Food Jobs Forward: Growing your career and community

Jan
21

A Jobstarter event hosted by Food Forward:


Looking for opportunities to make a difference through community food security or sustainable food systems? Having trouble finding a job? Want to find non-traditional opportunities in food, community, health, equity and business...while networking and growing your skillset?


This mini-conference on good food work will provide opportunities to learn how to build sustainable food systems and community food security ithrough your career; learn important skills such as grant writing; gain ideas and tips for the food job search and career development; and learn from those who've made a go at it...

 

Date/Time:

Saturday, February 8th: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm


Location:

Food Forward Centre: 2 Homewood Avenue, Toronto

(just north of Carlton, between Jarvis and Sherbourne)


Presenters include:


Dave Kranenburg. Currently works for CSI as their community programs facilitator. Dave used to run a national program coordinating student food banks across multiple campuses. A common thread of Dave’s work is organising people to increase access to healthy food for all.


Emma Point: Emma is the Community and Partnership Coordinator at TAS, an innovative real estate development company based in Toronto. Emmas role is to coordinate the partnerships and community projects in TASs neighbourhoods, many of which focus on urban agriculture. She is also helping to plan the companys inclusion of food growing space for homeowners in all future developments. 


Ratsamy Pathammavong: Ratsamy leads the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario, Diversity department with over a decade of experience development and implementing health promotion programs and policies. Her current role focuses on health equity, staff and volunteer diversity and inclusion, and leading fund development initiatives focused on improving the health of ethno-racial and aboriginal communities.


Also:


- Q&A, Discussions with a critical look at the future of community food work, and more...


- Lunch and refreshments provided


Registration:


Cost - $45


or $30 for Food Forward CSA members/monthly contributors


Only 20 spots available!

Register now at: http://pushfoodforward.nationbuilder.com/member


Funds support the new Food Forward Centre.

 

Accessibility:


Our centre is wheelchair accessible. Contact with any questions info@pushfoodforward.com

Subsidies may be available from neighbourhood community agencies, career centres, or for students, from your faculty.

Lunch will be vegan-friendly.


Thanks to support from the Ontario Natural Food Co-op!