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Thursday, May 16
 

08:45

Opening Welcome / Cérémonie d’ouverture
Join us as we set the stage for a different kind of conference that will INSPIRE, INNOVATE & organize for IMPACT to close the distance between farm and fork and bring more healthy, local, and sustainable foods to the minds and plates of students, from pre-school to campus!
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Venez nous aider à préparer le terrain pour une « conférence pas comme les autres » qui saura INSPIRER, INNOVER et organiser pour exercer un IMPACT afin de combler l’écart entre la terre et la table et d’accroître la présence d’aliments sains, locaux et durables dans l’esprit et dans l’assiette des élèves et des étudiants du préscolaire au postsecondaire!

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Healy

Theresa Healy

Master of Ceremonies, University of Northern British Columbia
A story from the North: I was born in southern Ireland in a convent to an unwed mother, raised in working-class Britain, ran away from home at 14, spent several years on the street emerging from that world into single motherhood. With 2 children I began University when I was 28 and... Read More →
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Diane Sam

Elder, Esquimalt First Nation
avatar for Shannon Turner

Shannon Turner

Public Health Association of BC
Shannon Turner, BA, BSc, MSc PhD(c) is the current Executive Director of the Public Health Association of British Columbia. Shannon has more than thirty years of experience in public health practice, healthy public policy, health promotion, program and project management, strategic... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 08:45 - 09:30
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES

09:30

Farm to School Without Borders / De la ferme à l’école sans frontière
Leaders from communities across the continent will illuminate a living landscape of Farm to School activity that has no borders.
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Des leaders venus de partout sur le continent mettront en lumière un paysage fourmillant d’activités De la ferme à l’école qui ne connaît aucune frontière.

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Bays

Joanne Bays

Farm to Cafeteria Canada
Joanne Bays is a population health nutritionist, a community developer, a public speaker with expertise in child nutrition, food policy and sustainable food systems. Joanne is well known within public health and sustainable food system sectors in Canada and internationally. Joanne... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Veenstra

Jesse Veenstra

Farm to Cafeteria Canada
Jesse is a public health professional with a passion for food security and community building. She brings 10 years of experience managing complex projects across the continuum of care within Vancouver Coastal Health and BC’s Provincial Health Services Authority, including work in... Read More →
avatar for Richard Han

Richard Han

Farm to School BC Provincial Manager, Farm to School BC
avatar for Melodie Ho

Melodie Ho

Program Coordinator, Farm to School Manitoba
Melodie Ho is the current program coordinator for Farm to School Manitoba. She is a Registered Dietitian who has held previous roles in primary care and long-term care.Her interest in working with the Farm to School Manitoba program is a result of her passion for community health... Read More →
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Stephanie Segave

Ontario Student Nutrition Program - Southwest Region
avatar for Murielle Vrins

Murielle Vrins

Chargée de projets, Alimentation institutionnelle, Équiterre
Diplômée en sciences de l'environnement, Murielle intervient sur le plan de la sensibilisation et de l'éducation citoyenne au niveau de l'alimentation saine, locale et écoresponsable. Par goût de justice sociale, de développement durable et de reconnexion avec notre production... Read More →
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Rachel Schofield Martin

Apprenti en Action
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Claire-Louise Osmond

South Shore School Food Project
avatar for Lacy Stephens

Lacy Stephens

Program Manager, U.S. National Farm to School Network
Lacy Stephens, Program Manager with the U.S. National Farm to School Network (NFSN), works to expand the farm to school and farm to early care and education (ECE) movement through information sharing, network building, and advocacy at the national, state, and local levels. Lacy frequently... Read More →



Thursday May 16, 2019 09:30 - 10:00
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES

10:15

Thinking Outside the (Lunch) box / Au-delà de la boîte à lunch
Participants will engage in a fast-paced, upbeat exercise to identify big, bold, ideas to fuel the momentum to get more healthy, local, and sustainable foods into the minds and onto the plates of students.
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Les délégués participeront à un exercice énergique dont le but est de trouver de nouvelles idées audacieuses pour alimenter le mouvement destiné à accroître la présence d’aliments sains, locaux et durables dans l’esprit et dans l’assiette des élèves et des étudiants.

