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The Gleaner- February 2021 Edition

The Gleaner is a round-up of blog posts, new stories, featured resources and important happenings from the BC Food Security Gateway.

The Gateway supports knowledge exchange and collaboration to address food security in BC, including hosting an amazing community of practice, whose work we are delighted to highlight.

Learning Opportunities via the Gateway’s Community of Practice

Food Access Survey from the Public Health Association of BC (Thanks to Aaron Topley, PHABC)

Does your organization offer food access programming? We want to hear from you!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many communities have seen a rise in food insecurity, with more people seeking food access programs than ever before. This has brought us to a pivotal moment, where decision makers are seeking ways to support organizations like yours that are doing vital front-line work. To understand where assistance is needed most, we must first understand the numbers, types, locations, and needs of the food access programs being implemented across the province. This is why we’ve launched the Food Access Survey.

Please help us by completing this 15 minute survey http://www.placespeak.com/foodaccesssurvey before February 24th to tell us about the food access work you are doing and the support you need to help address hunger in your community. This will help to inform the development of cross-regional networking and learning opportunities and guide strategic planning for food access work in British Columbia.

BOSS Conference: Building Organizational and Sector Sustainability  (Thanks Anita Georgy, Farm Folk City Folk)

BC’s Biggest Non-profit conference upcoming February 27 to March 5. We’re excited for the  Equity Day on Monday, March 1 featuring Keynote Panel on March | Tangible Solutions to Help Build More Just, Equitable, Decolonized, and Inclusive Organizations and Communities with Vu Le and Kris Archie, highly relevant to the conversations on unpacking white privilege in the food movement that we’ve been having at our CoP gatherings.


How the System Works and How to Work the System (Thanks Anita Georgy, Farm Folk City Folk)

Supporting Effective Public-Policy Advocacy: A 6-part series with Sean Moore of Advocacy School


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