[WEBINAR] Local Food Access in Francophone Canada: Antiracist and Decolonial Perspectives

Presentation of the Report by Authors Dina Husseini and Leslie Kapo

Join us on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 2 pm EDT for a webinar with Dina Husseini and Leslie Touré Kapo, authors of the report entitled Access to Local Food in Francophone Canada: Antiracist and Decolonial Perspectives.

Dina Husseini and Leslie Touré Kapo will do us the honour of elaborating on the report’s key points, findings, and next steps. For anyone based in Quebec or across Canada, the webinar will provide an opportunity to learn more about and discuss the role of decolonial and antiracist perspectives in developing just, healthy and sustainable food systems.

The webinar will be moderated by Vanessa Girard Tremblay, member of the Food Secure Canada’s Board of Directors and co-director of the Carrefour solidaire centre communautaire d’alimentation(link is external).

This free event is open to all, and interpretation will be provided.

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Dina Husseini holds a master’s degree in political science and is interested in evaluating public policies regarding civic participation, the fight against discrimination and the fight against poverty experienced by racialized minorities living in an underprivileged socioeconomic context.  Recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Quebec (link is external)and co-founder of Inclusion Jeunesse(link is external), Dina is committed to working with youth and women, particularly in Côte-des-Neiges, to combine theory with practice by developing and engaging in inclusive governance projects in her community.

Leslie Touré Kapo is an assistant professor at the Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation at Saint Paul University. His research interests focus on issues around social construction of race, class and gender and their impact on the life trajectories of residents of working class and immigrant neighbourhoods. His doctoral thesis entitled Les aventures ordinaires des jeunes Montréalais racialisé.e.s received the award for best thesis 2020-2021 by the Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre(link is external) of the INRS and the award for best thesis in the humanities and social sciences, arts and humanities 2020-2021 by the Association des doyennes et des doyens des études supérieures au Québec(link is external). His research and teaching expertise is based on a rich experience in social intervention and popular education.


Vanessa Girard Tremblay is a member of Food Secure Canada’s Board of directors and co-director at Carrefour solidaire centre communautaire d’alimentation(link is external) in Montreal where, alongside her passionate team, she works to increase accessibility to fresh, healthy and local food for all through several innovative programs. She has a degree in international relations and international law, as well as  a certificate in feminist studies, but currently, all of her energy is focused on the right to food. From facilitation of cooking workshops, the establishment of a food bank based on choice and the dignity of its members, to the development of a pay-what-you-can fruit and vegetable market, Vanessa’s experience on the ground has allowed her to understand the power of food and the links it can create. Today, she is particularly interested in building inclusive and horizontal work spaces where everyone can thrive while also respecting their limits.

The webinar is organized by Food Secure Canada.