WEBINAR – Food Security and Sovereignty: Building Local Food Systems in Canada and Japan

June 13, 2011

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network

International Committee Webinar Session

Food Security and Sovereignty: Building Local Food Systems in Canada and Japan

Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:00pm Eastern


Register TODAY and join us to learn about how community initiatives are rebuilding local food economies in Canada and Japan.

Local food initiatives can reduce the carbon footprint of our meals, create employment and strengthen local economies, provide tasty, nutritious produce, and help build community. It is a movement that is ‘growing’ across Canada. This session will sketch a portrait of the community food sector in Canada, examine one successful example from Peterborough, Ontario, and look at Japan’s Seikatsu Club Cooperative Union. With 32 local cooperatives and 350,000 members, the Seikatso Club is a remarkable model of pre-order purchasing directly from producers.

A question and answer period will follow.


  • Cathleen Kneen, Chair of Food Secure Canada
  • Paula Anderson, Production Coordinator at By the Bushel Community Food Cooperative
  • Yvon Poirier, Chair of CCEDNet’s International Committee, who has visited and studied the Seikatso Club


  • Date: Tuesday June 28, 2011
  • Webinar begins at 12:00 pm Eastern time, 9:00 am Pacific time
  • It will be 1 hour in length
  • Participation is free of charge
  • Register by June 24 to obtain connection information and additional resources.
  • This session is in English.

Register by e-mailing mthompson at ccednet-rcdec.ca with your name, location, and work or volunteer position. For more information about the Canadian CED Network, please visit: http://www.ccednet-rcdec.ca/

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The Canadian CED Network’s International Committee webinar series is made possible in partnership with Uniterra http://www.uniterra.ca