Thy TYFPC Research and Policy committee develops accessible information about food policy issues for young people interested in food security. Our Food Issues page defines seven major food issues and provides links to local and international organizations working on these issues, as well as print and video resources for further research. We are currently developing a Food Terms Glossary, which will provide concise descriptions of the (sometimes confusing) terms found on this site and in other literature on food policy.
If you have any recommendations of resources you would like to see the Research and Policy Committee develop, or if you’re interested in volunteering on the committee, send an email to Rebecca Hasdell or Sarah Robicheau.
In addition to this work, the TYFPC compiles policy position papers at the end of each bimonthly Community Meeting. These position papers, which summarize the discussions and policy recommendations developed by Toronto’s youth, go on to be presented to the Toronto Food Policy Council for consideration at their following meetings. To access these papers online, click here.