Canada’s food movement will gather in Halifax (Nov 13-16, 2014) for its biennial feast of food and ideas – the first ever in Atlantic Canada! For three action-packed days, people from many different walks of life who are passionate about building healthy, sustainable food systems where no-one is hungry will gather to share, strategize and build a better future for food in Canada.
Partners include Food ARC at Mount Saint Vincent University, the Nova Scotia Food Security Network, and the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN). ACORN’s annual conference (their 15th) will immediately precede the Assembly, and takes place at the same hotel, providing a great opportunity for joint events and conversations. We are also working in collaboration with the other Atlantic Provinces through each of their provincial food security networks.
About the Assembly
The theme – Waves of Change: Sustainable Food for All – reflects the need to place questions of long-term sustainability at the centre of how we think about, produce, and eat our food. It also reflects the growing strength and complexity of the food movement and its commitment to creative and lasting solutions to the problems of hunger, sustainable livelihoods in the food business, and the protection of our health and the environment. Waves symbolize the momentum generated when many drops of water come together as a collective power, as well as highlighting the critical role of water and water-based food. Each of us has an important role to play in making waves to build the kind of food system we would like to see.
Please Save the Date and consider attending this exciting event.
Call for Proposals (due April 18, 2014) – we’re seeking presentations, workshops, and other ideas!
We invite you to submit a workshop or presentation and encourage you to share this Call for Proposals with your colleagues. With an anticipated attendance of over 350 people from across Canada, the event offers an exceptional opportunity to share experiences, deepen dialogue, gain access to cutting edge research and ideas, and sharpen our skills in order to advance our collective work. Submissions are welcome on any area related to food. For more information, and to submit a proposal visit http://foodsecurecanada.org/who-we-are/what-we-do/2014-assembly/call-presenters.
Want to get involved? We need your help!
Become a Community Ambassador and help to spread the word about the event. Sign up to get the latest news to share with friends, family, colleagues, and anyone else interested in food – http://foodsecurecanada.org/who-we-are/what-we-do/2014-assembly/volunteers
To learn more about previous Assemblies and get the latest info, visit Food Secure Canada’s website: http://foodsecurecanada.org/who-we-are/what-we-do/our-8th-assembly
You can also stay tuned via FoodARC:
- Website: http://foodarc.ca/events-learning-opportunities/events/fscnational-assembly/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PARTCFS
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoodARC
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