Welcome

The Afri-Can FoodBasket was established in 1995 and is dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times. Our programs are a comprehensive blend of urban agriculture training and technical support for community projects helping low-income communities become more self-sufficient accessing food through growing their own. AFB is working with communities to help advance community food security through youth leadership development, urban farming, community garden, back-yard gardens and children garden animation, children/youth community food security curriculum development, urban agriculture harvest exposition and food policy advocacy.


  • The Beginning

    The Afri-Can FoodBasket was established in 1995 and is dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times.
  • Vision

    To be a key leader in building awareness of Sustainable Food Systems through Food Justice.





  • Mission

    Providing leadership in urban agriculture and fostering collaboration to advance food justice, health and social enterprise in the African-Canadian Community.

  • Volunteer

    Volunteers and Interns play a vital role in sustaining and developing our programs and initiatives which make a difference in the lives of youth and their families. The Afri-Can FoodBasket could not exist without this essential support.

  • Current Projects

    The Ujamaa Farm program facilitates, support and encourage African Canadian farmers and youth to develop sustainable urban ecological agricultural cooperative enterprise. Ujamaa Farm is an AFB program that encourages sustainable Farming in Ontario. The idea is to encourage new farmers to experience and learn how operate and manage their own farm enterprises. The Farm is also the site used for Cultivating Youth Leadership (CYL) development training and employment opportunity.
    The Food Animators Project aims to improve access to affordable, culturally appropriate and healthy food for several diverse neighborhoods and communities across the City of Toronto, particularly areas which are currently under-serviced by food programs. The main area of AFB food animation is local food access by growing your own
    AFB promotes the sustainable development of Urban Farms and Community Gardens by nurturing a new generation of young leaders through the Cultivating Youth Leadership: Urban Farm Project (CYL). We work towards this goal by creating opportunities for the youth of North-West Toronto to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills and positively engage with their community through the operation of socially responsible urban farming enterprise and Garden Animation.
  • Recent video

    Explore some of the history of food justice work in Toronto