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Press + Media


April 29, 2016

Gastropost – Look Who We Met!

National Post


April 11, 2016

Girl Power

Canadian Food Insights


March 10, 2016

10 Women Changing The Canadian Food Industry

Huffington Post Canada


January 18, 2016

Canadian Women in Food: Using Buttons to Stir Things Up!

People Power Press


December 16, 2016

Colourphill | “It starts with why.”

Colourphill Design


November 11, 2015

Phat N’ Phull: Canadian Women in Food will “Stir You Up”!

Phat N’ Phull Catering


November 5, 2015

Christine Manning shares Kickstarter tips

Canadian Restaurant News


August 4, 2015

My Female Food Heroes – Fairmount Park Farm Market

Fairmount Park Market


June 19, 2015

Women In Food – Stirs Things Up (need to double check the hyperlink)

Ontario Restaurant News


April 2015

Canadian Women In Food Networking Event

Snapd Barrie


November 24, 2014

Canadian Women in Food: Visit the new Website

Whisk Culinary News


November 19, 2014

Canadian Women in Food Builds Network of Supporters

Foodservice & Hospitality


October 2014

There’s a new business association in town, and it’s on a mission to stir things up

Pistachio Writing

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There is no going back to the days of a stable, homogenous workforce. A diverse society brings forth change in every arena and a more diverse workforce highlights the need for different and more flexible approaches to work.

However workers today seriously question whether organizations can live up to the task of embracing diversity and it seems to some that the notions of loyalty and job security are dreams of a by-gone era.

They ask us what is left after people have been torn apart by mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and layoffs?

We say – we have each other!

We believe the ripple effect of changes in the marketplace means one possible antidote to a creeping sense of cynicism is when people find a deeper meaning in their work and their actions. We already know that young people aren’t giving in to the idea that they don’t make a difference. And this energy inspires more and more of us on a quest for greater meaning in our lives.

We can feel it happening, and see it every day as values and virtues are discussed more openly, and people start to think more about their personal and professional legacy. Will I be known as a good person who cared about their community and built relationships or someone who put in more hours than anyone else at the office?

We also believe CWIF can lead the way and take action to create a climate where people can bring their whole selves to work and not just their heads and hands.

Recently, Rosanna Caira, Editor/Publisher of Kostuch Media Ltd stated “It’s clear that in these days of ethical and corporate responsibility, a new breed of restaurant operator has emerged, one who wants to educate and change consumer perceptions, not only about what food is, and what it can be, but also to show how restaurants can contribute to a stronger sense of community.”

With this kind of perspective leading the way, we are inspired that there will be countless opportunities for us to make a difference and to create a sense of meaning in our lives and to build a sense of community that includes us all.

cwif_facepic_cappletonCheryl Appleton
Founder and Community Manager, CWIF



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Who We Are

Canadian Women in Food was founded in 2014, as a national association to help amplify the voices of female food entrepreneurs and to promote a more inclusive space for all women in food.   The organization has been nourished by the passion, inspiration, and expertise of many within the food industry and reflects their aspirations to ensure a sustainable future for female food entrepreneurs in Canada.

We are challenging the ways the food industry may be minimizing funding needs for women-owned businesses and potentially limiting the pathways to innovation and future success.

We invite you to join us as a member or contribute to our work by donating now.