Youth Food Leaders and COVID-19: TYFPC Talks with Ryerson University Urban Farm

As part of our series Spotlight: Youth Food Leaders and COVID-19, Kaitlin from TYFPC spoke with Cindy from Ryerson University Urban Farm about the organization’s pivots during COVID-19, how they’re maintaining a sense of community during COVID-19 and discussed about what food justice means to her.

You can view the interview below and on our Instagram (@toyouthfoodpolicy), or keep scrolling to read the full interview transcript.

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Youth Food Leaders and COVID-19: TYFPC Talks with Second Harvest

As part of our series Spotlight: Youth Food Leaders and COVID-19, Abinethaa from TYFPC spoke with Veronica from Second Harvest about the organization’s programming during COVID-19, their new FoodRescue.ca application and website, and discussed about what food justice means to her.

You can view the interview below and on our Instagram (@toyouthfoodpolicy), or keep scrolling to read the full interview transcript below.

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Food for Thought Film Club: Migrant Dreams, Then & Now

In October 2020 the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council (TYFPC) kicked off our new council year with a virtual event, discussing Min Sook Lee’s 2016 documentary, Migrant Dreams and heard from speakers about justice for migrant workers, past & present.

Migrant Dreams exposes the underbelly of the Canadian government labour program that has built a system designed to empower brokers and growers to exploit, dehumanize and deceive migrant workers who have virtually no access to support or information in their own language. Workers willing to pay exorbitant fees to work at minimum wage jobs packing the fruits and vegetables we eat in our homes. Migrant workers who deserve basic labour and human rights. Canada it seems, has failed them. 

from MigrantDreams.ca

 

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1492 Land Back Lane Call to Action

Friday October 9th, 2020 

For immediate release 

As a council composed of settler and guest members, the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council (TYFPC) are vocalizing our solidarity with land defenders from 1492 Land Back Lane on Six Nations Territory. We strongly condemn state violence against these Communities, who are asserting inherent rights to self-determination and to free, prior and informed consent. And, we call on our communities to take action to support the Haudenosaunee in their fight for sovereignty. 

Our council is privileged to engage in our work on land which is the traditional territories of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many Indigenous Nations from across Turtle Island, including the Inuit and the Metis. Today, Tkaronto now known colonially as Toronto, is under Treaty #13, or the “Toronto Purchase.” The Mississaugas of the Credit entered this treaty in the spirit of friendship and co-land use, and did not agree to sell or cede the land. 

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