Building your career in the good food movement
The booming food sector is providing a variety of exciting opportunities for today’s innovative job seekers and for those looking for a change of career.
Already making up one of eight Toronto jobs, food work is a key component of the City’s employment and economy.
- Date/Time: Saturday, April 9th, 11:30AM-5:00PM
- Location: OISE, University of Toronto - room OISE 5260 (252 Bloor Street West)
- Cost: $45 for Food Forward members, $50 for non-members, $5 for Supporting members (monthly donors).
- Current Supporting Members and anyone with questions, please write to Darcy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers and workshops:
- - Introduction to the food movement and opportunities in the creative food economy & food system research - Harriet Friedmann, leading food policy researcher, Geography Professor and fellow of the Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
- - Nogah Kornberg, Executive Director of Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada - a workshop on skills that define a social entrepreneur, the difference between social entrepreneurship, nonprofit, charity work; and the growing area of "intra-preneurship"
- - "Unconference" style session on food sector work
- - Post-event social & networking opportunity, and refreshment/healthy food break during the afternoon
- - More entrepreneurial speakers to be confirmed shortly
Event supported by: U of T Urban Agriculture Society
This event raises funds for the work of Food Forward, which is advocating for food policy change in Toronto and working to strengthen the City's food movement.
This mini-conference is part of a week to build your career in the sustainable food movement, a partnership between Food Forward and the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council. This event focuses on social entrepreneurship and starting your own job, but for those also interested in current non-profit opportunities, you might also like to check out the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council's Youth Fair which Food Forward will be attending.
The purpose of this mini-conference is to provide a series of educational and interactive sessions for those interested in getting or starting a job in the food, and related environment or health promotion sectors while making a difference in society. Find out what opportunities are hot and tasty. Learn about social entrepreneurship, different models of funding and if what might be right for you. Get advice from business owners and share & develop your own ideas or strategies for making it work.
A similar event was done last November and found to be very popular... in fact, the networking and empowerment opportunities turned out to be the best part. Click here for a review of that event.