Propagating the Food Movement

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Propagating the Food Movement

This study explores the structure and constitution of networks of food initiatives in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia, working in partnership with four provincial network organizations.

The main purpose of this study has been to enhance our understanding of how organizations in Canada are mobilizing around food-related issues. In particular, the research explores the role that food networks, rather than individual initiatives, play in developing resistance to the corporate, industrial food system.

This research also seeks to support and strengthen the activities of each provincial network by providing useful information about how they work.

Infographic - Propagating the Food Movement: Provincial Networks and Social Mobilization in Canada.
Infographic from the report: Propagating the Food Movement: Provincial Networks and Social Mobilization in Canada.

We are interested in the provincial network organizations because we see them as a way that people and organizations that are doing different things in different places come together around the broad goal of transforming the food system.

Findings from the research reveal that the participating organizations hold a diversity of core values and are collectively addressing a wide variety of issues, as opposed to focusing on one particular issue area.

Report Cover - Propagating the Food MovementPROPAGATING THE FOOD MOVEMENT: Provincial Networks and Social Mobilization in Canada
November 2012

This report summarizes the initial findings from a network survey, semi-structured, in-depth interviews, popular education workshops, and highlights from a round table discussion with provincial network representatives reflecting on the research findings.
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(PDF, 4.6 MB | 40 pages)