Below is a list of various resources of food related work and storytelling projects within Toronto. Many of these projects and organizations have acted as inspiration to the Global Roots Oral History Project.
"Toronto Public Health spearheaded the Toronto Food strategy to build a vision and inspire action toward a health focused food system. A strategy is more than just a report or set of recommendations. It is the ongoing process of identifying, building and strengthening positive connections - between local government and residents, among City Divisions, within the community, and with the countryside."
[murmur] is a documentary oral history project in which signs are set up throughout Toronto and increasingly in various parts of Canada. Through a mobile phone, participants are encouraged to listen to stories specific to the area they are in, to walk through the space and to engage with the experience of the location. [murmur] aims to bring stories of cities, not normally heard, to the public. As the website explains, "It's history from the ground up, told by the voices that are often overlooked when the stories of cities are told."
[murmur] is a large inspiration for the Global Roots Oral History Project.
This is an original digital story directed by Magda Olszanowski, Sara Udow and Opal Sparks and produced by Magda Olszanowski and Sara Udow. Opal tells her story about volunteering at the Stop, linking her personal experiences with food to the broader political and social climate - specifically how growing our own food is positive for our physical, emotional and social lives.
Justice for Migrant Workers is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the rights of migrant farmworkers (participating in the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Low Skilled Workers Program). In focusing on the promotion of local food initiatives, it is necessary to recognize those who remain invisible within the farming and production of local food. Please visit the website for more information.