Bits and Bytes | News from the Food Movement – July 2016

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RESETTING THE TABLE: LAST DAY TO REGISTER WITH EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

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. [Read More]

WORLD SOCIAL FORUM 2016: LET’S TALK ABOUT FOOD SOVEREIGNTY – WORKSHOP ONAUGUST 12TH

As a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and sovereignty, we invite the public and experts to gather for a grand banquet of ideas at World Social Forum 2016 on 12th August 2016. [Read More]

CATHLEEN KNEEN AWARD 2016 – NOMINATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 15TH

Deadline to apply: August 15, 2016. Food Secure Canada gives out this award biannually to recognize vision, leadership and a commitment to grassroots activism in building a more just and ecological food system. [Read More]

THE CHSF IS CALLING ON FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL LEADERS TO WORK TOGETHER TO FEED SCHOOL CHILDREN

The Coalition for Healthy School Food comprises over 30 organizations from across Canada that are seeking an investment by the federal government in a cost-shared Universal Healthy School Food Program that will enable all students in Canada to have access to healthy meals at school every day. [Read More]

GREAT FOOD ORGANIZATIONS WE LOVE TO SUPPORT: THE STOP

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. [Read More]

FSC’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS

It’s nomination period for FSC’s board of directors. If you want to nominate someone, visit our website for further details on the nomination process. The Board will recommend a slate to our members at our Annual General Meeting in Toronto on October 16th, 2016. The recommendation will be based on the result of the voting and an assessment of the needs of the organization (diversity, expertise, etc). [Read More]

FSC’S TEAM GETTING BIGGER: WELCOME TO OUR NEW COLLABORATORS

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. [Read More]

 

Other News:

[PROOF] Great new fact sheets on food insecurity now available

PROOF has created a series of fact sheets on food insecurity – the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints – which summarize important information about the problem in Canada: monitoring food insecurity, children in food insecure households, the impact of food insecurity on health, and public policy and food insecurity. [Read more]


[CBC North] 37 more communities eligible for full Nutrition North subsidies

The federal government has announced an expansion of the Nutrition North Canada program, adding about 22 communities and upgrading 15 others that were receiving partial subsidies. [Read more]


[Inside Toronto] Food advocates call for national student nutrition program on eve of Canadian education ministers meeting in Toronto

The Coalition for Health School Food brought the message to Toronto City Hall on the eve of a two-day meeting of Canadian education ministers in Toronto. [Read more]


[Civil Eats] How Women Farmers are Changing U.S. Agriculture

Women now account for 30 percent of the farm operators in the U.S., a number which has almost tripled in the last three decades, creating the fastest growing segment in agriculture. But beyond the numbers, women are at the forefront of an important shift in today’s farm landscape. [Read more]


[The Johns Hopkins center for a livable future] Annual survey of food policy councils across the U.S. and Canada

This annual survey of food policy councils asks about the structure, governance, technical assistance needs, and policy engagement of FPCs, and how we can reach you. By filling out this survey, you are helping to educate policymakers and funders about the growing number of individuals and groups seeking to change to our current food and agricultural system. [Read more]


 

Save the Date:

[Sustain Ontario] Webinar: Breaking Down Regional Household Food Waste

August 10, 2 – 3:15 pm, 2016
Online webinar

Food waste in Canada amounts to $31 billion annually, with consumers responsible for an astonishing 47% of this value. Canadian households throw away more than $100 every month! Reducing waste can not only save costs, but it will also reduce our ecological footprint. What can you or your organization do to help? [More info]


World Congress of Rural Sociology

August 10-14, 2016
Toronto, Ontario

This quadrennial congress — held in Canada for the first time since its inception in 1964 — includes a stellar lineup of keynote presentations and award-winning documentaries, as well as the latest research from across the globe. Sustainable and Just Rural Transitions: Connections and Complexities will provide an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the questions, challenges and solutions identified by leading rural voices, from academia to civil society, from six continents. [More info]


[World Social Forum] Let’s talk about Food Sovereignty and political opportunities

August 12, 2016
Montreal, Quebec

As a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and sovereignty, FSC invite the public and experts to gather for a grand banquet of ideas at World Social Forum 2016 on 12th August 2016[More info]


[The Table Community Food Centre] Barns, Farms and Wicked Chefs

August 27, 5:30 – 10 pm, 2016
Perth, Ontario

Table Community Food Centre invites you to our fifth annual summer benefit, showcasing the best of Lanark’s farmers and chefs…set to music. It will be a magical, moveable feast at an historic farm. Local musicians will dot the site. Dress will be country elegant, footwear comfortable. [More info]


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