Across Ontario people are doing great work to connect children and youth with good food!
The Ontario Edible Education Network has been established to bring these groups together to:
Photo Credit: Children get ready to dig in The Stop CFC’s teaching gardens.
For this year’s Great Big Crunch, FoodShare is highlighting Ontario’s migrant farmworkers and the vital and often under-appreciated role they play in our local food system. On Wednesday, March 10, FoodShare and Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW) are hosting a panel discussion that will give children and youth, and anyone else who wants to join, […]read more
The Great Big Crunch has heard 1,246,668 crunches since it first began in 2008. This March, don’t miss your chance to join in the next Great Big Crunch — anyone can participate! The Great Big Crunch, an annual event started by FoodShare Toronto, is a national movement in which students, teachers, parents, and anyone else […]read more
Farm to Cafeteria Canada, the Coalition for Healthy School, Sustain Ontario and other regional partners are excited to announce the launch of a national Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP)! We will be hosting an inaugural meeting of this newly established CoP on Wednesday, March 10 at 12 p.m. EST, where participants will: Be introduced […]read more
On March 3rd at 7:00 pm EST, Kids’ Growing City will be hosting a paid live Masterclass, Nail Your School Garden Lesson Plans ($49). This Masterclass is best suited for grade 3 to 8 teachers to teach their curriculum in the garden. Note that a school garden can be as small as a few plastic […]read more
Since 2015, a group of food activists (including Lauren Baker, Sustain Ontario’s Founding Director!) have come together to develop and launch the Earth to Tables Legacies project, a multimedia educational package focused on food justice and food sovereignty. The website offers a plethora of resources, including compelling videos and facilitator’s guides supplemented by insightful commentary […]read more
On January 20, 2021, our Ontario Edible Education Network hosted another webinar in our series on Edible Education Programming in Ontario in a time of COVID – How to Make it Work? A recording of the presentations is now available: In this webinar you’ll hear from: Janet Nezon of Rainbow Plate (GTA) Joanna Heyse of Growing Up Organic (Ottawa) Airin Stephens of Roots […]read more
Sustain Ontario and our Ontario Edible Education Network have sent a letter to the province sharing our enthusiastic support for Bill 216, the Food Literacy for Students Act, which would bring food literacy education to every grade level in Ontario schools. We join many organizations across Ontario who endorse the Food Literacy for Students Act, […]read more
Nutrition Connections has released a report documenting the proceedings and outcomes of a virtual workshop they held last year, Food Literacy: Shaping the Health of Children and Youth. The meeting brought together food literacy experts, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss and identify priorities for food literacy research, policy and programming. Identified policy priorities […]read more
Given all of the restrictions in schools due to COVID-19, school food champions in Ontario are doing what they can to figure out how to continue to advance food literacy programs. Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network hosted a lively webinar on November 17, 2020, to discuss School Food Programming in Ontario in a time of […]read more
How can we continue to advance Edible Education Programming in Ontario in a time of COVID? Join us on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, and hear from Airin Stephens of Roots to Harvest (Thunder Bay), Joanna Heyse of Growing Up Organic (Ottawa), and Janet Nezon of Rainbow Plate (GTA)! This 1.5 hour online discussion will bring […]read more