On a Friday morning, bright and early, I catch a ride with some others from CFCC out to visit The Local Community Food Centre a few hours away in Stratford, Ontario. I’m still quite new to the CFCC team and am soaking in as much as I can about the growing number of sites we work with.
Hi there! Emily here — the new Knowledge Exchange Manager here at Community Food Centres Canada. (You can call me “the new Ross” for a little while, but I hope you’ll come to know me as Emily.) I’m thrilled to be joining the CFCC team, and to contribute to growing The Pod and its capacity for learning and exchange.
He also explores how Community Food Centres Canada is working with partners across the country to build centres that will bring people together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food.
On a personal note, I'm afraid it's time for me to say goodbye to my post as Knowledge Exchange Coordinator. It's been a real pleasure sharing stories, resources, webinars and more with you on The Pod for the past year an a half. Thanks for learning with me on this journey.
Last week a few of us from Community Food Centres Canada made the trip down to Windsor, ON for Sustain Ontario’s biennial conference connecting individuals and organizations working towards a fair and sustainable food system in the prov
Conducting program interviews sure works up an appetite! Luckily, I’ve been incredibly well fed during my stays at The Local and The Table.
On November 7, I joined a group of 30 to 40 community members of all ages at The Local's weekly Wellness Breakfast – a combination of 30 minutes of low-impact activity (usually yoga, though members have also hula-hooped and belly-danced) followed by a nutritious breakfast prepared and served by a team of dedicated and cheery volunteers.
Most Americans think of Canadians as their nice northern neighbors, prone to superfluous apologies. Sorry (yes) to burst that bubble, but we also have a deep self-congratulatory streak. Among ourselves we can be smug, extoling the virtues of our kinder, gentler social safety net.
With the harvest season nearing its close, it’s nice to look back on all that’s happened over the past few months. Unlike many other organizations, Community Food Centres are hard-pressed to take it easy in the summer.