who we are

what we do

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

Tune in to ‘The Impact and Importance of Youth Organizing on Food Justice’ Workshop

On June 13th 4 members of the TYFPC hosted a workshop at the Just Food: because it is never just food  2021 Joint Annual Conference led by the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society (AFHVS), Canadian […]

Considerations for Treating Youth Equitably in Non-profits

As a youth food council and with summer on the horizon, many non-profits are just starting up and getting funding from various contributors or often from Canada Summer Jobs. Although we understand that non-profits are often underfunded and struggle to stay afloat, many young folks, […]

Let’s Talk Food on Campus: How does the academy perpetuate food insecurity?

For our March community event TYFPC and Let’s Talk Food UofT met to discuss student food insecurity on university and college campuses and what various youth groups are doing to help address this issue. Tune in to the panel below to learn about: The issues […]

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