Youth climate activism, community zines and more...
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TYFPC Community Event

Youth climate activism and the changing food system

Tuesday, May 28th

Come join us in learning about the importance of justice and accountability when discussing how food impacts climate change, and how you can have an activist role in your community. There will be an educational presentation on the intersection of justice, food & climate, followed by a panel discussion of speakers who bring diverse perspectives from the public health, food, and climate spaces. We will then dive into skill-building workshops that are hosted by Torontonian youth activists. 

Vegetarian and vegan food will be provided, free of charge. However, it is encouraged that you bring your own container to help reduce waste!

Council Highlights
Eat, Feel, Create: A community zine
On Monday, February 4th the TYFPC hosted a community meeting at Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) on Youth, Mental Health, and Food called Eat, Feel, Create. Folks were invited to create a page in a zine that aimed to explore the nuances, complexities, and wonders of self-care, and common cultural conceptions of it. We are excited to share the results of this workshop with you.
Scroll through the community zine
Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities
School Grown Assistant
Good Food Machine Maintenance Support
Farm Park Senior Assistant
There are lots of additional seasonal and summer positions available. Check out FoodWork for some openings. 
Community Events and News
Food Policy and Public Health
The Toronto Food Policy Council unanimously passed a motion of support for Toronto Public Health, expressed its strong opposition to the cuts to public health, and asked the province to reverse the cuts. Read more here.
Food poverty or just poverty? 
In this article in the Guardian, Jay Raynor argues that we need to get rid of food poverty and stop treating a lack of access to good food as a discrete disease. Read more here.
Food insecurity rising in Nunavut
Food insecurity in Nunavut has gotten worse since the introduction of the Nutrition North program in 2011, according to a study published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Read more here.
Meal Exchange's National Student Food Summit
Have you registered for the National Student Food Summit? The theme for this year is "Building a Community, Activating a Movement". Learn more here.
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