Carolynne CrawleyIndigenous Food Access Manager
Carolynne Crawley is a Mi'kmaw woman with African and Celtic ancestry from the East Coast, known today as Nova Scotia. She is dedicated to social and environmental justice and supporting Indigenous led community work related to food sovereignty and food security at FoodShare Toronto.
Carolynne joined FoodShare in 2008. For eight years she worked as an Educator, building school food gardens, along with developing and facilitating curriculum linked food literacy workshops for students and teachers.
Prior to joining FoodShare she worked, as a Child & Youth Worker for two decades supporting people with various developmental and mental health needs.
Carolynne is passionate about relationship building and deepening her relationship with the land by sharing her knowledge of traditional skills such as harvesting foods and medicines, tracking, and bird language.
She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Forest Therapy Trainer, Mentor, and Guide. She guides walks in city parks to create opportunities for people to slow down and to deepen their relationship with the land and all beings. She is contracted by organizations within the GTA to facilitate wellness and teambuilding sessions. Carolynne has been invited to speak at events and conferences by multiple organizations regarding our relationship with the land, food security and food sovereignty.