Local Food and Farm Co-ops Webinar Series: Connecting Northern Food Circles

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: September 15, 2021

Categories: Events / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Members

The Local Food and Farm Co-ops (LFFC) Northern Food Distribution Network is hosting a Connecting Northern Food Circles webinar series, all about Food Value Chain Coordination particularly with a Northern Ontario context.

There are four sessions coming up in this series, with two currently open for registration:

Build Back Better in Remote Communities: Arctic Co-ops
Thursday, September 30 @ 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT

This first episode in the series will feature the successes of Arctic Co-ops and what a post-COVID world looks like. Hear from Duane Wilson, President of Arctic Co-ops, a cooperative service federation of over 30+ co-ops in Nunavut, North West Territories and the Yukon who have weathered the pandemic in creative and cooperative ways. Learn about how Arctic Co-ops works to coordinate resources, consolidate purchasing power and work within and across Northern remote communities to bring economic independence and community-based cooperative goods and services throughout the North. Learn more and register here.

Balancing Values and Sustainability in Northern Food Coordination
Thursday, October 14 @ 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

This second episode will feature experts in Northern food coordination from LFFC and the City of Thunder Bay. Join Jen Springett, Northwest Regional Coordinator of LFFC and Dan Munshaw (CSCMP, CPSM, C.P.P.) Manager of Supply Management in the City of Thunder Bay, to hear about how they use Value Chain Coordination to bring together a local food system that supports small-to-medium scale food operations and provides solutions that keep the local economy going. Dan Munshaw will be speaking specifically to his successes in sourcing local and Indigenous foods for City of Thunder Bay facilities. Learn more and register here.

Stay tuned on the LFFC website for more information on two webinars to come in this series in October and November:

  • Food Transformation: Bringing Northern Food Products to Market
  • What’s in a Label? Decoding Food Labels and Terminology