New Creative Cooking Cook Off Program

Vaughan Community Health Centre and York Region Food Network will co-facilitate the Creative Cooking Cook Off Program on Thursday afternoons from 2:30pm-5:30pm, starting January 24, 2013 to February 28, 2013. The program will be delivered at the Vaughan Community Health Centre location.

The objectives of the Creative Cooking Cook Off Program will be to teach Vaughan residents how to cook healthy inexpensive meals and how to lower their grocery bill through better money management skills. Contact Tricia at or Marlene at


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Food Charter working group is developing a food charter for York Region

The Food Charter Working Group* is developing a Food Charter for York Region! A food charter is a document that outlines the values and beliefs about food that a community considers most important.  This public document can be used by community organizations, municipalities and many others in the community, to guide policies, programs, and projects to build a healthy local food system. This system includes food production, processing, distribution, access, transportation, marketing, education, consumption and waste management.

With your involvement in York Region’s communities, we would appreciate your input in the development this document. Visit Food Charter Survey to complete a 5-minute Food Charter Survey for your chance to win tickets to the 2012 Markham Fair.

Survey closes October 12, 2012

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting initiative, please contact Kate at or on 905-841-3101 ext. 206.

Thank you for your time and input in developing a Food Charter for York Region.


* The Food Charter Working Group is made up of representatives from:

York Region Food Network • Heart and Stroke Foundation • United Way York Region, in partnership with York University • Seeds For Change • York Federation of Agriculture • City of Markham, Sustainability Office • Healthyork • York Region Community and Health Services

*This is a United Way Strength Investments project*

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