Assembly 2022: Pollinators of Change

Assembly 2022: Pollinators of Change

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Start Date/Time 1st Apr Fri PM 12:00 (GMT 0)
End Date/Time 9th Apr Sat AM 1:00 (GMT 0)
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Assembly 2022: Pollinators of Change


Imagining how the world can work differently, regeneratively and cooperatively is the focus of our 13th Annual Local Food and Farm Co-ops Assembly 2022: Pollinators of Change. This year we’ve restructured our online event to better meet your needs!

We’re offering 3 streams to choose from with content available on your time, at your convenience. With each stream, you’ll get:

  • A curated selection of resources, pre-recorded content, downloadable templates and tools,
  • Links to live Zoom sessions that week
  • A LFFC trial membership on our new online community platform where you can connect to peers, experts and mentors in the field.

This exciting new format is available to all Assembly attendees. Select your stream below, or select the entire Assembly for the whole package of learning available to you for the month of April!

Stream 1: Just Food (April 1st – April 15th)

Interested in food systems, food justice, and how we’re all connected? Join us for this dive into the intersectionality of the impacts of food systems, relationships that transform local food systems, and how this affects us all who live within these webs. If you’re interested in making change and are ready to dive into place-based systems thinking and the relationships that transform it all – let’s connect you with resources, conversations and people who are doing this work and together we’ll explore how we all can make change.

Live sessions include:

  • Building Stronger, Equitable Food Systems – with Jen Esposito Springett, Northwest Coordinator LFFC; Kelleigh Wright former Northern Food Distribution Coordinator
  • Reclaiming Food, Reclaiming Stories – featuring Dr. Tammara Soma of Food Systems Lab at Simon Fraser University; Arlene Meekis-Jung, Indigenous Relations Coordinator of LFFC
  • Collaborative Solutions: Fix the Food System Together – featuring Theresa Schumilas of Open Food Network; Bobbie Parr of 807 Food Co-op Inc; Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido and Obie Agusiegbe of Black Women Professional Worker Co-op

Stream 2: Collaborations & Co-ops (April 8th – April 22nd)

If you’re familiar with food justice concepts, or perhaps you work within the food system and now you’re looking for solutions that benefit your community, join us for this stream. Our Collaborations and Co-ops stream can connect you to concepts and community-focused solutions that bring together complex elements for more efficient, healthy, and multifaceted ways in which to solve problems and accomplish your goals. From land trust experts to open-source online platforms for turning buying clubs into co-ops, we introduce solutions with proven track records and you get connected with those who can share about their success. Are you co-op curious? This stream is where it’s at.

Live sessions include:

Stream 3: Food Economies & Communities of Practice (April 15th – April 29th)

We all need capital to make our projects work, but social entrepreneurs, cooperators and community developers know there are many elements vital to strengthening and innovating food businesses and the system as a whole. If you’re looking to explore creative ways to access funding and cooperate together to bring valuable innovative solutions forward, welcome to our Food Economies and Communities stream! We’ll dive deeper as seasoned practitioners troubleshooting change and driving food movement evolution by rethinking solutions to resource prospecting.

Live sessions include:

Come join us for:

  • Inspiring speakers and workshop sessions
  • Build connections throughout the food communities in Ontario and beyond
  • Join our trial online community – connect to peers and experts in the field
  • Door prizes and the chance to win!
  • Carrot Cache Inspiration Award worth $1000 and a year of free LFFC membership

We have options available for marginalized groups interested in attending our event who may face barriers to participation, including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) individuals or groups, low-income or unemployed folks, or students. Get in touch with us for more information.

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