On Monday, February 4th the TYFPC hosted a community meeting at Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) on Youth, Mental Health, and Food called Eat, Feel, Create. The event featured an interactive and engaging panel discussion with Cleopatra Myers, The Stop Community Food Centre, Natalie Bousteaud, FoodShare Toronto, Drew Silverthorn LOFT Community Services, Cheyenne Sundance, Greenest City and Xuan-Yen Cao, The Stop Community Food Centre. As with most conversations around food access and mental health, when you get to the root of the issues, the conversation becomes much more complex. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to bring the community together to create space for these much-needed dialogues.
After our discussion, event attendees participated in creative/artistic activities and a seeding workshop. Folks were invited to create a page in a zine that aimed to explore the nuances, complexities, and wonders of self-care, and common cultural conceptions of it. We are excited to share the results of this workshop with you. Special thanks to Rav Singh and Dimah for putting all the pieces together. You can scroll through the beautiful pages of the Eat, Feel, Create Zine