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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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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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20
Apr

An Eater’s Guide to Climate Action

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Food For All NB, a provincial bilingual network supporting food movements across the province, is launching An Eater’s Guide to Climate Action and naming food and climate change as a key focus of work through 2021. This marks a first for Food For All NB in its 12-year history...
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20
Apr

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day with Farm to School!

Photo credit : École Louis-de-France, Trois-rivières, Québec Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! The theme for 2021 is Restore Our Earth, with a focus on “natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.” Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s vision is vibrant and sustainable regional food systems that support...
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31
Jan

Earth to Tables: a multimedia tool for educators

Since 2015, a group of food activists have come together to develop and launch the Earth to Tables Legacies project, a multimedia educational package focused on food justice and food sovereignty. The website offers a plethora of resources including compelling videos and facilitator’s guides supplemented by insightful commentary from activists & academics across Turtle Island...
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26
Jan

The Impacts of Farm to School Run Deep in our Communities

In October, we released our Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Report 2020, which demonstrates how farm to school initiatives can significantly support public health, education & learning, economic development, and community connections. We’re now excited to share our new 9-minute Farm to School: Canada Digs In! video — available in English and French—that communicates...
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20
Jan

Enjoy a Virtual Farm Tour

Farm tours provide a great opportunity for farmers to connect with their communities, and for community members to learn about how their food is grown. For students especially, farm visits and tours are excellent conduits for experiential education. Although on-farm visits have been put on pause due to COVID-19, farm and food education has been...
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08
Sep

Outdoor Education: a forward-thinking approach to back-to-school

As September rolls around, the age-old concept of “back-to-school” just doesn’t have the same ring as past years.  According to a recently released United Nations policy brief, education as we know it will be fundamentally different, not just today but into the future.  Rather than going “back to school,“, we need different and forward-thinking approaches. One that is...
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24
Aug

George Brown College releases new report: Generating Success for Farm to School

George Brown College has released 2 new resources as a result of a 3-year partnership with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, Sustain Ontario and Ecosource:  A research paper entitled Generating Success for Farm to School, written by Gary Hoyer and Chinh Do. This paper explores the many benefits of the farm to school approach and illustrates...
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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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