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Join the Toronto Youth Food Policy council as we highlight work done by food leaders to help the community during and through COVID-19! 
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Melange is now accepting submissions!
We are now accepting arts submissions for Mélange Creative Arts Journal, Volume 3: Seeding Justice and Deepening our Roots. We are looking for artwork that explores food justice, food access, ancestry, migration, familial recipes, and community. All youth are eligible, and marginalized artists are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is January 1st, 2021.
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Migrant Dreams: Then & Now

On October 26th we hosted an event focussed on the film Migrant Dreams, exploring migrant worker justice with speakers Min Sook Lee, Dr. Evelyn Encalada and Carlous Burrell. The panel discussion was lively and very insightful! Youth in attendance were encouraged to take their solidarity further by getting involved in local movements, and supporting organizations like Justicia for Migrant Workers & Migrant Rights Network. Thank you to the speakers and all who were able to attend!

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Community Events and News

#Justice4AppleWorkers

Workers producing Martin’s Apple Chips had to walk off the job to make their voices heard during a COVID outbreak. J4MW is asking Martin’s Farm and Starbucks to ensure safe conditions and no retaliation. Advocacy toolkit.
PollinateTO Community Grants

Applications for the PollinateTO grants are now open, and up to $5000 per project is available in funding. For more information, click here 

Canada’s Food Guide Student Ambassador Network

Meal Exchange is looking for passionate post-secondary students to engage their peers, inform the government, and create change within campus food systems through the Canada’s Food Guide Student Ambassador Network. Apply here.

Black Creek Community Farm Dinner

If you can, support the amazing work of Black Creek Community Farm by purchasing a ticket to their take-home dinner fundraiser, featuring amazing chefs and cooks from across the city.

Extending the UrbanHensTO Backyard Hens Pilot Program
A report on the UrbanHensTO pilot program  was recently released as the pilot is being discussed at the December 7th meeting of the Economic and Community Development Committee. The report recommends extending the pilot program for one additional year. This will allow staff to do additional research and broader consultations, including with the Toronto Food Policy Council. For more information on agenda item EC18.13, click here
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