The Community, the University: Working Together to Improve Regional Food Systems


Interested in learning about Community-University partnerships and their ability to facilitate healthy, sustainable community food systems?

Join Food Secure Canada for a webinar Wednesday June 26, 1 – 2 pm EDT

Hosted by The Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project of Food Secure Canada and Carleton University

All webinars are recorded and posted within a week.

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Webinar description

In 2000, the Waterloo Region was recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and comprehensive approach to creating a healthy community food system. It was through this approach that food was recognized as a key determinant of health. In this webinar, Katherine Pigott, Steffanie Scott, and Wajma Qaderi-Attayi describe two models of community-university partnerships in the Waterloo Region Food System.

These models are operating through the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo and through the Healthy Eating and Active Communities Team at the Region of Waterloo Public Health. We will compare and describe these two ad hoc models of community-university partnerships, both of which act as facilitators of a healthy community food system

Visit Food Secure Canada’s website for more information and to view a list of the presenters.