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Community Based Research

Region of Peel

The Region of Peel, which represents three municipalities (Caledon, Mississauga, and Brampton), is assessing the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of their existing emergency food distribution system. In part 2 of the research, Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is reviewing innovative solutions and system-level interventions for addressing food insecurity in other jurisdictions around the world. We are also hosting an online Food Security Innovation Lab with food impact leaders from Canada, United States, United …Read More

Social Research and Planning Council

  The purpose of the Social Research & Planning Council (SRPC, a branch of the United Way of Perth Huron) is to collect, analyze and distribute information relating to social trends and issues in Perth and Huron Counties, in order to promote informed decisions on how the needs of those who are living in the counties will be best served. Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is working with the SRPC to investigate newcomer …Read More

South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation

The SCOR FoodHub is an online marketplace of food grown, harvested, and produced in the South Central Ontario Region (SCOR), and designed for the institutional and food service buyer. Over the course of developing the FoodHub, it became evident to the project team that a number of organizations in the region are working on a diversity of local food initiatives, ranging from small community-based research projects and community supported agricultural …Read More

London and Middlesex County Community Food Assessment Implementation Team

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is working with the London and Middlesex Community Food Assessment Implementation Team, the Middlesex-London Health Unit and London Food Bank, to conduct a Community Food Assessment and produce a report. The report will integrate key evidence relating to the community food system in London and Middlesex County. This project involves a collaborative and participatory process to analyze a wide range of food-related resources and issues. Information from the …Read More

KFL&A Public Health

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is working with the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health Unit to provide the Food Policy Council for KFL&A with a written report that synthesizes key evidence related to the broad community food system in their region. Eco-Ethonomics Inc. will be collecting and synthesizing data from secondary sources, and engaging with key stakeholders to provide a snapshot of the community food system to enrich this data. The …Read More

Huron Anti-Poverty Initiative

In the summer and fall of 2013, Eco-Ethonomics Inc. and associates partnered to facilitate the development of an anti-poverity strategy with multiple stakeholders in Huron County.  Participating agencies included, food banks, the County health unit, Huron-Perth United Way, the Rural Response for Healthy Children, among many others.  The organizations participated in mapping community assets and identifying gaps in the County’s social support infrastructure with a view to further improving community …Read More

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

Eco-Ethonomics worked with senior management at OCASI and an advisory committee consisting of representatives from WoodGreen, COSTI, Sojourn House, FCJ Refugee Centre, Fred Victor Centre, Scarborough Housing Help Centre, Flemington Neighborhood Services, St. Christopher House, Albion Neighborhood Services, Midaynta and others.  The project aimed to reduce the risk of homelessness for women immigrants and refugees, by mapping the service pathways of women and identifying ways of improving linkages between settlement …Read More