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Planning for Food System Resilience at the Bulkley Valley Food Security Forum

The ice storms in the Lower Mainland last year prompted an inevitable crisis — highways were closed and food trucks couldn’t make it up here. Store shelves started emptying…We were having a food system breakdown.

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When Community Food Security Isn’t Enough: Repairing the Poverty ‘Bridge’ in BC | Part II

In Part I of this series we spoke with Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, Professor at the University of Toronto and Principal Investigator with the PROOF: Food Insecurity Policy Research program as well as with Trish Garner, Community Organizer with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition. This month, Valerie, Trish, and BC community food security practitioners explore the question: What is the place of community food security work in affecting individual and household food insecurity and poverty reduction?

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Traditional Knowledge Leads the Way in Learning, Healing, and Rebuilding Traditional Foodways on Haida Gwaii

A ten year journey in a millennia-old food tradition may seem like a blip in time but for Shelly Crack and her collaborators, this has been a significant decade of rebuilding local food systems in schools, strengthening human networks, and promoting traditional knowledge of land and food on the islands known as Haida Gwaii.

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A pioneering food security network convenes powerful conversations in Burnaby

Grassroots networks like Burnaby Food First undertake multiple strategies to advance food security action and policy, from food skills workshops and community outreach to working with municipal government and convening stakeholders across sectors.

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