Register for OCIC Food Sovereignty Matters: Community-Led Partnerships as a Model for Transformative Change

Event Details

Join the Ontario Council for International Cooperation and Canadian Feed The Children in a unique opportunity to deepen dialogue and strengthen solidarity between Canadians and Indigenous communities with interest in food security, food sovereignty and community-led partnerships as a model for social change.

This event, offered as a platform to open OCIC’s International Development Week 2018 program in Ontario, will welcome our Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change Photojournalism Initiative community partners, and will provide you with an opportunity to learn from the experience, insights and wisdom of guest speakers, including:

Rodney Contois – Director, Aki Food, Garden Hill First Nation

Zack Flett – Community Outreach Coordinator, Aki Food, Garden Hill First Nation

Erica Ward – Coordinator, Natoaganeg Food Centre – Pistamune’kemk, Eel Ground First Nation

Steven Bourne – Chief Executive Officer, at Ripple Farms Inc.

Professor Glen Filson – Capacity Development, PhD Rural Studies at Guelph University, Professor Filson is the author of “Eat Local, Taste Global: How Ethno-cultural Foods Reach our Table”

You will also have an opportunity to share your experience, and to contribute to peer-discussions on topics you will determine in collaboration with others.

Participants representing relevant organizations or initiatives in both international cooperation and domestic spaces are also welcome to showcase your programs, research, policy reports, arts or community-based initaitves in the event space, during registration and networking periods.

Please contact and if you will like to contribute to shared learning, in these ways.

Please note that additional speakers will be confirmed shortly, and that we welcome all those with experience to share, and interest to learn.
* Bios to come

When: Monday, February 5, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Center for Social Innovation, 192 Spadina Ave Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

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