Join us at our next TYFPC Community Event
WHAT: This discussion will explore different experiences of exploitation in restaurant kitchens, and how this relates to aspects of the #MeToo movement.
Facilitators will provide youth with tools to advocate for safer and more equitable work environments. The evening will provide an opportunity to learn from community members leading innovative, inclusive kitchen spaces and get the opportunity to engage in civic activism against oppressive food spaces. Speakers include Vanessa Ling Yu, Suzanne Barr and Ananda Gabo.
Monday, December 3rd from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
: Toronto Media Arts Centre, 32 Lisgar Street
A delicious light meal will be served.
STAY UPDATED ABOUT THE EVENT HERE
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Council Updates and Community Highlights
The Gathering: Submissions Open
How can we push our food system forward?
The Gathering, a peer-reviewed, academic journal on food issues, is looking for work by youth (30 and under). This year, we are looking for submissions that capture rebellion, transformation, and hope as it relates to our food systems. Send us your written work, visual documentation, photography, sketches, fieldwork, and dynamic data visualization. This is the F! Issue. Let’s fight for fairness, equality, and justice in food together.
For submission guidelines and submission form please click HERE. Submission deadline is Thursday December 20th, 2018.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
The TYFPC has had a busy start to the Fall. Here's what we're up to:
Your Executive team has been busy reflecting on the Food Secure Canada
National Assembly, creating partnerships to better support local initiatives and getting started on creating a Food Champions campaign to celebrate local foodies across the city.
The Networking Committee has had their hands full planning a Council Alumni Event that will bring together all current and past council members. They have also been working hard to keep you updated on events, jobs and opportunities on our social media.
The call for submissions for The Gathering
is just the start for the Education Committee! They are gearing up to pull the journal together over the next few months.
Members from the Advocacy Committee will be sitting on the Community of Practice on Food Security
group. They are planning some big events with the election coming up next year!
Members are looking into multiple grants that will help support and mobilize youth across Toronto to help create a more just and sustainable food system. We would like to thank the City of Toronto's support of our programs through the Community Events and Projects Grant.
Toronto Food Policy Council Looking for New Members
This Friday is the last day to apply to become a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council. The TFPC is seeking 3-5 new members who have knowledge and understanding of food systems and food security of underserved and/or high needs groups and particular socio-economic and geographic areas within the city. The TFPC is the oldest food policy council in a major city in the world and enjoys international respect.
Apply to become a council member here
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
FoodShare's 10th Anniversary Edition of Recipe For Change is happening February 21, 2019. Recipe For Change will showcase 30+ of Toronto's most impressive and dynamic female chefs of colour, brewers and winemakers. Open to all ages, must be 19+ to try wine and beer. Get your ticket before they sell out! Learn more about the event here
Evergreen's Winter Village Market
Play, eat and shop at Evergreen's Winter Village. Taste delicious treats from food trucks and local vendors, shop unique gifts at the Holiday Market, skate on the newly reopened skating rink and pick up a sustainably grown Christmas tree from the Evergreen Garden Market.
Open every weekend in December. Learn more here.
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(1) Skate Associate, (2) Communications and Outreach Specialist, (3) General Manager, (4) Outdoor Educator, (5) Senior Lead, Indigenous Engagement
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(1) Food Bank Volunteer, (2) Drop-in Volunteer (Breakfast Shift), (3) Drop-in Volunteer (Lunch Shift)
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