September 25, 2014
by Andrew McAllister

BEYOND THE BALLOT BOX – Youth, Food, & Politics

10687131_731323396916213_3834983084656580771_nJoin us at the first community meeting of the year as we discuss youth, food, and politics. Learn more about the TYFPC and hear from youth that are working to make change at City Hall.

Monday, October 6

Featuring: Morgan Baskin, Klim Khomenko, and more!

… Welcome!
… Introduction of the TYFPC and new council members
… Update from municipal election organizing
… BEYOND THE BALLOT BOX – How do we continue our work in building a just and sustainable food system after the election?

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This event is presented in partnership with the City Youth Council of Toronto.

The TYFPC strives to create accessible and inclusive spaces for all its members. If we require accommodation to ensure your participation, please email

September 16, 2014
by Kaylen Fredrickson

Mayoral debate at Evergreen Brick Works

This post describes TYFPC member Kaylen Fredrickson’s experience at the mayoral debate on September 14, 2014.

I attended my first mayoral debate yesterday at Evergreen Brick Works. The event took place following the Sunday Farmers’ Market. (New this season! Check it out!) After picking up some peaches and kombucha, I headed to the debate grounds. There were lots of people, including media. (As a result, there are many recaps of the debate online. For instance, you can watch a 3 minute debate recap on CBC’s website.)

Participating in the full debate were three mayoral candidates: John ToryOlivia Chow and Ari Goldkind. Three youth candidates were also given a chance to introduce their plans for the city and to respond to the first debate question: Matthew Crack, Morgan Baskin and Klim Khomenko.

Photo of Olivia Chow, Ari Goldkind and John Tory at debate.

Photo from CTV News.


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September 7, 2014
by Kaylen Fredrickson

Mayoral debate at Evergreen Brick Works

#NextTO Mayoral Debate

Join TYFPC members at the #NextTO mayoral debate at Evergreen Brick Works on Sunday September 14, 2014. This is a chance to hear from mayoral candidates, as well as youth leaders, and to chat with TYFPC about Toronto’s food issues and upcoming election. This event also coincides with Evergreen’s Sunday Farmers’ Market, so come and eat some tasty food at the height of the harvest!

To find out more and to get your free tickets, please visit Evergreen’s event listing.

August 9, 2014
by Caileigh McKnight

Implementing Toronto’s Sanctuary City policy: providing food to our most marginalized communities

Check out the latest blog posting by TFPC discussing and explaining how Toronto’s Sanctuary City affects the food movement. This is a great follow up to the December meeting (for meeting notes, click here). The blog explains why Torontonians are undocumented, why a Sanctuary City Policy and gives tips on the implementation of Sanctuary City within the food movement. The Toronto Youth Food Policy Council supports the meaningful implementation of the Sanctuary City policy in the community food sector and supports continued efforts towards the realization of food access without fear.
The Solidarity City Network offers training and support to organizations who wish to develop internal policies and protocols that can ensure the implementation of a Solidarity City.

To read the full blog post, click here

August 1, 2014
by Kaylen Fredrickson

First municipal election picnic accomplished!

Picnic in Dallington Park

Photo courtesy of Tare Egbedi.

On July 14, we held our first picnic potluck and talked about municipal politics in Don Valley East!

We were graciously hosted by Wendy and the Dallington Pollinators Community Garden. The garden is in full swing production and everyone is welcome to help out. Contact the garden team though the link above if you want to learn more. (They even have drop-in gardening hours!)

We had a great spread of foods to share. The watermelon was particularly popular.

And we were joined by Ward 33 School Trustee candidate Ken Lister  as well as Ward 33 City Council candidate Divya Nayak.

We would love to host a similar event in your community. If you want to talk to the TYFPC about hosting a picnic and a discussion, please contact Kaylen, Advocacy Committee Co-Lead, at