Cultivating Change: November 12-18, 2020

Join Food Secure Canada from November 12 – 18, 2020 for a series of online conversations and workshops to explore the intersections between food systems, anti-racism, decolonization, and environmental justice movements.

Cultivating Change will showcase the work of Indigenous, Black and racialized food leaders, and build consciousness and capacity for anti-racist and decolonized approaches and allyship within the food movement.

As a food movement, bold change is needed from farm to fork, to regenerate Indigenous foodlands, and to ensure that everyone has access to healthy, just, and sustainable food. However, it is impossible to achieve this change without centering reconciliation, decolonization, and racial justice in the development of the policies and programs that shape our food systems.

Over the week, we will discuss the following topics, among others:

  • Cultivating change in a post-Covid world
  • Supporting Indigenous and Black food sovereignty
  • Championing decent work and justice for workers along the food chain
  • Building resilient local food systems
  • Ensuring everyone is at the policymaking table

Sessions will also be run by partner organizations for a deeper dive on specific aspects of the food system:

More than a typical conference, this event will also have interactive sessions:

  • Q&A with leaders from the food movement
  • Hands-on workshops on issues and approaches
  • Screening of Red Chef Revival, followed by a Q&A with the directors

Attendees will also be invited to interact with each other:

  • With the online Whova messaging board
  • Open spaces: Sign up for self-organized meeting space for an impromptu discussion with attendees from across the country

Ensuring everyone is at the policymaking table is a priority for us.

This event is by donation or free of charge to not have barriers to participation. We have included suggested donations if you are able to support our work as we do not have core funding. Should you wish to enter an amount other than those proposed, please contact Amelie at admin @

Want to work together?

Consider sponsoring a panel, activity, or a number of tickets for those who may not be able to pay. For more information, see the sponsorship kit here and get in touch with Amélie at admin @

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Download the social media images here and tag your post #CultivatingChange2020 #Cultiver2020, and make sure to tag us @foodsecurecan (Twitter), @foodsecurecanada (Facebook), @fscrad (Instagram).

Food Secure Canada has received funding from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Contributions Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations. The views expressed on this webpage are not necessarily those of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada or of the Government of Canada.
This activity is partly-funded by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Funding Program. The opinions and interpretations are those of Food Secure Canada and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.
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Food Secure Canada thanks the McConnell Foundation for its support.
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Our sponsors

Water | Eau

  • Inter Pares
  • International Development Research Centre
  • People’s Food Institute
  • UFCW

Root | Racine

  • Anavets Dominion Command
  • CK Choi Foundation
  • FLEdGE
  • National Congress of Chinese Canadians
  • Nature’s Path Organic
  • Régénération Canada
  • Sustainable Food Systems Lab
  • Conseil du Système alimentaire montréalais
  • UBC Farm