Re-Thinking Food: Rural and Urban, Local and Global -Downtown

On behalf of Kim Samuel and the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, join representatives from organizations dedicated to increasing food access and sustainability in exploring why food banks and food systems are failing to alleviate food insecurity and undernourishment around the world, and how food policy can be harnessed to build social connectedness.

This seminar, Re-Thinking Food: Rural and Urban, Local and Global, will be held on Monday, October 30th from 5pm-7pm at the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, 1514 Avenue du Docteur Penfield.

Please register via Eventbrite. Seating is limited.

Featured speakers include:

              ·      Rachel Gray, Executive Director, The Stop Community Food
Centre (Toronto)

              ·      Patrick Holden, Founding Director and Chief Executive,
The Sustainable Food Trust (UK)

        ·      Rebecca MacLeod, Regional Champion, Food Secure Canada’s
Youth Caucus

Discussion Driver:  Madeleine Andrew-Gee, Administrative and Research Assistant at ETC Group (Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration); Social Connectedness Fellow 2017

Moderator: Kim Samuel, Professor of Practice, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University; President, The Samuel Family Foundation

This is the sixth seminar in the Fall 2017 Sauvé Forum Series on Social Connectedness and International Development, an ongoing lecture series that will explore the root causes of social isolation as well as strategies for building connectedness and community through policy and program development.
This forum series is free and open to the public.

For more information and the complete series schedule, please visit and

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 17:00