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LeftWords Festival of Books and Ideas

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 11:30am - 5:00pm


Oakham House/Ryerson Student Centre
55 Gould Street
Toronto, ON

The LeftWords Festival of Books and Ideas is a free public event that celebrates and promotes the work of Canadian and international writers and thinkers  - especially those whose works appear in books and magazines by Canadian independent publishers. Canadian authors will be on hand for presentations on topics such as food security, women in a globalizing world, health activism and disability, plus the launch of the Socialist Register 2013. Canadian book publishers, booksellers and magazines will be on hand with great deals.


The Oakham House Café will be open and selling fair trade organic coffee, great sandwiches, and snacks.


Eating for a week on just $26

November 4, 2013
| Raise the Rates issued their second annual Welfare Challenge last month. Participants were asked to eat on the amount of money a welfare recipient has left over after other expenses are paid.
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November 4, 2013 |
According to a new study, more than half of all Canadian shoppers buy some kind of organic food product every week.

From Industrial Food to World Food: a book launch and panel discussion

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 6:00pm


FoodShare Toronto
90 Croatia

How does industrial food influence the way we eat?
What are communities around the world doing to respond to this challenge?
Can we restore a healthy and just food system?
How is public consciousness around food changing? 

| October 10, 2013
October 9, 2013 |
If it were up to you, what would you propose to turn Canada's food system around? Send us your 30-second video.
| October 1, 2013

Take the Annual Welfare Food Challenge!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 (All day) - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 (All day)


Vancouver, BC

Can you live on $610/month? If you’re on welfare, your $610 monthly cheque leaves you with a food budget of $26/week. During the week of October 16, join hundreds of people across the province in pledging to live on ONLY the food you can buy with $26. Take a stand against inadequate welfare rates. Join us in telling the world that it’s time to raise the rates.

September 30, 2013 |
FSC penned a letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency regarding the definition of "local". Read, comment and share.

Our Eat Local challenge is on all this week

Join in our new Eat Local! food and sustainability challenge.

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