Archive for March, 2011

The Stop in The Globe and Mail

Nick SaulThe Stop Community Food Centre’s recently announced plans to expand are featured in today’s Globe and Mail. The Stop will be opening two new centers in Ontario (in Stratford and Perth ) as part of its overarching mission to increase Canadians’ food literacy. This expansion is supported, in part, by the Foundation.

Learn more about The Stop from their website, or by watching this Yonge Street Video.

Read the Globe and Mail article in its entirety here.

The Social Side of Co-Creation

In Stephen Huddart’s most recent contribution to the Open Source Business Resource, he writes about Changemakers‘ method of collaboration as a promising practice to create a wider “ecology of change.” An excerpt:

As articles in this issue of OSBR attest, co-creation is how a lot of business innovation is getting done these days. This is significant in its own right, but what happens when co-creation involves collaboration across whole sectors?

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Sustainable Food Systems: Our newest granting initiative

The Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of our new initiative: Sustainable Food Systems.

Sustainable Food SystemsCanadians increasingly understand that a resilient and sustainable food system must address not only the economic wellbeing of producers and consumers, but also environmental impacts and human health outcomes. Local, diverse, and ecologically sustainable food initiatives are multiplying across the country, including eco-certification, regionally focussed restaurants and food markets, and healthy supply chain strategies that link informed consumers to local producers.

In order to assist this work, the Foundation’s Sustainable Food Systems initiative aims to strengthen regional food economies in Canada. We envision a food system that links growers and consumers in supply chains that incorporate shared values around sustainability, health, and resilience.

The Foundation is issuing a Request for Proposals for our Sustainable Food Systems initiative. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2011. Learn more.