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.
COVID-19 has highlighted and exacerbated a number of systemic inequities that challenge Canada’s potential to build back better. One of those brought to the forefront has been food insecurity. Before the pandemic, 1 in 8 households in Canada was food insecure, with low-income communities and communities of colour being disproportionately impacted. This episode from the podcast Beyond the Headlines features Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, Jessica McLaughlin, Dr. Charles Levkoe, and Melana Roberts.
WEBINAR: March 17, join Food Secure Canada for a virtual town hall on the new policy advisory council
What happened at the first meeting of the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council, and how can we continue to push for healthy, just, and sustainable food systems, while increasing the space for participatory decision-making in the public interest? Join us on Wednesday March 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm ET for an interactive town hall. Register here
After publishing her first essay on how to close the culture gap between board and staff, Meena is back with some more #realtalk about boards. This time, it’s about how to increase board diversity holistically — not just by the numbers. She reminds us that while metrics are important, they are only one component of a series of ongoing efforts.
Plus, Meena identifies and gives actionable tips around some key moments (like when you are recruiting, when you’re approaching, and when you’re integrating new board volunteers) so that you can really center diversity and inclusion. Read this!