Arrell Food Institute and Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute seeking input for Growing Stronger Project

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: July 14, 2020

Categories: GoodFoodBites / Research / Webinars

The Arrell Food Institute (AFI) and the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) are inviting people and organizations across the food supply chain to participate in their Growing Stronger project, which is gathering evidence on what happened to the Canadian food system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They will be accepting submissions online from farmers, businesses, support or professional organizations, individual consumers, researchers, and beyond, until July 27th, 2020.

To learn more about the project, AFI and CAPI are hosting a webinar on July 16, 2020, at 4 p.m., Growing Stronger: Aiming for Resilience in our Canadian Food System, to explore how COVID-19 has impacted the food system and how those interested can contribute to the project.

Featured webinar speakers:

  • Deb Stark, Growing Stronger Co-Chair and Board of Governors, University of Guelph and Board of Directors, CAPI (moderator)
  • Joseph LeBlanc, Director of Indigenous Affairs, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Rory McAlpine, Senior Vice-President, Government and Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods
  • Julie Bissonnette, President, FRAQ (La Fédération de la relève agricole du Québec)
  • Lenore Newman, Associate Professor, Geography and Environment and Canada Research Chair, Food Security and Environment, University of the Fraser Valley

Learn more about the project and the upcoming webinar on the Arrell Food Institute website here.