Event Highlight: Thinking Outside of the Donation Box: Looking beyond the charity model of addressing food insecurity in Canada. Thursday December 17, 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST

Thinking Outside of the Donation Box:  Looking beyond the charity model of addressing food insecurity in Canada   Thurs. Dec. 17, 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST A message from Trent University: As we near the 40th anniversary of food banking in Canada, food insecurity is only growing. The most Canadians ever, 4.4 million, were living with foodContinue reading “Event Highlight: Thinking Outside of the Donation Box: Looking beyond the charity model of addressing food insecurity in Canada. Thursday December 17, 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST”

Afri-Can FoodBasket presents Cultivating Black Food Sovereignty In Toronto Celebrating the Past, Envisioning the Future November 27th – 28th, 2020

Location: Virtual (Zoom) Conference Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm (November 27 th ); 9:00am – 2:30pm (November 28th) On Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th , Afri-Can FoodBasket (AFB) will be hosting Toronto’s first Black Food Sovereignty Conference, a FREE, online event exploring the cultivation of food sovereignty in Toronto’s African, Caribbean & Black (ACB)Continue reading “Afri-Can FoodBasket presents Cultivating Black Food Sovereignty In Toronto Celebrating the Past, Envisioning the Future November 27th – 28th, 2020”

Webinar Highlight: Exploring Critical Food Studies with the Canadian Association for Food Studies By: Madeleine Frechette

In its simplest form, the field of critical food studies examines where food comes from and how people relate to the food that they eat. However, to confine critical food studies to such simplistic terms would be a significant disservice to the ever-evolving field. The systems through which food is produced, distributed, and consumed are subject to constant change, as they intersect with the formal andContinue reading “Webinar Highlight: Exploring Critical Food Studies with the Canadian Association for Food Studies By: Madeleine Frechette”

ONLINE EVENT – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Women Farmers on COVID-19 and Food Sovereignty

Wed. Dec. 9, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST (UTC -5:00) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED via EventBrite  How have farmers responded to unprecedented challenges and opportunities throughout the pandemic? How has COVID-19 highlighted long-term changes that are needed in agriculture and food distribution in Canada? Join us for an interactive roundtable featuring three women ecological farmers:  Sarah Bakker – Sarah is a livestockContinue reading “ONLINE EVENT – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Women Farmers on COVID-19 and Food Sovereignty”

Organization Highlight: Seva Food Bank “This Diwali: Let’s share our light with others and help feed those who need it!” By Yusra Khalid

Author: Yusra Khalid, RA, Feeding City Project, 15 November 2020. Seva Food Bank, a Canadian South Asian community non-profit organization working toward food security in Canada. This Diwali: Let’s share our light with others and help feed those who need it! Diwali is a very special time for South Asian families, in Canada, and beyond.Continue reading “Organization Highlight: Seva Food Bank “This Diwali: Let’s share our light with others and help feed those who need it!” By Yusra Khalid”

Event Highlight: Bringing Treaties for Life By Toronto Urban Growers (November 17 2:30 -4:00 PM EST)

What does it mean to be a treaty person when you do land-based work? Join us for a webinar exploring covenants relevant to Tkaronto/Toronto About this Event What do treaties teach us about our relationship and responsibilities to land, water and all living things? We will hear from: Donna Powless, Cayuga nation, Director of Taiaiako’nContinue reading “Event Highlight: Bringing Treaties for Life By Toronto Urban Growers (November 17 2:30 -4:00 PM EST)”

Event Highlight: National Farmer Union Convention 2020

November 3-28, 2020 About Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada … calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognizedContinue reading “Event Highlight: National Farmer Union Convention 2020”

Standing Strong in the Face of Adversity: How Coalition Members Continue to Adapt in the Face of Covid-19 by Lindsay Goodridge

By: Lindsay Goodridge, MPH (’21)  Covid-19 has presented a formidable challenge for school food programs looking to serve healthy food this fall. Nevertheless, members of the Coalition for Healthy School Food have shown resilience, commitment to their communities, and creativity when adapting their programs for Covid. Many members are continuing to provide healthy home cookedContinue reading “Standing Strong in the Face of Adversity: How Coalition Members Continue to Adapt in the Face of Covid-19 by Lindsay Goodridge”

World Food Day Highlight: Centering Justice in Canada’s Food System By Madeleine Frechette

October 16, 2020 was World Food Day, an annual event established by the United Nations with the aim of increasing awareness of various food issues facing the global community, such as world hunger and poverty, and inspiring strategies for the betterment of the global food system and solutions for lasting change. Unlike previous World FoodContinue reading “World Food Day Highlight: Centering Justice in Canada’s Food System By Madeleine Frechette”

Highlight: BLACK FOODIE Week Panel: The Future of Black Food Culture

This week is a special week in the city with Black Foodie Week going on right now! It is a showcase of some of the city’s best Black Cuisine and Black owned Restaurants. Click the link below to find out more: Black Foodie Week: https://blackfoodie.co/black-foodie-week/ This event has also showcased a large part of the issuesContinue reading “Highlight: BLACK FOODIE Week Panel: The Future of Black Food Culture”