Carleton’s Patricia Ballamingie Secures SSHRC Connections Grant to Support Bring Food Home Conference in Ottawa
October 20, 2017
Carleton University’s Patricia Ballamingie, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and Research Associate, Phil Mount, with support from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) will sponsor students and Indigenous peoples from across Ontario to attend Bring Food Home, a sustainable food systems conference in Ottawa.
When: October 26 to 29, 2017
Where: Social Sciences Building, University of Ottawa
Information and Registration: http://bringfoodhome.com/
Local and regional partners are coming together to present this dynamic conference, where food and farming actors share experience and expertise, build capacity for upstream collaboration and reconciliation within Ontario’s local food networks, and co-ordinate actions that will lead to sustainable transformations of food systems in Ontario and beyond.
Ballamingie, board chair of Just Food, the local host of the Bring Food Home conference, is using her SSHRC Connections Grant to support Indigenous participants and students from across Ontario involved in policy work to attend the conference. FASS will also contribute, to sponsor Carleton students who wish to attend the conference.
About Bring Food Home
Bring Food Home was born in 2010 and, in Sudbury 2015, was attended by more than 250 individuals, including farmers, academics, municipal staff and anti-poverty activists. It featured over 35 workshops and presentations on rebuilding the food system through sector-specific initiatives. The fifth biennial conference, in eastern Ontario for the first time, promises to build on that success, with a focus on increasing Indigenous participation in all aspects of the conference. Sustain Ontario, a province-wide, cross-sectoral alliance that promotes healthy food and farming, serves as the co-lead organization, along with Just Food, Ottawa’s regional, community-based food systems organization.
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