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Attend the conference « Local food in public institutions: success stories from BC »

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Join us on October 1, 2013 as Joanne Bays, National Manager of Farm to Cafeteria Canada presents case studies of innovative and thriving local food programs within Canadian schools, campuses and healthcare facilities.

Drawing upon the British Columbia experience, Joanne will illuminate the critical elements of success necessary to implement a local food program within any public institution in Canada – from schools to health care facilities. She will also discuss the emergence of a new national network created to bring the leaders within the farm to cafeteria movement together to share their experiences and to increase their political voices. Over the last 2 years, Equiterre and others across Canada have collaborated thanks to Joanne’s leadership to form the Farm to Cafeteria Canada Network. 

  • When? Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Where ? Maison du développement durable, salle Ste-Catherine (2nd floor), 50 Ste-Catherine St. West, Montreal


Bring your lunch. Free conference.
Please note that the conference will be in English.

farm to cafeteria network

Farm to Cafeteria Canada is a national network that promotes, supports, and links farm to cafeteria programs, policy and practice from coast to coast to coast. Farm to Cafeteria programs bring healthy, local, and sustainably produced foods – including seafood and wild foods – into public agencies. Farm to School, Farm to Campus, and Farm to Health care facilities are all Farm to Cafeteria programs. In British Columbia alone, more than 450,000 students in 1,500 public schools receive a snack of fresh fruits and vegetables from BC farms.

about the presenter

Joanne Bays is a population health nutritionist and a food policy consultant, with a special interest in food localism and its impact on personal, community, and environmental health. As the first woman within a health authority to hold the post of Regional Manager of Healthy Communities and Community Food Security, Joanne has contributed to the advancement of food security policy, research, and practice throughout the province of British Columbia for the past 3 decades. In her current position, as the National Manager of Farm to Cafeteria Canada Joanne is working alongside representatives from 7 national organizations and 14 regional organizations. Together they are spearheading a movement to bring the highest quality foods possible to these learning, working and receiving care in Canada’s public institutions.