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Joshna Maharaj

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Joshna Maharaj.

Joshna Maharaj
Speaker, Closing Keynote

Joshna Maharaj is a busy chef, activist and speaker with big ideas about good food! Joshna’s strong social justice and sustainability ethics are rooted in her time at The Stop, a community food centre where she built innovative and delicious community food programs. Recently, Joshna has been working with institutions in Toronto building new models for institutional food procurement, production and service, proving that the institution is a viable tool for social change. Joshna has been an expert panelist on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin and makes regular appearances on CBC radio. Joshna is also a two-time TEDx speaker and recently made the shortlist of nominees for the inaugural Basque Culinary World Prize recognizing chefs who use gastronomy to make social change.

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