CFCC's 2017 Food Summit has ended

Join Community Food Centres Canada in Toronto for the 2017 Food Summit! This event gathers staff from Community Food Centres and Good Food Organizations to share ideas, make meaningful connections, and get energized for our collective work building a healthy and fair food system. Highlights include three tours, a public keynote event, 20+ workshops, themed meet-ups, and our Saturday night social. Read on for the schedule, logistics, and ticket information. Registration closes on March 12, 2017 but register early to secure a spot! Watch this space as more program details will be available soon.

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Saturday, April 8 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Food skills programs as a path to employment?

Community kitchens and gardens are great places to make new friends, improve your mental health, and of course, learn new skills. Yet with income so closely tied to food security, having a steady job is key. To respond, a growing number of organizations are using food programs to help train low-income or unemployed people for jobs in food. But what does it really take to prepare people for employment?

This session will take a look at different ways organizations are boosting employability through food — from the goals and organizational readiness needed to create such programs, to the challenges and lessons learned along the way.



Bronwyn Whyte

Bronwyn Whyte is a Program Manager at CFCC

Saturday April 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Hart House 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto