- FoodShare Master Composter Mike Nevin received a Dedication Award from the Bhayana Family Foundation for his demonstrated loyalty and unwavering dedication as an extraordinary staff and strong root of the community working at a United Way funded agency. Mike Nevin is a remarkable force of nature for over 30 years, he has been and continues to be a tireless environmental champion who does, teaches and inspires through his extraordinary determination to significantly reduce waste, pollution and to turn “trash into treasure” – valuable, nutrient rich soil, i.e. compost, throughout the city of Toronto. Mike is a living example of the environmental call to “think globally and act locally”, by grounding his environmental activism in his neighborhood, workplace and city.
Awardedthe Health Promotion & Innovation Award from the Canadian Institute of Child Health for our “commitment to addressing hunger and food securityby developing innovative tools for communities to help ensure that everyone has access to good healthy food.”
- Nominee for
Toronto’s Best Food Groupin NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto reader’s poll.
- Partnership Award from the Toronto District School Board in Science and Technology received recognizing FoodShare’s contribution to the success and wellbeing of TDSB students.
- FoodShare School Food Garden Coordinator Justin Nadeau, and School Food Innovations Educator James Davis win Live Green Toronto Awards.
- FoodShare Compost Facilitator Mike Nevin is named “Local Food Hero” by the Toronto Food Policy Council.
- FoodShare Information Officer Opal Sparks receives Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada recognizing her work as a community leader and tireless activist contributing countless hours to dozens of organizations across Toronto. Opal joins FoodShare board members Wayne Roberts and Abigail Slater, and FoodShare Executive Director Debbie Field in receiving this honour.