Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council

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Meet the new Food Strategy Outreach Coordinator

The Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council (GSFPC) is excited to announce the launch of the Food Strategy Outreach Coordinator position, and would like to introduce Erica Lagios as the new Coordinator. Since 2013 the GSFPC has brought together stakeholders and community leaders to coordinate and share ideas, and foster collaboration and communication among those working within the food system. The launch of the Greater Sudbury Food Strategy in 2017 by the GSFPC was an important milestone in moving the community towards a more equitable and sustainable food system. The Food Strategy Outreach Coordinator will gather those working in the food system, and build and strengthen partnerships to further improve food security and sovereignty in our city.

Since moving to Sudbury from Southern Ontario in 2015, Erica has delved into Northeastern Ontario’s food movement, working with Eat Local Sudbury before it’s closure, and managing the Sudbury Market. She brings to the role established relationships with important stakeholders, extensive knowledge of the local food movement, experience as a stakeholder in the development of the Culinary Tourism Strategy, and participation with the Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council as a resource member, including participation in the Food Strategy launch.

Erica will create a solid a base for future action on the Food Strategy through interviews with key organizations, businesses and groups, community outreach, and gathering stakeholders together to plan next steps. If you would like to contact Erica, you can reach her at erica.lagios@rethinkgreen.ca.

The Food Strategy Outreach Coordinator position is a partnership between the GSFPC and reThink Green, and is made possible by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Job Creation Program.


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A Kitchen Gathering, Friday May 4th, 2018

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A Kitchen Gathering: Convening a Food Literacy Network for Greater Sudbury

Friday, May 4th, 2018, 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

Au pied du rocher restaurant, College Boreal, 21 Lasalle Blvd.

Calling all food skills teachers and cooking program leaders in Greater Sudbury!

This “Kitchen Gathering” will bring together leaders in food literacy across Greater Sudbury, to provide a venue for sharing stories about food and cooking programs operating throughout the city. Participants will hear from a panel of program leaders about how their programs are serving their communities.

Panelists will include:

  • Christine Germain, Centre de santé communitaire du Grand Sudbury
  • Cody Leeson, Manitoulin Fresh Food Initiative

The panel presentations will be followed by small-group discussions where participants will share their own successes, make connections, and brainstorm about how a Food Literacy Network may help to improve the food skills and food literacy of people in Greater Sudbury.

A Kitchen Gathering: Convening a Food Literacy Network for Greater Sudbury will offer ideas to support your programs, links to possible resources, and an opportunity to network with food literacy leaders across the city.

Please click here to book your free ticket today on Eventbrite.

Following your confirmation, we will send you a short pre-event questionnaire to collect some information about your program. We hope this Kitchen Gathering will offer ideas to support your programs, links to possible resources, as well as an opportunity to network with food literacy leaders across the region.

Please register for your free ticket today!

 

Join the Network!

Even if you can’t make it out on May 4th, we still want to connect with you! This Kitchen Gathering is just the first step to building an ongoing Food Literacy Network for Greater Sudbury, and there will be more ways to take part in the near future. For now, please click here to indicate your interest in joining the Food Literacy Network, and we will be in touch soon.