OUR TERRITORY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The Youth Food Network is composed of young individuals that are passionate about good food and want to engage further in their food systems. Every one of us engages with the land and waters in some way; we eat, we grow, we forage, we fish. As we do so, we hold the understanding of where our practices come from, and how they affect our surroundings. The Youth Food Network works, educates, learns, and grows on unceded, Coast Salish Territory*.
* The term Coast Salish is used to encompass a number of Indigenous peoples, including Esquimalt, Hul’qumi’num, Klahoose, Lekwungen (Songhees), MALAXEt, Musqueam, OStlq’emeylem, Pentlatch, Scia’new (Beecher Bay), Sliammon, Shishalh, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw, Stó:lo, Straits, Tsleil-Waututh, T’Sou-ke, W_SÁNEC (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum), and Xwemalhkwu.
SPROUTING YOUTH FOOD ACTION PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
We are participating in a Participatory Budgeting process that allows the entire community to play a role in deciding how to invest a portion of the City of Victoria’s budget. We want to empower and support youth to engage with their food systems and take action on food issues that are meaningful to them. The Youth Sprout Hub is all about supporting youth with funds, networking, mentorship, and workshops that will instill confidence to jump into the food action landscape of the City of Victoria.
Please go and VOTE for Sprouting Youth Food Action here: https://cvyc.ca/pb/
The Youth Food Network aims to be the platform for individuals between the ages of 14-24 to collaborate on, learn about, and explore good food and their local food systems! We are here to support YOU!
BECOME A MEMBER
Get involved in your food systems, became a Youth Food Network member! Receive monthly emails on accessible and inspiring foodie workshops and events designed specifically for the network!