WEBINAR – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Voices from Local Grocery Stores and Public Markets in a Diverse City

ONLINE – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Voices from Local Grocery Stores and Public Markets in a Diverse City Wed, 28 October 2020 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT  | REGISTRATION REQUIRED via EventBrite How have local markets and grocery stores pivoted in the time of COVID-19 to continue feeding their communities? How can these localContinue reading “WEBINAR – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Voices from Local Grocery Stores and Public Markets in a Diverse City”

Event: Indigenous Perspectives: The Place of Canada in Canadian Food Studies and Food Systems by CAFS

by Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) Join us for this webinar featuring important Indigenous food scholars, activists, and thinkers as they share what ‘Canada’ means to them and their food systems work. The panelists include Dawn Morrison, James Whetung, and Dr. Clifford Atleo. Tabitha Robin will moderate the discussion.  As our association reckons with the sustained systemic racism andContinue reading “Event: Indigenous Perspectives: The Place of Canada in Canadian Food Studies and Food Systems by CAFS”

Event: From the Front Line: The impact of COVID-19 on food security in our community and how we responded: Who? What? How? By Trent University

Join local food system leaders and Trent University researchers as we shed light on the impact of the first six months of the pandemic on our community and on the initiatives that feed us. Find out first-hand how front-line leaders have responded to the crisis so far. Hear from local leaders about the challenges ahead,Continue reading “Event: From the Front Line: The impact of COVID-19 on food security in our community and how we responded: Who? What? How? By Trent University”

Events: Fall Field Day Series By the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario

The month of October is full of amazing events an learning moments available from the Ecolological Farmers Association of Ontario and is dedicated to developing skills in sustainable agriculture and showcasing life on sustainable farms. These events are greatly beneficial to those who are interested in farming, gardening and sustainable agriculture. There are a fewContinue reading “Events: Fall Field Day Series By the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario”

Article Highlight: Canada’s Food Price Report 2020 – Faculty of Management – Dalhousie University

This annual report by Dalhousie University has come up with some new figures and information in regards to the trajectory of food prices within the nation. It is a great source of information as we get to see major issues affecting food pathways as well as the ways in which the cost of food hasContinue reading “Article Highlight: Canada’s Food Price Report 2020 – Faculty of Management – Dalhousie University”

Past Event: Feeding the City Webinar: Urban Agriculture, School and Community Food Programs

How have individuals’ and families’ food-related activities changed as a result of COVID-19, particularly in light of school closures and rising food insecurity? How can urban growing and government- and community-level initiatives help build a resilient food system? Join the Feeding the City team from Tkaronto (Toronto) as we hear from three experts on theseContinue reading “Past Event: Feeding the City Webinar: Urban Agriculture, School and Community Food Programs”

Highlight: BLACK FOODIE Week Panel: The Future of Black Food Culture

This week is a special week in the city with Black Foodie Week going on right now! It is a showcase of some of the city’s best Black Cuisine and Black owned Restaurants. Click the link below to find out more: Black Foodie Week: https://blackfoodie.co/black-foodie-week/ This event has also showcased a large part of the issuesContinue reading “Highlight: BLACK FOODIE Week Panel: The Future of Black Food Culture”

Article Highlight: Food Insecurity Is Associated With Higher Health Care Use And Costs Among Canadian Adults by PROOF

The PROOF (Food Insecurity Policy Research) team’s important new publication analyses how compared with fully food-secure adults, marginally, moderately, and severely food-insecure adults presented 26 percent, 41 percent, and 69 percent higher odds of acute care admission and 15 percent, 15 percent, and 24 percent higher odds of having same-day surgery, respectively. Conditional on acuteContinue reading “Article Highlight: Food Insecurity Is Associated With Higher Health Care Use And Costs Among Canadian Adults by PROOF”

A Food Network Response to COVID-19 in Peterborough by The Trent University Team

On March 19, two days after Premier Ford declared a state of emergency for Ontario, a ‘new’ food network emerged in Peterborough. It developed out of the Peterborough Food Action Network (PFAN) which, for 13 years, has promoted community food security in Peterborough City, County, and local First Nations. Maintaining the vision that “everyone inContinue reading “A Food Network Response to COVID-19 in Peterborough by The Trent University Team”

Article Highlight: First published in the EFAO’s Summer 2020 member newsletter: Reflections on Farming and Racism by Brenda Hsueh, Black Sheep Farm

First published in the EFAO’s Summer 2020 member newsletter Brenda Hsueh is an organic vegetable and sheep farmer in Grey County. She left the financial world of downtown Toronto 12 years ago to start the adventure of farming and hasn’t looked back since. Now she farms at Black Sheep Farm with her partner Skyler, andContinue reading “Article Highlight: First published in the EFAO’s Summer 2020 member newsletter: Reflections on Farming and Racism by Brenda Hsueh, Black Sheep Farm”