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23
Jul

West Ferris Gets Packing and Provides Take Home Garden Kits During Covid

West Ferris Intermediate and Secondary School, North Bay, Ontario Grades 7-12 2020-2021 (Grant Year 1) Seed Grant Recipient West Ferris Intermediate and Secondary School, located in North Bay Ontario and has 325 intermediate and 684 secondary students. In February 2021, West Ferris recognized 50 years of education and community connection, and in March, they were...
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06
Jul

Sk’elep Food Sovereignty Program Feeds Evacuees

Sk’elep School is one of our 2020 salad bar grant recipients and part of a learning circle from fall 2019- spring 2021. PRESS RELEASE – Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, July 6, 2021 Q’wemtsin Health Society (QHS) and Sk’elep School of Excellence have been working in partnership on a food sovereignty program and are thrilled to be...
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23
Jun

The Recipe for Local and Environmentally Responsible Food Procurement in Quebec Institutions

A TOOL TO ENCOURAGE QUEBEC INSTITUTIONS TO CHOOSE LOCAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOOD PROCUREMENT! Key Recipes for Local and Environmentally Responsible Food Procurement in Quebec Institutions’ is a practical tool to both inspire and equip institutional and food service directors and managers, chefs, teachers, educators, stakeholders, partners, and all other institutional food actors to adopt...
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23
Jun

Heritage Public School – Connecting Kids During Covid

Heritage Public School, Navan, Ontario 267 students, grades JK-8 2020-2021 (Grant Year 1) When we received our F2S Grant in October 2020, Heritage Public School’s staff, students and local community were elated at the idea of bringing fresh, local foods and food literacy programming into the classroom. The plan for the 2020-21 school year included...
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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 – Sea to School

Sea to School is a term used to describe programs that procure local sustainable seafood for schools and promote ocean literacy. These programs take many forms, from serving local seafood in school lunches, to taking students on field trips to local fishing docks, to incorporating ocean-based curriculum in classrooms. However, in North America, Sea to...
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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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27
May

LCHS’s EcoVision Case Study: Growing Ecological Leaders

Lacombe Composite High School (LCHS) in Alberta has a remarkable EcoVision Club that is inspiring and empowering students to become ecological leaders. The club runs student-led projects that are working to improve the quality of the air, land and water and that demonstrate a really strong model of farm to school in action.  All of...
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**We are incredibly pleased to introduce you to the newest members of our Advisory Council (in no particular order)! **Sian NallewegGrace Masse Erin BeagleShiba AnjumEric Payseur Maria HernandezKathleen KevanySibel LabbanRose BarcarseSoni Craik Christie Rachael StolbergArzeena HamirKimberly OrrenAmberley RuetzMarianne BoireAs well as our current AC members, Roxana Anna, AC Chair, Patti Murphy and Joanne Bays, Director EmeritusWe are certain that they will all bring experience, expertise and their own unique perspectives and voices to the F2CC table and we are thrilled to have them with us!***Please help us in extending a warm welcome to our new members!***You can read more on our new AC members here: www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/about-us/advisory-council/#farm2school #advisorycouncil ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Our very last "Meet the F2CC Family" post! ****This one highlights myself, Tracey O'Neil!**Since 2014 I've been working on a contract basis with F2CC where I am currently the Graphic Design and Communications Lead. 📣 Since then I have learned a great deal about food security, and the farm to school model in Canada. 🚜🏫 As well as a diploma in design, I've dabbled in International Development 🌎 and Voluntary Simplicity at the University of Winnipeg. Much of my focus is to provide design support for organizations and non-profits working towards sustainable development goals. I love to cook and bake 👩‍🍳 and harvest most of our summer veggies in our backyard garden 🏡 .Most weekday mornings you'll find me in my sunroom with a cup of coffee ☕ and my laptop 💻 answering your emails and posting to F2CC's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram! (Hurray!) 🥳*I acknowledge that I live and work from Treaty No. 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the birthplace and homeland of the Métis Nation*I consider myself fortunate to work with such a great team, doing such important work to bring more sustainable food systems to schools and communities! 💪🔎Find our entire team on our website!www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/about-us/our-team/#meettheteam #farm2school ... See MoreSee Less
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