Telelearning Session 23: The Role of the Social Economy in Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems
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Tuesday, October 19 2010, 9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific Time (12:00 pm Eastern time)
Register TODAY and join us for a FREE and pertinent discussion of this 21st century challenge – food security.
This session will explore how to build more sustainable food and agriculture systems.
During this session speakers will address the following questions:
- How will building better sustainable food and agriculture systems help with climate change, nutrition and health imperatives?
- What are the key ingredients to building sustainable food and agriculture systems?
- How is the Social Economy and community economic development a factor?
- Aleck Ostry is Canada Research Chair in the Social Determinants of Community Health and is also a Senior Scholar with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research in British Columbia
- Linda Geggie is the coordinator of the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable, is the community food lead for the Capacity Building Project at the Office of Community Based Research, University of Victoria and is a network developer for the BCHLA Capacity Building Project with the Vancouver Island Food Systems Network.
- Rachelle McElroy, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist with the Canadian Community Economic Development Network.
· Session Date: Tuesday October 19th 2010
· Call begins at 9:00 am Pacific time, 12:00 pm Eastern time
· Call-in information will be given upon registration
· Register before October 19th to obtain dial in information and background papers
· This session is in English
SESSION FORMAT: 1 Hour
Welcome: 5 min
Presentations: 10 min by each speaker
Discussion: 35 minutes
Register by phoning 250-472-4976, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, location, and work or volunteer position. For more information about the Canadian Social Economy Hub, please visit: www.socialeconomyhub.ca
Limited number of spaces available – Register soon!
Dr. Ostry is Canada Research Chair in the Social Determinants of Community Health and is also a Senior Scholar with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research in British Columbia. He has an MSc in Health Service Planning, an MA in history (specializing in the history of public health), and a PhD in epidemiology. He conducts an extensive program on the social determinants of health with a focus on rural health, food security, and nutrition policy.
Linda Geggie is the founder of LifeCycles, a community based organization developed in 1994 to cultivate awareness and initiate action around food, health and urban sustainability. LifeCycles operates projects such as Growing Schools, the Fruit Tree Project, and acts as the hub for Urban Agriculture in the City of Victoria. She is currently the Coordinator of the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR), which works to facilitate education, information sharing and collaborative work of food and agriculture organizations in the region. CRFAIR also works on policy and planning issues with Municipal Governments, Islands Trust and the CRD. Linda is also involved in the creation of the emerging Vancouver Island Food Systems Network and is a board member of the BC Food Systems Network. She also works with the University of Victoria’s Office of Community Based Research as the Community Lead on food and health. At Blue Skies Farm, situated in Saanich, Linda works alongside her family to produce honey, eggs and shiitake mushrooms.
Rachelle is the Knowledge Mobilization Specialist with the Canadian Community Economic Development Network and assists with researcher with the CSEHub. For the past 10 years she has been forwarding sustainability in diverse leadership roles for many facets of community, including NGO's, government, business and institutions. Rachelle holds a Master's in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden and is a graduate of the Victoria Leadership Program. Rachelle also serves as board chair of City Green Solutions in Victoria, BC and performs with Kikeyambay, an afro-fusion orchestra and African dance troop.