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CFCC's 2017 Food Summit has ended

Join Community Food Centres Canada in Toronto for the 2017 Food Summit! This event gathers staff from Community Food Centres and Good Food Organizations to share ideas, make meaningful connections, and get energized for our collective work building a healthy and fair food system. Highlights include three tours, a public keynote event, 20+ workshops, themed meet-ups, and our Saturday night social. Read on for the schedule, logistics, and ticket information. Registration closes on March 12, 2017 but register early to secure a spot! Watch this space as more program details will be available soon.

Saturday, April 8 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Putting healthy food within reach: Fruit and vegetable subsidies in the US and possibilities for Canada

The question of how to make healthy, fresh food more accessible to low-income folks has been plaguing the food movement for years. In the US, the double bucks program and fruit and vegetable prescriptions are emerging as viable incentives to boost consumption of “good food” while improving health. Here in Canada, market vouchers are being tested on a smaller scale, but there’s appetite for more.

Andy Fisher, who has been at the centre of food security work in the US for decades, will share how these food access programs have worked south of the border. CFCC’s COO, Kathryn Scharf, will then moderate a conversation on how Canadian organizations can pursue a made-in-Canada model.

As part of this session, CFCC will be looking to you for feedback on ideas for: a grants stream, a program tool-kit, evaluation and research, and policy advocacy to scale public and private investment. Those with either practical experience with markets or an interest in the policy implications are both invited to attend.

Saturday April 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Hart House 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto