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Prime Time for Food System Change

Canada’s first ever National Food Policy is set to be released this year.  To mark the moment Food Secure Canada is organizing its largest food movement event to date in Montreal.


From November 1 – 4thjoin the Eco-Ethonomics Team and Canada’s most passionate policy makers, leaders, activists and innovators who are working to build a Healthy, Just and Sustainable Local Food System in Canada! 


Food Secure Canada’s National Food Assembly brings together a broad cross-section of concerned citizens that believe in Food Democracy, including: policy makers at the municipal, provincial, federal and territorial levels of government, food security organizations, industry groups and associations, broader public sector institutions, agri-food businesses of all types and sizes, agricultural associations, public health units, indigenous communities and First Nations.  The event only happens every two years and is celebrating its 10thyear!


You are sure to meet lots of foodies, experience unique flavours, learn about the issues in the food system.  Through 10 tours, 10 network meetings, 3 plenary sessions, 60 workshops and one cocktail celebration – with yes, you guessed it, some of the best food to ever tantalize your taste buds! – you will meet some of Canada’s most passionate social innovators and have chance to lend your voice to central debates about planning the future of Canada’s food system.


Watch this video: https://youtu.be/dkBx8-P2DYE


Exploring New Membership Models and Mobilizing Networks 


Our President and CEO, Ryan Turnbull is a dedicated board member of Food Secure Canada and will be leading a session at the National Food Assembly drawing on Eco-Ethonomics vast experience with facilitation and network mobilization.


This highly participatory session will explore how networks across Canada can be linked and mobilized strategically to assist in realizing food system change.  Food Secure Canada believes that there is unrealized potential for enabling broader systemic change through wide engagement of both individual and organizational members.  Ryan will help participants in the session to consider the possibilities for a new purpose-driven membership model for Food Secure Canada to ensure that the food movement flourishes and is a truest expression of Food Democracy.