CFICE CFS Hub Webinars





The CFICE CFS Hub engages innovative community initiatives and their academic collaborators across the country. The results of these collaborations are captured in the following webinars:



This webinar, delivered on 22 May 2014, tells the story of how the community of Guelph is changing the way it thinks about food security through community - academic collaboration. Presenters are Brendan Johnson, Executive Director of Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, Kate Vsetula, Community Health Manager with the Guelph Community Health Centre, and Erin Nelson, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Guelph.

Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS) project is a five year Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) based out of Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC) at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The project utilizes participatory approaches in all aspects of research, including the development of ethics applications. This webinar, held on December 9th, 2013, looks at some of the complex challenges involved in developing tools to assist community researchers in conducting ethical and rigorous research, and to assist university researchers in conducting work embedded in community.

This webinar, delivered on October 24th, 2013, discusses evaluation practice and options for community-campus joint projects. Presenter Ted Jackson, Principal Investigator of the CFICE Project, leads participants through an exploration of what evaluation can mean for projects working on systems change, appropriate methodologies, and related theories of change.


On June 26th, 2013, CFICE hosted a webinar about community-university partnerships and how they facilitate healthy, sustainable community food systems. Since 2000, the Waterloo Region has become recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and comprehensive approach to creating a healthy community food system. It was through this approach that food was recognized as a key determinant of health. In this webinar, presenters Katherine Pigott, Steffanie Scott, and Wajma Qaderi-Attayi describe two models of community-university partnerships in the Waterloo Region Food System.
On February 28th, 2013,  representatives of the North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB) and the Food Security Research Network (FSRN) at Lakehead University shared the story of how the relationship between the organizations developed and evolved. Through a shared vision of a local food system, these organizations have been working together to conduct research that helps to move the local food agenda forward.