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Join us at our next TYFPC Community Event:

Farmers' Markets in ScarbTO: Exploring Culinary Infrastructure

Wednesday June 6th, 2018

WHAT: Farmers’ Markets have flowered onto Toronto’s community based culinary spaces to support local farmers, artisans, and other small businesses in the many parks, campuses, and streets across the city, and Scarborough is no exception. 

For this month’s community meeting, the TYFPC is excited to collaborate with the U of T Scarborough Farmers’ Market, the Malvern Action for Neighbourhood Change, and a number of local champions and youth food entrepreneurs in a panel discussion to explore the impacts of a farmers’ market in the community for and this area of Scarborough more broadly. 

WHEN: June 6th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, IC Atrium

A delicious light meal will be served.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, anti-oppression, or accommodations, please don't hesitate to get in touch at

Council Updates and Community Highlights 

TYFPC Spring Plant Walk!

Join the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council for a plant walk in High Park on Saturday, June 9th from 2-4pm!

We will meet at High Park (exact location tba) and be led by Forest Therapy Guide and Foodshare's Indigenous Food Access Manager, Carolynne Crawley, who will walk us through the land and enrich our knowledge of indigenous and wild edible plants in High Park. You will also have a chance to enjoy plant tastings and explore our relationships to the land though gratitude and a deeper understanding of our connections to plants and living beings.

This event is free, however registration is required. Snacks provided. Register HERE!

If you have any questions, please email:

WHAT: TYPFC High Park Plant Walk
WHEN: June 9th, 2018 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE: High Park (Exact location TBA)


Come and Join Us: Recruiting New Council Members for the Fall 2018!

The TYFPC is recruiting new members! If you're a young person (16-30 years old) looking to engage in food policy issues look no further. The TYFPC will be looking for (up to) 6 new members for a variety of exciting positions this fall, including new Council members on the Advocacy, Education, Networking and Executive Committees. Join us and become part of a group of young people working on food projects and initiatives to advocate, engage and represent the voice of Toronto's youth. Look out for the application posting on our website, Twitter and Facebook in mid- June.

The Walrus Talks Live Celebrates Food as Social Change

Join the TYFPC at the Evergreen Brick Works on June 14 for the Walrus Talks Live, where Community Food Centres Canada’s Nick Saul, Newcomer Kitchen’s Rahaf Alakbani, writer Emma Waverman and our very own Chair Melana Roberts will discuss the Power of Food As Lever for Social Change. This talk is part of series of 'big idea' conversations under the theme: The Future of Everything, in honour of The Walrus' 15th birthday.

See a list of the amazing speakers, including dozens of writers, journalists, scientists, policy makers, business leaders, artists, heroes, and global citizens for conversation, connection, and ideas on the future. This unique gathering is essential for anyone who wants to know where we are, and, more importantly, where we’re going.
For more information visit HERE or view the full event program HERE!
Food Feelings: Workshop on Place, Culture, and Nourishment 

Thank you to everyone who came out to Food Feelings, the TYFPC's April Community Meeting. We would especially like to thank Kensington Natural Bakery for the delicious brownies, Regent Park Catering Collective for the samosas, Burdock for the bread and our very own Ananda Gabo for creating an incredible shepherds pie. We would also like to thank LOFT Kitchen for providing us with a space to bring everyone together. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!
Upcoming Events and Opportunities

FoodShare AGM
FoodShare's 2018 Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday, June 20th. All are welcome! Take part in voting on 2018’s Board of Directors and present annual impacts. Then celebrate the volunteers who bring FoodShare programs to life with a summer dinner. More info HERE!

The Stop Night Market

Inspired by night markets from around the world, The Stop’s Night Market transforms a unique outdoor space over two summer nights in June, bringing together creatives from Toronto’s culinary, design, performance, and graphic arts sectors to celebrate diversity, community, and the power of food. Happening June 12th-13th. 

Interested in attending or volunteering? More information HERE!

Backyard Chicken Workshop

There is a backyard Chicken Workshop happening Sunday June 3rd, 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Black Creek Community Farm! Stay updated on the event HERE!

Job Opportunities!
Communications Coordinator
Organization: Greenbelt Fund
Apply HERE

 (1)Community Food Assistant, (2) Community Events Assistant
Organization: The Stop
Apply by May 31st HERE and HERE

 Senior Program Manager  
Organization: Evergreen 
Apply HERE 

 Youth Programs Assistant
Organization: LEAF - Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests
Apply HERE 

Volunteer Opportunities!
Position Title:
 Moss Park Market Volunteer
Organization: Building Roots

Position Title:
 Board Member
Organization: Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network
Apply HERE


Position Title:
 Farm School Assistant Volunteer
Organization: Black Creek Community Farm 
Apply HERE

Position Title:
 (1) Compost Crew Member, (2) Bike Obstacle Course Attendant 
Organization: Evergreen
Apply HERE and HERE
If you came to our last community meeting in February, you would have tried the delicious and flavourful food made by Kensington Natural BakeryRegent Park Catering Collective, and Burdock

Don't forget to check out our Community Events Calendar!

Wish you could attend more food-related events and connect with other foodies and food advocates in the city? Look no further our Community Events Calendar is chocked full of events and opportunities across Toronto and the GTA!

Check out the calendar HERE!
Support locally grown food and become a Harvest Share Member with Black Creek Community Farm! Check it out HERE!
Gladstone Hotel's annual Harvest Wednesdays Food Series is back! Happening Wednesdays throughout the summer. Incorporating farmer's harvest, contemporary art, and local chefs, this season will be all about women in the food and beverage industry.


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