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Build

We help build a just and sustainable food system by working with Toronto's diverse young communities to find solutions to food insecurity. We then raise awareness of these issues through our seat at the Toronto Food Policy Council, by making deputations at City Hall, or through our advocacy work with other food justice organizations.

Mobilize

We mobilize youth to create change through our online network, at bi-monthly community meetings, by providing an opportunity for youth to build upon their food activism by becoming a council member, by connecting with youth throughout the city, and by facilitating committee work.

Engage

We engage youth in food policy work by facilitating Food Policy 101 workshops at schools and community groups, by providing youth an opportunity to become community members and attend meetings on local food policy issues, and by providing a platform for youth to share their academic and creative work in a youth food journal.

Latest news

Table Talk: Stories of Food, Culture & Identity — Monday, April 3rd, 6-8pm

–an evening exploring food and culture through the storytelling of diaspora communities. The event will include interactive activities and a story-telling circle. Participants will engage in a cooking demonstration with Namliyeh, an emerging Toronto-based caterer and maker of Syrian preserved foods, who will share delicious […]

Fight for $15 and Fairness: Interview with Aramark Food Service Workers’ Strike

Written by Alia Karim Aramark food service workers at York University and University of Toronto Scarborough, members of UNITE HERE Local 75, began an indefinite strike on February 16, 2017. The starting wage at Aramark is currently $12.21/hour and the workers are asking that their base […]

Mapping Your Food Career: February 2017 Community Meeting Re-Cap

On Feburary 6th, 2017, The Toronto Youth Food Policy Council hosted its bi-monthly community event at Regent Park Community Food Centre, as an opportunity for young people to explore careers in food. The event titled “Mapping Your Food Career” provided a safe space for youth […]

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