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Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity Forum

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Bobby Orr Community Centre, Hart Trophy Room

7-17 Mary Street

Parry Sound, ON P2A 1C8

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Hosted by the Parry Sound & Area Food Collaborative, a half day forum on food insecurity

Friday, December 1, 2017

Registration 8:30 a.m.

Opening 9:00 a.m.

Lunch* provided 12:15-1:00

Free symposium - please be considerate and if you are registered, but unable to come, fill your spot with another member of your team.

Join us for a half day of learning and community dialogue.

AGENDA:
8:30-9:00: Registration
9:00 Welcome
9:00- 11:15 Speakers:
Valerie Tarasuk
Jane Shrestha
Joseph Leblanc
Carolyn Doris
11:15- 12:15 Panel questions and discussion
12:15-1:00 Lunch

Food insecurity – the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints – is a serious public health problem in Canada. It negatively impacts physical, mental, and social health, and costs our healthcare system considerably.

Panelists:
Valerie Tarasuk
is a Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. Her research extends to Canadian food policy and population-level dietary assessment, but her primary focus has been household food insecurity. Her work in this area has included several studies to examine the effectiveness of community-based responses, including food banks and charitable meal programs. Most recently, she has led PROOF, an interdisciplinary research program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and designed to identify effective policy approaches to reduce household food insecurity in Canada.

Joseph Leblanc Dr. Joseph LeBlanc is a life-long Northern Ontarian. Passionate about social planning, he has extensive expertise in community-based research and development throughout the region. Before joining the Social Planning Council of Sudbury in 2015, he worked for a diverse range of organizations, including academic institutions, non-profits, and Aboriginal non-profit governance corporations.

Jane Shrestha from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will speak about the Cent$less campaign.

Carolyn Doris
from Nourish Peterborough will speak about its innovative programs dedicated to eating, cooking, growing, and advocating for good food.

*Registration numbers will be used to cater lunch so please do register. If you have dietary restrictions other than gluten free and vegetarian, please email us at ParrySoundAreaFood@gmail.com.

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