Did you know that $31 billion worth of food is wasted in Canada each year? The City of Toronto is continuing work on a Long Term Waste Management Strategy which presents a unique opportunity for food waste reduction and diversion to be strategically included as a priority. The Advocacy Committee is conducting more research on the strategy and weâ€™ll get in on the debate on whether businesses should receive a tax credit for diverting food waste. We invite you to contact us and share your view on the debate.
Additionally, the Advocacy Committee is planning a TYFPC social media campaign to spread awareness of food insecurity and food-related issues in Toronto. Is there an issue youâ€™d like to see discussed on our social media? Let us know!
The education committee has shifted back towards focusing on Gathering, TYFPC's peer-reviewed academic journal. The submission deadline has just closed and we are starting the review process. Currently we are looking for additional peer reviewers to join our team so if you have a knack for editing please let us know!
The Networking Committee has been keeping busy by attending events and building partnerships around the city. We are looking forward to Spring as it is the season to start seeding! Toronto will prepare for this growing season with Seedy Saturday events around the city. From the Scarborough Seedy Saturday on April 2nd, and Black Creek Farm on April 9th, there will be many opportunities to connect with your local gardeners at lovely seed exchanges this year, as well as an opportunity to connect with TYFPC members.
We are always interested in attending food related events in the city and welcome the opportunity to participate. Let us know if you would like us to attend an event, or advertise for an event through social media!