Training & Education

Second Harvest supports our community through training, certification and workshops. Due to COVID-19, Second Harvest training sessions and workshops are on hold until further notice.

If you are interested in learning more about how to reduce food waste, please feel free to access our all-new eCourses for self-directed learning. We will be offering a new workshop schedule in the future, so sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page for updates about these and other Second Harvest programs.

Food Safety Training & Workshops

Certification and training for food handling best practices.

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Food Safety Training offer a comprehensive guide on safe food handling and details the industry standards of the food sector.

Through Food Safety Training, participants learn safe food handling, industry standards, and receive 5-year certification upon completion.

Due to COVID-19, Second Harvest training sessions and workshops are on hold until further notice.

 

Food Date Label Workshop

This interactive workshop is designed to address confusion about expiry and best before dates.

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There is a lot of confusion about best before and expiry dates, which is a significant cause of food waste in Canada.

There is a lot of confusion about best before and expiry dates, which is a significant cause of food waste in Canada. This interactive workshop offers guidance on navigating the complex world of food date labels, and offers strategies to reduce food waste with simple organizational or lifestyle changes. 

Due to COVID-19, Second Harvest training sessions and workshops are on hold until further notice.

Food Waste Reduction Workshop

This workshop gives guidance on how to extend the life of fresh ingredients to reduce food waste.

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This workshop gives guidance on how to best preserve and extend the life of fresh ingredients to reduce food waste.

This workshop looks at the challenges of working with donated and rescued food and gives guidance on how to best preserve and extend the life of ingredients to reduce food waste. 

Due to COVID-19, Second Harvest training sessions and workshops are on hold until further notice.

Food Literacy

These workshops enhance food skills through hands-on engagement.

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Through partnerships with leaders in nutrition and food literacy, Second Harvest offers a variety of workshops designed to enhance food skills. Workshops offer an opportunity to nurture food literacy and support knowledge exchange with practical tools to be applied in a variety of food programs.

Due to COVID-19, Second Harvest training sessions and workshops are on hold until further notice.

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If you are interested in Second Harvest educational workshops for your school, corporate group, or organization, please submit inquiries to Rose Barcarse, Manager of Community Programs, roseb@secondharvest.ca.