CFICE’s Community Food Security Hub
Cathleen Kneen*, Food Secure Canada
Charles Levkoe, Canada Research Chair, Lakehead University
The Community Food Security (CFS) hub examined the community-campus partnership models and best practices used to advance the food security and food sovereignty agenda of their lead community partner, Food Secure Canada.
Through different demonstration projects, they researched how to strengthen food security networks in Canada, and how to advance food security and food sovereignty in communities across the country.
The CFS hub worked from the position that Community Food Security occurs when all residents within a community:
- Obtain safe diets
- Have access to culturally appropriate diets
- Use environmentally sustainable food systems.
Cathleen Kneen, feminist and social activist with Food Secure Canada, was also the co-lead before she passed away in 2016.
Community Food Security News, Resources, and Research
Check out the CFS Hub’s news, resources, and research below.
Monday, February 2, 2015
CFICE Community Food Security Hub Newsletter
The Community Food Security Hub created the first issue of the CFS Newsletter. This issue contains information about their research projects, and partner projects. Such projects include: the Regina Community Food Assessment, the Edible Campus: From Showcase to Living Classroom, and the Campus Food Initiative Study. Please download the...
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Food Webinars to come in December
The following list of national food events - webinars and teleconferences - are offered by a host of different organizations from across Canada. What Meat to Eat Hosted by: Healthy Food Action THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 FROM 1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM ET Part of the Meat Matters Webinar Series: Meat, Livestock & Human Health....
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
University of Alberta on promoting food security.
University of Alberta's South Campus is encouraging Edmontonians to create their own food safety net. By promoting food growing and food literacy among urban residents, U of A hopes to lessen the burden of food security issues. For more information,...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Food Secure Canada’s Eighth National Assembly
Hundreds of food leaders from across Canada will converge in Halifax November 13-16th, 2014 for Waves of Change: Sustainable Food for All, Food Secure Canada’s eighth National Assembly. Notable speakers include: world-renowned writer, activist and seed campaigner Vandana Shivaaward winning author of Clearing the Plains, James Daschuk Council of...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Webinar by the CFS Hub: The Story of the Seed
The Story of the Seed:Working Together for Food Justice in Guelph Hosted by: Food Secure Canada TIME: THURSDAY MAY 22, 2014 FROM 1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM ET Join us to hear how a coalition of community partners in Guelph, Ontario have come together to create The Seed - a project informed by local research...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Food Dignity receives 13th annual CCPH award
At the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health conference this past weekend in Chicago, Food Dignity was presented with the CCPH Annual Award. The award highlights the power and potential of partnerships between communities and academic institutions as a strategy for social justice and health equity. It honors community-campus partnerships that...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Food Webinars and Teleconferences
Banned in Europe, Blessed in Canada: Hundreds of Pesticides Under Review Hosted by: The David Suzuki Foundation and Équiterre ENGLISH: WEDNESDAY MAY 7, 2014 FROM 1:30 TO 2:30 PM ET FRENCH: WEDNESDAY MAY 14, 2014 FROM 1:30 to 2:30 PM ET You're invited to join the David Suzuki Foundation and Équiterre for a webinar as they discuss an...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Waves of Change: Sustainable Food for All
Canada’s food movement will gather in Halifax (Nov 13-16, 2014) for its biennial feast of food and ideas – the first ever in Atlantic Canada! For three action-packed days, people from many different walks of life who are passionate about building healthy, sustainable food systems where no-one is hungry will gather to share, strategize...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Carleton Hosted Panel on Need for National Food Policy
Diana Bronson of Food Secure Canada shared Food Secure Canada's recommendations for food security in Canada and Peter Andree moderated the panel discussion. The session brought together a broad range of interested participants including community activists, politicians, diplomats, academics and students. Four perspectives on the need for a...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Food Secure Canada- National Food Events List
The following list of national food events - webinars and teleconferences - are offered by a host of different organizations from across Canada. Resetting the Table Hosted by Nutrition Resource Centre Thursday, January 9, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST A PEOPLE’S FOOD POLICY FOR CANADA Join Amanda Sheedy to learn more about the project...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Webinar on Ethics in Community Based Education
Food Secure Canada and the Community Food Security Hub of CFICE are pleased to present: “Building links between community and university researchers in Participatory Action Research: Lessons for addressing ethical issues in...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Food Secure Canada: What’s Your Bold Food Idea for Canada
Take Action - What’s Your Bold Food Idea for Canada? Parliament Reconvenes on World Food Day (October 16)! As many Canadians are preparing Thanksgiving Dinner, Prime Minister Harper will put the finishing touches on the Speech from the Throne What would YOU announce in the Speech from the Throne? Food Secure Canada is calling on...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Community Academic Collaborative Hosted by Food Secure Canada
The Community Academic Collaborative is a network of academics and food actors (non-profits, community organizers, farmers and more) who are all working and thinking together about how to improve the collaborative research we do together, so that it serves the interests of our communities and contributes to advancing the food systems we want....
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Videos: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are: The Federal Budget and Food Security
On February 4th, 2013 Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) officially launched its seven year, SSHRC supported research project aimed at strengthening communities through action research on best-practice community-campus engagement with a panel discussion Putting our money where our mouths are: Food Security and the Federal...
Friday, February 15, 2013
Guelph/Wellington Poverty Task Force Releases Food Charter Video
The Guelph-Wellington Food Round Table, a network of committed stakeholders from Guelph and Wellington County who support the development of a thriving regional sustainable food system, has published a video that artistically explores the Guelph-Wellington Food Charter. View the video Learn more about the Food Charter Rebroadcast of Guelph...