2nd Saskatchewan Food Summit Agenda

TCU Place, Salons A/B
February 27 - 28, 2013
February 27
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 am Karen Tanino (Chair) and Tim Ouellette (MC)
Dignitaries Welcoming Remarks
9:15 - 10:45 am "POLICY AND THE FOOD SYSTEM PANEL"
-AN ANALYSIS OF POLICY EFFECTS ON SHAPING A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM
9:15 - 9:45 am Fiona Cubitt, Senior Manager, Industry Development, BC Ministry of Agriculture.  Architect of the BC Ministry of Agriculture's Food Strategy.
"BC AgriFoods--A Strategy for Growth" (click for link)
9:45 - 10:05 am Wilf Keller, President and CEO Agwest Bio
"Opportunities for Saskatchewan to Contribute to Global Food Security”(click for link)
10:05 - 10:25 am Jill Hobbs, Professor, Department of Bioresources, Policy, Business and Economics, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan
"Evolving Food Supply Chains: Policy Perspectives" (click for link)
Question Period
10:45 - 11:00 am Nutrition Break
11:00 - 12:15 pm DESIGNING A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM
WHAT ARE THE KEY CONSIDERATIONS IN SHAPING A FOOD SYSTEM FOR THE 21 CENTURY?
11:00 - 11:30 am Bill Reynolds, Manager Local Food Policy and Planning, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
"Seven Breakthroughs to Achieve a Vibrant Local Food System" (click for link)
  • Regional food networks (interdependent intelligence along and BEYOND the values-based supply chain)
  • Government extension (institutional entrepreneurialism-the BIG we)
  • Mass collaboration (everyone as informants, public engagement not consultation)
  • Urban agriculture (incubation innovation and profile building relevancy)
  • Crowdsourcing for resources
  • Systems thinking (who needs to be involved and roles-the 5 C's)
  • Changing lenses (global and local = Glocal; a market opportunity portfolio)      
11:30 - 12:00 pm Lauren Baker, Coordinator, Toronto Food Policy Council
"Municipal Food Policy from the Ground Up: The Toronto Experience" (click for link)
  • Why consider food at the city-region level?
  • History of food policy development in Toronto
  • Structure matters - where food fits
  • Engagement and participation in food policy and practice
  • Framing food issues
  • Cultivating food connections
  • Toronto's food strategy: a food systems approach
  • Moving food policy through the system: practical examples
  • Rural urban linkages
Question Period
12:15 - 1:20 pm Lunch Speaker
Global Perspectives in Advancing Food Security (click for link)
Dr. Hugo Melgar-Quinonez, Director, McGill Institute for Global Food Security
1:20 - 2:30 pm "BUILDING FOOD SECURE COMMUNITIES"
Grant Wood, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan (session chair)
1:20 - 1:40 pm  Rachel Engler-Stringer, Asst. Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
"Implementation of the Saskatoon Food Charter" (click for link)
1:40 - 2:00 pm Karen Archibald , Executive Director, Child Hunger and Education Program (CHEP)
Dana Folkerson, Executive Director, Regina Education & Action on Child Hunger (REACH)
"Urban poor and their role in a vibrant food system-Programs and Services in Saskatoon, Regina and other SK locations"
Question Period
2:15 - 2:45 pm Nutrition Break
2:45 - 4:00 pm DISTRIBUTION - BUILDING A START-UP DISTRIBUTION FOR SMALL PRODUCERS
Connie Achtymichuk, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture (Session Chair)
2:45 - 3:05 pm Mike Furi, Branch Manager, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Wholesale Division TGP, Saskatchewan Director Canadian Produce Marketing Association
"The Value Chain Project from a Buyer's Perspective" (click for link)
3:05 - 3:25 pm Connie Achtymichuk, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Bryan Kosteroski, Value Chain Specialist, Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan.
"The Value Chain Project from a Project Coordinator's Perspective" (click for link)
3:25 - 3:45 pm Dan Erlandson, Spring Creek Market
"The Value Chain Project from a Producer's Perspective"
Question Period
February 28
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 am INSTITUTIONAL FOOD SERVICE AND FOOD SAFETY - ADDRESSING THE REGULATORY BARRIERS
Noella Leydon, Saskatoon Health Region, Director Food and Nutrition Services (Session Chair)
9:00 - 9:20 am Emily Murphy, Canada GAP Program Coordinator
“What is CanadaGAP, and how can it help achieve compliance with food safety requirements?” (click for link)
9:20 - 9:45 am Noella Leydon, Saskatoon Health Region, Director Food and Nutrition Services
Michael Newell, Public Health Inspector - Safe Communities Department Population and Public Health - Saskatoon Health Region
"Barriers to purchasing local food in healthcare" (click for link)
9:45 - 10:05 am Erin Hiebert, Manager, Skill Development and Food Safety Programs, Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc.
"When regulations are barriers" (click for link)
Question Period
10:15 - 10:40 am Nutrition Break
10:40 - 12:00 pm FIRST NATIONS AND MÉTIS PEOPLES' POTENTIAL FOR LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION - STRATEGIES AND INITIATIVES
Ryan Walker, Assoc. Professor, Dept. Geography and Planning, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan (Session Chair)
10:45 - 11:05 am Priscilla Settee, Professor, Department of Native Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan
"Indigenous Food Sovereignty" (click for link)
11:05 - 11:20 am

Joe Munroe, Food Movement, Muskoday Indigenous Gardening

11:20 - 11:30 am  John Stewart, student, International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan
“Northern Food Security in Saskatchewan—what we can learn from the Manitoba Model”
11:30 - 11:50 am Larry Lenton, Director Outreach and Collaboration Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
"Economic Sustainability of Greenhouses in the North" (click for link)
Question Period
12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch

Saskatoon Regional Food System Project (click for link)
Yvonne Hanson and Denise Kouri

1:15 - 2:30 pm LAND USE PLANNING AND FOOD PRODUCTION; THREE MODELS
Tim Ouellette, Saskatchewan Tourism (Session Chair)
1:15 - 1:35 pm Glen Grismer, former director of Land Use Planning, RM Corman Park
"The Blumenthal Initiative" (click for link)
1:35 - 1:55 pm Janine de la Salle, Senior Planner, Food and Agriculture Systems, Sustainable Communities division, Golder Associates Ltd.
"Land Use Planning for Sustainable Regional and Urban Food Systems" (click for link)
1:55 - 2:15 pm Mary Beckie, Assoc. Professor of Government Studies, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta
"Land use policy changes as a driver to food security in the urban, peri-urban area in Edmonton" (click for link)
Question Period
2:30 - 3:45 pm FACILITATED GROUP BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2:30 pm Overview of afternoon
2:35 - 3:30 pm Breakout Sessions
3:30 - 3:45 pm Karen Tanino, Tim Ouellette
"Wrap up/Next Steps"
3:45 - 5:00 Networking Reception at TCU Place, Galleria (downstairs)