Pushing Further: Building your career in the good food movement

The booming food sector is providing a variety of exciting opportunities for today’s innovative job seekers and for those looking for a change of career. Already making up one of eight Toronto jobs, food work is a key component of the City’s employment and economy.

Find out what opportunities are hot and tasty. Learn about social entrepreneurship, different models of funding and if what might be right for you. Get advice from business owners and share & develop your own ideas or strategies for making it work.

A similar event was done last November and found to be very popular… in fact, the networking and empowerment opportunities turned out to be the best part.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 9th, 11:30AM-5:00PM

Location: OISE, University of Toronto – room OISE 5260 (252 Bloor Street West)

Speakers and workshops:

– Introduction to the food movement and opportunities in the creative food economy & food system research – Harriet Friedmann, leading food policy researcher, Geography Professor and fellow of the Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto

– Nogah Kornberg, Executive Director of Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada – a workshop on skills that define a social entrepreneur, the difference between social entrepreneurship, nonprofit, charity work; and the growing area of “intra-preneurship”

– “Unconference” style session on food sector work

– Post-event social & networking opportunity, and refreshment/healthy food break during the afternoon

– More entrepreneurial speakers to be confirmed shortly

Cost: $45 for Food Forward members, $50 for non-members, $5 for Supporting members.

Registration: Register for this event by signing up here: http://pushfoodforward.com/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=4 or by becoming a Supporting Member (monthly donor) at the same site – the form will allow you to pay online or send us a cheque. Current Supporting Members and anyone with questions, please write to darcy (at) pushfoodforward.com

Event supported by: U of T Urban Agriculture Society

This event raises funds for the work of Food Forward, which is advocating for food policy change in Toronto and working to strengthen the City’s food movement.

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