Subversions from the Informal and Social Economy: Relocating social and ecological values in food systems
The Nourishing Communities research group is conducting community-based research investigating food initiatives that operate within the social or informal economy, intended to address food security and community development; benefit marginalized communities, including low-income groups, Aboriginal people, youth and women; and provide important environmental stewardship services.
We are presenting initial reflections and case studies from regions across Canada in three upcoming webinars [click for details]:
- Eastern Ontario – Wed March 1 at 10:00 a.m. EST
- Northwestern Ontario – Tuesday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST
- Atlantic Canada and Northwest Territories – Wed March 15 at 12:00 EST
Sustainable Regional Food Systems Workshop: Theory, Practice and Policy
From June 25-27, 2014, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems hosted an international workshop of researchers from the UK, Germany, South Africa, the US and Canada, all associated with the Centre.
On June 26, many of these researchers presented their work at a ‘sold out’ public forum entitled “Sustainable Regional Food Systems”. The full schedule, including the list of speakers, can be found here. The videos are available at the links below.
SRFS Workshop Panel 1: Flows of people, knowledge and resources
SRFS Workshop Panel 2: Social Dimensions of Regional Food Systems
SRFS Workshop Panel 3: Activating for change
SRFS Workshop Panel 4: Sustainable Regional Food Systems: Policy and Planning
Food Diversity and Inclusion
Webinar. Thursday February 28th, 2013
Strengthening Local Food Hubs: A Community Food Toolkit Workshop. November 28, 2012. Patricia White Otter Room, Best Western, Dryden, Ontario.
A conversation linking farmers to local buyers: Opportunities, challenges and successes Alison Blay-Palmer, Organizer and Chair. September 4, 2012. UN-Habitat World Urban Forum, Side Event, Naples, Italy.
A Community-University Research Partnership Workshop Event. Waterloo, May 24, 2012. Included over 80 participants at this full day event to introduce the Community Food Toolkit and get feedback from Ontario experts.
16’55″ – 31’20” (Debbie Field and Fiona Yeudall) – “Foodshare”
1h 5’00” – 1h 14’00” (Shawna Holmes) – “Meal Exchange / National BBQ Day”
Part of the Canada-Europe TransAtlantic Dialogue. Ottawa, March 3-5, 2011.