Entries by Michelle Tsutsumi

KFPC Celebrating After BC Food Hub Network Announcement!

Since January 2019, the Kamloops Food Policy Council has been working with several representatives from various governments, Indigenous communities, and community organizations to bring food plans/policies to life. This project, funded through the Real Estate Foundation, has a steering committee and two working groups. The working group focused on expanding food processing in Kamloops and […]

Nourish Feedback

Network Meeting Summary June 5, 2019 Secwepemc Word of the Month skwlúlecw (sku-loo-low)= mid-summer Board Update – Several grant applications have been submitted by the leadership team, which we are excited about. – Carole visited the new Garden Collective and is impressed with what is happening in the McDonald Park site. It has been given […]

Food Security in Rural and Northern Communities & Our Ideal Food System Update – April Network Meeting

Rural Indigenous communities across northern Canada are experiencing high rates of food insecurity as a result of interconnected socio-cultural, economic and environmental challenges.  This research explores local food procurement activities in the community of Fort Providence, Northwest Territories (NT).  The objective of this research was to consult with key community members to understand the detrimental effects […]

Nourish Sneak Peek – Fish Bowl Style

Network Meeting Summary March 6, 2019 Secwepemc Word of the Month: Teyt (Tie-et) = hungry Circle Introductions: A project that gives me confidence we are moving in the right direction on household food insecurity is… When it comes to household food insecurity, we cannot neglect to… KFPC Board Update Board and staff are participating in […]

Sneak Peek of Nourish Kamloops Forum

March Network Meeting In preparation for the upcoming Nourish event, our March meeting will be focusing on dialogue around the root causes of household food insecurity. We will be piloting a facilitation method that is held in the round, promoting authentic dialogue between speakers and the audience. We will be featuring Joanne Bays, a population […]

Community Reconnect

Network Meeting Summary ~ February 6 2019 Secwepemc Word of the Month: s7istk = winter; c7ístkten = winter home Table Introductions: Who was your most memorable teacher? KFPC Board Update Glenn and Joe addressed the decrease in accessible meals by hosting a meeting with 25 people who are providing emergency meals in Kamloops. Many had […]

February Network Meeting: Time to Reconnect

February Network Meeting February 6, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Welcome back! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone after the December/January break and, of course, enjoying our legendary potluck with you. Because it’s been a while since our last network meeting, we thought it would be nice to have the space for the network […]