This module, featuring academic and activist Raj Patel, explores the intersections of advocacy, food sovereignty, and storytelling. We delve into tactics and strategies for creating transformational change in food systems.
Keynote address by Nick Saul and Nadia Edwards at the 2015 Closing the Hunger Gap conference in Portland, OR. Watch the video!
It’s what everyone wants to know: how can we eat better, be healthier, and lose weight? In Healthy Eating 101, Dr. Mike Evans takes us through the latest and best evidence for what works.

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.