Meet the Neighbours at Breakfast

November 14th | Meet the Neighbours at Breakfast

November 14th 2015 | 07:30 - 09:30

Meet the Neighbors Breakfast brought to you by the Egg Farmers of Canada

Join participants from your province, territory, region or sector for an opportunity to share current activities and approaches, identify common and unique supports and challenges as well as discuss suggestions for potential partnerships and collaboration in the future.

During this session, participants will be asked to plan their own "dinner party" for action:

Who should be invited - identifying stakeholders and sectors to engage?
What is being served - what are the priority areas to focus on in the short, medium and longer term?
When should it happen - timeline for action?
How the meal should be served - process?

Participants will also have the opportunity to share their plans with other groups and regions.

Wayne Roberts

PhD, Food policy analyst and writer

Wayne Roberts, PhD., is a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of innovative local and urban food systems. He has managed the Toronto Food Policy Council and served on the boards of several food system non-profits across North America. He also authored three books – Real Food for a Change (1998); The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food (2012, 2013); and Food for City Building: A Field Guide for Planners, Actionists and Entrepreneurs (2014).

Sharon Brodovsky

Social Impact Strategist, YMCA

Sharon Brodovsky is a social impact strategist with over two decades of experience. As a developer, facilitator and evaluator of collaborative social strategies, she has deep knowledge and experience working in private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Sharon has held several senior positions in policy and strategy development, evaluation and stakeholder engagement.

Colleen Thorpe

 M. Env. Senior Project Manager, Sustainability, Equiterre

Colleen Thorpe has extensive knowledge of the various sustainable development issues and the challenges related to the implementation of environmental and social practices. A graduate of environmental management studies and also of journalism studies, she has been with Équiterre since 2008 and has carried out sustainability projects in companies, in institutions and in municipal and community settings. More recently she has been leading projects that aim to increase local procurement in the institutional sector.