Please join us for these Events in Vancouver!

Langara College Library in Vancouver, British ColumbiaProactive Planning For Pending Changes

Food Secure Vancouver Study – Phase 2
Please join us for a food policy forum. The forum is free and we have room for 150 participants. Last year the registration filled up in the first week – so register early!

When and Where:

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Langara College Cafeteria at 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

To register, email your name and organization to
For more information, call Barbara at (604) 215-9965

Co-sponsored by Langara College Continuing Studies


From Networking to Thinking Like a Network: Strategies for Growing Local Food Security Networks

Barbara McMillan, Community Foundations of Canada

Addressing increasingly complex social, environmental, and economic problems with limited resources challenges us to work in more creative and strategic ways. One approach that can increase impact and sustainability is the intentional use of networks. This session will explore how voluntary sector organizations can increase their effectiveness by employing strategies such as network mapping and network listening. Group discussion, practical examples, and useful tools will help participants to move beyond “networking” towards “thinking like a network”.

Barbara McMillan is Community Foundations of Canada’s Director of Regional Strategies, as well as National Director of Youth in Philanthropy. She has worked in grant-making and social development for over 25 years and is currently focusing on organizational development, network management and effectiveness, and fostering strategies for collaboration.

Followed by an interactive panel discussion highlighting local experiences in developing & sustaining food security networks. A timely opportunity to learn and share for community volunteers, social service organizations, faith-based groups, public health workers, community developers, p olicy-makers, and all those interested in strengthening our community-based response to ensuring a healthy and sustainable food system for all.

When and Where:

Tuesday, December 8th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eye Care Centre Auditorium, #301 – 2550 Willow Street, Vancouver, BC

Event is free but space is limited.

Please RSVP to by Nov. 30

Transportation information available upon RSVP
Wheelchair Accessible


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