Food Secure Canada

Food Secure Canada

November 10, 2014 15:26 ET

#foodwaves Towards Sustainable Food For All - Communities in Action!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2014) - Food Secure Canada's 8th National Assembly Waves of Change: Sustainable Food for All, will take place at the Halifax Marriott Habourfront Hotel from November 13th to 16th, 2014.

Diversity at the Heart of Change

With more than sixty workshops, plenaries, and working groups, these three days of action-packed learning by Canada's food movement will provide an unique opportunity to tackle a broad range of food issues and to create effective, collective responses to current challenges of sustainability, hunger and health.

Canada's diverse and rapidly growing food movement is making a difference in communities right across the country: farmers, fishers, cooks, dietitians, policy makers, activists, entrepreneurs, community organizers, municipalities, Indigenous leaders, students and academics are all building alternatives to the current model. "This rich diversity is a wellspring for change. With 4 million Canadians food insecure, an epidemic of diet-related diseases and the expansion of factory farms, it is vital that new approaches to changing our food system be highlighted and shared." said Diana Bronson, Executive Director of Food Secure Canada, a national coalition concerned with hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems.

Over 450 people and organizations are registered, and many well-known community activists and food champions will also be attending:Maude Barlow, James Daschuk, Mark Eyking, Debbie Field, Norma Kassi, Megan Leslie, Pam Palmater, Wayne Roberts, Nick Saul, Vandana Shiva, Leanne Simpson, Patty Williams and many more.

Leading up to the federal election

With the next federal election on the horizon, this 8th Assembly promises to be an essential gathering for change-makers. One of the major goals of this gathering is to ensure that questions of food sovereignty and food justice will be at the heart of the 2015 federal election debates.

- Towards Sustainable Food for All

- Open Space: Conversations for a change

- Question Period: Dialogue with Members of Parliament

- Moving Our Ideas to Action: What bold actions are we going to take to create deep and lasting change?

... are four Assembly plenaries not to be missed!

An event with an East Coast flavour

This will be the first-ever FSC Assembly to be held in the Maritime Provinces, and a great opportunity to highlight vital issues linked to fisheries and local food systems, all the while enjoying the warm hospitality of the East Coast. The Assembly is organized by FSC and FoodARC at Mount Saint Vincent University, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Food Security Network and ACORN (which will be holding a meeting of Atlantic organic farmers immediately before).

Food Secure Canada would like to thank its many sponsors, without whose support this event would not be possible.

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