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City Council: On food literacy, climate change, and community building

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on City Council: On food literacy, climate change, and community building

City Council: On food literacy, climate change, and community building

Recently Carole (our Board chair), Laura (past Board chair) and I presented to City Council. It was the end of the Kamloops Official Community Plan input session, so we wanted to talk about that, and also give an overview of the work the Kamloops Food Policy Council has been doing. You can watch our presentation here (starting at 6:47).

During the presentation, we had the opportunity to communicate our keen interest in helping to implement food related aspects of the Official Community Plan, including:

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November network potluck was our largest yet!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in 2017 Minutes, Minutes | Comments Off on November network potluck was our largest yet!

November network potluck was our largest yet!

Our last meeting our biggest ever with over 40 people in attendance, and a phenomenal potluck!

We learned a lot about the some of the work that is happening in our community to help provide resources and support to those who are struggling against homelessness. Specifically, we heard about the My Place program, the Life Skills Network and the Lived Experience Committee from Glenn Hilke and Cynthia Travers.
We also heard from Lindsay Harris who is a researcher at UBCO working with the Kamloops Food Policy Council on her PhD dissertation.
Finally, Hannah Juras shared information about Serve, a program that will give non-profits an opportunity to have a group of youth volunteers next summer from July 1st through 7th.
There are attachments in the meeting minutes that provide more information about all of these important and helpful programs and initiatives, so please check it out here: Nov 1, 2017 KFPC Minutes
See you on December 6th.
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Municipal food policy: How do we get where we want to go?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Municipal food policy: How do we get where we want to go?

Municipal food policy: How do we get where we want to go?

How do we get where we want to go with municipal food policy? What do we do once policy is in place? These were some of the overarching themes of the BC Food Systems Network’s Community of Practice gathering that I had the pleasure of attending earlier in July. The Community of Practice is comprised of staff and volunteers from other Food Policy Councils and groups across BC who, like us, have municipal food policy advocacy in their mandates.  We met and tented overnight together at the UBC farm for a one-day intensive learning and sharing session prior to the larger BCFSN Gathering.  

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