April 11th TFPC Meeting (ft. 2 special presentations!)

Mark your calendars!

The next Toronto Food Policy Council meeting is on Wednesday April 11, 2018 from 2-5pm in Council Chambers at Scarborough Civic Centre.

We`re very excited to be hosting our first meeting in Scarborough in 2018 – the Civic Centre is easily accessible by transit. It`s just a few minute walk from Scarborough Centre Station (subway station on Line 3). We feel this is an important step in making our meetings more accessible to those living east of downtown!

This is a Formal Meetings (held every other month) where we aim to present topics in innovative ways, often with guest speakers. This month we have TWO very special presentations:

  1.  We will be screening Cafeteria (2015) for FREE at 2pm sharp – a short 24 min documentary that looks at how an entire community mobilized to improve the cafeteria menu at a primary school in Cocagne, New Brunswick. More details here
  2. Michael Skaljin is a Project Manager for Community Engagement for the City of Toronto’s Tower Renewal Partnership and will be speaking to us about the connection between food and tower renewal.

The public is more than welcome to attend the entire meeting. Agenda is available here.

Michael Skaljin Bio:

Michael Skaljin is a project management professional with experience in community development projects in areas such as housing, homelessness, reintegration of ex-offenders, community safety, gang-exit strategies, community health and wellness. Michael has worked for the City of Toronto for 12 years and provided leadership for community development projects such as the Community Safety Secretariat and the management of the City`s Community Crisis Response Program. For nearly nine years, Michael has held a portfolio with the City`s Tower Renewal Program including neighbourhood revitalization, community and tenant engagement, safety, employment and other projects focused on improving the quality of living for tenants of Toronto`s apartment tower communities.