november, 2014

thu13nov(nov 13)9:00 amsun16(nov 16)4:00 pmWaves of Change: Sustainable Food for All - Food Secure Canada’s 8th National AssemblyCo-hosted by Food Secure Canada & FoodARC9:00 am - 4:00 pm (16) AST


13 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 16 (Sunday) 4:00 pm AST


Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Event Details

Nearly 500 food leaders from across Canada converged in Halifax November 13-16th, 2014 for Waves of Change: Sustainable Food for All, Food Secure Canada’s eighth National Assembly.

Farmers, fishers, dietitians, policy makers, activists, entrepreneurs, community organizers, indigenous leaders, students, academics and more created three jam-packed days of programming, networking opportunities, and learning sessions. This is the first time the Food Secure Canada Assembly was held in Atlantic Canada and this edition featured the top experts from the region as well as across the country with a special focus on fisheries.

Participants at the Food Secure Canada assembly

Participants at the Food Secure Canada assembly

For photos and videos, session notes, and the 2014 Assembly report, please visit Food Secure Canada’s website.

Food insecurity was a recurring theme throughout the conference, with topics ranging from saving diverse seeds, to recovering traditional indigenous knowledge, to the transformation of food banks and the adoption of advocacy strategies to keep these issues on the government agenda. Over 4 million Canadians live in food insecure households, and the problem is also growing worse internationally. In this section, you will find examples of work that seeks to diminish food insecurity through community involvement, and usher in policies that support food sovereignty.

The Assembly is co-organized by Food Secure Canada and FoodARC at Mount Saint Vincent University, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Food Security Network and ACORN (which held its 15th conference in the same location).