Ward Food Champions meeting and sign-on

Nov
11

 

Help us spread the word throughout the City, and join Food Forward at the coming Toronto Food Policy Council meeting to join and discuss plans for this project!
 
Join the TFPC and all Toronto Food Champions for a special meeting on Wednesday November 18th from 2-5pm at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
 
At this meeting we will review Food by Ward: Food Assets and Opportunities in Toronto. This resource lists and maps community food initiatives across the city so that councillors, communities, organizations and individuals can see and support the great work happening around the City. We will strategize about how to work together to identify and promote food priorities in your ward and across the city. This meeting is for all Food Champions and supporters!
 
The session agenda will be posted closer to the date.
 
TTC tokens, as well as childcare (either on-site or in the form of reimbursement – depending on your need) can be provided. Snacks will be served. Please let us know if you require tokens and childcare as soon as possible at tfpc@toronto.ca


Calling all Food Champions!

Heart made of assortment of vegetables and fruits
Toronto neighbourhoods boast amazing, dynamic food projects.

The people who support them are even more amazing and dynamic. They have on-the-ground experience using food to solve city problems. 

Are you committed to working toward strengthening local food systems in your community? Do you wish you had more resources, capacity and access to dynamic networks to advance your community food work?

Join us!

If you have on-the-ground experience using food to solve city problems, we want your insight into the food priorities in your neighbourhood.

The TFPC is launching Food by Ward: Food Assets and Opportunities in Toronto. This resource lists and maps community food initiatives across the city so that councillors, communities, organizations and individuals can see and support the great work happening around the City more easily—but we need your help.

If you are a food leader in your community and want to help identify and promote food priorities in your ward and across the city, become a food champion!

As a food champion you will:

  • Become connected to a dynamic network of food leaders across the City
  • Participate in workshops aimed at sharing resources and strengthening the capacity of food champions
  • Review the food by ward document to make sure the data we have compiled is accurate
  • Be our contact/liaison person in your ward (we are looking for both organizations, networks and individuals to be food champions)
  • Have your name listed on the TFPC website as a food champion
  • Attend an event at City Hall to launch Food by Ward
  • Follow up with your City Councillor to seize food opportunities identified
  • Write a blog about food initiatives in your ward