Annual General Meeting

On April 26th, we hosted a special council AGM facilitated by Michele A Sam, who weaved together our regular AGM business with an interactive exploration of the principles of the Ktunaxa Creation Story. The session was a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the principles of the Ktunaxa Creation Story and how they can be applied to both the work of the Council and its members.

Learning how to live in place

At the Food Policy Council, we often talk about “place-based food systems”. We seek to highlight that food is not disembodied – it comes from a place, is the fruit of the earth, the water, the air, and the people who tend and harvest it. But it is also about embracing the people, ecosystems and cultures of that place…

2021 Annual Review

Check out our hot-off-the-virtual-press 2021 Annual Review and read about all of the amazing work we’ve been able to do over the past year in collaboration with our partners and with support from our generous funders. 

Call for new Council Members

The Food Policy Council loves to problem solve when it comes to policy. We are enthusiastic about figuring out how to make it all work better, to achieve our vision of a healthy, resilient, just regional food system. We want to connect with you and learn from you. Consider joining our Council…

Black History Month & Food Justice

As Canadians, we tend to cloak ourselves in myths about the lack of racism and slavery in our country, contrasting ourselves with our American counterparts. Yet “slavery existed in Canada from the 16th century until its abolition in 1834. After slavery was abolished, African Canadians still had to contend with de facto segregation in housing, schooling and employment, and exclusion from public places such as theatres…”

Council Vision Session

On Thursday February 10th, 2022, we hosted a special Council vision session facilitated by Michele A Sam. This session was a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect on where we are at now and where we want to go, which seems especially timely given all of the pressures on our food systems and on us as communities…

Council Reflection Session

On Thursday November 25, 2021, we hosted a special Council reflection session facilitated by Michele A Sam. It was a rich learning experience and discussion that celebrated the work the Council has done over the past five years while also providing a new perspective on the work that needs to be done moving forward.

Support our Council Members on Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement and a great opportunity to show your support for local causes. Many of our Council members are involved with organizations who are working hard to ensure that the food system in the Central Kootenay region is robust, thriving and accessible. If you are participating in Giving Tuesday this year, please consider showing your support by donating to one of our Council Members…

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