Who is part of the U of T FPC
Our membership includes students, (included full and part time, graduate and undergraduate), faculty, staff, from all three campuses and other members of the U of T community who believe food problems need more attention on campus and in society. The council is made up of non-partisan individuals representing all walks of life from the U of T community to ensure that different perspectives will be heard, respected, and considered, ensuring equity, where one food issue is not placed above others.
Core Council Members:
Run monthly meetings/events and internal operations. Members include the council co-chairs (student and faculty representatives), and 15-20 other students, staff, and faculty representatives. The co-chairs positions will cycle each meeting.
Admin Team: includes Hart House Programs coordinator, work-study students, and course placement students will oversee the internal operations including budget, event planning, and admin support for the council and subcommittees.
Subcommittee Volunteer Members:
Members of the subcommittees will be from both the core council and U of T community at large. Volunteers and council members will meet and plan projects, research, and events for the subcommittees outside of the bi-monthly meetings for the UTFPC.
Subcommittees and members will also work with other campus groups to collaborate on projects and build a larger volunteer basis.
Engagement (Education & Outreach) Committee:
Engagement committee members oversee education outreach on campus. This includes facilitation of workshops and events around food security, sustainable agriculture, community development, and other food issues. The committee creates educational programming for workshops and outreach projects on campus and into the wider Canadian community.
As a University body the research committee and council has connections with researchers and access to tools that enable us to research food issues and spread knowledge about food inequity and effective actions to create a more sustainable food system. The research projects of the committee and collaborations with other research groups on campus inform advisory policies to the administration and campus food initiatives.
Advocacy and Policy Committee:
Members of the policy and advocacy committee work with students, faculty, and other members of the community to advocate for food justice we raise awareness about food insecurity and other issues on campus. The committee provides forums and facilitates discussions on campus on food related issues and policies. In addition to advocacy, the committee also creates advisory policies for the administration and campus groups about food policy decisions and actions.
Campus Agriculture Committee:
The campus agriculture committee continues the work of Dig In by supporting and empowering urban agriculture projects on campus by providing spaces, resource, and workshops to urban agriculture projects on campus. The committee enhances visibility, productivity and sustainability of campus agriculture projects by ensuring continued planning, maintenance expansion of campus agriculture projects.