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    Author: Barbara Emanuel I recently retired as Manager of the Toronto Food Strategy and retirement has thrust me into a liminal state. The word “liminal” means being on the threshold; it is a point or place of entering or beginning, when you are no longer in your current state but haven’t fully transitioned yet to […]

    May 27, 2020
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    Authors: Lori Stahlbrand (George Brown College) and Wayne Roberts (Food Systems Analyst) Toronto and its city region – known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe – is the most populous area in Canada, with nine million inhabitants. As in much of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the economy, leading to spiraling unemployment, increased food […]

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    Special issue of Canadian Food Studies on The social and informal economy of food offers a set of papers and reports that detail the work of several community food initiatives, links observations to literature, and invites others to engage. Contents: Introduction to the special issue on the social and informal economy of food – Irena […]

    December 11, 2019
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    Wilfrid Laurier University Professor Alison Blay-Palmer (RUAF partner) has been named United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies. Led in Canada by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the prestigious UNESCO Chairs program promotes international inter-university cooperation in key priority areas for the agency. The chair program involves […]

    December 9, 2019
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    The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, one of the RUAF partners, launched a podcast series. The podcast shares positive changes in the ways we produce, gather, eat, dispose of and understand our food. Handpicked: Stories from the Field presents the real-life stories of farmers, academics, community partners, policy makers and activists as they work […]

    October 15, 2019
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    This report describes the complexities of working towards healthy food systems change and how the Toronto Food Strategy uses a multi -sectoral approach.

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    Toronto won the 2017 Milan Pact Awards with the highest score for the good practice Community Food Works for Newcomers: Using food as tool for settlement and integration. The programme provides training at no cost to obtain a Food Handler Training and Certification and supports refugees and low-income residents who are job-ready to access employment […]

    October 20, 2017
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    This video was used as a trailer for Alison’s induction into the Royal Society of Canada at their Annual General Meeting. Shot at the Balsillie School of International Affairs to highlight the research Alison is doing on Global Food Systems. @John Ternan.

    December 17, 2016