Youth Caucus

The Food Secure Canada Youth Caucus (FSC YC) is a network of youth (aged 30 and under) dedicated to mobilizing young persons and advancing the dialogue around food security issues across Canada. FSC YC aims to convene youth across the country from diverse perspectives, interests and backgrounds to collectively envision and work towards zero hunger, sustainable food systems, and healthy & safe food.

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The Food Secure Canada Youth Caucus (FSC YC) is a network of youth (aged 30 and under) dedicated to mobilizing young persons and advancing the dialogue around food security issues across Canada. FSC YC aims to convene youth across the country from diverse perspectives, interests and backgrounds to collectively envision and work towards zero hunger, sustainable food systems, and healthy & safe food.

 

We are committed to:

  • ensuring youth representation in Food Secure Canada's decision-making processes and throughout its networks;

  • providing mentorship and leadership opportunities and safe space for youth to strategize and mobilize around food; and

  • continuous outreach and recognizing the strength of engaging youth from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences.

  • strengthening the understanding around the complexities and intersectionalities of our current food system 

  • holding a safe space for capacity and network building

 

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If you are interested in volunteering with us, or your organization is dedicated to engaging youth in food systems or food policy issues, please e-mail fscyouthcaucus@gmail.com.

 

Meet the team

 

Youth Caucus Executive

Sarah Archibald - Co-chair

Juneeja Varghese - Co-chair

Carly Hayes - Research and Education Lead

Aria Palcich - Outreach & Networking Lead

Rav Singh - Communications Lead

Regional Champions

Amelia Brinkerhoff - Quebec

Celia White - British Columbia

Karine Parvin - Ontario

Laura Valentich - British Columbia

Maya Fromstein - Newfoundland and Labrador

Merryn Maynard - Ontario

Monica Allaby - New Brunswick

Rebecca MacLeod - Alberta

Tess Pooran - Nova Scotia

 

Getting youth voices heard

Our Regional Champions and Youth Caucus volunteers submitted two policy briefs to Food Secure Canada during the National Food Policy consultation period. Read about two issues that are of concern to youth, and what we have recommended to the government.

Engagement of Youth in Farming and the Problem of Farm Succession

Youth, the Changing Nature of Work, and Food Insecurity

 

Check out these inspiring youth led food organizations that are also involved in the youth caucus:

 

 

News

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Morgan Richter has been hard at work in Muskoka, ON creating change in her community and local food system....Read more

What's in store for the Youth Caucus this year?  2018 is gearing up to be an exciting time for the...Read more

Are you passionate about food? Do you want to help Canadian youth connect to their political food environment...Read more

Discussions

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There are some exciting events coming up across the country and online and we'd love youth to be involved...Read more

Resources

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The National Student Food Charter (NSFC) is a way for students to work together to identify the food issues...Read more

Based on an extensive review of recent scientific literature, the report demonstrates that agroecology, if...Read more