Our Assembly Organizing Team has been hard at work finalizing our program and the schedule should be up soon. In the meantime you can get a taste of the plenary sessions to be held over the four days, starting with a special event curated by Food Secure Canada’s Indigenous Advisory Circle that is open to the public.
According to a report released by Food Secure Canada, the average cost of groceries for a month in Attawapiskat in June 2015 was $1909 compared to, for instance, $847 in Toronto. On-reserve households in Ontario’s northeast need to spend over 50% of their median income to buy nutritious food, whereas those in Toronto need to spend 10%.
Join 700 food activists, chefs, researchers, community workers, Indigenous leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and interested foodies from across the country for Canada's biggest and most diverse food gathering, Resetting the Table, Food Secure Canada’s 9th Assembly October 13-16th in Toronto. Registration is open and new program details will be announced soon.
The New Farmer Initiative, a collaboration between Food Secure Canada, Farmstart and the National New Farmer Coalition is organizing two sessions at the Assembly focused on challenges and opportunities of new ecological farmers in Canada.
Nourish is a two-year leadership development program for innovators shaping the future of food in healthcare in Canada. We are recruiting 25 people from within healthcare and across Canada who want to reconnect food, culture and health.
With the Food Movement Profiles series, we support and highlight the work of Food Secure Canada members across the country. Today we are pleased to interview with Kristie Jameson, Food First NL Executive Director, based in St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador).
How to understand food sovereignty? According to Mamadou Goita from Mali it’s a challenge to the wish of the powerful that we should all just “Eat and shut up”. More than one hundred people joined him in refusing to shut up at a Food Secure Canada (FSC) event in Montreal during the World Social Forum 2016.
July 21, 2016 - Food Secure Canada is delighted to see that the newly proposed national food policy was discussed by agriculture ministers from across the country at their meeting in Calgary today. Food Secure Canada, along with thousands of Canadians, has been advocating for such a policy dialogue for many years. We are pleased to see the inclusion not only of healthy food but also of food security.
Canadian Association for Food Studies panel on food policy and social transformation sets the stage for thinking ‘big’ when addressing key challenges facing our food system in Canada.
With the Food Movement Profiles series, we support and highlight the work of Food Secure Canada members across the country. Our amazing members work daily to strengthen the food movement and create more just, healthy and sustainable food systems.
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