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Thursday, May 16 • 16:10 - 17:00
Better Together: The Power of Partnerships / Ensemble, c’est mieux : le pouvoir des partenariats

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Theme: Sustaining the Momentum: advocating for change
This panel of change agents and investors from diverse sectors will share why they are engaged in (or keen to be engaged in) transformative change to get more healthy local sustainable foods into the minds and onto the plates of students. The panel will share their stories and the impacts of their investment in this arena. They will reflect upon opportunities that they see for participants to reach out to diverse partners to advance their Farm to School plans.
Thème: Pour maintenir l’impulsion: Promouvoir le changement 
Ces agents de changement et investisseurs de divers secteurs parleront des raisons pour lesquelles ils participent (ou souhaitent vivement participer) au changement transformateur qui vise à accroître la présence d’aliments sains, locaux et durables dans l’esprit et dans l’assiette des élèves et des étudiants. Ils raconteront leur histoire et expliqueront l’incidence (actuelle ou potentielle) de leur investissement dans ce chantier. Ils engageront une réflexion sur les occasions à saisir pour établir des contacts avec divers partenaires afin de faire avancer les projets De la ferme à l’école.

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Brent Mansfield

Lord Roberts Elementary School

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Patti Murphy

Public Health Agency of Canada
Patti Murphy is from the Partnerships and Strategies Division at the Public Health Agency of Canada's Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Equity. At the core of her role is brokering people and ideas; to create new ways of working together across sectors; to test innovative... Read More →
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Arzeena Hamir

Amara Farm
Arzeena Hamir is an agronomist and organic farmer from the Comox Valley. She and her husband manage Amara Farm, a 26 acre certified organic vegetable and blueberry farm. From 2008-2012 Arzeena was the Food Security Coordinator in Richmond where she helped manage the Sharing Farm as... Read More →
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Don Buckingham

Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
Dr. Don Buckingham is the President and CEO of The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute. Before assuming this position, Dr. Buckingham acted as the Chairperson of the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal, a private lawyer, government lawyer, law professor, author and consultant in the... Read More →
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Mira Laufer

Corus Media
Mira Laufer, Tempo Account Director Kids, Corus Entertainment, is an accomplished Marketing professional whose expertise is in Music Promotion and Television Sales and Marketing. Her portfolio of achievements includes increasing client revenue through promotion, driving awareness... Read More →
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Nona Evans

Whole Kids Foundation & Whole Cities Foundation
Nona Evans is Executive Director of Whole Cities Foundation & Whole Kids Foundation. As Executive Director for two non-profits dedicated to nourishing people and communities, Nona is passionate about optimal health through food. Nona’s career has spanned 30 years in both conventional... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 16:10 - 17:00 PDT
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
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