May 2012


Foodie Drinks - Eglinton-Lawrence Edition

It's been a little while since our last Foodie Drinks, so we're coming back strong with a great event highlighting wards 15/16, this time at a small food market! Everyone from the area and beyond welcome to come learn, brainstorm, and connect.

Foodie Drinks is our monthly chance to mingle, network and build new relationships around good food in Toronto.Whether you work or volunteer in food, or are just interested in growing vegetables or supporting Toronto businesses, this is a great place to see friends and make new ones.

This month will feature special guest, Councillor Josh Colle, member of the Toronto Food Policy Council and active advocate of good food jobs. Come learn from our non-profit and business guests, Growing for Green (Ben Nobleman Community Orchard & Sharing Backyard) and the innovative Wo-Built.

We'll be at Zito's Marketplace sipping cafe, 210 Marlee Avenue (Just 3 blocks from Glencairn Station), Tuesday, May 29, 7:00-9:30PM

Let people know you're coming on Twitter with #FoodieDrinks

*Free entrance, but grab a Food Forward membership to get involved and advocate for a better food system. Or become a member now by clikcing Join Us above! Wheelchair accessible with partially accessible washroom.

Facebook event here.


Healthy Food, Healthy Living: Strengthening Local Food Connections in Healthcare

Photo Courtesy of Ross Memorial Hospital

Free Public Panel Discussion and Webinar

Tuesday May 15th, 2012

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 2

100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON

Eventbrite - Strengthening Local Food Connections in Healthcare

Please join Food ForwardSustain Ontario, and Farm to Cafeteria Canada for a panel discussion about local food success stories in Toronto healthcare facilities.

Join our inspirational panel of speakers in a conversation about how their innovative healthcare food initiatives and experiences have brought more fresh, local and sustainable food to healthcare facilities across Toronto. 

Registration for the event is FREE but donations to Food Forward will be accepted at the door. If you are unable to attend in person, Sustain Ontario will be providing a FREE Webinar service(Click to register!) Registration for the webinarcloses May 14th.

Panelists: Heather Fletcher – Food Services Manager, St. Michael’s Hospital

Elena Hall – Green Team Member/Seed to Feed Organizer, Princess Margaret Hospital

Franco Naccarato – Program Manager, Broader Public Sector Investment Fund

Panel moderation by Hayley Lapalme - Project & Workshop Coordinator at My Sustainable Canada

This event is open to all. For more information regarding the event, please contact Darcy Higgins at or call             416-459-9975     

For more information on the webinar, please contact Carolyn Young at or            647-839-4030      . If you are having any trouble joining the webinar, contact WEBEX at            1-866-229-3239