New Module: Cultivating vibrant, welcoming environments around food need not be confided to four walled spaces. This module showcases the work of three community leaders who use public parks to run programs like community gardens, bake ovens, and markets.
Held this November in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Food Secure Canada's 8th National Assembly features an exciting range of events and speakers.
CFCC's new resource, Moving towards healthier eating — a series of charts and an accompanying guide — takes an accessible approach to encouraging eaters to make healthier food choices in their lives, wherever they can.
This slideshow tells the story of how Community Food Centres are using food programs to build community and cultivate a sense of place.

Welcome

Welcome to The Pod Knowledge Exchange at Community Food Centres Canada! The Pod is a one-stop shop for in-depth information on Community Food Centre model. Modules are at the heart of The Pod and each one can include videos, downloadable resources, podcasts and more. Each module focuses on a distinct area of the Community Food Centre concept and are grouped under the categories of Programs, Organization and Issues. Registration to The Pod is free but required, click JOIN for full access to the site!

Program modules cover the nuts and bolts of CFC programming and include topics from the three core CFC programming areas: food access, food skills, and education and engagement. Modules in this category include the healthy food bank, drop-in meals, community gardens & kitchens, kids’ education programs and more. 

Issues modules are the roots of The Pod. This is where we discuss the thinking that underpins our work and the larger issues that CFCs aim to address. These modules cover topics such as charity vs. social justice, the right to food and more.

Organization modules get into the operations and agency elements of a CFC. Applicable to initiatives in and outside of the community food sector, these modules are intended to help groups and individuals alike be more affective in the work that they do. Module topics include volunteering, fundraising and evaluations. 

Resources

Resources are downloadable documents that supplement the information provided in the modules. Grouped into categories such as program planning and evaluation, the purpose of these documents is to give greater detail to the various module topics and to provide tools and templates to help members put the ideas presented into practice. Check out this page to browse the resources available across all modules.