Our Team

We believe in a by-community, for-community approach and we apply a collaborative governance model to achieve this. We have a Board of Directors responsible for setting and maintaining organizational policy, as well an Advisory Council and Implementation Partners who work together with F2CC staff to advance our mission.

NATIONAL TEAM

Executive Director
Research & Knowledge Translation Lead
Claudia Páez Varas
Grants & Evaluation Coordinator
Graphic Design and Communications Lead

REGIONAL LEADS

Regional Leads are members of Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s national team and are the go-to contact for Farm to Cafeteria Canada in their region. These Individuals typically work for a partner organization based in the geographic region they represent. Together the Regional Leads work as a team to advance local, sustainable food to community initiatives in their regions and across the country by facilitating capacity building, network development, knowledge translation and exchange, evaluation, and/or research.
Marcus Lobb
Regional Lead for BRITISH COLUMBIA
Regional Lead for ONTARIO
Regional Lead for QUEBEC
Regional Lead for Nova Scotia
Regional Lead for New Brunswick

PARTNERS

Partnerships are the heart of F2CC’s work and they let us facilitate community-based initiatives across the country.

Implementation partners are values-aligned organizations that work in a specific region and/or sector. These partners share F2CC’s vision and mission and their staff collaborate with F2CC staff and inform our projects. Together, the core F2CC staff and Implementation Partner staff form a national team to advance F2CC’s mission.

National
project 
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Government
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Sponsor of the Farm to School Canada Grants program

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British Columbia project coordination and support to participating schools through their Farm to School BC program 

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Ontario project coordination and support to participating schools through their Edible Education Network

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Québec project coordination and support to participating schools 

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Newfoundland and Labrador project coordination and support to participating schools

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Government of New Brunswick

New Brunswick project coordination and support to participating schools

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Meal Exchange

Campus project coordination and support to participating campuses across Canada

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Heart & Stroke

Project planning and 2019 conference sponsor

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School food map database collaborator & co-host of the Indigenous School Food Circle

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Collaborator and producer on the Connecting Food to the Curriculum video series

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Learning Circle host organization and support to participating schools as a Salad Bar community partner and champion of farm to chool programming

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Alberta project coordination and support to participating schools

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Manitoba project coordination and support to participating schools

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Learning Circle host organization

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Nourish Your Roots

Nova Scotia project coordination and support to participating schools

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Learning Circle host organization & development of the Seed to Harvest Indigenous Food Sovereignty video series

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BOARD

Vice-Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
Director

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Advisory Council Chair
JOANNE BAYS
Director Emeritus
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