OFSHEEA 2021: Keynote Speakers [kept here for reference only]


Paul Taylor

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Paul Taylor is the Executive Director of FoodShare Toronto and a lifelong anti-poverty activist. He also teaches at Simon Fraser University, is a regular political commentator on CTV and has written numerous op-eds and columns on various social issues.
Growing up materially poor in Toronto, has inspired Paul to commit his life to doing what he can to dismantle the systems and harmful organizing principles that cause and uphold poverty, food insecurity and wealth inequality, including racism, white supremacy and neoliberalism.
In 2020, Paul was named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, one of Toronto Life’s 50 Most Influential Torontonians and voted as Best Activist by Now Magazine readers.


Cheyenne Sundance

Cheyenne likes growing food because of the independence it brings her and her community. She is a self-taught farmer out of necessity due to the lack of equity centered farms in Ontario. She has extensive skills in workshop facilitation and project start ups which is why she loves running Growing in the Margins. Cheyenne started Sundance Harvest from nothing but stubbornness, a nurturing love of the land and a drive to see true equity in agriculture. She sits on the Ontario board of the National Farmers Union as the Youth Advisor.

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