
• Compassion and empathetic towards the clients served.
• Clear communication skills face to face and on the phone.
• Aptitude and willingness to provide foot care in the community in a non-clinical setting.
• Ability to recognize safeguarding issues and understand who to report these to.
• Able to cope with unexpected and unplanned situations.
• Ability to deal effectively with hard-to-serve clients.
• Ability to work autonomously.
• Knowledge of the impact of social/cultural/economic factors on the determinants of health.
Working Conditions:
• Comfortable working in faith-based environments.
• Require bending and lifting intermittently.
• Require flexibility in working locations.
• COVID safety protocols and procedures in effect during pandemic, and post pandemic based on site specific policies/procedures.
• All service instruments and supplies will be provided.
Contract & Start Date:The start date is tentatively scheduled for the early/mid-September 2021, contingent on provincial COVID restrictions.
This is a one-year contract position with the possibility of extension.

The position involves working 4 days for a total of 28 hours per week. The selected candidate will provide footcare service across the following three sites:
Metropolitan United Church (56 Queen Street East);
Mustard Seed Fontbonne Ministries (791 Queen Street East); and
St. James Cathedral Centre (65 Church Street).

Please apply in writing by Sunday July18th, 2021 to Neil Fernie, Human Resources Resumes faxed to (416) 429-7921 or email to

The Toronto Eastend Foot Care Alliance values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process please notify Human Resources
While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only.

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Salary range $43.00 to $48.00 hourly, this does not include any percentage in lieu of benefits or vacation pay.


faxed to (416) 429-7921 or email to



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