Food Secure Canada Assembly 2018 in Montreal has a Call for Proposals!

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Author: Hayley Green

Posted: January 9, 2018

Categories: GoodFoodBites / Opportunities

Food Secure Canada 10th Assembly 2018 in Montreal!

Resetting the Table, Food Secure Canada’s (FSC) 10th Assembly, Nov 1 – 4, 2018 in Montreal will bring together Canada’s brightest food thinkers and most innovative organizations to share and develop practical solutions to national and global issues related to food – climate, equity, health and sustainability. The Assembly hosts will include the Concordia Food Coalition and Concordia University, leaders in the student food movement and campus sustainability. All information has been taken directly from FSC website.

FSC is looking for innovative proposals from food movement actors to lead sessions and tours to assist in creating a vibrant Assembly program that will enhance the food movement’s capacity for policy and system change. FSC strives to offer a diversity of thematic areas, and of session formats, to engage participants through stories, sharing tools and best practices, and also by creating opportunities for building skills, networks, and strategies.

Submissions involving any area related to food systems and some of the Assembly focus areas will include:

Agroecology: Building resilient local food economies (infrastructure, hubs, institutional procurement); Climate change; Farm renewal; Food policy: national, provincial, municipal; Food security, justice, equity; Food waste; Healthy eating strategies and food environments; Healthy school food; Measuring impact; Northern and Indigenous food sovereignty; Food is a feminist issue.

The hopes for the Assembly is to make it as bilingual as possible. Yet, full simultaneous interpretation will not be possible. Different parts of the program will either be bilingual or offered only in French or English.  Please note in your proposal which language(s) sessions or tours will be offered in.

All proposals are due by January 30, 2018


How to submit a proposal?

1. Read FSC’s  OVERVIEW HERE of the call for proposals to better prepare the submission.

2. Submit the proposal using the links below.

Submit a session here: 

  • Panel presentations, skill-building workshops and collaboration sessions can be submitted
  • Sessions will be 90 minutes in length. Proposals can be made for:
  • Panel presentations (2 – 3 presenters and a facilitator)
  • Skill-building workshops (focus on participatory learning)
  • Collaboration sessions (bringing together practitioners to work through ideas around a theme)
  • We are also looking for a range of content levels ranging from introductory to advanced on an issue, to sessions that focus more on best practices and lessons learned, to those that providing a space for practitioners to collaborate and network.

Submit a Tour Here

FSC is looking for tour proposals in or around Montreal on Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Projects
  • Restaurants
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Farms
  • Or a combination of several!
  • After the call for proposals closes we’ll get in touch with tour hosts to discuss logistics (e.g. costs for meals and transportation which would determine tour prices).