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

All workers deserve a living wage

FoodShare is now a living wage employer May 1st is International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day. On this day of international solidarity, workers rally for their rights. Of particular historical significance was the struggle for the eight hour...Read more

Do you work in a non-profit?

Now’s the time to convince your directors to push for political change by Paul TaylorOriginally published in The Globe and Mail April 20, 2021 “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why...Read more

Collateral impacts of COVID-19

Paul Taylor’s testimony to the Standing Committee on Health On Monday April 26, 2021 FoodShare Executive Director Paul Taylor testified before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health about the ways that longstanding inequality has caused Black, Indigenous, People...Read more

Passion doesn’t pay bills

How charities and nonprofits can make an impact without exploiting low-wage workers by Paul TaylorOriginally published in The Globe and Mail April 13, 2021 Many of the deep-rooted challenges facing our society are the result of widening income inequality. Canada...Read more

Paid Sick Days Now

An open letter to the government of Ontario Re: Paid Sick Days The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario  The Honourable Christine Elliott, Minister of Health  Mr. Faisal Hasan, MPP York South-Weston   During the pandemic FoodShare has seen a massive...Read more