In our upcoming webinar on December 12, we'll be talking with sociologist Dr. Alice Julier about how inequality plays out in our food culture. From the farmers’ market to the dinner table to the food movement, we’ll look at how race, gender, and socio-economic inequalities reveal themselves.
Walk into the NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre on any given day this month, and you’re likely to spot a curious display of sugar cubes, arranged in piles next to processed foods and beverages. An unusual sight, indeed, at a place that works hard to ensure the community has access to fresh, healthy foods every day.
We’re rounding out the year by celebrating an expanding network of Good Food Organizations (GFOs). Meanwhile, we're amplifying the impact of some of these organizations by investing in their innovative child and youth programs.
The Big Feastival Canada brings big fun and supports good food
Every Wednesday, a group of young people from the Forest Lawn neighbourhood of Calgary meet up at The Alex Community Food Centre to cook, garden, work on art projects, and talk about how to make their community a healthier place for everyone. It’s not a typical scene— apron-clad teenagers discussing the big issues with Canada’s food system while peeling carrots or plucking ripe tomatoes from the garden—but it’s a magical one.
On October 17, people across Canada will hit the streets for Chew on This!, a campaign to raise awareness and call for action on poverty and food insecurity. This annual day of action is led by Dignity for All and marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
With the development of a Canadian poverty reduction strategy underway, it’s critical that we raise our voices to demand a comprehensive and accountable anti-poverty plan that ensures dignity for all and addresses the multiple dimensions of poverty including food security, health and income security.