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Join us at our next TYFPC Community Event:

Food Feelings: Workshop on Place, Culture, and Nourishment

Monday April 9th, 2018

WHAT: How do you connect to food? What does food connect you to? Join the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council for an evening of eating and reflecting on our personal and collective relationships with food. Through a guided reflection, discussion, and art-making, we will dig into our personal food histories and memories and look at how food is a site of connection, cross-cultural engagement, and nourishment.

WHEN: April 9th, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: 850 Bloor St. W. Closest TTC station is Ossington Station.

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

Call for submissions for The Gathering

The Gathering: A Youth Perspective on Food Issues, aims to curate a publication that is representative of the future stakeholders and change makers in our food systems. We want to feature research, concepts, case studies, and arguments to promote youth led advances in sustainable food system research (global and local).

As well as accepting standard academic essays, we will be including expanded representations in research methodologies. We encourage written work that includes supportive visual documentation (such as photography and sketches) in fieldwork, as well as dynamic data visualization. Submission deadline is May 27th 2018!

If you would like to see last year's publication, you can access our past journals from our TYFPC website HERE!

Submission Form Link HERE!

Show us what you got!

Upcoming TYFPC Spring Plant Walk

This spring, the TYFPC is planning to lead an Edible Weeds and Indigenous Plant Walk in High Park and create of a youth-led TYFPC Edible Weeds Cookbook. This event is only possible due to the receiving the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots grant! A big THANK YOU to all of our supporters for voting and helping to bring this project to life! More information on this event will be announced soon. 
Missed our last community meeting Student Food Insecurity: Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities? Don't fret! You can watch the live stream of the presentation and discussions on our Facebook HERE!
Upcoming Events and Opportunities

UrbanHensTO Pilot and Workshops!

UrbanHensTO pilot project have upcoming workshops across Toronto to help Toronto residents learn more about pilot requirements, basic care for hens, how to prevent and detect disease, best practices for feeding and care for hens, and coop designs. Workshops hosted by Toronto Food Policy Council and Toronto Animal Services.

  • Ward 5 (Etobicoke-Lakeshore): Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chambers: Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Ward 32 (Beaches-East York): Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Ave: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to noon
More information HERE!

#TacklePovertyTO Panel Series

Panel series on various topics related to generating bold ideas to set the stage for the next phase of Toronto's Poverty Reduction Strategy. Don't miss these conversations! 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. Tickets go on sale May 10th, 2018.

Interested in attending or volunteering? More information HERE!

Spring is in the Air!

Green Thumbs Growing Kids is hosting a Family-friendly event in celebration of plants and spring! Happening April 29th, 2018. Facebook event page HERE!

Healing with Honey

FoodShare and Toronto Beekeeping Collective are hosting a workshop on how to make your own healing honey and beeswax products. Happening April 19th, 2018. More event information and registration HERE!

Job Opportunities!
(1) National Fundraising and Events Lead and (2) National Good Food Campus Lead
Organization: Meal Exchange
Apply HERE

 (1) Urban Ag. Harvest Worker, (2) Mashkikli;aki'ing Garden and Outreach Worker, (3) Food Bank Assistant.
Organization: The Stop
Apply HERE

 (1) Gardener, (2) Public Market Project Coordinator  
Organization: Evergreen 
Apply HERE and HERE

 Volunteer Coordinator (Student Job) 
Organization: Withrow Park Farmers' Market
Apply HERE 

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

Position Title:
 Policy Research Volunteer
Organization: Green Party of Ontario
Apply HERE

If you came to our last community meeting in February, you would have tried the delicious and flavorful food made by Regant Park Catering Collective! 

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 has been running for a month and is chocked full of events and opportunities across Toronto and the GTA!

Check out the calendar HERE!



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