About Food Forward

under construction - more soon!

 

Contact

Email: info@pushfoodforward.com

Mail: Food Forward @ Centre for Social Innovation

215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400

Toronto ON  M5T 2C7


Food Forward is where Torontonians meet to create a better City through food. We act together to educate and advocate effectively for healthy food and communities that are inclusive, diverse, ethical, local, and resilient. 

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About us

Our organization, born in 2010, is made up of hundreds of dynamic and ambitious members - people, businesses, organizations in all parts of Toronto - who are connecting to create good food and good food jobs. Collectively, Food Forward forms a people's voice that values food democracy, food justice, food sovereignty, and economic opportunity. We are a registered non-profit organization. We are not a charity.


What we do

We educate each other and the broader public through forums, workshops, media and social media communities. We advocate, with our strongest focus at City Hall, to advance food policy change by mobilizing the public and politicians. We connect by identifying collaborative, networking, and capacity building opportunities to build a more cohesive and stronger food movement.

 

Our people

Members and contacts

 

Recent initiatives and partnerships

Good food jobs: Food Entrepreneur Training Programfood jobs resources and policy, good food advocacy

Good food advocacy: strategic campaigns, forums, media, deputations, community advocacy training, all supporting community initiatives, businesses, and government departments to support healthy food - see our blogs

Good street food: advocating with the Toronto Street Food Project - see our blogs

Good hospital food: Toronto health care food chapter, advocacy, and forums - see our blogs

Good food justice: supporting the Growing Food & Justice Initiative - Toronto LEG - see our blogs

Good food connections and capacity: Foodie Drinks (see Eglinton-Lawrence), resources, social media, Toronto projects and businessesFood For Ward Project reps.

Check back for our 2013 initiatives!

 

Some successes


- Rallied with the community to save and enhance City food projects like the Urban Agriculture Program, local food purchasing, and shift policies to allow for more diverse street food, urban growing, and food jobs

- Provided business training sessions for over 200 budding social food entrepreneurs

- Hosted 30 events (since 2010) and participated & partnered in dozens more throughout Toronto that have built a more strongly networked food movement

- Supported the initiation of several community food businesses and projects in low income neighbourhoods by identifying opportunities and providing networks, resources, and promotion.