Regional Symposium for Food Policy Groups – Feb 9 2016

Food Policy and Food Charter organizations from across Eastern Ontario will have a chance to hear from one another, voice challenges and share successes. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Moving from policy to action
  • Governance and structure
  • Scoping a mandate
  • Organizational sustainability

Guest speaker Russ Christianson will speak on the topic: “The Long and Winding Road for Food Policy Councils”.

This talk will refer to the sixty-plus food policy councils which have started in cities and regions across Canada over the last twenty years.  While there are many different paths and structures that have been used to initiate food councils, there are some key ingredients for success, including, being around long enough to have an impact.  Russ Christianson, a founding member and former Co-Chair of the Toronto Food Policy Council and now serving on the Northumberland County Food Council, will share his experiences and strategies for moving councils forward and ensuring their impact.

Facilitated discussions will draw out valuable experiences from all participants to benefit everyone.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information and developments in the agenda, please visit:

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Arts Centre – 230 Durham Street S. Madoc, Ontario CA – View Map

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