From April 7-9, we brought together 180 people from more than 60 of our partner Community Food Centres and Good Food Organizations to learn, share, engage, and connect at the third annual Food Summit in Toronto. We heard so many inspirational stories of change happening in communities from coast to coast, and we’ve been buzzing with energy and motivation ever since. Here are some of the most memorable moments from the weekend.
March 29, 2017 — What will it take to build a future where access to healthy food is a basic right for every Canadian?
This year’s Food Summit featured three action-packed days of programming including tours, program meetups, workshops, and a keynote address. At the end of the three days, we asked the Summit participants for their top takeaways from the weekend. The participants wrote down their most valuable Summit experiences on coloured pieces of paper that they then folded into paper airplanes and threw into the air. Here are the top 6 takeaways from this year’s event.
Are you interested in sparking change? Have we got the event for you! Community Food Centres Canada is giving away two pairs of tickets to our April 1 event in Toronto: Mobilizing for Change: Lessons from the frontlines.
Poverty. Health. Environment. Human rights. How do we tackle the complex issues that define our time? In the food movement's work to create a healthy and fair food system, what lessons can we learn from fellow activists?
More than 100 community food leaders from across Canada gathered in Toronto February 27 – March 1 for Community Food Centres Canada's first Food Summit. This Food Summit brought together food experts from nation-wide Community Food Centres and Good Food Organizations to learn from one another, share best practices, and cultivate Canada’s good food movement, spurring future action to create a healthier and fairer food system.
Exciting times are ahead! At the end of this month, 100+ community food leaders will convene in Toronto for our first Food Summit! Representatives from member Good Food Organizations and staff from Community Food Centres will spend a packed weekend learning from one another and collectively exploring how to deepen their impact when it comes to running community food programs in their 29 respective cities and towns.