Living Wage and Food Security Event

Community Conversation: Living Wage & the Cost of Food in Guelph and Wellington

Join in on the first Living Wage community conversation* and stay for the Networking & Guelph & Wellington Food Initiatives Fair!

January 30th, 2014, 6:30pm

111 Farquhar Street, Guelph

Speakers include:

Dr. Lauren Baker (Coordinator, Toronto Food Policy Council): Household Food Insecurity & Policy in Canada
Steve Stacey (Director, The Local Community Food Centre): Presentation on “The Local CFC”
Lisa Needham (Nutritionist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health): Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Nutritious Food Basket 2013
Erin Nelson (Researcher, University of Guelph): Emergency Food Use in Guelph & Wellington, Recommendations for Moving Forward
Brendan Johnson (Executive Director, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition): An Update on The Seed Community Food Hub

Lauren Baker
is the Food Policy Coordinator at the Toronto Food Policy Council, Toronto Public Health.. She has been involved in many farm to fork initiatives, and her past work includes being the founding director of Sustain Ontario – the Alliance for Healthy Food and Farming. Lauren teaches at the University of Toronto, is a research associate with Ryerson University’s Centre for Studies in Food Security, and has a PhD in Environmental Studies from York University. She is the Vice-Chair of Food Secure Canada, a national organization working towards zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and a sustainable food system.

Steve Stacey
is the Director of The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, ON. The Local is a welcoming space where people come together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food. It is a partner site of
Community Food Centres Canada
, a national organization that’s driving the development of CFCs across the country. Along with
The Table Community Food Centre
in Perth and Toronto’s
The Stop Community Food Centre
, The Local is helping to increase access for healthy food to low-income Canadians while proving that food can be a transformative force in our communities.

This is an accessible space, the event is free and open to all. Due to venue capacity, registration is recommended.


Hosted by: Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, Income Security Action Group, Guelph-Wellington Food Round Table, The Seed Community Food Hub Committee

*This event will be the first in a Living Wage series that will take place over the course of 2014. The purpose of the series is to examine some of the main expenses of the living wage calculation and to encourage community conversations about the potential impact policy and system changes could have.

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