Moderator
avatar for Theresa Healy

Theresa Healy

Master of Ceremonies, University of Northern British Columbia
A story from the North: I was born in southern Ireland in a convent to an unwed mother, raised in working-class Britain, ran away from home at 14, spent several years on the street emerging from that world into single motherhood. With 2 children I began University when I was 28 and... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 10:15 - 10:45
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES

10:45

Regional Conversations / Coversations régionales
This conference has set out to create a space for rich dialogues and strengthening collaboration. Participants will gather with others from their region to discuss what is happening in their area and to envision ideas to support Farm to School.
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En organisant cette conférence, nous avons voulu créer un espace pour enrichir le dialogue et renforcer la collaboration. Les participants se réuniront par région pour discuter de ce qui se passe dans leur coin de pays et concevoir des idées pour appuyer le mouvement De la ferme à l’école.

Thursday May 16, 2019 10:45 - 11:40
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation No

12:55

KEYNOTE - Raising Whole Young People is Like Raising Good Food: Educating our Children for a Sustainable World / Élever les jeunes, c’est comme cultiver de la bonne nourriture
“Michael Ableman has a finely honed sensibility…. he gardens society, grows well-being, weeds out despair, and sows hope” - Paul Hawken.

Speaking as a farmer, father, student, and teacher, Michael Ableman takes us on a journey through fields and farms, classrooms and kitchens exploring a deeper soulful nourishment based on local, biological, interpersonal, and ecological relationships. Michael’s stories go beyond concepts, abstractions, or prescriptions, into real life lessons and inspirations that come from a life on the land lived with open eyes and an open heart.
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« Michael Ableman possède une sensibilité d’une grande finesse…. il cultive la société, alimente le bien-être, arrache le désespoir et sème l’espérance. » Paul Hawken (traduction)

En compagnie de Michael Ableman – agriculteur, père de famille, étudiant et enseignant – nous explorerons les champs et les fermes, les salles de classe et les cuisines, à la recherche d’une alimentation qui nourrit le corps et l’âme, une alimentation fondée sur les relations locales, biologiques, interpersonnelles et écologiques. Les histoires de Michael vont au-delà des concepts, des idées abstraites ou des prescriptions : ce sont les leçons de vie et les sources d’inspiration d’un homme qui vit de la terre, avec les yeux et le cœur grand ouverts.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ableman

Michael Ableman

Farmer, Speaker, Author
A renowned speaker, storyteller, and author, Michael Ableman is highly sought after for his hands-on experience in food and agriculture, social enterprise, ecology, and sustainable living, and urban agriculture. Ableman offers a unique and authentic perspective, grounded in a forty-year... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 12:55 - 13:35
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES

16:10

Better Together: The Power of Partnerships / Ensemble, c’est mieux : le pouvoir des partenariats
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.
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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.


Moderator
avatar for Brent Mansfield

Brent Mansfield

Lord Roberts Elementary School

Speakers
avatar for Patti Murphy

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 →
avatar for Arzeena Hamir

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 →
avatar for Don Buckingham

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 →
avatar for Mira Laufer

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 →
avatar for Nona Evans

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
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES

17:00

Day 1 Closing Remarks
Thursday May 16, 2019 17:00 - 17:10
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES
 
Friday, May 17
 

08:30

Opening Welcome to Day 2 / Séance plénière du matin
TBC

Friday May 17, 2019 08:30 - 09:00
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES

09:00

KEYNOTE - Power of Proof / Le pouvoir des preuves
Dr. Roberts will open the morning plenary session by sharing the need for us to think about the “Power of Proof” as we work to advance Farm to School initiatives.
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M. Roberts donnera le coup d’envoi à la séance plénière du matin en parlant de la nécessité de penser au « pouvoir des preuves » lorsque nous travaillons à l’avancement de nos initiatives De la ferme à l’école.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

Food Policy Advocate, Speaker, Author
Wayne Roberts is one of Canada’s most respected food policy analysts, as well as an effective advocate for food system change. He managed the influential Toronto Food Policy Council from 2000 to 2010 and helped increase the number of food policy councils around the world from three... Read More →



Friday May 17, 2019 09:00 - 09:30
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES

09:30

Evaluation for Transformation: Perspectives from Canada and the US / Évaluer pour transformer
Theme: The Evidence Is In - measuring and reporting impact
Farm to School is bigger than what kids eat for lunch. It is about healthy students and strong communities fostering resilient and sustainable regional food systems.

