Article Highlight: Canada’s Food Price Report 2020 – Faculty of Management – Dalhousie University

This annual report by Dalhousie University has come up with some new figures and information in regards to the trajectory of food prices within the nation. It is a great source of information as we get to see major issues affecting food pathways as well as the ways in which the cost of food hasContinue reading “Article Highlight: Canada’s Food Price Report 2020 – Faculty of Management – Dalhousie University”

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”

A Food Network Response to COVID-19 in Peterborough by The Trent University Team

On March 19, two days after Premier Ford declared a state of emergency for Ontario, a ‘new’ food network emerged in Peterborough. It developed out of the Peterborough Food Action Network (PFAN) which, for 13 years, has promoted community food security in Peterborough City, County, and local First Nations. Maintaining the vision that “everyone inContinue reading “A Food Network Response to COVID-19 in Peterborough by The Trent University Team”

Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Food Systems, Healthy Communities: An Interview with Urban Grower Lorraine Johnson by Angela Gong

(Photo: Phil Wallis)  Lorraine Johnson is a self-described cultivation activist and author of numerous books on environmental issues and growing. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in literary studies from the University of Toronto, Johnson worked for many years as a book editor before writing her first book, Green Future: How to Make a World of a Difference (PenguinContinue reading “Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Food Systems, Healthy Communities: An Interview with Urban Grower Lorraine Johnson by Angela Gong”

Food and Toronto’s Chinese Community through COVID-19 by Jackson Yue Bin Guo

In February, the traffic flow between the Pacific Mall and the Silver Star Blvd, a Chinese food mecca for the Greater Toronto Area, could be best described by a Chinese proverb: “Carriages flow like a stream and horses whinny like dragons”. The tasty kebabs, boiling hotpots, and hand-pulled noodles sold in the mall normally drewContinue reading “Food and Toronto’s Chinese Community through COVID-19 by Jackson Yue Bin Guo”

Food Banks and COVID-19: Challenges and Innovation in Response to the Pandemic By Eleonora Gagliardi and Sterling Stutz

Food banks are a relatively long-standing part of community landscapes across the country, and fill a critical role of feeding individuals and families who rely on their services. However, this was not always the case. When food banks were first introduced into Canada in 1981, they were meant to be a temporary measure, designed toContinue reading “Food Banks and COVID-19: Challenges and Innovation in Response to the Pandemic By Eleonora Gagliardi and Sterling Stutz”

Gallery: Malvern Community Gardens

Malvern Community Gardens  The three Malvern community gardens are located in the Malvern neighbourhood, and reflect the diverse nature of the community. Gardeners come from Caribbean, South Asian, and European backgrounds. (Photo: Google Maps)  Randy Bhagwan, Malvern Garden Lead and Communication Coordinator of the Malvern Food Security Workgroup. Due to physical distancing measures, the gardeners andContinue reading “Gallery: Malvern Community Gardens”

Sociocultural Barriers to Urban Growing and Solutions to Overcome Them: A Case Study of Malvern Community Gardens By: Angela Gong

How can urban growing reach more people? Who is at risk of being excluded from urban agriculture initiatives? How can community and municipal leaders identify and remove barriers to accessing growing space? In the process of implementing equitable agricultural initiatives in the city, these are the questions that need to guide decision-making, to ensure that allContinue reading “Sociocultural Barriers to Urban Growing and Solutions to Overcome Them: A Case Study of Malvern Community Gardens By: Angela Gong”

September 2020: Will Healthy Food Be On the Plate in Canadian Schools? By Sterling Stutz and Eleonora Gagliardi

Reading Time: 2 min           Across the country, community organizations, school food programs, school districts and parents continue to pay close attention to recommendations as governments continue to release guidelines and frameworks for what the return to school will look like. As of the end of July all provinces and territories have released some form ofContinue reading “September 2020: Will Healthy Food Be On the Plate in Canadian Schools? By Sterling Stutz and Eleonora Gagliardi”

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”