The Impact of Poverty and Food Insecurity in Toronto


Over a million visits to GTA food banks this year

North York Harvest Food Bank, in partnership with Community Share Food Bank, would like to invite you to an interdisciplinary panel discussion on the impact of poverty and food insecurity in Toronto based on the latest findings in the annual Who’s Hungry Report, a collaborative research project among Toronto Daily Bread, North York Harvest and The Mississauga Food Bank.


When:         Wednesday November 6, 2019

                        Doors open at 6:30pm with refreshments

                        Presentations begin at 7pm


Where:       Better Living, 1 Overland Drive, North York

                       Free parking available

                       TTC routes include: 162 Lawrence-Donway, 54 Lawrence Avenue East, 25 Don Mills


RSVP:        Kindly RSVP by October 27, 2019                      


This event is free. Cash or food donations are welcome.


Guest Speakers

Ryan Noble

As the Executive Director of North York Harvest Food Bank, Ryan brings a passion for food security and a rich experience in organizational growth and change management. Ryan will be discussing the results of the latest Who’s Hungry Report, and how policies can help ensure people meet their food needs. 


Michelle Greiver

Dr. Greiver is a family physician and primary care researcher at the University of Toronto. As Director, she oversees the Electronic Medical Record data system as well as clinical research activities for UTOPIAN, the University of Toronto Practice Based Research Network (PBRN), which includes over 1,400 family physicians and is the largest PBRN in Canada. Dr. Greiver will be discussing how the UTOPIAN EMR data can help people living in difficult circumstances. 


Tai Huynh 
Tai Huynh is editor-in-chief of The Local, an independent magazine exploring urban health and social issues in Toronto. He’s also creative director at UHN OpenLab, a design and innovation studio dedicated to a human-centred approach for advancing health and its social determinants. He’s a co-founder of Choosing Wisely Canada, and previously held senior positions at the Ministry of Health and in consulting. Tai will be discussing the structural issues shaping the health of neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area.