2018 PROGRAM

Our two day program combines tools and skills building with case studies that will create a foundation for designing a Food Security Plan for Northwest BC. Develop your skills and knowledge while creating a food secure future!

THURSDAY MAY 17, 2018

8:30am//Registration, Coffee & Mingling

9:00am//Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30am//Origins of the NWBC Partnership

9:45am//Food Security 101 with Janine de la Salle

11:00am//The Business Case for Local Food

11:45am//Mapping Our Assets

12:00pm//Lunch & Learn

1:30pm//Emergency Preparedness-Pack Your Bags!

1:45pm//Food Security Policy: Panel Discussion

2:30pm//Climate Change and Our Fisheries

3:15pm//Local Food to Schools and Community Pantry

4:00pm//Imagining a Food Secure Future

4:30pm//Day 1 Wrap Up and Evaluations

5:00pm//Departures & Networking Activities

LUNCH OPTIONS

Get ready for unique, delicious and nutritious off-site lunch experiences! 

Option 1 - Grendel Group. Dine on vegetarian spanakopitas and burgers,

salads and carrot cake made with ingredients from Grenden's garden and greenhouse, then tour their facilities!

Option 2 - IKitchen/High Road Services Enjoy the textures and flavours of the local food specialities of this food- based social enterprise and enjoy a tour of their commercial kitchen and butcher shop, which double as classrooms. 

FRIDAY MAY 18, 2018

8:30am//Coffee & mingling

9:00am//Welcome back!

9:15am//Priority Setting Framework

10:15am//Gitanyow Wildlife and Food Security Mgmt

10:45am//Indigenous Food Sovereignty

11:15am//Mapping Our Assets

11:45am//Lunch & Learn

1:15pm//Food Security and Community Health

1:45pm//Options for Handling Power Outages

2:15pm//Community Root Cellars

2:45pm//Got Meat? Bulkley Valley Slaughterhouse

3:30pm//Smithers Farmers' Institute: Strength in Numbers 

3:45pm//Game Plan for Moving Forward

4:30pm//Forum Wrap-up and Evaluations

5:00pm//Departures & Networking activities

Last updated May 14, 2018.