About Parkdale

Growing Futures is a program of the Parkdale Food Centre.
Parkdale is an organization committed to building healthier, more connected neighbours and neighbourhoods through good food, innovative community partnerships, and by challenging inequalities in order to create lasting impacts.

Growing Futures 


We work with youth to educate them about food security, community issues and inspire them to harness their power as fierce leaders of change. We want to cultivate a strong sense of belonging to a healthy community, applying a definition "healthy" that considers much more than just eating well and exercising. 


Growing Food, Growing Minds, Growing Community.

Program Goals

  1. Inspire students to understand the complex and interconnected problems of poverty,
    health and food insecurity in their neighbourhood.


  2. Engage students in understanding the problems being addressed by inviting them
    to bring forth their own ideas and opinions.


  3. Equip students to be “solutionaries” in their communities by providing entry points
    for action.