May 28, 2020 News

In Case You Missed Them, Our Past Events:

Webinar: Direct Marketing in Pandemic Times (in French)
“Mise en marché de proximité en temps de pandémie”
May 22, 2020
https://youtu.be/LJ48KWTkwbA

Webinaire: Social innovation in pandemic times (in French) “L’innovation sociale au temps du coronavirus”
May 6, 2020

https://youtu.be/8XhAJ1dba2Y

Read an article (in French) on this webinar by André Magny, from the Association de la Presse francophone: Propulser le changement social, même en temps de pandémie  

See more recorded webinars on our website. https://foodcommunities.ca/webinars/

Further reflections on COVID-19 food solutions:


Standing on the threshold: COVID-19 and our food system”an article by Barbara Emanuel, founding team member of the Food Communities Network, and past manager of the Toronto Food Strategy.
Read here.

A Food Policy Action Plan in the Context of Covid-19. 
May 14, 2020

Read here.

Food Secure Canada has published a policy action plan for renewing the country’s food system in response to Covid-19. The action plan names 7 policy priorities:

  • Address the root causes of food insecurity
  • Build resilient, ecological local food systems
  • Support Indigenous food sovereignty
  • Champion decent work and justice for workers all along the food chain
  • Ensure everyone is at the policy-making table
  • Harmonize Canada’s national and international food policies, prioritizing food sovereignty approaches
  • Immediately advance a National School Food Program

Food Secure Canada is calling on everyone to spread the word to ensure that this message is heard. Click here to see how: https://foodsecurecanada.org/2020-growing-resilience-equity

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Canada’s Response issue of Policy Options includes a number of articles that discuss the issue of food and poverty:
March 2020
Read here.

  • “Cracks in the global food system more apparent with COVID-19”, by Gisèle Yasmeen, Susan Alexander & Anna Paskal

  • “Food banks can’t adequately address COVID-19 food insecurity”, by Valerie Tarasuk & Lynn McIntyre

  • “A basic income is not as simple as you might think”, by David A. Green, J. Rhys Kesselman & Lindsay Tedds

  • “Les personnes les plus vulnérables face au coronavirus”, par Pierre Tircher et Nicolas Zorn


The price of the Nutritious Food Basket in COVID-19 times (In French).

Le coût du Panier à provision nutritif (PPN) depuis l’apparition de la COVID-19

Published by: Dispensaire diététique de Montréal (Montreal Diet Dispensary)
Read here (in French).

Upcoming International Webinar:
“COVID-19 and Sustainable Food Systems: Responses and innovations to tackle vulnerabilities and build back better”

Organized by: One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme (in Europe)

June 3, 2020, 2:30 PM CEST (convert to your time zone).

What critical measures are required to both combat the COVID-19 crisis and build sustainable food systems? Can responses to the COVID-19 crisis catalyse transformation toward sustainable food systems?

Register and submit your own answers in this participatory webinar here.

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