12th Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association of Food Studies (CAFS)

Food in Canada and Beyond: Communities, Collaboration, Complexity

PRE-CONFERENCE: May 27, 2017
Conference: MAY 28 – 30, 2017

The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) will host its twelfth annual assembly at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, May 27–30, 2017, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The 2017 CAFS Conference at Ryerson University is almost one month away! Please make sure to take a look at our updated program.

To avoid missing any of the exciting events, please register as soon as possible.

For conference, pre-conference and banquet, go to: www.congress2017.ca/register

If you have already registered, and would like to add the Pre-conference (May 27) and/or banquet (May 29) to your registration, you must contact the Congress Organizers by email (congress@ideas-idees.ca). You are highly encouraged to do it by May 3rd, so that conference planners can have the best participant estimate in each event. We would love to minimize our food waste!

Here are some events and services that you will not want to miss:

Saturday, May 27th
CAFS Pre-Conference

Attention emerging researchers, students, post-docs, and new faculty! A day packed with panel discussions, student poster and pecha kucha presentations, a documentary screening, and networking, of course! All are welcome. Details here.

Register when registering for the CAFS Conference

Friday, May 26th & Saturday, May 27th

We have 4 exciting field trips created in partnership with Toronto Urban Growers:

  • Community Food Centres
  • Food, Well-being, and Indigeneity
  • Toronto’s Changing Markets
  • Urban Agriculture in Downtown East (half and full day options)


Saturday, May 27th
Ryerson’s Urban Farm Tour

Tour this 1/4 acre rooftop farm to see urban agriculture at its finest!
Registration and cash payment of $10 collected on location
Time: TBD

Monday, May 29th (evening)
CAFS Banquet at The Chefs’ House

Join us for an evening of delicious food in George Brown’s beautiful Chefs’ House Restaurant (vegetarian and vegan options will be available). Tickets are limited!

Register when registering for the CAFS Conference

Child care – deadline May 12

Child care services are available on campus during Congress. Drop-in services will not be available. Please visit this website for further information.