foodsharecoverAlong with support from CERIC, FoodShare Toronto received a two-year grant in 2010 from The Counselling Foundation of Canada for its Pathways to Youth Employment program. FoodShare Toronto is a non-profit community organization whose vision is Good Healthy Food for All. This organization takes a multi-faceted, innovative, and long-term approach to hunger and food issues. At FoodShare Toronto they work on food issues “from field to table” – meaning that they focus on the entire system that puts food on our tables: from the growing, processing and distribution of food to its purchasing, cooking and consumption. The funding allowed FoodShare Toronto to hire a co-ordinator to work with local food service business to ensure that the program’s training makes youth job-ready for those businesses. The learnings gathered in this process were used to develop a program manual to be shared with other organizations across the country looking to create youth employment opportunities based on food services.

Focus on Food – Pathways to Youth Employment Program Manual

This manual provides insight into how this program works and the components of this innovative youth employment program. It includes a detailed elaboration of why and how the Focus on Food – Pathways to Youth Employment program was designed as well as a breakdown of its policies and procedures. Content about the program’s placement model is also provided along with templates of the various administrative and marketing forms used in this initiative.

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