Food Connections is an annual conference intended to support food security efforts on Vancouver Island. This year’s theme is Food Security in Rural and Remote Communities and it is going online to support participation from those living in remote communities on the Island and across the province. Coordinated in partnership with PlanH , and the Island Health Food Security Hub Network, several host sites will be located in communities across Vancouver Island, including Comox Valley.
Taking place on Wednesday, November 19th, from 9:30am to 4:00pm, the Comox Valley screening will be hosted by LUSH Valley Food Action Society (LUSH), is a charitable, non-profit grassroots organization focusing on food security. To be hosted at LUSH’s office (1126 Piercy Ave), this event will feature three webinar sessions; each session will be followed by offline group discussions at the host site.
“We are excited to host an opportunity to build bridges with community members and share our experiences from the annual Food Connection Conference taking place in early November. Supporting rural communities is so important; we wish to hear your stories and ideas of how to strengthen food security in all the nooks and crannies of our Islands.”says Chantal Solomon Project Coordinator at LUSH Valley Food Action Society.
To participate in this event, please register online at http://planh.ca/events/virtual-food-connections. This is a free event. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, register today!
For more information on this event or to register, please contact Jessica Hawkins (firstname.lastname@example.org or at 250-897-2890). For more information on Food Connections, please contact Analisa Blake at email@example.com.
9:30am: Arrive and Introductions
10:00am-11:30: Webinar 1 - Local Government Programs and Policies for Food Security in Rural and Remote Communities
12:00pm-12:30pm: Lunch Break
12:30pm-1:30pm: Webinar 2 - Tricks and Tools for Collaboration and Collective action in Rural and Remote Communities
2:00pm-3:30pm: Webinar 3 - Grass Roots success stories for improving food security in rural and remote communities