Toronto Youth Food Policy Council

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

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–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 eggplant makdous and labneh.
We will also create a collective community cookbook
–if possible, please bring a recipe that is meaningful to you.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect through personal food stories,
and enjoy a light meal reflective of the evening’s themes.

Table Talk: Stories of Food, Culture & Identity
Monday, April 3rd from 6-8pm
Access Point on Danforth
3079 Danforth Avenue (near Victoria Park Subway Station)

Check the facebook event for sneak peak on storytellers leading up to the event!
*Special thanks to Access Alliance for hosting*

TYFPC Event: Empowering Food Social Enterprises

Come join us on April 4, 2016 for our next community event on Food Social Enterprises. Featuring a Panel Discussion and Workshop focused around food in the city at the intersection of business and youth social capital.

The Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, in partnership with Scadding Court, invites you to join us for a tour, discussion, and quick hands-on activity focused around food at the intersection of business and youth social capital:

Empowering Food Social Enterprises

Food, Business, and Youth in the city

Monday, April 4, 2016
707 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Join our event on Facebook!

Doors open at 5:45pm
Event begins with a tour at 6pm

Social enterprises are attracting more attention. While there are no activities common to all social enterprises, in most cases it refers to people drawing on business techniques to find solutions to social problems.

More and more, social enterprises are tackling food insecurity and food justice in communities across Toronto. Through creating opportunities for access, education, or skills development, these projects, some youth-led, are working in Toronto to address food insecurity.

Through a hands-on activity, tour of Scadding Court’s Community Centre (SCCC), and panel discussion bringing together diverse perspectives, we will discuss and explore opportunities for youth as well as the transformative potential of food social enterprises in our city!

Panelists include:

Light snacks and beverages will be provided. A limited number of TTC tokens will be available on request.

Accessibility
SCCC is accessible. The TYFPC strives to create accessible and inclusive spaces for all its members. If we require accommodation to ensure your participation, please email info@tyfpc.ca.

Preserving Pasts, Reimagining Futures: A Discussion Workshop on Aboriginal Foodways

The TYFPC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a FREE cooking workshop and speaker session designed to critically explore the impact of resource extraction on the food sovereignty, food security, and traditional food ways of Canada’s aboriginal peoples.

In partnership with Patrick Nadijwon and Aurora Felix of The Three Sisters’ House – Nswo Nshiimenhig Endaayaat, we will be facilitating a hands-on workshop on forms of natural food preservation as practiced by Aboriginal Ancestors. Aurora and Patrick will also then lead us in a discussion.

Wednesday, April 22
6-8:30PM
FoodShare, 90 Croatia Street

Join the event on Facebook

 

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

The nearest accessible TTC station is Dufferin. From there, head one block west to Brock Street – then one block east to FoodShare. The workshop is located on the main floor of the building. There are also wheelchair accessible washrooms on the same level.

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

PLANTING SEEDS OF CHANGE – Forging your own alternatives in the food system

TYFPC Planting Seeds of Change

Join the TYFPC to discuss the increasing privatization of food, and meet some Torontonians who are fighting back! Vanessa Ling Yu (caterToronto), Jacob Kearey-Moreland (Toronto Seed Library), and Arlene Throness (Rye’s Home Grown) will discuss their work in making food in Toronto more accessible to everyone. After our discussion, Jacob will lead us in a planting workshop where you’ll have the opportunity to start your own home vegetable garden.

Join the event on Facebook

TTC DIRECTIONS
The nearest accessible subway station is St. Andrew Station (King Street and University Avenue). From there, head 3 blocks west on King Street to John Street and then south to the main entrance of Metro Hall.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
This venue is wheelchair accessible. An elevator in the lobby provides access to the third floor. There are also accessible washrooms on this level.

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

Community Meeting: Hidden Hunger: Food Bank Accessibility

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Come and join us for a discussion on food bank access.

When: Monday, December 1, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Room 308, Metro Hall | 200 Wellington St. W

At the upcoming TYFPC meeting we will be hosting a panel and open discussion on food bank accessibility, particularly access for post-secondary students, youth, and immigrants without documents.

We will be discussing:

  • What is the food bank landscape in Toronto and in Canada?
  • What barriers to people face to accessing food banks?
  • How can we build a city where everyone can access social services without fear?

We will be exploring short-term and long-term solutions for barriers to food bank usage. The speakers will highlight their approaches to these barriers as well as advocacy opportunities for our community members.

Speakers: Abrah McKeen, Ryerson Good Food Centre, North York Harvest Food Bank

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook!

 

TTC DIRECTIONS

The nearest accessible subway station is St. Andrew Station. From there, head 3 blocks west to John Street and then north to the main entrance of Metro Hall.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
This venue is wheelchair accessible. An elevator in the lobby provides access to the third floor. There are also accessible washrooms on this level.

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

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