Canada has come a long way in a few short years to realize this vision. We have much to celebrate, and we have big ideas to further our efforts. But how do we communicate our success? What can we learn from national leaders who are on this journey? To what extent has a strong vision, a clear framework for evaluation helped to propel work forward? This moderated panel session will address these questions and present concepts for next steps.

http://www.farmtoschool.org/resources-main/evaluation-framework
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Thème: Les preuves sont faites - Mesurer et communiquer l’incidence
Le mouvement De la ferme à l’école ne se résume pas à ce que les enfants mangent pour le dîner : c’est un mouvement qui favorise la santé des jeunes tout en créant des collectivités fortes et des systèmes alimentaires régionaux résilients et durables.

Le Canada a réalisé d’énormes progrès en quelques années seulement pour réaliser cette vision. Nous avons maintes raisons pour célébrer et nous avons de grandes idées pour poursuivre nos efforts. Mais comment y parviendrons-nous? Que peuvent nous enseigner les chefs de file nationaux qui suivent ce parcours? Dans quelle mesure une vision claire, un cadre d’action national et l’évaluation ont-ils propulsé notre mission? Lors de cette séance dirigée, nous aborderons ces questions et nous présenterons des concepts pour orienter les prochaines étapes.

Moderator
avatar for Joanne Bays

Joanne Bays

Farm to Cafeteria Canada
Joanne Bays is a population health nutritionist, a community developer, a public speaker with expertise in child nutrition, food policy and sustainable food systems. Joanne is well known within public health and sustainable food system sectors in Canada and internationally. Joanne... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anupama Joshi

Anupama Joshi

Executive Director, Blue Sky Funders Forum
Anupama Joshi joined Blue Sky Funders Forum as executive director in December 2018. She is an accomplished leader in the non-profit and social sector in the United States and abroad.She was previously executive director of the National Farm to School Network, which she co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Scott Graham

Scott Graham

SPARC BC
Scott is a Credentialed Evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society and holds a Bachelor of Education (Distinction) as well as a Master’s degree in Theory and Policy Studies in Education from the University of Toronto. Scott specializes in applied qualitative and quantitative... Read More →
avatar for Kim Raine

Kim Raine

University of Alberta
Dr. Raine is Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the School of Public Health, University of Alberta. Currently, she is also Scientific Director of the Centre for Health and Nutrition at UofA. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences... Read More →
avatar for Lacy Stephens

Lacy Stephens

Program Manager, U.S. National Farm to School Network
Lacy Stephens, Program Manager with the U.S. National Farm to School Network (NFSN), works to expand the farm to school and farm to early care and education (ECE) movement through information sharing, network building, and advocacy at the national, state, and local levels. Lacy frequently... Read More →



Friday May 17, 2019 09:30 - 10:30
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES

10:50

Organizing for Impact / Organiser pour exercer un impact
Participants will engage in a participatory activity to launch a national dialogue around developing a common evaluation framework for Farm to School initiatives in Canada.
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Les délégués participeront à une activité « aires ouvertes » dirigée qui servira à entamer un dialogue national sur l’élaboration d’actions communes et d’un cadre d’évaluation pour les initiatives De la ferme à l’école au Canada.

