Register for our March Community Event!

Join the TYFPC and Let’s Talk Food UofT on March 3rd from 6-7:30 pm for a discussion about student food activism across the Toronto region! 

Food insecurity is an issue that disproportionately impacts post-secondary students- with nearly 40% of students experiencing food insecurity prior to COVID-19. Still, there remains a large disconnect between student needs and values, and the kind of food system that is curated on campus. In response, students are often leading the charge to advocate for and increase access to affordable, healthy, just, and sustainable food on campuses. 

This virtual panel discussion will highlight several amazing student food leaders to better understand the food issues facing students and ways to create change.


Virtual Arts Night!

On January 31st, the TYFPC Education team hosted a virtual arts night for youth in our community to come together, talk openly about food justice, and express their creativity. Our goal was to collectively create pieces of art to be featured in Mélange, centred on the theme of Volume 3: Seeding Justice and Deepening Our Roots. 


Spotlight: COVID-19 and the Food System

For our December community event, the TYFPC hosted an interview series, Spotlight: COVID-19 and the Food System, to highlight the different initiatives groups were doing to address food justice issues during COVID-19.

TYFPC interviewed four youth food leaders from across the city who are leading the charge for food justice within their communities during the pandemic. We’re super inspired by the amazing work of Veronica from Second Harvest, Rachel from The Abibiman Project, Cindy from Ryerson’s Urban Farm and Arianne from the Toronto Restaurant Workers’ Relief Fund!


Youth Food Leaders and COVID-19: TYFPC Talks to the Toronto Restaurant Workers Relief Fund (TRWRF)

As part of our series Spotlight: Youth Food Leaders and COVID-19,  join us as Zartasha from TYFPC talks to Arianne from the Toronto Restaurant Workers Relief Fund (TRWRF) about their efforts to help with job security in the hospitality sector during COVID-19 and how they’re delivering aid to restaurant workers.

You can view the interview below and on our Instagram (@toyouthfoodpolicy)


Youth Food Leaders and COVID-19: TYFPC Talks to The Abibiman Project

As part of our series Spotlight: Youth Food Leaders and COVID-19, Alexandra from TYFPC spoke with Rachel from The Abibiman Project about her initiative’s fundraising for the Afri-Can Foodbasket during COVID-19,  how she’s using food to highlight different African cultures’ cuisine, and discussed about what food justice means to her.

You can view the interview on our Instagram (@toyouthfoodpolicy). Keep scrolling to view the transcript!