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Re-imagining the right to food

How FoodShare is growing food justice in Toronto by Paul TaylorOriginally published in NewCities July 19, 2021 In Canada, everyone has a right to food. Not the right to wait in line for canned green beans from a food bank, or...Read more

Making pay transparency a reality

Why we called out Charity Village July 7, 2021 Recently, FoodShare published an open letter to job posting website Charity Village, calling on them to require compensation information on all employment opportunities they advertise.  FoodShare is a food justice organization...Read more

Reflections on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Honouring June 21 at FoodShare June 21, National Indigenous Peoples’ Day is now a permanent paid shutdown date for all staff at FoodShare. This is one of the commitments we have made to truth and reconciliation.   We plan to use...Read more

Decent work needs a bolder vision

We don’t need a hurried recovery—we need a comprehensive overhaul by Paul TaylorOriginally published in Now Magazine June 6, 2021 We’re at a baffling stage of the pandemic. Front line workers are continuing to risk their lives, while millions of...Read more

Breaking new ground on campus

Youth get their hands dirty learning entrepreneurship Have you ever thought about the journey your produce takes, from seed in the earth to food on your plate? At Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute (BCI) in Etobicoke, ON, students don’t have to wonder....Read more

Promoting mental wellness one plant at a time

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn Tucked in behind the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Queen Street campus in downtown Toronto’s west end lies an unexpected oasis of fruits, veggies and flowers....Read more

Cultivating community through food

How Good Food Markets bring neighbours together Fresh produce, sweet treats, neighbours catching up, dogs barking and children laughing: these are all things you can expect at a Good Food Market. Led by the community, for the community, Good Food...Read more

Our frontline team is connecting folks with fresh food

How Good Food Box deliveries increased tenfold in the wake of COVID-19 South of Lawrence just off Black Creek Drive on the aptly named Industry St. is an unassuming brown brick building with bright green letters that spell out “FoodShare”....Read more

We need more than “buzzwords and bandwagons”

FoodShare’s 2021 AGM FoodShare’s 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was a virtual night of reflection and a space to come together. Crystal Sinclair, FoodShare’s Board Chair, gave a thoughtful land acknowledgment, inviting us to take some time to consider the...Read more

How businesses can drive social change

What the corporate world can learn from nonprofits by Paul TaylorOriginally published in The Globe and Mail April 27, 2021 It’s on every non-profit leader’s bingo card: a much sought after new board member from the corporate sector has been...Read more