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01
Dec

Learning Circle Stories: from Tk’emlups te Secwépemc and Skeetchestn Indian Band

“When you are wanting something to grow, you need to start with the children.” – Learning Circle Participant In 2019 F2CC, in partnership with the Social Planning & Research Council of BC, provided a Local Food to School Learning Circle Grant to Q’wemtsín Health Society (QHS) to support Sk’elep School of Excellence, from Tk’emlups te...
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18
Nov

Learning from the Land – A written compilation of resources and stories

“Learning from the Land: Resources and stories from K-12 schools engaging with Indigenous plants and pedagogy”, published in November 2021 by our BC project partner Public Health Agency of BC (PHABC), is a written compilation of resources and stories highlighting programs related to Indigenous plants and pedagogy within schools located in what is colonially known...
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20
Oct

Food Forests — edible landscapes that do more than feed us

In celebration of this year’s Farm to School Month, which is focusing on land-based learning, we wanted to dive into the benefits of food forests, and why schools and communities across the country are putting them in place. In this CBC article, for instance, Port Elgin Regional School in Ontario highlighted how they “worked with...
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01
Oct

F2S Month 2021: Celebrating Land-Based Learning

Farm to school, also known as local food to school, is grounded in re-learning, re-establishing and acknowledging and supporting existing place-based food systems. As F2CC works to advance food systems rooted in place, and as we work to better honour Indigenous ways of knowing and being, we were pleased to share that during Farm to School...
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09
Jun

Traditional Foods and Indigenous Recipes in B.C.’s Public Institutions

This report, prepared by Queenswood Consulting Group for the Government of British Columbia, was developed to support the government’s objective to increase the use of B.C. foods, improve the patient food experience in health care, and efforts to increase access to traditional foods and Indigenous recipes in public institutions. Traditional Foods and Indigenous Recipes in...
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08
Jun

Webinar Recap – The Three sisters: history, culture and ways of growing

Please note: a recording of this webinar is not available. The following provides a recap of what was shared. In this webinar, hosted in collaboration with our partners at the Public Health Association of BC, Elder Lix Lopez explained the ways of growing squash, beans, and corn, along with his story of coming to Vancouver,...
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Elsipogtog School, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB
01
Jun

Celebrating National Indigenous History Month

Photo: Elsipogtog School, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB The month of June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. We’d like to start this month by sharing some inspiring stories of school communities who are embracing Indigenous food ways, as well as some resources...
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18
May

Seeking Indigenous Lead: Local Food to School

Location: Open to any location in Canada/Indigenous Territories (or Nations) Job Terms: 28-35 hours / week; 1-year contract from July 1 2021 – June 31, 2022 (with potential to extend) Salary: $50,000-55,000 Application Deadline: Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 5pm PST Position Summary: Indigenous Nations, communities and their schools, as well as communities and schools that...
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12
Apr

The Three Sisters: history, culture and ways of growing

In this webinar, Elder Lix Lopez, member of the Maya in Exile Garden, will  highlight the importance of the Three Sisters – corn,  beans and squash – for  Mayan diet and culture. Through storytelling, he will describe the origin of this popular plant sisterhood, its relevance for the Mayan people and culture, and other Indigenous...
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10
Dec

Cultivating Change: Antiracist principles in school food & Indigenous-led school food programs

From November 12-18th, Food Secure Canada’s online gathering, Cultivating Change, presented a rich program of events that looked at the intersections between food systems, anti-racism, decolonization and environmental justice movements.  As part of the event the Coalition for Healthy School Food hosted two important conversations: one on showcasing Indigenous-led school food programs, and one on...
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# **📣💥 DEADLINE EXTENDED!****In consideration of the challenging start to 2022, we have decided to extend the grant deadline from January 31 to FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH (11:59 PST). ⏳**😌 We know many of you are working hard to get your applications completed, so we hope this extra time brings some relief. Please note: with this extension, our new target timeline to inform applicants will be April 15th. All grants will still be awarded by the end of the school year to allow programs to launch in September as planned. 🙏 Thank you for your commitment to connect students to their food and the food systems that produce it. We look forward to receiving your applications!See our farm to school grants pages for all details! 🔗 www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/@wholekidsfoundation #farm2school #farm2schoolcanadagrants #localfood #healthyfood #schoolfood📣💥DEADLINE EXTENDED!In consideration of the challenging start to 2022, we have decided to extend the grant deadline from January 31 to FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH (11:59 PST). ⏳😌 We know many of you are working hard to get your applications completed, so we hope this extra time brings some relief. Please note: with this extension, our new target timeline to inform applicants will be April 15th. All grants will still be awarded by the end of the school year to allow programs to launch in September as planned. 🙏 Thank you for your commitment to connect students to their food and the food systems that produce it. We look forward to receiving your applications!See our farm to school grants pages for all details! 🔗 www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/@wholekidsfoundation #farm2school #farm2schoolcanadagrants #localfood #healthyfood #schoolfood ... See MoreSee Less
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