Workshop on food security

Free webinar event hosted by the Sooke Region Food CHI

Food Connections Workshop

 

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 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 and BC, including Sooke.

“How would you feel if there was no local food for your family?” asks Anita Wasiuta, president of Sooke Food CHI. “At this event we are inviting residents to join the discussions and help develop actions for our community to ensure food security.”

This workshop is on Wednesday, November 19, from 9:30 to 4 p.m. at Sooke Child Youth and Family Centre at 6672 Wadams Way. The workshop is hosted by Sooke Food CHI and features three webinar sessions, each session will be followed by an offline discussion.

To participate in this event and learn more about the sessions, please visit: www.sookefoodchi to register or email info@sookefoodchi.ca.

This is a free event – bring a dish to contribute to a potluck lunch!.Coffee and tea is provided. Space is limited, so register today!

For more information on Virtual Food Connections, contact Analisa Blake at analisa.blake@viha.ca

 

Agenda

9:30 a.m.: Arrive and Introductions

10 – 11:30 a.m.: Webinar 1 – Local Government Programs and Policies for Food Security in Rural and Remote Communities

11:30a.m. – 12 p.m.: Discussion

12 – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch Break

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Webinar 2 – Tricks and Tools for Collaboration and Collective action in Rural and Remote Communities

1:30 – 2 p.m.: Discussion

2 – 3:30 p.m.: Webinar 3 –  Grass Roots success stories for improving food security in rural and remote communities.

3:30 – 4 p.m.: Discussion.