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TYFPC Community Event

Re-contextualizing Immigrant Food Insecurity: A Community Dinner + Talk

Wednesday, April 10th

Come join us to explore the current and urgent context of immigrant food insecurity in Toronto as well as the diverse solutions that are taking place in the city today. This event will start with a panel discussion of speakers who bring unique insight to community-based solutions to address this issue. Following the panel discussion, we invite everyone to take part in a community dinner and talk in which we weave our own food narratives to re-imagine solutions.

A dinner will be provided, free of charge. However, we encourage you to bring your own container to help us reduce waste!
Council Highlights
A glimpse into the struggle for food sovereignty in Canada
Toronto is a city full of food from around the globe, and this diversity should be celebrated. However, a critical look at our food systems reveals that generations of discrimination, oppression and capitalism have prevented
Indigenous peoples from obtaining food sovereignty. The TYFPC's Advocacy Co-Lead, Katherine, shares thoughts and reflections of food sovereignty in Canada in our latest blog post.
Read Katherine's blog post
The TFPC and TYFPC discuss national food issues
Lori Stahlbrand of the Toronto Food Policy Council and Melana Roberts of the TYFPC joined other community food leaders for a 
conversation on TVO's The Agenda about national food issues and the launch of Canada's Food Guide.
Watch the segment
Community Food Events Calendar
The TYFPC website is back up and running! Thank you for your patience. We are busy updating our Community Food Events Calendar. Check it out to find food events near you, or submit a food event you would like to see featured on the calendar. 
Find an event near you
Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities
Programs Director (Maternity Leave), FoodShare 
Apply HERE
Community Services Coordinator, The Stop Community Food Centre
Apply HERE
Communications Assistant, Not Far From The Tree
Apply HERE
Program Assistant, Not Far From The Tree 
Apply HERE
Summer Food Programmer, Evergreen 
Apply HERE
Community Events and News
The history of food and history of colonialism
The destruction of Indigenous food systems can be linked to Canada's history of colonialism. What would it take to restore these systems? Read more here.
Federal Budget and Food Policy 
The 2019 Federal Budget, announced on March 19th, includes $134 million in funding over 5 years for the Canada Food Policy. Read Food Secure Canada's analysis on the federal budget and what is means for food policy work here.  
Food Policy Councils across North America 
The Center for a Livable Future at John Hopkins University has released its annual survey of food policy councils from across North America. The report highlights the work and achievements of the Toronto Food Policy Council. Read more here.
Seedy Saturdays
It's that time of year - Seedy Saturdays are back! Visit a Seedy Saturday event to connect with local gardeners and collect rare seeds. Find a Seedy Saturday event near you here.
The Star highlights community food programming 
The Star recently visited The Stop's community kitchens to see how these spaces build health and community. Read what they had to say here.
Meal Exchange's Racialized Student Caucus
Meal Exchange has created a Racialized Student Caucus to help support the needs of racialized students in the food movement at large. Learn more and join here
The EAT-Lancet Commission Summary Report
On March 25th, Toronto met to discuss the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health, and how this report impacts Toronto. Bringing together over 30 scientists, it helps define a healthy and sustainable diet. Read the report here.
Kombucha Workshop
This Kombucha Workshop is for young people aged 18 - 29. Learn how to make Kombucha in a relaxed and open environment. RSVP here.
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