WEBINAR – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Urban Agriculture, School and Community Food Programs

WEBINAR – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Urban Agriculture, School and Community Food Programs Wed. Sept. 16, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT (UTC -4:00) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED via EventBrite How have individuals’ and families’ food-related activities changed as a result of COVID-19, particularly in light of school closures and rising food insecurity? How can urbanContinue reading “WEBINAR – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Urban Agriculture, School and Community Food Programs”

Article Highlight: New Research recommends Canada institute a Universal Healthy School Food Program

“Gary Hoyer and Chinh Do of George Brown College have just released Generating Success for Farm to School, a report that researches the benefits of farm to school. Its recommendations include instituting a universal healthy school food program across Canada, complemented with a farm to school approach.” This article is definitely worth a read, itContinue reading “Article Highlight: New Research recommends Canada institute a Universal Healthy School Food Program”

Article Highlight: Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan | CCPA

The Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan is an offshoot project of the Alternative Federal Budget project. It is a collaboration among organizations and researcehrs from a variety of sectors including:  populations, and areas of expertise including human rights, labour, environmental protection, anti-poverty, arts and culture, social development, child development, international development, women, Indigenous peoples, theContinue reading “Article Highlight: Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan | CCPA”

Article Highlight: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Agriculture and Food System

“A sustainable and just food system for Canada as proposed by the National Farmers Union will mitigate and prevent multiple cascading crises and provide the foundation of a good life.” This article is a great read to understand how Canada needs to change to adapt to the vulnerabilities of the current food system based offContinue reading “Article Highlight: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Agriculture and Food System”

Article Highlight: Food Workers Have Always Been Essential—Give Them What Is Theirs By Erik Hazard and Leila Mzali

This article coming from Foodfirst.org highlights the various issues faced by both migrant food workers as well as local food workers. It highlights key points of interest such as: Free market Food Systems and Exploited Labor. Corporations, Worker Vulnerability, and Forced Labor Migration. Organized labor, Solidarity, and Resilience. All of which play an important roleContinue reading “Article Highlight: Food Workers Have Always Been Essential—Give Them What Is Theirs By Erik Hazard and Leila Mzali”

Feeding The City: Pandemic & Beyond

Would the food system be able to feed a large city like Toronto if it were to experience large-scale system shock? Once a hypothetical question of food system scholars, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the foundations of urban provisioning. This project tracks how food growers and buyers, community food providers, and civil society organizations inContinue reading “Feeding The City: Pandemic & Beyond”