TFPC Meeting Follow-up: November 16
The TFPC meeting held on November 16th, 2016 was a great success! Thank you to all of those who came out to hear updates from our different committees and working groups and to hear updates on urban agriculture activities. A big thank you to our presenters from the Toronto Urban growers: Joe Nasr and Rhonda Teitel-Payne and to Leticia Boahen from Black Creek Community Farm.
This conversation was so rich and full that we weren’t able to get to the advocacy and priority setting part of our agenda. We hope that everyone will be able to return for our next meeting on December 7th at City Hall in Committee Room #4 from 2-5pm to continue this conversation with us.
In the mean time Toronto Urban Growers will be hosting a meeting on November 22nd from 3:30 to 8:30 pm at Scadding Court Community Centre to pick up on this conversation and discuss what was outlined in the City’s GrowTO: An Urban Agriculture Action Plan for the City of Toronto.
Last but not least, we heard from Sean Meagher from Social Planning Toronto about the City’s budget and about opportunities to get involved in the budget process. For Sean’s PowerPoint presentation please click here. The TFPC will continue to be involved in advocacy around the budget process, particularly as it relates to the Poverty Reduction Strategy.