Moderator
avatar for Theresa Healy

Theresa Healy

Master of Ceremonies, University of Northern British Columbia
A story from the North: I was born in southern Ireland in a convent to an unwed mother, raised in working-class Britain, ran away from home at 14, spent several years on the street emerging from that world into single motherhood. With 2 children I began University when I was 28 and... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Webb

Carolyn Webb

Assistant Master of Ceremonies, Sustain Ontario
Carolyn Webb is the Coordinator of Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network, a network that brings together groups in Ontario that are connecting children and youth with healthy food systems. The Network’s mission is to better enable these groups to share resources, ideas, and... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:50 - 12:00
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation NO

13:00

In Their Own Words: Sharing the Stories of Indigenous Youth / Dans leurs propres mots : les histoires des jeunes autochtones
Theme - Indigenous Food Ways; Youth in the Drivers’ Seat
Through videos, song and short talks, this session will highlight how Indigenous youth are sharing their local food to school stories, in their own words.
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Thèmes - Gastronomie autochtone / Les jeunes au volantEn images, en chant et en parole, cette séance illustrera comment les jeunes autochtones racontent leurs histoires d’alimentation locale à l’école, dans leurs propres mots.

Moderator
avatar for Paneena Sara-Lynn Harding

Paneena Sara-Lynn Harding

MA NRES Graduate Candidate, University of Northern British Columbia
I belong to the Secwepemculecw. I am a second year graduate candidate at the University of Northern British Columbia, in the MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies program. My research interests include, but are not limited to, Indigenous research methods, de-centralized governance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Dallyn

Kayla Dallyn

Teacher, Exshaw School, Canadian Rockies Public Schools
I spend my days teaching a fantastic group of Grade students in the beautiful Bow Valley. When I’m not teaching, you can find me at the ski hill or on the hiking trails. I’m passionate about inclusive education for all and excited to learn more about how farm to table practices... Read More →
avatar for Maureen Zutz

Maureen Zutz

Teacher, Skeetchestn Community School
I have been teaching for ten years, all of them at my current school. We are a remote school with small class sizes. My interest with Farm to School is in curriculum design and project based learning, as well as reaching all learners in a safe environment and holistic manner. I’m... Read More →
avatar for Sian Nalleweg

Sian Nalleweg

Food Coordinator, Sk'aadgaa Naay Elementary School
Passionate community member of the Haida Nation where I live, work and play. My role as a Food Coordinator connects me to the land and the sea of these beautiful islands. I love my job and the opportunity to bring local and traditional food to my program to feed our precious children... Read More →



Friday May 17, 2019 13:00 - 13:40
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES

16:00

Final Plenary and Closing Remarks / Séance de clôture et mot de la fin
Coming full circle 
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T. S. Eliot

In this closing session hear from some of our amazing attendees as they share the gems of wisdom they gathered at the conference as inspiration and encouragement for moving forward. Then, take the opportunity to write your own gem of wisdom to keep our work growing, which conference organizers will gather and mail to you six months later. 

Closing the circle
An indigenous story to inspire us, a blessing to send us safely home. 
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Revenir au point de départ
« Nous ne cesserons d’explorer, et la fin de notre exploration sera l’arrivée au point de départ, où nous reconnaîtrons l’endroit pour la première fois. » T. S. Eliot

Durant cette séance de clôture, quelques délégués exceptionnels partageront les pépites de sagesse qu’ils ont glanées tout au long de la conférence pour nous inspirer et nous encourager à continuer notre parcours. Ensuite, tous les délégués auront l’occasion de noter par écrit leurs propres pépites de sagesse pour faire progresser le mouvement De la ferme à l’école. Les organisateurs de la conférence recueilleront ces pépites et les enverront aux délégués par courriel six mois après la conférence.

Boucler la boucle
Une histoire autochtone pour nous inspirer et une bénédiction pour nous souhaiter un retour à la maison en toute sécurité.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Healy

Theresa Healy

Master of Ceremonies, University of Northern British Columbia
A story from the North: I was born in southern Ireland in a convent to an unwed mother, raised in working-class Britain, ran away from home at 14, spent several years on the street emerging from that world into single motherhood. With 2 children I began University when I was 28 and... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Webb

Carolyn Webb

Assistant Master of Ceremonies, Sustain Ontario
Carolyn Webb is the Coordinator of Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network, a network that brings together groups in Ontario that are connecting children and youth with healthy food systems. The Network’s mission is to better enable these groups to share resources, ideas, and... Read More →
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Angie Todd Dennis

Elder Nak’azdli (Dene)



Friday May 17, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Salon B/C Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation YES