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Wellington Water Watchers: The important work of citizen groundwater advocacy

It’s World Water Day, and organizations from all over the world are celebrating water as a fundamental human right. In Southern Ontario, Wellington Water Watchers, a non-profit volunteer organization, has been educating the public about water issues, engaging in constructive water policy discussions, and advocating for public water interests since 2007. Continue reading “Wellington Water Watchers: The important work of citizen groundwater advocacy”

Southern Ontario Food System Case Studies are Now Available!

In the summer 2017, four graduate students in the Southern Ontario FLEdGE Research Node worked with FLEdGE community partners on three action research projects. These projects explored the tensions, compromises, and opportunities inherent in the scaling up and out of sustainable food system initiatives. FLEdGE is happy to announce that case studies from those projects are now available to the public on our websiteContinue reading “Southern Ontario Food System Case Studies are Now Available!”

Strengthening Ontario’s Food System: A Collaborative Approach

Webinar Recording now available!

The webinar Strengthening Ontario’s Food System: A Collaborative Approach (March 9, 2017) is now available online (YouTube). The webinar summarizes the Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy (OFNS), and presents the rationale and evidence for 25 priority policy options within three strategic directions: healthy food access, food literacy and skills, and healthy food systems.
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Subversions from the Informal and Social Economy: Relocating social and ecological values in food systems

FREE WEBINAR SERIES

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 90-minute webinars:

March 1, 2017 – Eastern Ontario [recorded webinar now available!]

March 14, 2017 – Northwestern Ontario

March 15, 2017 – Atlantic Canada and the Northwest Territories

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Cultivating Connections: Alberta Regional Food Systems Forum 2017

Conference Proceedings Now Available!

Find Forum Keynote and presenters’ slides, resources, and summary notes here:

On Feb 3-5 2017 Alberta Food Matters and FLEdGE—Food Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged – hosted a very successful Cultivating Connections 2017 Forum about Alberta Regional Food Systems. The purpose of this Forum was: 1) to bring together individuals and representatives from public, private and non-profit sectors in Alberta to share information about innovative initiatives; 2) to identify opportunities; and 3) to collaborate in building socially just, economically viable and ecologically sound and sustainable local/regional food systems in the province. The Forum provided a venue for those interested in forming partnerships, coalitions and action-oriented working groups toward this end.

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WEBINAR SERIES 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:

Continue reading “WEBINAR SERIES Subversions from the Informal and Social Economy: Relocating social and ecological values in food systems”