Sixth Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association for Food Studies “Exploring change through food”  The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) will host its sixth annual general meeting at University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, on May 28 – 30, 2011 in conjunction with the 2011 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Founded in 2005, CAFS …

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The above photo is from a series the Denver Post entitled “The Future of Wheat”. The future of wheat – in many ways the future of food – was the subject of an emergency meeting of agricultural officials who flew to Rome from around the world, concerned over skyrocketing prices. Since July, when traders saw a historic heat wave devastating …

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The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is pleased to announce the following Award program: “Advancing a National Dialogue” Award The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) has embarked upon a three-year plan to create a dialogue among stakeholders – the value chain, academia, government and the media – around Canada’s future agriculture and agri-food policy framework. CAPI’s work …

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In a new report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia, the social cost of poverty in Nova Scotia is around $1,400 to $1,700 for each Nova Scotian household.  …the purpose of this costing exercise is to illustrate the shared economic burden of poverty, and the urgency that exists for the Nova Scotia government to make …

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Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together – Taking Action on Poverty Conference 2010 October 26- 28, 2010, Truro, Nova Scotia Our Vision Everyone brings his or her own experiences and knowledge to share. We are committed to learning from each other. It’s a chance to learn, share and offer suggestions to reduce poverty for the benefit of all Nova Scotians. Conference …

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Concerned about food issues?  We invite you to participate in the newly-formed Nova Scotia Food Policy Council to develop policies in support of the wonderful work being done across Nova Scotia to re-shape our food system. The Nova Scotia Food Policy Council is a citizens’ group working with communities, organizations, and governments to develop and implement policies and programs that ensure an equitable, healthy, …

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Funding opportunity  The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia is offering its third annual Rural Leadership Initiative grants.  Rural Leadership Initiative: promotes rural leadership development in the process of serving community needs. The intent of these grants is:  to enhance leadership within rural communities. to develop skills relating to leadership capacity. to clearly identify and build on existing resources in the community. to …

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